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True Story Of The Hail Mary Of A Protestant by lacum: 11:09am On Jul 29, 2014
True story of The Hail Mary of a
Protestant
(A true story)
A little twelve years-old
Protestant boy had often
heard his Catholic companions
reciting the
prayer "Hail Mary." He liked it so
much that he
copied it, memorized it and
would recite it
every day. "Look, Mommy, what
a beautiful
prayer," he said to his mother
one day.
"Never again say it," answered
the mother. "It
is a superstitious prayer of
Catholics who
adore idols and think Mary a
goddess. After
all, she is a woman like any
other. Come on,
take this Bible and read it. It
contains
everything that we are bound
to do and have
to do." From that day on the
little boy
discontinued his daily "Hail
Mary" and gave
himself more time to reading
the Bible
instead.
One day, while reading the
Gospel, he came
across the passage about the
Annunciation of
the Angel to Our Lady. Full of
joy, the little boy
ran to his mother and said:
"Mommy, I have
found the 'Hail Mary' in the
Bible which says:
'Hail full of grace, the Lord is
with thee,
blessed art thou amongst
women.' Why do
you call it a superstitious
prayer?"
On another occasion he found
that beautiful
Salutation of St. Elizabeth to the
Virgin Mary
and the wonderful canticle
MAGNIFICAT in
which Mary foretold that "the
generations
would call her blessed."
He said no more about it to his
mother but
started to recite the "Hail Mary"
every day as
before. He felt pleasure in
addressing those
charming words to the Mother
of Jesus, our
Savior.
When he was fourteen, he one
day heard a
discussion on Our Lady among
the members
of his family. Every one said
that Mary was a
common woman like any other
woman. The
boy, after listening to their
erroneous
reasoning could not bear it any
longer, and
full of indignation, he
interrupted them,
saying:
"Mary is not like any other
children of Adam,
stained with sin. No! The Angel
called her
FULL OF GRACE AND BLESSED
AMONGST WOMEN.
Mary is the Mother of Jesus
Christ and
consequently Mother of God.
There is no
higher dignity to which a
creature can be
raised. The Gospel says that the
generations
will proclaim her blessed and
you are trying
to despise her and look down
on her. Your
spirit is not the spirit of the
Gospel or of the
Bible which you proclaim to be
the
foundation of the Christian
religion."
So deep was the impression
which the boy's
talk had made that his mother
many times
cried out sorrowfully: "Oh my
God! I fear that
this son of mine will one day
join the Catholic
religion, the religion of Popes!"
And indeed,
not very long afterwards,
having made a
serious study of both
Protestantism and
Catholicism, the boy found the
latter to be the
only true religion and
embraced it and
became one of its most ardent
apostles.
Some time after his conversion,
he met his
married sister who rebuked
him and said
indignantly: "You little know
how much I love
my children. Should any one of
them desire to
become a Catholic, I would
sooner pierce his
heart with a dagger than allow
him to
embrace the religion of the
Popes!"
Her anger and temper were as
furious as
those of St. Paul before his
conversion.
However, she would change
her ways, just as
St. Paul did on his way to
Damascus. It so
happened that one of her sons
fell
dangerously ill and the doctors
gave up hope
of recovery. Her brother then
approached her
and spoke to her
affectionately, saying:
"My dear sister, you naturally
wish to have
your child cured. Very well,
then, do what I
ask you to do. Follow me, let us
pray one 'Hail
Mary' and promise God that, if
your son
recovers his health, you would
seriously study
the Catholic doctrine, and
should you come to
the conclusion that Catholicism
is the only
true religion, you would
embrace it no matter
what the sacrifices may be."
His sister was somewhat
reluctant at the
beginning, but as she wished
for her son's
recovery, she accepted her
brother's proposal
and recited the "Hail Mary"
together with him.
That very day her son was
completely cured.
The mother fulfilled her
promise and she
studied the Catholic doctrine.
After long
preparation she received
Baptism together
with her whole family,
thanking her brother
for being an apostle to her.
The story was related during a
sermon given
by the Rev. Fr. Agbasoba.
"Brethren," he went
on and said, "the boy who
became a Catholic
and converted his sister to
Catholicism
dedicated his whole life to the
service of God.
He is the person who is
speaking to you now!
What I am I owe to Our Lady.
You, too, my
dear brethren, be entirely
dedicated also to
Our Lady and never let a day
pass without
saying the beautiful prayer,
'Hail Mary', and 'remember oh
gracious virgin Mary'. Ask her
to enlighten the minds
of Protestants who are
separated from the
true Church of Christ founded
on the Rock
(Peter) and 'against whom the
gates of hell
shall never prevail.
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Re: True Story Of The Hail Mary Of A Protestant by Tallesty1(m): 11:35am On Jul 29, 2014
Too many lies
Re: True Story Of The Hail Mary Of A Protestant by Ubenedictus(m): 11:43am On Jul 29, 2014
Tallesty1: Too many lies

i think you mean, "too many truth"
Re: True Story Of The Hail Mary Of A Protestant by Tallesty1(m): 11:49am On Jul 29, 2014
I know the difference, both in meaning and in spelling.
Ubenedictus:

i think you mean, "too many truth"
Re: True Story Of The Hail Mary Of A Protestant by alentyno: 11:51am On Jul 29, 2014
'What I am I owe to Our Lady.
You, too, my
dear brethren, be entirely
dedicated also to
Our Lady and never let a day
pass without
saying the beautiful prayer,
'Hail Mary'

Really? So you don't owe what you are to God abi?
All these meaningless stories from facebook self!
Sumtyms am tempted to bliv they emanate from hell just to increase the confusion among christians
#Rubbish
Re: True Story Of The Hail Mary Of A Protestant by SalC: 1:42pm On Jul 29, 2014
Surprised by truth!!!
Re: True Story Of The Hail Mary Of A Protestant by italo: 5:06pm On Jul 29, 2014
Through Mary, God came to mankind.

Through Mary, Mankind goes to God.
Re: True Story Of The Hail Mary Of A Protestant by alentyno: 5:30pm On Jul 29, 2014
italo: Through Mary, God came to mankind.

Through Mary, Mankind goes to God.

O my friend please stop contradicting the bible please.
No one cometh to the father except through Jesus christ #peace
Re: True Story Of The Hail Mary Of A Protestant by italo: 5:46pm On Jul 29, 2014
alentyno:
O my friend please stop contradicting the bible please.
No one cometh to the father except through Jesus christ #peace

No Father cometh to you except through Mary.

Going to Jesus through Mary = Going to Jesus.
Re: True Story Of The Hail Mary Of A Protestant by Ubenedictus(m): 6:36pm On Jul 29, 2014
Tallesty1: I know the difference, both in meaning and in spelling.
you like to speak in opposits.
Re: True Story Of The Hail Mary Of A Protestant by alentyno: 6:39pm On Jul 29, 2014
italo:

No Father cometh to you except through Mary.

Going to Jesus through Mary = Going to Jesus.
*smiles* really?
Please I want you to sincerely answer this:
Why do we catholics, yes you heard me right 'we'
Why are we so bent on inventing all manner of mediators (in the name of saints and the likes) btw us and God despite knowing Jesus christ is highest mediator we could ask of? Why?
Re: True Story Of The Hail Mary Of A Protestant by alentyno: 6:42pm On Jul 29, 2014
Ubenedictus: you like to speak in opposits.
He is saying the plain truth. You could event all manner of testimonies from anywhere you like.
THE BASIC TRUTH STILL REMAINS THAT THE ROSARY IS NOT BIBLICAL #peace
Re: True Story Of The Hail Mary Of A Protestant by Ubenedictus(m): 7:11pm On Jul 29, 2014
alentyno:
He is saying the plain truth. You could event all manner of testimonies from anywhere you like.
THE BASIC TRUTH STILL REMAINS THAT THE ROSARY IS NOT BIBLICAL #peace
this simply shows you have not been reading your bible.

Now go back and continue reading!
Re: True Story Of The Hail Mary Of A Protestant by alentyno: 7:28pm On Jul 29, 2014
Ubenedictus: this simply shows you have not been reading your bible.

Now go back and continue reading!
You that have been reading it why don't you 'plainly' quote it..... Other than luke 1:28,41 which ironically is half of the full prayer. The second part which says she shud pray for you was simply cooked up by the church and in fact that's the major beef I have with our church leaders. They always invent dogmas out of nowhere (just like the pharisees did in the OT) and impose them on innocent disciples of christ.
The earlier you start asking questions the better for you. Yes I dare not question GOD nor His word (BIBLE) but bro I WILL NEVER EVER SWALLOW MEANINGLESS DOGMAS COOKED UP BY MEN that end up distracting me from what God is actually saying
MY DEAR BRO HALF TRUTH IS DEADLIER THAN IGNORANCE thread wisely. #peace
Re: True Story Of The Hail Mary Of A Protestant by clean2: 7:55pm On Jul 29, 2014
Someday soon this catholics will come to realise the dangerous truth that mary who they call queen of heaven is non other than a marine demonic spirit, then they will know that the real mary is humbly in heaven serving God without a single knowledge of their individual existence on earth
Re: True Story Of The Hail Mary Of A Protestant by italo: 8:05pm On Jul 29, 2014
alentyno:
*smiles* really?
Please I want you to sincerely answer this:
Why do we catholics, yes you heard me right 'we'
Why are we so bent on inventing all manner of mediators (in the name of saints and the likes) btw us and God despite knowing Jesus christ is highest mediator we could ask of? Why?

It was God that 'invented' all sorts of mediators.

It was God that said to men: "whose sins you forgive is forgiven, and whose sins you retain are tretained."

That is man mediating, as 'invented' by God.

In the book of Revelation, John sees that "the twenty-four elders [the leaders of the people of God in heaven] fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and with golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints" (Rev. 5:cool. Thus the saints in heaven offer to God the prayers of the saints on earth.

Angels do the same thing: "[An] angel came and stood at the altar [in heaven] with a golden censer; and he was given much incense to mingle with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar before the throne; and the smoke of the incense rose with the prayers of the saints from the hand of the angel before God" (Rev. 8:3–4).

Jesus himself warned us not to offend small children, because their guardian angels have guaranteed intercessory access to the Father: "See that you do not despise one of these little ones; for I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven" (Matt. 18:10).

Because he is the only God-man and the Mediator of the New Covenant, Jesus is the only mediator between man and God (1 Tim. 2:5), but this in no way means we cannot or should not ask our fellow Christians to pray with us and for us (1 Tim. 2:1–4). In particular, we should ask the intercession of those Christians in heaven, who have already had their sanctification completed, for "[t]he prayer of a righteous man has great power in its effects" (Jas. 5:16).
Re: True Story Of The Hail Mary Of A Protestant by italo: 8:12pm On Jul 29, 2014
alentyno:
You that have been reading it why don't you 'plainly' quote it..... Other than luke 1:28,41 which ironically is half of the full prayer. The second part which says she shud pray for you was simply cooked up by the church and in fact that's the major beef I have with our church leaders. They always invent dogmas out of nowhere (just like the pharisees did in the OT) and impose them on innocent disciples of christ.
The earlier you start asking questions the better for you. Yes I dare not question GOD nor His word (BIBLE) but bro I WILL NEVER EVER SWALLOW MEANINGLESS DOGMAS COOKED UP BY MEN that end up distracting me from what God is actually saying
MY DEAR BRO HALF TRUTH IS DEADLIER THAN IGNORANCE thread wisely. #peace

But you swallowed the dogma of the canon of scripture from the same Church leaders. They told you which book is inspired and and which one is not?

Who is fooling who?

grin
Re: True Story Of The Hail Mary Of A Protestant by italo: 8:16pm On Jul 29, 2014
clean2: Someday soon this catholics will come to realise the dangerous truth that mary who they call queen of heaven is non other than a marine demonic spirit, then they will know that the real mary is humbly in heaven serving God without a single knowledge of their individual existence on earth

So the Mary that God crowned Queen in heaven (Rev 12:1) is a marine demonic spirit?

May God have mercy on your soul.
Re: True Story Of The Hail Mary Of A Protestant by alentyno: 8:22pm On Jul 29, 2014
italo:



Because he is the only God-man and the Mediator of the New Covenant, Jesus is the only mediator between man and God (1 Tim. 2:5), but this in no way means we cannot or should not ask our fellow Christians to pray with us and for us (1 Tim. 2:1–4). In particular, we should ask the intercession of those Christians in heaven, who have already had their sanctification completed, for "[t]he prayer of a righteous man has great power in its effects" (Jas. 5:16).
That's the point Jesus is the greatest mediator btw God and man and yet 90% of our prayers are are offered thru other 'mediators' thereby neglecting the major mediator. Why?!
Re: True Story Of The Hail Mary Of A Protestant by alentyno: 8:29pm On Jul 29, 2014
italo:

But you swallowed the dogma of the canon of scripture from the same Church leaders. They told you which book is inspired and and which one is not?

Who is fooling who?

grin
I didn't swallow anything. I believed in the word of God because anytime I studied and meditated on it, I knew through the help of the Holy spirit that the words in it are not ordinary at all! I NEVER BLIVED THAT IT IS GODS WORD BECOS THEY SAID SO!
#peace
Re: True Story Of The Hail Mary Of A Protestant by Ubenedictus(m): 8:35pm On Jul 29, 2014
alentyno:
You that have been reading it why don't you 'plainly' quote it..... Other than luke 1:28,41 which ironically is half of the full prayer. The second part which says she shud pray for you was simply cooked up by the church and in fact that's the major beef I have with our church leaders. They always invent dogmas out of nowhere (just like the pharisees did in the OT) and impose them on innocent disciples of christ.
The earlier you start asking questions the better for you. Yes I dare not question GOD nor His word (BIBLE) but bro I WILL NEVER EVER SWALLOW MEANINGLESS DOGMAS COOKED UP BY MEN that end up distracting me from what God is actually saying
MY DEAR BRO HALF TRUTH IS DEADLIER THAN IGNORANCE thread wisely. #peace

it seems you are confusing orthodox historic christian teaching with the new age cook-up stuff your pastors teach!

Sorry it is the work of christians to pray for each other, and a good christian should never be ashamed to ask for intercession, this is not cooked up teaching, they have been part of christian doctrine since day one.

Are you suprised?
Re: True Story Of The Hail Mary Of A Protestant by alentyno: 8:36pm On Jul 29, 2014
italo:

So the Mary that God crowned Queen in heaven (Rev 12:1) is a marine demonic spirit?

May God have mercy on your soul.
Note the similarity
between this description and the description that
Joseph gave of his father Jacob (Israel) and his
mother and their children (Genesis 37:9-11). The
twelve stars refer to the twelve tribes of Israel. So
the woman in Revelation 12 is Israel.
Additional evidence for this interpretation is that
Revelation 12:2-5 speaks of the woman being with
child and giving birth. While it is true that Mary
gave birth to Jesus, it is also true that Jesus, the
son of David from the tribe of Judah, came from
Israel. In a sense, Israel gave birth—or brought
forth—Christ Jesus. Verse 5 says that the woman’s
child was " a male child, who is to rule all the
nations with a rod of iron; and her child was
caught up to God and to His throne." Clearly, this
is describing Jesus. Jesus ascended to heaven
(Acts 1:9-11) and will one day establish His
kingdom on earth (Revelation 20:4-6), and He will
rule it with perfect judgment (the “rod of iron”;
see Psalm 2:7-9).
The woman’s flight into the wilderness for 1,260
days refers to the future time called the Great
Tribulation. Twelve hundred, sixty days is 42
months (of 30 days each), which is the same as 3
1/2 years. Halfway through the Tribulation period,
the Beast (the Antichrist) will set an image of
himself up in the temple that will be built in
Jerusalem. This is the abomination that Jesus
spoke of in Matthew 24:15 and Mark 13:14. When
the Beast does this, he breaks the peace pact he
had made with Israel, and the nation has to flee
for safety—possibly to Petra (also see Matthew 24;
Daniel 9:27). This escape of the Jews is pictured as
the woman fleeing into the wilderness.
Revelation 12:12-17 speaks of how the devil will
make war against Israel, trying to destroy her
(Satan knows his time is short, relatively speaking
—see Revelation 20:1-3, 10). It also reveals that
God will protect Israel in the wilderness.
Revelation 12:14 says Israel will be protected from
the devil for "a time, times, and half a time (“a
time” = 1 year; “times” = 2 years; “half a time” =
one-half year; in other words, 3 1/2 years)
Re: True Story Of The Hail Mary Of A Protestant by alentyno: 8:42pm On Jul 29, 2014
Ubenedictus:

it seems you are confusing orthodox historic christian teaching with the new age cook-up stuff your pastors teach!

Sorry it is the work of christians to pray for each other, and a good christian should never be ashamed to ask for intercession, this is not cooked up teaching, they have been part of christian doctrine since day one.

Are you suprised?
Easy dude. Am a catholic (since birth and till date). Yes you heard me right. Am not against intercession but am against us giving 10% of our christianity to Jesus and the remaining 90% to cooked up dogmas
#peace
Re: True Story Of The Hail Mary Of A Protestant by italo: 8:44pm On Jul 29, 2014
alentyno:
That's the point Jesus is the greatest mediator btw God and man and yet 90% of our prayers are are offered thru other 'mediators' thereby neglecting the major mediator. Why?!

1. You just lied.

2. All prayers through saints are addressed to Jesus. We ask them to carry our prayers to him.

3. It seems you are part of the people talked about in the Bible. You look and look but do not see.

Every Catholic prayer starts and ends...

...in the name of the Father, AND OF THE SON, and of the Holy Spirit.

But unfortunately, Satan has made some so-called "Catholics" eternally deaf.
Re: True Story Of The Hail Mary Of A Protestant by italo: 8:50pm On Jul 29, 2014
alentyno:
I didn't swallow anything. I believed in the word of God because anytime I studied and meditated on it, I knew through the help of the Holy spirit that the words in it are not ordinary at all! I NEVER BLIVED THAT IT IS GODS WORD BECOS THEY SAID SO!
#peace

So it is about what you claim the Holy Spirit revealed.

But when we too meditate on the other dogmas of the Church, we know through the help of the Holy Spirit that they are not ordinary.

Why then are you attacking us?

Are you the sole custodian of the Holy Spirit?
Re: True Story Of The Hail Mary Of A Protestant by alentyno: 8:52pm On Jul 29, 2014
italo:



2. All prayers through saints are addressed to Jesus. We ask them to carry our prayers to him.




That's the point. God thru Jesus has opened up His glory unto us. Jesus reconciled us to him thru his death. Yet we still worship him as if we are still in bondage!
Btw u mean sumtin like when we say 'St joseph pray for us' we are actually saying 'pls st joseph pray to Jesus to pray to God?
Re: True Story Of The Hail Mary Of A Protestant by alentyno: 8:59pm On Jul 29, 2014
italo:

So it is about what you claim the Holy Spirit revealed.

But when we too meditate on the other dogmas of the Church, we know through the help of the Holy Spirit that they are not ordinary.

Why then are you attacking us?

Are you the sole custodian of the Holy Spirit?

You know exactly what am saying.
Re: True Story Of The Hail Mary Of A Protestant by italo: 9:05pm On Jul 29, 2014
alentyno:
Note the similarity
between this description and the description that
Joseph gave of his father Jacob (Israel) and his
mother and their children (Genesis 37:9-11). The
twelve stars refer to the twelve tribes of Israel. So
the woman in Revelation 12 is Israel.
Additional evidence for this interpretation is that
Revelation 12:2-5 speaks of the woman being with
child and giving birth. While it is true that Mary
gave birth to Jesus, it is also true that Jesus, the
son of David from the tribe of Judah, came from
Israel. In a sense, Israel gave birth—or brought
forth—Christ Jesus. Verse 5 says that the woman’s
child was " a male child, who is to rule all the
nations with a rod of iron; and her child was
caught up to God and to His throne." Clearly, this
is describing Jesus. Jesus ascended to heaven
(Acts 1:9-11) and will one day establish His
kingdom on earth (Revelation 20:4-6), and He will
rule it with perfect judgment (the “rod of iron”;
see Psalm 2:7-9).
The woman’s flight into the wilderness for 1,260
days refers to the future time called the Great
Tribulation. Twelve hundred, sixty days is 42
months (of 30 days each), which is the same as 3
1/2 years. Halfway through the Tribulation period,
the Beast (the Antichrist) will set an image of
himself up in the temple that will be built in
Jerusalem. This is the abomination that Jesus
spoke of in Matthew 24:15 and Mark 13:14. When
the Beast does this, he breaks the peace pact he
had made with Israel, and the nation has to flee
for safety—possibly to Petra (also see Matthew 24;
Daniel 9:27). This escape of the Jews is pictured as
the woman fleeing into the wilderness.
Revelation 12:12-17 speaks of how the devil will
make war against Israel, trying to destroy her
(Satan knows his time is short, relatively speaking
—see Revelation 20:1-3, 10). It also reveals that
God will protect Israel in the wilderness.
Revelation 12:14 says Israel will be protected from
the devil for "a time, times, and half a time (“a
time” = 1 year; “times” = 2 years; “half a time” =
one-half year; in other words, 3 1/2 years)

There is only one woman who gave birth to Jesus.

Her name is Mary.

Is Israel also the Queen in Ps 45:9?
Re: True Story Of The Hail Mary Of A Protestant by italo: 9:07pm On Jul 29, 2014
alentyno:
You know exactly what am saying.

Yes, I do.

You're saying nonsense.
Re: True Story Of The Hail Mary Of A Protestant by italo: 9:10pm On Jul 29, 2014
alentyno:
That's the point. God thru Jesus has opened up His glory unto us. Jesus reconciled us to him thru his death. Yet we still worship him as if we are still in bondage!
Btw u mean sumtin like when we say 'St joseph pray for us' we are actually saying 'pls st joseph pray to Jesus to pray to God?

You seem to think Jesus is not God.

smiley

Are you a Christian or a Muslim?
Re: True Story Of The Hail Mary Of A Protestant by jnrbayano(m): 9:17pm On Jul 29, 2014
italo:

Yes, I do.

You're saying nonsense.

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahaha
Re: True Story Of The Hail Mary Of A Protestant by alentyno: 9:27pm On Jul 29, 2014
italo:

There is only one woman who gave birth to Jesus.

Her name is Mary.

Is Israel also the Queen in Ps 45:9?

Who is the
queen here? It is the King's wife, his true and only wife; and
since the King is none other than the Messiah,
his Bride is the Holy Church, as the scriptures
declare ( Revelation 19:9; 21:9) See also
Ephesians 5:25.

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