I don’t pretend that I can answer your questions to your full satisfaction, but I will certainly give the best answers I can.
[quote=another John]Ok the question still stands about the differance between the koran vs. the bible?
In the teaching of Islam, Jesus is regarded as a prophet of Allah as Mohammed was a prophet of Allah. However, Jesus and Mohammed taught contradictory things which means that the teachings of Allah are inconsistent. The most striking difference is that Jesus declared that He is God but Islam denies this. Truth is absolute and cannot change. I don’t pretend to know a great deal about Islam but I have learned that they don’t believe that Jesus was crucified; which is a denial of well established historical fact supported by non-Christian records. They deny that the Jews ever had a temple in Jerusalem which is another well established fact supported by records outside of Judaism and Christianity. The temple did exist and it was destroyed, rebuilt, and destroyed again. It is this inconsistency which, to me, proves that Islam cannot be true and, therefore, the Koran cannot be true.
[quote=another John]So just to be shure on the mechanism of prayer thread is this your opinion (about Judaism rejecting Jusus as the Messiah) or a fact. Where did you find this out?<—I dont need the information on that but I am just curious if its from word of mouth or reasearch.
Research. “Salvation is from the Jews: The Role of Judaism in Salvation History from Abraham to the Second Coming” by Roy H. Schoeman discusses this question as does “A Father Who Keeps His Promises: God’s Covenant Love in Scripture” by Scott Hahn. I have a complete list of Hebrew prophesies regarding the Messiah and how Jesus fulfilled them SOMEWHERE. As soon as I find it, I will give you that resource.
[quote=another John]Also about doing the rosary because the pope says dosnt explain my questions about—>“here im quoteing an older conversation we had” we are praying to Mary, the Angels, Saints - Why?<–(in a curious way) My friends point was, im guessing to only pray to “GOD” considering he is a jelous God “said in the bible”. If we were asking the Saints, Angels or Mary to pray for us why wouldnt we ask them in the same way or form we ask a friend instead of repetitive sentances without thaught of the meaning of the sentances <–(meaning the rosary)“un quote”.I know we went thru this befor on my last quote but I need a more clearer answer.
(praying the Rosary)
When we pray the Rosary, we are not making any requests of any saints (except, possibly a greater understanding of how the things we are meditating upon apply to us today). In regard to repeating the prayers without thinking about what they mean. This is merely one means of prayer – meditative or contemplative. It is a form of prayer used in many different religions; in this regard, the Hail Mary’s can be considered a form of mantra used while meditating on other things. The Rosary is merely one of many examples of this type of prayer in Catholicism; there are many chaplets of contempletative prayer approved by the Catholic Church. In regard to the Rosary, specifically, what is it that we are meditating upon? The Gospel. The life of Christ from conception to resurrection. Naturally, we can and should pray the Hail Mary while fully contemplating on the words at other times, but then you are not praying the Rosary; even if you are using the Rosary beads.