[quote=medina15]Many Protestants now say the rosary, recognizing it as a truly biblical form of prayer – after all, the prayers that comprise it come mainly from the Bible.
Could you please tell me which Protestant denominnations do actually say the rosary?
Did you get your info from catholic.com/library/Rosary.asp ?
The words you use are very similar if not identical to this Catholic Answers tract. But I grew up Protestant and I don’t agree with the premise. A few Protestants may say the rosary, but the average Evangelical or Fundamentalist Protestant has many objections to it, including:
- Praying to a saint is worship.
- It’s a violation of the First Commandment; the rosary puts Mary before God or makes her at least equal to God. Catholics worship Mary and the rosary is proof.
- Saints can’t hear or answer prayers
- Prayers to the dead are necromancy
- Christians can “go directly to God,” so it’s useless waste of time
- There’s no mention of prayer to anyone but God in the Bible, therefore it’s unbiblical.
- Catholics must believe that saints are omniscient and omnipotent if they think they can hear and answer prayers
- The rosary is “vain repetitions” that the Bible warns against.
And the list goes on.
I’d have to see some evidence. There have been a couple of books written by Protestant ministers on the rosary, but praying to Mary is a “Catholic” thing, and most Protestants wouldn’t be caught dead with a rosary in their hands. That’s my experience.