Many people all over the world call themselves Christians, but do they actually live up to the name Christian? What does it mean to be a Christian; this work serves not to judge or point finger at any person, or denomination, but to merely show the facts. The question above will be answered by breaking it up and comparison with what the Word declares, or expects us to do.
The prayer in full is as follows: “Hail Mary full of grace the lord is with you. Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed it the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, mother of God pray for us sinners now and at the time of our death.”
“Hail Mary full of grace the lord is with you…”
It all points back to the greeting from the angel Gabriel, when he visited Mary, announcing to her that she will bare the Holy Son of God, and she had to call Him, Jesus. When he arrived by Mary, he (Gabriel) had to greet her in this manner, because she had found favour in the eyes of God. Read Luke 1: 28
“…Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed it the fruit of thy womb, Jesus….”
After Mary have received the message of Good News, and accepted what have happened to her, she visited Elisabeth, and told the Good News to Elisabeth. When she heard the greeting of Mary, the baby inside of Elisabeth jumped up and she was filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke these words to Mary.
“…Holy Mary, mother of God pray for us sinners now and at the time of our death.”
The fact that the prayer is to Mary and not to Jesus, makes it unacceptable, the Bible declares that only by the name of Jesus a person can come into contact (conversation) with the Almighty. Read John 14:6. We ought not to pray to any person in heaven nor earth; the bible declares that prayers should be to the Father, through the Son.
Only through Jesus
The Hail Mary is merely a greeting which was uttered by the angel Gabriel, when delivering the Good News message of Jesus Christ being born into this world to redeem us from our sins, to have everlasting life. No where in the word of God does it command us to use this greeting when entering into church or when going into prayer or for whatever reason. Also the Bible does not give any command, in fact it condemns praying to anyone other than God, and when praying to God, we ought to pray to Him through His Son, Jesus Christ. Neither Mary nor any of the angels (saint) ought to be prayed upon. Jesus declares in His holy Word that He will pray for us by His Father for forgiveness of our sins, also what have been noticed is that when Jesus died on the cross of Calvary the veil of the temple was thorn into two pieces (Read Matthew 27:51) This symbolizes that there are no more need for someone to go to a priest or any higher authority to be released (confessions) from sin; we can go to God through His only begotten Son, Jesus. No person should pray to any person, or any other god.
Please read the following verse:
MATTHEW 1 V 23
BEHOLD, A VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD,
AND SHALL BRING FORTH A SON,
AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME EMMANUEL,
WHICH BEING INTERPRETED IS,
GOD WITH US.
Also see this poem:
NONE OTHER LIKE THE GOD I KNOW
GOD IS LOVE AND GOD IS GOOD,
HE IS THE KING ,HE IS THE TRUTH
THE CHRIST THAT IS,THE CHRIST THAT WAS
HE HAS NEVER CHANGED AND NEVER WILL…
NONE OTHER LIKE THE GOD I KNOW
FIND ANOTHER AND LET ME KNOW
HE MADE THE SUN ,HE MAKES THE SNOW
HE MAKES THE HAIL AND YES,THE SNAIL
HE MAKES THEM ALL,AND MANY MORE
GOD IS LOVE, CAUSE HE IS LOVE
THE NAME THAT IS FROM UP ABOVE
NOT ANY NAME HAVE HE. THE KING
THE ONLY NAME THAT CAN SET US FREE
ALL THE GLORY TO HIM IT BE