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Pray is central to receiving spiritual truths from God since by prayer we humble ourselves to a state where the Holy Spirit works effectively in us. However, are we able to discern if the answer we receive is from God's Spirit or an evil spirit? God in His wisdom has warned us: "Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of ...


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Two places to look for an answer to your queston are the 25th Chapter of Matthew, and the 18th Chapter of Luke. In the former, in the story about separating the sheep from the goats, daily bible reading and daily prayer are not part of the narrative. In the 18th chapter of Luke, the story of the two men who went to the temple to pray, it is not the ...


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James does not even hint that a special spiritual gift is involved, nor that a miracle would be performed. Garden variety elders are called (not someone with the gift of healing), and answers to prayer are anticipated, that's all. And that is enough. An answer to prayer need not be a miracle nor even miraculous. The interaction between God's ...


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In protestant theology, it is only through Jesus' atoning sacrifice that we may enter into the presence of a holy God who is utterly incompatible with sin. We, as sinners, are allowed to pray only because Jesus died for our sins. So to say "in Jesus name" actually means "I know that I can only enter your presence because of Jesus". But of course most ...


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Both Jehovah's Witnesses and LDS have different meaning of God and Christ, so their understanding the the very nature of God differs from the rest of the christians and from each other. Jesus in Jehovah's Witnesses views is created by God. Whereas in LDS, Jesus is born and is first of many sons. Not to mention that Jehovah for LDS cosmology is Jesus. See ...


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Well, as a protestant (Baptist to be specific, although I consider myself a Christian first, and the particular denomination is just a formality) we pray in Jesus' name because 1 Timothy 2:5-6 NIV For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. So we pray to God the ...


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I grew up being raised Catholic, not Roman Catholic... Simply Catholic. When Catholics say "In the name of The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit (or "Holy Ghost"), Amen", it's a reference to the Holy Trinity. The Father IS God himself. The Son IS Jesus, who was the embodiment of God. The Holy Spirit (or Holy Ghost, depending on which you prefer to say) ...


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Although it may be that most Protestants are unaware of the actual reason and do it for silly reasons such as are cited in the other answers ("Protestants just like to say Jesus a lot, etc.") the original reason is obviously John 16:23 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, ...


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First, it is valuable in this answer to distinguish between the pious practice of individuals, and small groups of believers, on the one hand, and the official formularies of the larger group, on the other. It may be that among Roman Catholics, there are those who use the full Trinitarian formula to begin and end an individual prayer, and perhaps every ...


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Protestants believe that Jesus wants them to pray "in Jesus' name" and they would cite the following verses to warrant their belief: John 14:13-14 ESV Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it. John 14:26 ESV But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the ...


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Protestants do not see that Christ ever instructed his followers to pray (only to baptize) "in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit". On the other hand, Christians are repeatedly called to invoke the name of the Lord: To the church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be his holy people, together ...


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Mostly because we like to say Jesus a lot. In the good way of course, but obviously the main reason would be that we are only connected to the Father by Jesus and therefore need to pray in His name TO the Father. The Holy Spirit is as we see it empowering us to pray in the first place and again we wouldn't pray in the name of the Holy Spirit. But also we see ...



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