We do some religious people feel that God "requires" someone else to mediate bet

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  1. JDeAngelis profile image61
    JDeAngelisposted 7 years ago

    We do some religious people feel that God "requires" someone else to mediate between Him and them?

    I believe in God and in my religion man can speak and pray directly to God without the need of a mediator such as "Jesus Christ", or any Saint or priest.
    I can ask God to forgive my sins directly with no help required from anyone else. To me this seems basic and logical but why do some feel they need mediators between themselves and God?

  2. apache13 profile image60
    apache13posted 7 years ago

    I think you're saying WHY do some, right? that would be because they are lacking in faith too much to see the truth,The messiah said when you pray to your father in heaven pray on this wise,or in this way then he begins the famous our father prayer,the dogmas that teach a mediator are control freaks that want to manipulate the masses to make sure they bring their tithes in every week.Though in the time of the Levities from Exodus there has been a need for tithes to support the church and those who work for God though the prophets were always hated for the most part and left out and that is the reason for the prophets reward. The prophet Jeremiah writes that God says he will write it on our heart chapter 31 verses 31-34. And if you don't believe that man needs a mediator such as a prophet you don't believe in the same God as I do and theres really only two gods YHWH and Satan.so which God is it that you believe in?The God of the Hebrew people or the God of the world?

  3. nightwork4 profile image59
    nightwork4posted 7 years ago

    well who the heck is going to make sense of the bible for them. if everyone interpreted it themselves, it would be so mixed up, religion would cease to exist.

  4. Liam Hannan profile image56
    Liam Hannanposted 7 years ago

    Largely to do with different theologies.

    In Protestant Theology, Grace is God's gift of forgiveness to the unworthy, in Catholic theology, one earns Grace by seeking to bring one's self closer to God.

    This leads to two divergent ideas of forgiveness (I'm going to oversimplify to make a point, rest assured it's a bit more complicated than this).

    In Protestantism, since Grace is unmerited, confession is very often "Sorry God" "THAT'S OK, I FORGIVE YOU".

    In Catholicism, since Grace is merited, forgiveness is a process of penitence. The confessor does not "mediate" between the individual and God, but acts as a spiritual guide who seeks to open new ways of understanding their relationship with God to the individual, and through this process to guide them towards a more morally worthy life.

 
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