Reflection. Mantras in the Roman Church (and others). By Fabian Massa

Translated from Spanish to English with Google Translate



We have seen that within the Protestant churches, especially Pentecostal, the use of "mantras" is given (so usually unconscious) in repeating choruses of songs [1].
Actually no problem that music and songs to mentally prepare the congregation to enter a more relaxed "atmosphere", to help you be more receptive to the preaching is used, as this is recommended for any activity that requires Mind Clear to study, meditate, work, etc. The real problem lies in confusing this state of relaxation and wellbeing that is entirely physical (alpha brain wave [2]) with a "spiritual" state.
  
What do you see Mantras with the Roman Church (and other)?
 In previous post (see footnote 1) we saw the meaning of "Mantra" which can be defined as a word or sentence is repeated with a certain intonation and rhythm (litany), thereby creating an instrument that "quieted the brain "and prepared to enter a meditation or receive a message and secure.
The recitation of "Rosario" which are repeated systematically made certain prayers (Our Father, Hail Mary, Creed and others) as a litany, also has the format and effectiveness of Mantra.

Can they convince God something to repeat it ad nauseum? Clearly what God always wanted man is a relationship, not a religion.
In Isaiah God's Word says:

11. "To me why, so much sacrifice your own? - Says the Lord -. I am full of the burnt offerings of rams and the fat of porkers; and blood of bulls and goats do not like,
12. When you come to appear before me. Who asked of you that pateadura of my courts?
13. no more in vain oblation smoke incense is detestable to me. Novilunio, Saturday, call: not tolerate falsehood and solemnity.
14. Your new moons and feasts my soul hates: I have been a tax that costs me out.

15. And when ye spread your palms, I cover my eyes from you. Although you menudeéis prayer, I hear. Your hands are full of blood:
16. wash your, clean, put away your misdeeds from before my eyes, Cease to do evil,
17. Learn to do good; seek what is right, dad relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. Isaiah 1.11-17 Jerusalem Bible.

Although you menudeéis prayer, I hear. The People of God Bible version translates thus: When extending his hands, I close my eyes; you multiply prayers, I hear, you hands are full of blood!

The whole passage speaks of weariness of the Lord concerning religion and rituals, when He really wants us to come to Him and have a relationship face to face and a life of obedience to his commandments:

18.Vengan, and discuss saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, white as snow will turn; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. Bible of the People of God Isaiah 1.18

Come and discuss says the Lord: Debate is talk intelligently, not only talk but also listen to Him, realizing what His Word says.

To those who tell me that this is the Old Testament, tell them that Jesus points to the same thing:

5. When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen. I assure you, they have their reward.
6. You, however, when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
7. When you pray, do not babble like the pagans: they think they will be heard for a long talk.
8. Do not be like them, for the Father in heaven knows what they need before you ask him. Bible of the People of God Matthew 6.5-8

 I present other translations of verse 7:

7. When you ask God, do not imitate the pagans with its endless litany: they believe that a barrage of words will make them hear them. American Standard Bible

7 And pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen, who think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Version RV60.

The congregation WILL NOT grow spiritually by singing the same verse 120 times or endlessly repeat the same empty prayer but be renewed in their understanding of God's Word.

Week 70 is about to begin, for many the Tribulation has begun. Every day make the news massacres of Christians by EI It's time to put aside divisions and denominations to put what God said in First Place.




[1] http://www.lasemana70.com/2015/03/reflexion-los-mantras-en-la-iglesia.html
http://www.lasemana70.com/2015/03/reflection-mantras-in-evangelical.html
[2] Alpha Waves: Alfa represents a state of activity and relaxation. They are slower and wider than the beta. Its frequency ranges from 9 to 14 cycles per second. A person who has completed a task and sits down to rest is often in an alpha state, and the person who is strolling, enjoying the scenery.

Mantras, empty sentences, Religiosity, Relationship with God.

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