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"Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again..."

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Location: Tampa, FL, United States

Friday, February 27, 2009

Montebello Prayer Cross

A commercial being run by prayercross.com from Montebello Collections is offering their prayer cross for only two payments of $19.99. (The audio that you hear on TV is included in its website). It doesn't take too long to realize the retailer uses syrupy marketing and misrepresentation of Scripture to sell their crosses. The narrator speaks of the "magic of the prayer cross" and that it's a "one-of-a kind spiritual accessory." There's no mention of the Bible's position on magicians as noted in the book of Daniel. The Bible fails to comment on one-of-a-kind spiritual accessories. The narrator remarks that their cross is "sure to bring joy and comfort to all who wear it." So it's not God Who brings comfort but their prayer cross. Oh well, it least it has a "secret center stone." Maybe the Urim and Thummim are embedded there.

And yes, there's 30-day money back guarantee.

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14 Comments:

Blogger lmd5 said...

I actually have a very original one of these pieces of jewelry from the 1950's. My mother was given it when she was a teenager and she has given it to me.

8:35 AM  
Blogger westtxssweetheart said...

My mom was given one as a child and she passed so I have it and she received hers in the late 40's or early 50's. I received it when she passed and it is an original.

1:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also have an original Prayer Cross which was owned by my great-grandmother and passed on to me. Would like to find more information on these originals, such as when they were made, etc.

12:11 PM  
Blogger Rev D. Kicker said...

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6:59 PM  
Blogger Rev D. Kicker said...

The certificate they offer is worthless as is the cross for any Spiritual benefit since the prayer is incorrect.
The Scripture, as they quote from King James reads, "thy will be done 'in' earth as it is in heaven". In the cross they have 'on' earth. God's will is that 'all men come to the knowledge of the truth and be saved'. This can never happen as many people have already died in sin and gone to their final reward. (Bet it ain't heaven). However since mankind was created from the dust of the 'earth', praying for his will 'in' erath is a workable prayer. We are simply asking him to have his way in us just like he has his way in heaven. How easily the Scripture is diluted or defiled without most bible reading, church going, upstanding christians brothers and sisters ever knowing.
Be blessed

7:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This cross is not complete. The Lord's prayer is not in its' entirety. The correct prayer continues with 'for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever and ever. Amen' Your advertisement should be offered as a 'Catholic' prayer cross since the Catholic faith is the only one that leaves out the last part of the Lord's prayer.

7:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NOT THE LORD'S PRAYER IN ITS ENTIRETY!!!! THE LAST PART IS LEFT OUT. GET IT RIGHT OR STOP SELLING THIS CROSS. LOOK UP THE REFERENCE IN MATTHEW OF A KJV BIBLE. YOU PROBABLY HAVE A CATHOLIC BIBLE.

7:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad I read this website. My daughter wanted this for her 6th birthday and now that I hear that it is incomplete, I won't buy it for her. We have been raised as Christians and not in the Catholic faith and someone said that is why the last phrase is omitted. Thank you!

9:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is a shame to see such anti-Catholic comments about a Christian prayer. The King James Version is the same as the Catholic version, the way it is interpreted is different. Why sell it as a Catholic cross when it really IS a Christian cross? As usual, people are so defensive and caught up in semantics rather than what the Lord REALLY asked us to do!

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's kind of fun to watch people argue about supernatural beliefs. It's like my invisible deity tells me things your invisible deity doesn't. Pure comic gold.

2:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The prayer cross is a beautiful piece of jewerly

9:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing more than exploitation for the religion called "money" using the old marketing ploy of playing on people's emotional vulnerabilities. Just like those sleazeballs selling cheaply made so-called "commemorative coins" of the 9/11 attacks. Sure, if it makes you feel better than buy that crap but is God going to love you anymore for having cheap tacky costume jewelery around your neck, and is it really honoring the victims of 9/11 and their families by lining the pockets of those greedy "As Seen on TV" marketers?

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOOD GOSH, IT'S ONLY A CROSS. EVERYONE ON EARTH IS. MOST OF US DON'T WORSHIP THE CROSS. WE WORSHIP THE MAN WHO DIED ON IT AND OVERCAME IT. THE CROSS IS SIMPLY A MEMORY TOOL WE USE TO REFOCUS OUR THOUGHTS TO HIM, NOT OURSELVES.IN THIS DAY AND TIME, WE NEED ALL THE HELP WE CAN GET!!

11:39 PM  
Blogger glsmommy said...

I have many things that represent my faith and this prayer cross necklace is one of them. I believe in God and Jesus Christ and if I want to wear a necklace to show a small amount of my faith then thats ok! I know many versions of the prayer myself, and I also know what the bible says so just because theres a few words different doesnt make it any less biblical. I dont believe that materialistic items have any power whatsoever! But I do believe that God knows why I choose to wear it and if he wants to use it to help me feel closer to him then he will!

1:40 AM  

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