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Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by Gershom, Jul 4, 2006.
Why do people say that? Amen and amen?? What is that?
Amen means as much as "This is true" or "Truly" and when Jesus says "Amen Amen" then he's basically saying: "Listen up! Here comes something especially important."
Sometimes he only says Amen. But when he says Amen Amen you know that you gotta be alert.
While on vacation we visited a baptist church. Two or three times while the Pastor preached he would say, "Can I get an Amen?' The members would just sit there until he yelled it again. Then they would yell amen. He seemed to like a little validation every 15 minutes or so.
I know what "amen" means, brother. And I would add to what you've posted, that Jesus prefaced His lesson or speech with amen rather than finishing with it.
There's a growing trend of people saying "amen and amen" rather than a single "amen" after prayer or when they agree with someone else.
13 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen.
One amen should do it raise:
"...and blessed be his glorious name for ever; and let the whoel earth be filled with his glory. Amen, and amen. Psalm 72:19
"...Bless be the LORD for evermore. Amen, and amen." Psalm 89:52
For me I say it most of the time if that's my only response, because you need at least 10 characters to make a post
But for the most part it is just added emphasis that you are in agreement with what is said.
I see. :laugh:
I really wouldn't worry about that. Maybe they are feeling like 1 Amen isn't enough to express their high spirituality. I wonder what's next? Amen Amen Amen? :smilewinkgrin:
If even the normal christians says Amen Amen then how are the spiritual giants supposed to distinguish themselves from the normal, not so spiritual christians? Maybe one day we'll have church laws which take care of these things.
It's never really caught my attention until recent days. Seems like I'm hearing it all the time from every stripe.
Two or three times, we believe in talking back to the preacher so I get more AMEN's than three. I know a preacher who closes his message in a melodic speech and as he builds to his climax he repeated says, "can I get a witness".
I enjoy that... :thumbs:
"SOMEBODY GIVE ME AN AMEN!!!" "A-meeen, prea-cher!"
I've also noticed a few popular preachers on TV, when they make a point, sometimes they will tell the congregation, "you didn't get that..." then proceed to "slow it down for them" so they can grasp the idea.
Saying "amen and amen" does not bother me at all.
Now, a preacher who goes fishing for amens all the time aggrivates me as it comes off fake. If you have to ask people to say amen, is it really that big of deal and are you really saying something of worth?
Oh come on... silly boy.. you're full of it... :smilewinkgrin:
Since we have a Bible precedent it is hard to be critical of it.
Good question. I guess if he believes it's something of worth, than it must be so all god's people say AMEN right now !!
Amen and Amen!
So be it. -
Boy oh boy, PastorSBC, did you strike a nerve. Oh, I don't mind the pastor asking for an Amen? on occasion. What I do mind is when the preacher fishes for it, doesn't get it, or gets a small response, and chides his congregation because of it.
A very good preacher told me one time, "When you say amen to the preaching, it's like saying sic 'em to a dog."
I don't mind the preacher preparing a few "Amen lines" in his sermon, just as orators include some applause lines.
I guess what I don't like is when it comes across as obvious manipulation.
By the way, in my native South, it's pronounced Ay-man, or sometimes Ay-may-un. Never would we be caught saying Ah-men.
I must say that it has been happening longer than just lately for I have said Amen amen for the last 34 years after prayer. Why? because that is what stuck in my mind by studying the Scriptures is the only reason I know of. I notice the other brothers just say Amen but I seem to be the only one saying Amen amen. I seem to think it makes me saying to Jesus that we are really sincere in our prayer, not to say others are not. peace raise: