Sunday’s the day of the week when many Americans gather in their respective houses of worship and repeat the same word: amen. But what does the word mean? And why do people say it?

Amen is commonly used after a prayer, creed, or other formal statement. It is spoken to express solemn ratification or agreement. It means “it is so” or “so it be.” Amen is derived from the Hebrew āmēn, which means “certainty,” “truth,” and “verily.”

In English, the word has two primary pronunciations: ah-men or ay-men. But it is one interjection that is expressed in endless ways, from a soft whisper to a joyous shout.

Amen is found in both the Old and New Testament. Modern worshippers of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism all use a version of the word, and records indicate that it has been used as an expression of concurrence after prayer for centuries.

The opposite of “amen,” arguably is cursing. Yet both cussing and prayer have the same roots in the three major monotheistic faiths. Click here to read how these sacred and profane words derive from a similar source.

In Judaism, congregants say amen in response to the words of the rabbi, or spiritual leader. The term appears as part of a number Jewish prayers. In Christianity, amen occupies a central but often spontaneous position at the end of prayers or as a personal expression of affirmation for another’s words during a sermon or other religious discourse. Islam, like Judaism, incorporates a more formal use of the word into ritual but also deems it an appropriate way to end any sort of prayer. Rather than “amen,” Islam generally says “amin.”

Amen is also used colloquially. For example: “Dinner is finally ready — amen!”

In Egyptian mythology, amen, or amun, was a deity represented by a ram, the god of life and reproduction. A controversial theory posits that amen derives from the Ancient Egyptian.

When we pray, almost anything goes: dancing, whirling, kneeling, or swaying. And words of affirmation are almost always spoken. Amen is certainly one. What are others?

(On a side note: If you ever hear scientists talking about the “God Particle,” this is what they are talking about.)


US Fed News Service, Including US State News July 11, 2009 ALBANY, N.Y., July 9 — The U.S. Department of Justice’s Federal Bureau of Investigation Albany Field Office issued the following press release:

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The case against multiple co-defendants remain pending at this time.1 The prosecutions resulted from an investigation undertaken by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, The Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”), the New York State Police, Special Investigations Unit and the Oneida County Drug Task Force, which is comprised of agents from the Utica Police Department, the Oneida County Sheriff’s Department, the Rome Police Department, and the New Hartford Police Department. The U.S. Marshal’s Service assisted in the arrests today.

To date, the following items have been recovered during this investigation: approximately $23,000 in U.S. currency; more than half a kilogram of cocaine; approximately 125 grams of crack cocaine; four handguns; and three long-barreled firearms. Agents have also seized the following nine vehicles, all of which are alleged to have been used to facilitate the organization’s drug trafficking activities: (1) 2004 Acura TL; (2) 2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor; (3) 2003 Honda Accord; (4) 2004 Honda Accord; (5) 2002 Chevy Trail Blazer; (6) 2005 Jeep Cherokee; (7) 2002 Ford Explorer; (8) 2004 Mercedes-Benz; and (9) 2005 Acura TL.


Honolulu Star – Advertiser November 14, 2010 | Anonymous Richard K. Ajifu Oct. 31, 2010 Richard K. Ajifu, 88, of Aiea, a retired city draftsman and an Army veteran who was a member of Infantry Company G, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and a recipient of a Silver Star and Purple Heart, died in Aiea. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by sons Glenn and Jon, hanai daughter Wanda Padasdao, sister Peggy Sakamoto, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers. go to site old lahaina luau

Shizuo Awa Oct. 13, 2010 Shizuo “Shu” Awa, 82, of Kailua-Kona, a commercial fisherman, laborer at the former J.M. Tanaka Construction Co. and an Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by son Gregory; daughters Alberta Yates, Puanani Lopez and Sadie Awa; brothers Harold and Eddie; sisters Gladys Nacis, Margie Amoguis, Ulu Llanes and Mae Minamishin; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club, Honokohau Harbor, Kailua-Kona. Services: 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. Loose flowers welcome.

Phillip Akana Chun Oct. 5, 2010 Phillip Akana Chun, 61, of Waipahu, formerly of Lahaina, a maintenance worker and an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by son Akana, brother David and sister Geraldine Cyphers. Celebration of life and services: 10 a.m. Friday at Maui Veterans Cemetery, 1295 Makawao Ave., Maui. Additional services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Pu’u Ka Honua o Honokohau at Honokohau Bay, Maui. Scattering of ashes to follow. Lunch to be served. Casual attire.

Victor Coelho Nov. 5, 2010 Victor Coelho, 92, of Kahului, a retired office equipment salesman, died at home. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Rosaline, brother Robert and sister Margaret Cravalho. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku.

Travis Vincent Kalani Diego Oct. 29, 2010 Travis Vincent Kalani Diego, 26, of Kahului, an Old Lahaina Luau server, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Peter, mother Kathleen C., sister Britney, and grandparents Emily Castillo and Fely Diego. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Church. Mass: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Barbara Reiko Desaki Oct. 29, 2010 Barbara Reiko Desaki, 73, of North Las Vegas, Nev., died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ralph; brother Wilfred Takahashi; and sisters Helen Watarai, Yoshiko Yasui, Amy Kajiwara and June Ikezawa. Services: 3 p.m. Nov. 27 at Olivet Baptist Church, 1775 S. Beretania St., Honolulu. Casual attire. No flowers.

Richard S. Fernandez Oct. 28, 2010 Richard S. Fernandez, 84, of San Jose, Calif., formerly of Maili, an Army veteran and a retired Air Force civil service employee, died in San Jose. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by sons Arthur and Patrick Alcisto, and Marcus and Mike Fernandez; daughters Cindy Kerrigan, Roslyn Alcisto and Mitch Grieb; sister Dolores Drone; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services held in San Jose. Inurnment: February services pending at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

George Joseph Shigeo Funai Nov. 4, 2010 George Joseph Shigeo Funai, 78, of Wailuku, a retired auto and heavy equipment mechanic and an Army veteran who served during the Korean War, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by sons Bryan and Keif, daughter Kathy, brothers Clayton Funai and Patrick Patten, sister Kelea Burns, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.

Lorin Tarr Gill Oct. 1, 2010 Lorin Tarr Gill, 82, of Kaneohe, a retired environmental educator, naturalist and social worker, died in Pohai Nani Retirement Home, Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by hanai son Harry Lee Kwai. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Palama Settlement, 810 N. Vineyard Blvd., Honolulu. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to Sierra Club Foundation, P.O. Box 2577, Honolulu, HI 96803.

Delfina Unite Guerrero Nov. 8, 2010 Delfina Unite Guerrero, 81, of Lahaina, a retired cut seeder at Pioneer Mill Co. in Lahaina, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Ballesteros, Cagayan, Philippines. She is survived by sons Nehemiah and Natanael, daughters Lorna Beth Tobias and Delma Hoylman, and eight grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Norman’s Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at Seventh-day Adventist Church, Kahului. Services: 9 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation.

Kaylene Hanauumikanoena Ho Nov. 1, 2010 Kaylene Hanauumikanoena Ho, 77, of Kailua, a retired Aloha Airlines reservations supervisor, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Gerald; daughter Kay-Ella Dee; brothers Edward Jr. and Dave-Ray Toma; sisters Sarah Kanaiaupuni, Eleanor Riney and Brandy Lee Balmilero; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual or aloha attire. No flowers.

Henry Kazuo Higuchi Nov. 1, 2010 Henry Kazuo Higuchi, 76, of Hilo, proprietor of the former Henri’s On Kapiolani restaurant in Hilo, died in Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home, Hilo. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brothers Harold and Albert; and sisters Tsutaye Nonaka, Kaoru Mikami, Setsuko Isa, Chizuru Sugawara and Carole Yano. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Ralph Tsuruo Hiranaga Oct. 31, 2010 Ralph Tsuruo Hiranaga, 85, of Kahului, a retiree of the U.S. Postal Service in Kahului, died in Hale Makua Wailuku. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Kimie, son Russell, daughter June Yoshida, brother Tom, sister Lillian Sakuma and three grandchildren. Private services.

Lionel E. Jaller Oct. 28, 2010 Lionel E. Jaller, 81, of Honolulu, a retired chemical engineer and an Army veteran who served during the Korean War, died at home. He was born in New York. Private services.

Earl K. Jeremiah Nov. 9, 2010 Earl K. “Buster” Jeremiah, 78, of Keaukaha, Hawaii, an ukulele player and instructor, and founder and director of Na Mele O Na Opio and Na Lima Lele O Na Kupuna, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Ginger; sons Bryan, Rick, Stephen, Tracy, Bradley and Darren; daughters Alicia Jeremiah-Coombes and Kanoe and Darchelle Jeremiah; brother Douglas; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Kuhio Chapel, Desha Avenue, Keaukaha. Celebration of life: 7 p.m. No flowers.

Phillip Jiminez Oct. 21, 2010 Phillip Jiminez, 73, of Waialua, a retired Wahiawa General Hospital maintenance worker, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gloria; sons Phillip Jr., Eddie, Kelvin and Kelwin; daughters Kuulei Womack, Rochelle Jiminez, Kimberlyn Bega and Gerly Lumayas; sister Mary Austin; 19 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

William Keaweopala Nov. 1, 2010 William “Hussey” Keaweopala, 80, of Hilo, a retired Hilo Coast Processing Co. heavy equipment operator, died in Kau Hospital, Pahala, Hawaii. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brother Robert “Papio,” sister Maude Amaral, stepbrother Jerry Miyamoto and stepsister Carol Laa. Private services.

Harriet Louise Kenney Nov. 8, 2010 Harriet Louise Kenney, 88, of Kahului, former owner of Island Ice Co. and employee at Maui Divers Jewelry Co. and Conrad Jewelers, died in Hale Makua Wailuku. She was born in San Jose, Calif. She is survived by son Martin, daughter Nancy Gammie, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Christine Mildred Kort Nov. 11, 2010 Christine Mildred Kort, 95, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Ann Pearl’s Nursing Home. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons Alvin A.F. and Stanley L., sister Margaret Jordan, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Haw- aiian Memorial Park. No flowers.

Francis Chew Kun Luke Oct. 21, 2010 ?» Francis Chew Kun Luke, 86, of Honolulu, a retired federal government mechanical engineer and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Arcadia Retirement Residence. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dorothy Y., son Michael T., daughter Lisa S. and brother Stanley C.W. Private services.

Barbara Jean Haunani Kawaa McDonald Oct. 24, 2010 Barbara Jean Haunani Kawaa “Babs” McDonald, also known as Charlene Nahinu, 60, of Pearl City, a state Department of Education bus driver, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Kendall “Bear” Goya; and sisters Abigail Sale, Delcie Doctorello and Beverly A. Ako. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Services: 11 a.m.

James Waichiro Miller Nov. 9, 2010 James Waichiro Miller, 79, of Honolulu, a Chaminade University education professor, died at home. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Jane; sons David, Mark, Paul, Jon and Peter; daughter Ruth Anne Magliozzi; brother John F.; sisters Grace Culio, Elaine Simmons, Pearl Santos, Lala Ostermeyer, Florence Andrzejewski, Jane Leite and Amy Chung; and six grandchildren. Celebration of life: noon Friday at Mystical Rose Oratory, Chaminade University. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Chaminade University and Shriners Hospital.

Harrietta Leihualani Naki Oct. 30, 2010 Harrietta Leihualani “Hank” Naki, 65, of Kaneohe, a former cashier at Holiday Mart, Daiei and Don Quijote on Kaheka Street, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Douglas Kekoa; daughters Rhonda, Amber, Kimberly and Melanie; father William Jr.; brother Randy Drew; sisters Wilma Naki, Coralene Souza and Bernadette Carrick; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Larissa Deanna Shimoda Nakasone Sept. 30, 2010 Larissa Deanna Shimoda Nakasone, 40, of Kalaoa, Hawaii, an administrative assistant, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Andrew; son Jacob; daughters Deanna Shimoda-Nakasone and Adrian and Josslynn Nakasone; father Edlin Shimoda; mother Beverly Huddy; brother Martin Antonio; and sisters Rhonette Poepoe and Ramona Lariosa. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

Nancine Kauiokipu Malina Okano Oct. 31, 2010 Nancine Kauiokipu Malina Okano, 59, of Wailua Homesteads, Kauai, died at home. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by husband Bryan; son Irai; daughters Margie, Misty and Ariane Okano, and Nancy Okano-Scheer; hanai daughter Penni Rubio; sisters Grace Kamai and Maggie Banquel; and 18 grandchildren. Private services.

Gordon John Oliveira Oct. 16, 2010 Gordon John “Kane” Oliveira, 58, of Honolulu, a singer and teacher, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Reva; son Michael Dilda; daughter Nichol Dilda; parents John and Beverly; brothers Blaine, Daryl and John; sister Coleen Colunga; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Services: 11 a.m. go to website old lahaina luau

Rowena Rabanes Paito Oct. 27, 2010 Rowena Rabanes “Inday” Paito, 26, of Waipahu, a Young Laundry employee, died in Aiea. She was born in Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. She is survived by companion Melvin Rosales; son Marc A. Rosales; parents Silvestre and Filma Baldo; and brothers Filman R., Junuel and Julius. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Resurrection of the Lord Church, 94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipio. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Myrtle Ku’uleialoha Kealoha Pung Oct. 27, 2010 Myrtle Ku’uleialoha Kealoha Pung, 80, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired Head Start preschool teacher for the Hamakua District, died at home. She was born in Honokaa. She is survived by husband Joseph; sons Fierry, Kelby, Darcy, Richard, Sammie and Rory D.; daughter Carmela Boteilho; sister Laverne Ah Ching; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Honokaa. Services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire.

Fernando Ribao Jr. Nov. 9, 2010 Fernando Ribao Jr., 83, of Pukalani, Maui, a retired shift supervisor at Maui Electric Co., Kahului Power Plant, and a plumbing contractor, died at home. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by wife Rose; sons Kenneth “Bugsy” and Michael Sr.; daughters Charmaine Molina, Joanne Quintos and Linda Tavares; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Makawao Cemetery.

Maile Elizabeth Schroeder-Hill Nov. 7, 2010 Maile Elizabeth Schroeder-Hill, 3, of Mililani died in Kapiolani Medical Center. She was born in Fort Carson, Colo. She is survived by father Eric Schroeder; mother Brandy Hill; stepfather Walter Hill; brother Cameren Schroeder; sisters Amber and Autumn Hill; grandparents Laurie and Kirk Thompson, and Gene and David Schroeder; and great-grandparents Edna and Elton Egami, Abner Gomes, Louise Hoogs, Janelle Schroeder and JoAnn Marble. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Thurston Memorial Chapel, Punahou School. Services: 3 p.m. Aloha attire.

Janet Kayoko Shiosaki Nov. 3, 2010 Janet Kayoko Shiosaki, 66, of Pearl City, a retired state employee, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Neal, Bert and Peter; mother Fujie Koda; brother Kenneth Koda; and five grandchildren. Private services.

Lit Szeto Oct. 29, 2010 Lit Szeto, 85, of Honolulu, a retired cook at King’s Garden Restaurant in Kaimuki, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by wife Wai Man, sons Peter and Joseph, brother Chau and sister Shang Chan. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Program: 11 a.m. Services: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Harold Joseph Trinies Nov. 10, 2010 Harold Joseph Trinies, 78, of Kaneohe, an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mary; sons Steven, Robert and Michael; hanai daughters Kristina and Pamela; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Hatsuko Watanabe Nov. 4, 2010 Hatsuko Watanabe, 94, of Hilo, owner of the former Shimizu Hotel, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Richard and George; daughters Yasue Okino, Amy Myer and Lynn Hirano; brothers Edward, Thomas and Wallace Shindo; sisters Shizue Nakamura and Harumi Kawamoto; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Services: 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No monetary offerings.



  1. Shmuel -  November 29, 2013 - 7:35 pm

    “Amen” is a Hebrew word that means “I believe”. It is a Hebrew word that has been incorporated into the English language over many years. Its root letters are a-m-n, and form a variant amount of words related to the idea of believing, or accepting as true that which has not been proven- i.e.- “emunah”- Hebrew for ‘belief, or also l’ha’a'min….to trust or believe, and also, ahmniyut… credibility… able to be trusted.

  2. Tal -  November 29, 2013 - 11:44 am

    The word “Amen” in the Hebrew language (of which it originated) according to the Jewish tradition, is actually an acronym of the words: EL (God) MELECH (king) NE-EMAN (faithful) – the first letters of these words in Hebrew are: ALEPH (in Hebrew the letter ALEPH phonetically represents the sounds – A, E, U and O) MEM and NUN, which, put together make Ah-Me-N, and the meaning of these three words, according to tradition, is the acceptance of God as the one “Faithful king”, also commonly used as an expression of acceptance or wish/hope. Also, in Hebrew the word EMUNAH (faith) is derived from the same root as the word AhMeN (A=E=ALEPH). :)

  3. Edward Bresnahan -  November 26, 2013 - 11:48 pm

    I believe the preceding posters skipped the first paragraph when it was explained that the “amen” in prayers is a transliteration of the Hebrew word for “verily” or “truth”. Just because the word sounds the same as the name of a pagan god should not preclude its use by devout christians. Just as I am sure that it is not a sin to refer to quicksilver or the closest planet to the sun as “mercury”, despite it sharing the same name as a Roman diety. Used correctly and in context, there is no reason to believe you are worshiping ancient cultures’ gods because the words sound alike…

  4. YAH -  September 27, 2013 - 1:03 pm


    We would like to take the time to mention about a word that we feel is wrong to use, as the bible tells us not to use the names of pagan gods.

    Exodus 23:13 And in all that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.

    When the scriptures were translated, first into Greek, then into Latin, and from there into English, the translators have changed the name of the Almighty Yehowah, to the name LORD, and changed the name of the Messiah, his son, from Yehowshuwa, to the incorrect name of Jesus Christ. For more information on this, click the following link: Yehowah and Yehowshuwa, the True Bible Names in Hebrew They also added the name Amen, so that people unknowingly end up worshiping a false God.

    Here is how Yehowshuwa the Messiah told us how to pray to his Father Yehowah.

    Luke 11:2 And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. 3 Give us day by day our daily bread. 4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

    Matthew 6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. [ his name is Yehowah]
    10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as in heaven.
    11 Give us this day our daily bread.
    12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
    13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. (Amen?)

    In Matthew, they added the word Amen to the end. The word Amen in my opinion should not be added to the end of any prayer, because this is a name of an Egyptian god, meaning ‘the hidden’.

    This deity of Egypt is mentioned in Nahum 3:8 as populous of No. In the Strong’s Concordance in Hebrew #527 as Amown.

    The Almighty Yehowah told us not to make mention of the name of other gods. So it would be highly unlikely he would have us use it at the end of a prayer. By adding this word to the end of a prayer it would sound like you are praying to the Egyptian deity Amen. Also known as Amen-Ra.

    Remember we are to use the true names, and no other, Yehowah the Father, and Yehowshuwa for his son.

  5. mike samuel -  March 20, 2013 - 6:19 am

    “When we did it in ignorance,
    maybe God looked past that.
    But now that you know the truth,
    what will you do? Will you continue
    to use the name of a pagan god
    to close your prayers?
    Is it too hard to change that now?
    Because you’ve been using the ‘amen’
    tradition for a long time – will you
    rationalize and justify why you keep
    on invoking the name of the Egyptian
    god, Amen? Will you find a pastor or
    teacher to reassure you that “it’s
    okay to say ‘amen’ – Or … will you
    give thanks to God for revealing
    His truth and stop using the name
    of a pagan god?”
    -And they all Said, “AMEN”
    by J.D. Roberts

  6. cheapnicedress -  July 17, 2012 - 12:28 am

    I have the same wonder, so could you tell more about it?

  7. Veno DosSantos -  May 16, 2012 - 2:58 am

    Amen, the word
    Amen the person…

    Amen RA was the keeper of all creations, the Egyptians gave Homage to him as a thank you.
    The word was copied by the Christians, but omitted the RA..
    So Christians are paying Homage to a FABLED God… even today

  8. Sidra -  July 13, 2011 - 10:20 am

    In Revelation 3:14 the Lord Jesus referred to Himself as “the Amen (lit. the God of Amen)…………….as in literally, the God of Amen Ra, an Egyptian God of worship. To say Amen is to pay homage to Amen Ra.

    Amun, reconstructed Egyptian Yamānu[citation needed] (also spelled Amon, Amoun, AMEN, and rarely Imen or Yamun, Greek Ἄμμων Ammon, and Ἅμμων Hammon[citation needed]), was a god in Egyptian mythology who in the form of Amun-Ra became the focus of the most complex system of theology in Ancient Egypt. Whilst remaining hypostatic, Amun represented the essential and hidden, whilst in Ra he represented revealed divinity. As the creator deity “par excellence”, he was the champion of the poor and central to personal piety. Amun was self created, without mother and father, and during the New Kingdom he became the greatest expression of transcendental deity in Egyptian theology. He was not considered to be immanent within creation nor was creation seen as an extension of himself. Amun-Ra did not physically engender the universe. His position as King of Gods developed to the point of virtual monotheism where other gods became manifestations of him. With Osiris, Amun-Ra is the most widely recorded of the Egyptian gods.[1] He was also widely worshipped in the neighboring regions of Ancient Libya and Nubia.

  9. SPB -  June 27, 2011 - 3:42 pm

    What about the term ASHAY?I’m doing some research on it and am trying to really get a grasp of its meaning. If anyone has any personal experience with speaking “ASHAY” let me know.

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