Pope Francis, the Supreme Leader or Mullah, if you will, of the Catholic Church and the sovereign of the autonomous internationally recognized Vatican City-State, stated recently that:
“Without Mary, there would be no Jesus Christ; without the Church, we cannot go forward … these two women – Mary and Church – carry on the hope that is Christ, they give us Christ, they bring forth Christ in us”.
I’m going to prove today that Mariolatry, the idolatrous worship of Mary, the mother of Jesus, is a damnable heresy that is damnable to Satan worship.
There are at least four Catholic heresies when it comes to the virgin birth of Jesus Christ: The doctrine of the Perpetual Virginity of Mary, The Immaculate Conception of Mary, Mary as Mediatrix, and the Assumption of Mary, the heresy that Mary ascended body and soul into heaven.
Now people say, “Why not just be more loving or positive? Why not respect religions? Why tear them down, instead of just focusing on your own brand of faith?”
2 Peter 2:1-2
But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
I John 4:1
“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”
The Roman Catholic Religion places Mary on par with Jesus, even though they won’t openly admit to this. Have you ever met a Catholic and you asked them, “Why do you worship Mary?” And they, “No … ! No, no, no, no, no, we venerate Mary! We honor her.”
But I will show from their own doctrine that, in fact, Mary is considered a co-Mediatrix with God, a co-equal with Christ almost to the point that she is viewed as a fourth part of the Holy Trinity …the Godhead.
Just consider for a moment, the titles bestowed upon Mary over the centuries:
“The Queen of Heaven”, referring back to Jeremiah 7:18:
“The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.”
Catholics teach that just as Jesus fulfilled the Kingly line of David in Himself, so Mary also is seated as Queen Mother next to Him; since she was descended from King David also and is the mother of Jesus, she also reigns as celestial queen. The Queen Mother, in historical royal accounts is often pictured sitting next to a king, quietly whispering in the king’s ear to influence his decision. In this way, Mary intercedes for us as Queen Mother to Christ the King.
Other names for Mary include:
“The Immaculate Conception” – now keep in mind, when Catholics talk about the “Immaculate Conception”, they are not talking about Jesus. They are talking about Mary. It’s shocking!
The Immaculate Conception is the idea that Mary was miraculously born without sin, even though she had two biological parents and therefore was a child of Adam; but somehow, they say, through a great miracle, God kept her soul immaculate at conception and free from “Original Sin”. More on that in a moment.
“The Mother of God” is another title for Mary. It is the most well-known of all Marion titles. It comes from the Greek word: “theotokos” and literally means, “bringing for God” or “God-bearer”.
“Star of the Sea” – This is a title you may not have heard. This was supposed to be a sign of hope and a guiding star for Christians, as a reference to Polaris or the guiding star for seafarers. In the same way that Polaris is a guide for those navigating the seas, Mary is alleged to be our guide in the tribulations of life.
A 9th century French Catholic theologian, Paschasius Radbertus, wrote that Mary, “Star of the Sea”, is a guide to be followed on the way to Christ “lest we capsize amid the storm-tossed waves of the sea.” At this time too the hymn “Ave Maris Stella” (“Hail, Star of the Sea”), became popular.
“Mother of Perpetual Help” – this is one of the earlier Catholic titles of Mary referring to Mary as Mediatrix. This encompasses the concept that Mary, as Mother of God, takes on an intercessory role as mediator with Christ in His salvific sacrifice for mankind. We’ll get to that in greater detail in a moment also.
“Ark of the New Covenant” – This is the idea that just as God’s glory and Holy Spirit dwelt with the Israelites in the Holy of Holies, so Mary is now the new dwelling place of the Holy Spirit.
Catholic.com, “The Catholic Answers Magazine” states: “It’s easy to miss the parallel between the Holy Spirit overshadowing the ark and the Holy Spirit overshadowing Mary, between the Ark of the Old Covenant as the dwelling place of God and Mary as the new dwelling place of God.
“The Second Eve” – Just as Jesus is proclaimed the Second Adam in Scripture, where the Book of Corinthians states in chapter 15 that: “The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven” (47), Mary is considered the Second “Eve” by the Catholics because of her obedience to God and the Angel Gabriel.
Just as Jesus is the Second Adam, they say, Mary is the Second Eve, sharing in man’s redemption. For, remember, which Mary, they claim, there would be no Christ.
But what does the Bible say?
Romans 5:19: For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
Now, can we just take a few minutes to kick the Pope around Hell for a bit?
Pope Francisco recently said that “Without Mary, there would be no Jesus Christ”.
“These two women,” said the Pope, “Mary and the Church carry on the hope that is Christ, they give us Christ, they bring forth Christ in us.
This is the same Liberal, humanistic Anti-Christ Pope who concerning filthy, disgusting Sodomites, said: “If they accept the Lord and have goodwill, who am I to judge them?”
You know who you are? YOU’RE THE DAMNED POPE!
If the supposed head of the Catholic organization – you know the supposed one universal church – can’t judge, then tell me who can? Hey, I agree with you Pope Francis, you have no authority whatsoever to judge matters concerning the church of Jesus Christ, because you’re a corrupt reprobate child of the devil!
Here’re are some other classic zingers from the Pope.
Concerning abortion, contraceptives, and filthy sodomite marriage: “We cannot insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods. This is not possible … when we speak about these issues, we have to talk about them in a context … it is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time.”
The Pope takes the very issues that Catholics have actually historically been aligned with God and the Bible on – abortion and contraceptives – and turns them upside down!
The Pope says, “It’s not really the only thing to talk about. There are other issues”. Come on … let’s not talk about abortion all the time … silly!
What do you want to talk about Pope Francis? Your stance on atheists?
“Pope Francis has good news for atheists”, says Catholic.Org, that radical Pope-hating Protestant website. This is mainstream Catholicism now. They have to scramble to keep up with the Pope’s latest antics.
Here’s Catholic.Org: “Jesus died and was raised for them as well. His redemptive embrace was for all, not just a chosen few.”
Here’s the Pope in his own words, having an internal dialogue with Atheists!
“Just do good … and we’ll find a meeting point.”
– You know what? … The Pope is actually right …
– You’ll meet each other in the center of the earth! Right there in the flames …
“The Lord has redeemed all of us…” says Pope Francisco. “All of us, with the Blood of Christ, all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone! ‘Father, the atheists?’ Even the atheists. Everyone!” We must meet one another doing good. ‘But I don’t believe, Father, I am an atheist!’ But do good: we will meet one another there.
On Proselytizing, you know … on preaching the Gospel: “Proselytism is solemn nonsense, it makes no sense. We need to get to know each other, listen to each other and improve our knowledge of the world around us.”
Hey … soul-winning? Preaching the Gospel? Forget about it …
On Muslims: “[Muslims] worship the one living and merciful God, and call upon him in prayer. Of course, Papa Francis, the papa of demons, has been inviting Muslim clerics to pray with him at the Vatican.
Here’s Catholic.com again: “I think we can say with confidence that any monotheist who calls out to the Lord is heard by the Lord, whether it’s a Muslim, a pagan philosopher seeking the God of reason, or a Native American petitioning the Great Spirit.”
So according to Catholic.com – Pagans are saved! They want you to pray to the “Great Spirit”, not the Holy Spirit!”
According to the Second Vatican Council of 1965, an ecumenical council:
The Church regards with esteem also the Muslims. They adore the one God, living and subsisting in himself; merciful and all-powerful, the Creator of heaven and earth, who has spoken to men; they take pains to submit wholeheartedly to even his inscrutable decrees, just as Abraham, with whom the faith of Islam takes pleasure in linking itself, submitted to God.
Last I checked, Islam denies the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. They claim God took our Lord to heaven before he could die on the cross.
Pope Francis declared: “It is essential that all citizens – Muslim, Jewish and Christian – both in the provision and practice of the law, enjoy the same rights and respect the same duties … They will then find it easier to see each other as brothers and sisters who are travelling the same path …
Christians, Muslims, and Jews are travelling the same path?
Maybe the Pope needs to find a good Bible Study!
Here’s another great quote on atheists: “I invite even non-believers to desire peace. (Join us) with your desire, a desire that widens the heart. Let us all unite, either with prayer or with desire, but everyone, for peace” You want me to unite with the prayers of atheists? Who else cries “peace, peace” but in his heart harbors death and destruction?
“For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.” 1 Thessalonians 5:3
Can I just prophesy right now to heretick Pope Francis? I know we’re Baptists, but do you mind if I just prophesy?
25 And thou, profane wicked prince … whose day is come, when iniquity [shall have] an end,
26 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Remove the diadem, and take off the crown: this [shall] not [be] the same: exalt [him that is] low, and abase [him that is] high.
27 I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no [more], until he come whose right it is; and I will give it [him]. Ezekiel 21:25
False Teaching #1: The Perpetual Virginity of Mary
Taught by Catholics, Eastern Orthodox as well as many Lutherans and Anglicans. Martin Luther himself embraced the Perpetual Virginity of Mary! Even John Wesley, founder of the Methodist church, embraced this far-fetched heresy! But it was the Reformists within the Protestant movement itself, spearheaded by Calvin who refuted this theory and opposed Lutheranism. Now we don’t agree with John Calvin on many things, most especially his teachings on free will. We’re not Calvinists! but on this, we are indebted. You see, you have to understand that the Protestant Reformation was not accomplished overnight, not even the leaders of the Protestant Reformation had full cognizance of how far the good seed which they had sown would grow in such fertile soil.
Many Catholic traditions and false teachings were still mixed in with the new Protestant teachings and it would take generations before Protestantism came into full fruition – in fact, we are still settling doctrine and fighting various heresies today that seek to undermine the Bible.
We are continuing the Protestant tradition of dissent against everything – and I mean everything – that seeks to exalt itself above God’s Holy Word. The great tradition of Sola Scriptura, “by Scripture alone, continues in us today.
It’s true that Mary, the mother of Jesus, remained a Virgin until after the birth of her son, but Roman Catholics want you to believe that she stayed in a state of perpetual Virginity her entire life; that she is “Ever Virgin”.
*** But what Catholics are really saying through the “Ever Virgin” doctrine is that that Jesus was not only the “only begotten” Son of God, but also that He was the only begotten Son of Mary.
Did you get that? Their claim really comes down to that Mary had one begotten Son, just as God had only One begotten Son. This … is … a … damnable heresy!
Now the KEY VERSE is Matthew 1:25. The Catholic doctrine hinges on misrepresenting this key Bible passage.
Matthew 1:25 states that Joseph “knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name Jesus.”
Ok, so if “he knew her not till” – doesn’t that mean that he knew her at some point?
The Bible often uses the euphemism “to know” someone or in this case, “knew her not till” to indicate sexual union. So to be utterly plain: if Joseph knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son. Then it is self-evident that Mary – and Joseph for that matter – DID NOT REMAIN VIRGINS FOR LIFE.
OK, so let’s look to our critics. How do you explain “Knew Her Not Till”. Let’s turn to Catholic.com.
Here’s what they say.
Well, Until doesn’t really mean until ….
… “Until is often used in Scripture as part of an idiomatic expression similar to our own usage in English … A phrase like this is used to emphasize what is being described before the until is fulfilled. It is not intended to say anything about the future beyond that point.”
OK, is that really a convincing argument? What are they even talking about, my head is spinning.
>> Their argument is basically that until marks a certain point in time and doesn’t apply to the time after it? “Yea, hath God said …”
Let’s get our Truth from the Bible, not Catholic.com
The other heresy that Catholicism teaches is that Jesus had no siblings, no brothers or sisters, since Mary remained a perpetual virgin.
In the Gospel of Matthew, we get to Matthew 13, where Jesus comes into his own country, and begins to teach in their synagogue. Basically, he’s back home in Nazareth, his hometown.
Matthew 13, starting at verse 54, states:
54 And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this [man] this wisdom, and [these] mighty works?
55 Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?
The same passage is also paralleled in Mark 6, where the same names are mentioned.
So we see from this passage, when read plainly, is that Jesus had four brothers: James, Joses, Simon, & Judas, and that He had also at least two sisters.
In Matthew 13 James is named, who later pens the epistle of James. James was the natural, biological son of both Joseph and Mary, and the half-brother of Jesus. Judas is also mentioned, which is the same Jude, who pens the epistle of Jude in the NT. Jude, Judas, Juda, all of these are variations of the same name, kind of like might say Jonathan or John or James and Jim.
OK, but the Catholics say, this is not referring to Jesus’ real brothers … but his cousins.
In Eastern Orthodoxy, they say that the term “brothers” was being used in a spiritual sense, you know, how like we say, “Hey, Brother Marshall” or Hey, Brother Israel … And that these weren’t Jesus’ physical brothers or sisters.
But this flies in the face of interpreting Scripture based on the plainest, simplest, most common sense reading. As a general rule, when reading the Bible, it’s always best to start with the plainest, most obvious meaning of a passage within its proper context. It’s also best to compare passages with one another and let the Bible interpret itself.
OK, you don’t need a seminary degree to preach God’s Word. In fact, the worst place an aspiring pastor can go to study the Bible is seminary. The Bible is all the instruction we need and we get our credentials for teaching Scripture from Scripture itself according to books like 1 & 2Timothy and Titus. But that’s another sermon.
So, turn with me to Galatians 1, as Paul is traveling and preaching the Gospel (you know, something the Pope would surely disapprove of …)
18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days.
19 But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord’s brother.
Now why would Paul make a distinction between the “apostles” and James the Lord’s brother? In other words, why would he single out James as Jesus’ brother and not any other apostles?
It would be redundant use language if you were to read like Catholics do.
So clearly, according to Paul, there is something special about James, name that he’s Jesus’ biological brother or half-brother.
You can look to Jude 1:
“Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:” (1)
Jude is the brother of James and therefore the half-brother of Jesus.
>> So why do Catholics insist that Jesus had no siblings?
The answer is found in the words of Thomas Aquinas, the founding father of philosophical Roman theology, who also believed in the perpetual virginity of Mary.
According to Thomas Aquinas, denial of the perpetual virginity of Mary is “derogatory to Christ’s perfection”, and insult to the Holy Spirit whose “shrine” was the virginal womb, and derogatory to the dignity and holiness of God’s Mother”.
But Aquinas is merely the symptom arising out of the greater problem.
The “Ever Virgin” doctrine really stems from a form of Gnosticism. Gnostics believe that all physical desires are inherently evil and that the physical universe is utterly corrupt and unworthy of our attention.
Sexual relations, even within the God-ordained confines of blessed marriage, is somehow unclean and sinful. So they have to impose their gnostic religious views on Mary, the mother of Jesus.
What the Gnostics overlook is that Jesus Himself was manifest in the flesh, in the physical world, forever decimating the false teaching that the physical realm is inherently evil in and of itself, that there is no redeeming quality in God’s Creation.
YES, creation is fallen! But that doesn’t mean that the entire physical universe is utterly devoid of good.
As a Christian, Don’t fall for the lies of the Gnosticism!
1 Timothy 3:16 states: “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory”.
Hebrews 2:16: “For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.”
Yes, the creation is presently in a fallen state. “For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now” (Romans 8:22), but Gnostics take this a step further and seek to shun ALL pleasures of the physical world completely, even the pleasures sanctioned and approved by God Himself.
*** This is why Catholic priests do not marry.
It’s funny … because the Bible commands that Bishops (or Pastors) must be the husband of one wife.
1 Timothy 3:2 states that “A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach”.
But the Catholics do the exact opposite!
They require that priests and nuns remain celibate, going completely against the teaching of Scripture. It’s completely backwards!
That’s why the Catholic Church churns out pedophile priests by the thousands, who then harm our children.
1 Timothy 3:4-5 states that a bishop should be “One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
False Teaching #2: The “Immaculate Conception”
If you have not been exposed yet to this false doctrine, I know what you’re thinking: The Immaculate Conception is talking about the immaculate conception of Jesus Christ, right?
NOT AT ALL! Not according Marion theology! When Catholics refer to the Immaculate Conception, They’re talking about MARY!
This is the second great heresy surrounding the mother of Jesus. According to Catholics, Mary herself was immaculately conceived without sin in her mother’s womb, preserved and kept free from the Original Sin of Adam.
Catholics teach that while Mary was conceived biologically by two sinful parents who inherited the seed of original sin from Adam, that Mary was somehow miraculously kept from sin, just like Jesus, even though SHE WAS NOT conceived by the Holy Ghost, like Jesus was.
All of this because the word of some heretick, Anti-Christ Pope was believed instead of the clear teaching of the Word of God.
They’re just making this stuff up out of thin air. I mean, you believe that because you just felt like it or something? Where does it say in Scripture that Mary was conceived without sin?
Papal Infallibility, or speaking “ex cathedra” is a dogma that gives the Pope the complete, unquestioned authority to set doctrine without the possibility of error. In other words, he’s as infallible as the Bible; in fact, more so, because he has the power to interpret the Bible without being questioned.
The dogma of the “Immaculate Conception” states, and I’m reading from another heretick, Pope Puix IX: And indeed it was wholly fitting that so wonderful a mother should be ever resplendent with the glory of most sublime holiness and so completely free from all taint of original sin that she would triumph utterly over the ancient serpent.” – Wait I thought it was Jesus that triumphed over the ancient serpent?
“And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it” (Colossians 2:15).
They get this from Genesis 3:15
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
But Pope Pius, who is anything but pious, goes on to say: “By this most significant fact, the Church made it clear indeed that the conception of Mary is to be venerated as something extraordinary, wonderful, eminently holy, and different from the conception of all other human beings”
But Hebrews 7:3: “Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God”.
Catholics actually quote the one verse in the Bible that reveals Mary’s natural sinful condition and twist and turn its meaning to suit their own theological agenda.
They draw on Mary’s prayer in Luke, a section of the Bible that has been called the “Song of Mary” or the “Magnificat”, which is Latin for “Magnifies” or “my soul magnifies”.
This appears in the Gospel of Luke when Mary traveled to visit her cousin Elizabeth who was simultaneously pregnant with the Lord’s forerunner.
Beginning Luke 1:46:
46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,
47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour …
Now when I read that, again applying a plain common sense reading, it’s abundantly evident that Mary affirms her need for a Savior. You don’t have to go to Bible college or seminary to get it. It’s self-evident. If Mary calls Jesus her Savior, then it’s because she needs a Savior. And if she needs a Savior, then …. Well, she is … sinful. Otherwise, what are you being saved from?
It’s the same with salvation … if you call out to God without understanding that you are a sinner … in need of a Savior, what are you asking God to save you from? Calling on a Savior goes hand in hand with the acknowledgement that you are a sinner. That’s why when we come to Christ for the first time, we acknowledge that we are sinners and ask Jesus to forgive us and to become our Savior.
48 For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
Catholics point to the phrase, “All generations shall be blessed”.
But does being a blessing mean we’ll pray to her?
Yes … Mary is blessed. We can learn a lot from her humility and virtue; she is an ideal example of a Godly woman.
But look at Luke chapter 11 where Jesus corrects a woman for ascribing holiness to Mary.
27 And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed [is] the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked.
28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed [are] they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
But Pope Pius thinks that Mary was made sinless through a pre-redemptive act of Christ, before Jesus was even crucified on the cross! The CC teaches that Jesus Christ pre-emptively cleansed Mary of all sin in her mother’s womb. Before he ever died, before he was buried, and before he rose again; That’s not theologically sound!
As a last proof of the sinful nature of Mary is Luke 2:22 “And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present [him] to the Lord;”
Jesus had just been circumcised according to the Law of Moses on the eight day and the Mosaic Law required that a woman who has given birth to a son go through ritual purification, according to God’s Law.
21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
22 And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present [him] to the Lord;
23 (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)
24 And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.
• These verses are irrefutable proof that Mary was in fact born with sin. She carried the sin nature of Adam.
The purification laws are found in Leviticus 12:1-4, which Jospeh and Mary clearly observed, in the acknowledgement of Mary’s fully human nature:
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a woman have conceived seed, and born a man child: then she shall be unclean seven days; according to the days of the separation for her infirmity shall she be unclean.
3 And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.
4 And she shall then continue in the blood of her purifying three and thirty days; she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying be fulfilled.
Ask any Catholic to explain Luke 2:22 you, and I guarantee they won’t have an answer other than that Mary was somehow “pre-purified” “pre-redemptively” in her mother’s womb.
But that doesn’t even make sense. Why, if she was pre-emptively cleansed, would she need to go through the legal, ritual cleansing of the Mosaic Law? Why would she call God her Savior if she was already without sin?
Only Jesus is without sin.
For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Hebrews 4:15
>> Does it ever say that about Mary?
For he hath made him [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. 2 Corinthians 5:21
“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:” Romans 3:10
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” Romans 3:23
“For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.” Colossians 2:9
Does it say that the fullness of the Godhead dwell bodily in Mary?
If we refute that Mary had sin, then we are also ascribing to her being the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And that, my friends, IS a damnable sin!
Now, I don’t say this because I hate Catholics. I say this because I love Catholics and want them to reject the false teachings of their Gnostic religion and embrace the true Christianity as found in the Word of God!
And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. Revelation 18:4:
#3 Mary as Co-Mediatrix
Catholic Mariology promotes Mary as Mediatrix, the concept that Mary plays an intercessory role in the salvific work of redemption through Jesus Christ.
Mariology teaches that Mary is a type of co-mediator together with her Son and that manifold graces are shed through not only Christ but through Mary. This is another Title for Mary: “Our Lady Mediatrix of All Graces”.
There’s a prayer in the 4th century attributed to some guy named “Ephrem the Syrian”, in which he says: “after the mediator [speaking of Christ], you, Mary, are the mediatrix of the whole world”. This is about the time that Mary as Mediatrix become popular among early Catholic hereticks.
The Catholic Church has multiple mediators, including the Saints, but they elevate Mary’s intercessory role to an even higher level. The Catholic Church holds to the dogma that Mary assists and prepares our hearts and souls for communion between God and man. So, basically, they believe: go to Mary first who will whisper in Christ’s ear as Queen Mother and soften His heart towards you – and intercede on your behalf.
But 1 Timothy 2:5 states: “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;”
Here again is the Second Vatican Council of 1965:
“Taken up to heaven she did not lay aside this saving office but by her manifold intercession continues to bring us the gifts of eternal salvation. … therefore the Blessed Virgin is invoked in the Church under the titles of Advocate, Helper, Benefactress, and Mediatrix” …
Whoa … I thought Christ is our Advocate.
1 John 2:1 – “My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous”
I thought the Lord is our Helper:
Hebrews 13:6 – “So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me”
Does that say anything about Mary?
LAST FALSE TEACHING #4: The Assumption of Mary
The Bodily translation of Mary into Heaven.
In the same way that Jesus ascended into heaven both body and soul, the Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox and parts of Anglicanism all teach that Mary ascended to heaven as angels gathered her both body and soul to be forever with God the Father. This say this took place before the first resurrection, which will take place at the End of the World.
Paul’s epistle to the Thessalonians, speaking of the time of the rapture when Jesus shall return to gather the elect, after the seals have been opened, after the tribulation period, states:
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:” (1 Thessalonians 4:16).
So when do the dead in Christ rise? Is anyone going to rise bodily before Christ’s return? Our soul goes to heaven when we die, as proven from my past sermon entitled, “The Myth of Abraham’s Bosom”, but our body remains until that time.
While some Catholics say Mary did die and was then translated both body and soul to heaven, others claim that Mary did not die but was carried into heaven by angels …
… Catholic theologians purposely leave this ambiguous because they know they have no Biblical authority for such a teaching.
But Heretick Popes point to Genesis 3:15 & 1 Corinthians 15:54 and attribute the victory over Satan and death which was the work of Jesus and Him alone instead to Mary.
***** 1 Corinthians 15:54 states: “So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.”
That’s about Jesus, not Mary.
In 1950, another Pope Piux XII, declared:
“By the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, of the Blessed Apostle Peter and Paul, and by our own authority, we pronounce, declare, and define it to be a divinely revealed dogma: that the Immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory.”
BY WHOSE AUTHORITY? By their own authority.
So in this final decree Mariolatry is fully realized. All the false teachings converge into one and Mary is essentially declared as one with Jesus. Everything that Jesus is, Mary is. Jesus was a virgin His whole life, Mary was a virgin her whole life, Jesus is without sin, Mary is without sin, Jesus mediates on our behalf, so Mary mediates on our behalf, Jesus ascended into heaven, so Mary must also ascend …
Mariolatry goes far deeper than we could have imagined … we didn’t even have time to talk about the so-called apparitions of Mary across the globe.
2 Corinthians 11:14 states:
“And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.”
There’s a young child named Mirjana Dragicevic, one of six children who reported seeing a world-renown apparition of Mary. Hear her words:
“He was ugly, horribly ugly. You cannot imagine how ugly, he almost killed me with his gaze, I almost fainted … then Satan went away and our Lady came …”
Does that sound like Satan himself “transformed into an angel of Light”? These incidents are not isolated. Satan literally transforms his image into a false and deceiving light.
We talked about the Titles of Mary … here are instances where the title “Virgin” has been applied to heathen goddesses, creating a perpetual gateway for Mary idolaters to worship Lucifer.
The Babylonian Rhea, the Egyptian Isis, “the Universal Mother, The Mysterious Mother of the World”, the Hindus’ Gaia, the female goddess, the Romans’ mother of Romulus, the Greco-Roman Vesta, Diana, Cybele, Artemis, and so on ….
In the Babylonian Mystery cult, the first Biblically recorded mother goddess is Ashtoreth, the Zidonian goddess. Jeremiah refers to her as “The Queen of Heaven”. She is considered the wife of Baal.
The book of Revelation calls her: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. (Revelation 17:5).
Mother Goddess worship is the first major stepping stone upon which the foundation of occultist Luciferianism is built. Occultists consider Lucifer the “Virgin” through whom the universe was created.
Helena Blavatsky or as she is called by Lucifeareans, Madame Blavatsky, called Lucifer the Mother of devils. She wrote in the 1800s: “The celestial Virgin which thus becomes the Mother of Gods and Devils at one and the same time; for she is the ever-loving beneficent Deity … but in antiquity and reality Lucifer …”
In closing …
We’ve refuted Mariolatry to its core … Let’s now look briefly to the portion of the Gospel of Matthew that we should have preached on, were it not for the damnable heresy that we have to deal today.
Let’s let the Gospel speak for itself. Starting at verse 18, Matthew Chapter One.
18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just [man], and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily.
20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:
25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.
Let’s pay particular attention to verses 22 & 23.
22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
Which prophet is speaking this? It’s a fulfillment of the words of Isaiah, Chapter 7, verse 14:
Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
Some say well why was he named Jesus and not Immanuel? Why did the Angel announce that He would be called Jesus? Why wasn’t he literally named Immanuel?
While so many false titles have been ascribed to Mary, a true Title has once and for all been given to Christ, that is Immanuel: “God with us”.
“That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;” Philippians 2:10