Has the Roman Catholic Church stepped over the line in defining how Mary mediates?

By | October 15, 2019

>>Dr. John Ankerberg:Let me ask you, do you
think that Catholicism has stepped over the line in defining how Mary mediates, and it
cannot be justified by saying other Christians are asked to proclaim the gospel and pray
for their friends? Her role of mediation is completely different than ours?
If there is any doubt in your mind about this, look at what Pope Pius IX said about Mary:
�God has committed to her the treasury of all good things, in order that everyone may
know that through her are obtained every hope, every grace, and all salvation. For this is
his will, that we obtain everything through Mary.�
Further, he said, �Just as no one can approach the highest Father except through the Son,
so no one can approach Christ except through His Mother.� Pope Pius XI said, �Every
blessing that comes to us from the Almighty God comes to us through the hands of our Lady.�
Pope Leo XIII prayed, �None, Oh Mother of God, obtains salvation except through thee;
none receives a gift from the throne of mercy except through thee.�
But nowhere in the Bible is Mary�s role in the dispensing of graces mentioned. Nowhere
in the Bible will you find what these Popes have stated about Mary being in the mediating
position between Jesus and all the rest of mankind. Such devotion to Mary crosses the
line, and it is not justified by saying that the Church gives only secondary or subordinate
honor to Mary. When God says, �You shall have no other
gods before me,� [Ex. 20:3] these words literally read: �You shall have no other
gods before my face.� God is not saying you shall have no other gods above me, what
He is saying is, you shall have no other gods above me, even with me, subordinate to me,
in addition to me, you shall have no other Gods before His face, period. God demands
undivided loyalty and devotion. Although the Roman Catholic Church is careful
to say Mary is not an infinite and eternal being, like God, she is described in terms
every bit as real as the false gods and goddesses of the ancient world. Remember, those pagan
deities were described as finite beings with very human characteristics and passions. In
comparison, Mary is described in terms far exceeding those pagan deities in her excellency,
power and achievements. In Catholicism, Mary�s roles and how she is described makes her virtually
indistinguishable from the Son of God Himself and only differs in degree in the minds of
people. For example, the Bible says Jesus was the
Son of God. Catholicism says Mary was the Mother of God. The Bible says Jesus was sinless;
Catholicism says Mary was immaculately conceived and lived a sinless life. The Bible teaches
Jesus was born of a virgin; Catholicism says Mary was a perpetual virgin. The Bible says
Jesus ascended bodily into Heaven; Catholicism claims Mary ascended body and soul into Heaven.
The Bible says Jesus is the King of Heaven. Catholicism says Mary is the Queen of Heaven.
Jesus is the Mediator between God and man; Mary in Catholicism is the Mediatrix between
Jesus and man. Biblically, Jesus is the only Redeeme

One thought on “Has the Roman Catholic Church stepped over the line in defining how Mary mediates?

  1. Kelley Post author

    I could not agree more. They say they reverence her, but when you stop to examine the Roman Catholic position of Mary's role re: redemption, and other grave doctrinal errors, you realize that they worship her almost more than they give Christ glory and honor. Mary is not the mediatrix for that is totally inconsistent with the Scriptures.


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