| ||THE CATHOLIC CHURCH TEACHES||THE HOLY BIBLE TEACHES|
||Mary was preserved from all stain of original sin from the first instant of her conception. (The Doctrine of the Immaculate Conception) ---Catechism of the Catholic Church, 490-492.
||Mary, a descendant of Adam, was born in sin. Psalms 51:5; Romans 5:12
||Mary, "the All-Holy," lived a perfectly sinless life. ---Catechism of the Catholic Church, (411, 493)
||Mary was a sinner; God alone is holy. Luke 18:19; Romans 3:23; Revelation 15:4
||Mary was a virgin before, during, and after the birth of Christ. Catechism of the Catholic Church, 496-511
||Mary was a virgin until the birth of Christ. Matthew 13:55,56; Psalms 69:8
||Mary is the Mother of God. Catechism of the Catholic Church, 963, 971, 2677
||Mary was the earthly mother of Jesus. John 2:1
||Mary is the Mother of the Church. Catechism of the Catholic Church, 963, 975
||Mary is a member of the church. Acts 1:14; I Corinthians 12:13, 27
||Mary is the co-redeemer, for she participated with Christ in the painful act of redemption. Catechism of the Catholic Church, 618, 964, 968, 970)
||Christ alone is the Redeemer, for He alone suffered and died for sin. I Peter 1:18,19
||At the end of her life, Mary was assumed body and soul into heaven (The Doctrine of the Assumption) Catechism of the Catholic Church, 966, 974
||Upon her death, Mary's body returned to dust. Genesis 3:19
||Mary is the co-Mediator to whom we can entrust all our cares and petitions. Catechism of the Catholic Church, 968-970, 2677
||Christ Jesus is the one mediator to whom we can entrust all our cares and petitions. I Timothy 2:5; John 14:13,14; I Peter 5:7
||We should entrust ourselves to Mary, surrendering "'the hour of our death' wholly to her care." Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2677
||We should entrust ourselves to the Lord Jesus, surrendering the hour of our death wholly to His care. Romans 10:13; Acts 4:12
||God has exalted Mary in heavenly glory as Queen of Heaven and Earth (966). She is to be praised with special devotion. Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2675
||The name of the Lord is to be praised, for He alone is exalted above heaven and earth. Psalms 148:13. God commands, "You shalt have no other gods before Me." Exodus 20:3
The Bible is very clear. There is only one mediator between God and man and that man is Jesus Christ. (I Tim 2:5) Psalms 73:21 says,
"Whom have I in heaven but thee? And there is none upon earth I desire beside thee." and again, Phil.2:9,10 tells us that there is no other name by which we are saved. The second commandment tells us that we are not to make images and bow before them for this would be idolatry.
The Catholic Church teaches that to get to Jesus, you must go through Mary. This is a fallacy!! The Word of God tells us that we may go boldly to the throne of grace through faith in Jesus Christ. There is no need to go to or through Mary or any "saint". Pick up your bible and read it for yourself.
Ask Jesus to guide you into all truth. If we could have been saved through Mary....then why did Christ die on Calvary?
It will all eventually come down to this: either you believe the Word of God or you believe the Catholic Church. They contradict each other, so you better choose for your eternal soul is at stake!