God's Sword of Truth - The Word

WHO IS THE REAL MARY?

By The Holy Spirit's Disciple, Raymond Laginess

In the following, you will see how the Roman Catholic church has elevated Mary, Jesus’ earthly mother, to the extent that she is far greater than the Word of God indicates. For all who are Catholic, please read this article with an open heart and search all things, and study the Word (King James Bible) - “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” - II Tim.2:15 - and the truth will set you free!

ARE YOU A MARY WORSHIPER?

I was, when I was a Catholic. That is the reason I am writing; to explain, to warn, and rebuke those of you who are still Mary worshipers: Who has the statue of Mary in their bedroom, or yard - Who sends their daughter to the side altar in church to pray to, and receive the Mary statue (icon), on her wedding day - Who has pictures (more icons) of Mary all over the house, which depict a different looking Mary, due to different models - Who lights candles before her statue/picture - Who asks for favors from Mary - Who pays devotion to Mary - Who offers their new-born child to Mary - Who has been an avid scapular wearer (many colors) of Mary - Who prays the rosary of Mary - Who lives, professing Mary daily, and dies confessing Mary as their mediatrix!!!!! CATHOLICS, LUTHERANS, WHOEVER - HOW DARE YOU! You are on the road to hell with these unscriptural beliefs and lies. “I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.”- I John 2:21. Why aren’t you searching for truth? Why do you go to church and allow your priests to deceive you? “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth,...”- II Thes.2:11-12. I thank the Lord that He showed me truth. Truth can only come by the Holy Spirit when you know the Word (Jesus Christ). Pick up the Bible (King James Version) and search the Word - study to show yourself approved - II Timothy 2:15.

The following three things I present to you is a belief, designated by the Catholic church, as being the top three aspects accepted by the Catholic believers:

“Accepting Mary as Coredemptrix (or Mediatrix of redemption), Mediatrix of all graces (or Dispensatrix of graces), and Advocate of the People of God (or Mediatrix of defense, Auxiliatrix-Help of Christians, and Comforter of the Afflicted) according to the terminology adopted in Lumen Gentium, 62”.
Now, do you understand what the Catholic church is telling you what you must believe? And I mean - according to their teachings, you must believe their teachings or you are accursed by them.

In the paragraphs that follow, you will learn who Mary is, and who Mary is not! All of the indented, red typed portion is what the Catholic church teaches, with some being from their Catechism, church textbooks, paper publications, books, and the Catholic “saints” or popes quotes.

MARY IS NOT THE MOTHER OF GOD!

She was the mother of the human flesh of Jesus Christ, but she is NOT the mother of God. The Catholic’s call her“Birth-giver of God”. What blasphemy!
In the Catholic church, the Lateran Council of 469 under Pope Martin I declared: “if anyone does not confess in harmony with the holy Fathers that the holy and ever virgin and immaculate Mary is really and truly the mother of God, inasmuch as she in the last times and without semen by the Holy Spirit conceived God the Word himself specially and truthful, who was born from God the Father before all ages, and she bore him uncorrupted, and after his birth her virginity remaining indissoluble, let him be condemned.”

Irenaeus of Lyons said: “The Virgin Mary, being obedient to his word, received from an angel the glad tidings that she would bear God” (Against Heresies, 5:19:1[A.D.189]).

Jerome said: “Do not marvel at the novelty of the thing, if a Virgin gives birth to God” (Commentaries on Isaiah 3:7:15 [A,D,409]).

Cyril of Jerusalem said: “The father bears witness from heaven to his Son. The Holy Spirit bears witness, coming down bodily in the form of a dove. The Archangel Gabriel bears witness, bringing the good tidings to Mary. The Virgin Mother of God bears witness” (Catechetical Lectures 10:19 [A.D.350]).

...the One whom she conceived as man by the Holy Spirit, who truly became her Son according to the flesh, was none other than the Father’s eternal Son, the second person of the Holy Trinity. Hence the Church confesses that Mary is truly ‘MOTHER OF GOD’ (Theotokos). [Council of Ephesus (431): DS 251.

Many, many Catholics believe that Mary is the mother of God - they just do not know how, where, or when that belief/doctrine came into being, but they’ve always believed it, counting it as truth, and never checking it out for themselves.

First of all, this teaching did not come from the Word of God (Bible), but it did come from documents recorded in history. The ‘mother of god’ concept came out of Babylon. The mother-goddess Semaramis, pictured with an infant son at breast, was called the “Queen of Heaven” and the “Mother of God.” (Dionusiaca, Lib.Xii, in Bryant, Vol iii, pg 226).

Read everything you can on Babylon and you will see how the Catholic church adopted many of the customs and beliefs of the ancient mystery religions and ‘christianized’ them according to their pagan, cultic beliefs. Therefore, the Catholic church’s beliefs are based on the worship of false gods, not on the Word of God, and those that follow it’s pernicious ways will be judged and condemned by the Lord Himself.

MARY CAN NOT ANSWER PRAYERS!

She can not hear anyone’s prayers, nor answer anyone’s prayers. I’ve heard people say, “I have daily devotions to Mary and anything I ask, in her holy name, she answers my prayers”. People, Mary does not answer prayers, she doesn’t even hear them, and you won’t find it in the Bible that you should ask Mary for anything. “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;” - I Timothy 2:5
The following is an unbiblical teaching of the Catholic church - Octobri Mense (6) Faithful to the religious example of our fathers, let us have recourse to Mary, our holy Sovereign. Let us entreat, let us beseech, with one heart, Mary, the Mother of Jesus Christ, our Mother. “Show thyself to be a mother; cause our prayers to be accepted by Him Who, born for us, consented to be thy Son” (7) Source: Octobri Mense (On the Rosary), Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII, promulgated on September 22, 1891. The following statement is taken from the Catholic Magazine, “The Fatima Crusader” cover, 1999 Summer Edition: Mary at Fatima is supposed to be saying: “Only I Can Help You”.
This is antichrist! Continue reading more of the Roman Catholic idolatry on Mary!
“What will it cost you, oh Mary, to hear our prayer? What will it cost you to save us? Has not Jesus placed in your hands all the treasures of His grace and mercy? You sit crowned Queen at the right hand of your son: your dominion reaches as far as the heavens and to you are subject the earth and all creatures dwelling thereon. Your dominion reaches even down into the abyss of hell, and you alone, oh Mary, save us from the hands of Satan.” - Pope Pius XI
Do you understand what the above paragraph means? Well, to begin with, the prayer asks Mary: (1) Mary, what it will cost you to hear our prayer?(NOTHING! SHE CAN'T HEAR OUR PRAYERS - Matt. 6:5-8 - "And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: ...that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly") (2) Mary, what will it cost you to save us? (SHE CAN'T SAVE US - THE PRICE HAS BEEN PAID BY JESUS CHRIST - "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life...but that the world through him might be saved." - John 3:16,17 and "...for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." - Acts 4:12) (3) Mary, has not Jesus placed in your hands His grace and mercy? (NO, HE HAS NOT - "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." - Ephes.2:8-9 - "...according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life." - Titus 3:5-7) (4) Mary you are Queen, and the earth and all creatures are subject to you- PURE BLASPHEMY! MARY IS NOT QUEEN, NOR ARE THE CREATURES AND ALL ELSE ON EARTH SUBJECT TO HER. We are subject to the Divine Will of God - "Submit yourselves therefore to God...." - James 4:7. If you look back in Old Testament History, Jeremiah 44, you will see that the Israelites were punished for worshiping the queen of heaven. Mary, the Catholic queen of heaven is not the Mary of the Bible, the Mary who bore Jesus Christ. You must study this very carefully - do not be deceived. (5) Mary, your dominion reaches even down into the abyss of hell, and you alone, oh Mary, save us from the hands of Satan. HER DOMINION REACHES HELL? SAVE US FROM THE HANDS OF SATAN? SHE HAS NO DOMINION OVER ANYONE OR ANYTHING, NOR CAN SHE SAVE ANYONE FROM THE HANDS OF SATAN. WOW! READ THE WORD! "To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen." - Jude 25 - "For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost." - Matt.18:11 - "This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief." - I Tim.1:15

MARY IS NOT THE CO-REDEEMER!

She cannot save anyone! Mary was special in the Lord’s plan, but, if anyone thinks that she has a part in our redemption, they are heretics and are cursed. Jesus ALONE is our Redeemer; He alone bought us with His shed blood, and HE is the ONLY Way to God the Father - “...I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” - John 14:6.

In a Catholic book called Mary Coredemptrix Advocate, Theological Foundations Towards a Papal Definition? Book 2, by Stefano Maria Manelli (Franciscan Friar), you will find many lies and false claims on "Mary, co-redemptrix". Manelli said that Pope John Paul II used the phrase "maternal mediation" of Mary, and Manelli said it has its origin in Scripture (NO!! IT DOES NOT), and that it is developed in Tradition (YES, TRADITION OF THE EVIL GODDESS) - "And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition. Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye." - Mark 7:9,13

MARY HAD A SIN NATURE!

She was born a human being, as were her parents, Joachim and Anna, along with the rest of us. Yes, Mary certainly was a blessed human, but she had a sin nature just as we all have, the Word of the Lord says so: Romans 3:10 - “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:”
[The Catholic catechism, para 508 says Mary “....remained pure from all personal sin throughout her life.”] Liars! [The Catholic catechism of Christian Doctrine, pg.47 says “By a special privilege of Almighty God, our blessed mother was free throughout her life from all actual sin, both mortal and venial”]
More Lies! - The Word of God says: “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” - Romans 3:23-24. Mary needed a Saviour, Christ Jesus, as all of us need Him. Mary herself declared her own need for a Savior in Luke 1:47 - “And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.”

MARY IS NOT OMNIPOTENT!

 The Scripture says: "And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth." - Rev. 19:6
The Catholic church teaches the Omnipotence of Mary: "I come to thee in my distress, O Blessed Mother, for thou art all powerful in heaven and on earth..." (Our Lady's Book, Rev.J.J.Cashman, CM, ed., [Vincentian Foreign Mission Soc., St. Louis, 1942) p.31 Imprimi Potest. They say that "...by the ordinance of God, her power is without limit. (Official Handbook of the Legion of Mary, by Concilium Legionis Mariae (1959), p11 Nihil Obstat:
God the Father is omnipotent - Matt.19:26, Rev. 19:6, Jesus is omnipotent - Matt.28:18; I Peter 3:22; John 3:31,35; 17:2, and the Holy Spirit is omnipotent; Psalms 104:30.

MARY CAN NOT DISPENSE SPIRITUAL GIFTS:

 "Do not err, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning." - James 1:16-17. - "If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children; how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? - Luke 11:13. Here is a list of SEVEN GIFTS that Mary cannot give, ONLY CHRIST CAN GIVE THESE GIFTS: (1) Rest - Matt.11:28, (2) Keys of the Kingdom - Matt.16:19, (3) Power over evil spirits - Luke 10:19, (4) Living water - John 4:14, (5) Bread of Heaven - John 6:51, (6) Eternal life - John 10:28 and the Legacy of His Peace - John 14:27 [Read Rev. 2:26, 28; 21:6].

MARY CAN NOT OBTAIN YOUR SALVATION!

The Catholic church teaches: “The Virgin Mary ‘co-operated through free faith and obedience in human salvation; (LG 56). She uttered her yes ‘in the name of all human nature’ (St. Thomas Aquinas, S Th III, 30, 1). By her obedience she became the new Eve, mother of the living.” Catechism, 511
Jesus Christ alone is our redeemer. The Bible says: “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. - Acts 4:12.

MARY IS NOT THE MEDIATRIX BETWEEN GOD AND MAN!

1 Timothy 2:5,6 - “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.” The Mediator between God and man is the man Christ Jesus; Who gave Himself a ransom for all men, not Mary.

An issue of Newsweek (August 25, 1997) featured an article on a worldwide petition drive to declare a new Catholic dogma, that Mary is "Co-Redemptrix, Mediatrix of All Graces and Advocate for the People of God". Appended to this message is a London Times analysis of the prospects for the proposed dogma, which would, in effect, exalt Mary to the position of God, co-equal with Jesus. Pope John Paul II has already stated as much in April of this year: "Having created man 'male and female,' the Lord also wants to place the New Eve beside the New Adam in the Redemption... Mary, the New Eve, thus becomes a perfect icon of the Church... We can therefore turn to the Blessed Virgin, trustfully imploring her aid in the awareness of the singular role entrusted to her by God, the role of co-operator in the Redemption."(Newsweek, 8/25/97, p 51) There is ONLY ONE GOD, ONE MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD AND MAN, THE MAN CHRIST JESUS' - I Timothy 2:5

 MARY IS NOT THE MORNING STAR!

The Catholic church says: “Mary is the morning star in the midst of the cloud which shines in the height of heaven with the greatest splendor.” (St.Peter Damien) “...her who is the true Morning Star...heralding the dawn of salvation.” (The Official Handbook of the Legion of Mary, by Concilium Legionis Mariae (1959), p.65, Nihil Obstat:Michael L. Dempsey, S;.T.D., Imprimi Potest: Joannes Carolus, Archbishop of Dublin, March 25, 1953)
Revelation 22:16: “I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.”

 MARY HAD OTHER CHILDREN BY JOSEPH!

 Well, well, well! Did you see that? Mary had other children by Joseph, her husband. That is true, she did.

Yes, she was a virgin until the birth of Jesus Christ - Luke 1:27 - "To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary."

The Catholic church teaches that Mary had "perpetual virginity", remaining a virgin even after the birth of Jesus. They teach thatthe Scripture, "before they came together"(Matt.1:18) means "before they lived in the same house" MORE LIES!!!! EVERYONE WHO KNOWS THE WORD OF GOD KNOWS THAT IT MEANS: BEFORE THEY HAD INTERCOURSE, MARY "WAS FOUND WITH CHILD OF THE HOLY GHOST." (Matt.1:18) What a blessed event!

They teach that when the bible refers to the "brethren" of Jesus, it is speaking about his cousins, not his brothers and sisters. AGAIN, MORE LIES!

Mary and Joseph had other children - Matt. 13:55,56 - "Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? (that's 4 brothers right there) (56) And his sisters, are they not all with us?" Must have been more than 1 sister, maybe several, the Bible doesn't say how many, but it does say "sisters", "all" - Don't you just love the Word of God - it is truth!
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People, you must accept salvation on God's terms - not the Catholic church's terms which are built on lies, idolatry, and false doctrines. They are guilty of "adding" to, or "subtracting" from, God's Word - Rev. 22:18-19"For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book."

 I cannot understand why any Catholic will not check this out in the Bible. Read all of the Catholic doctrine which has been handed down from generation to generation and changed over and over again. If it had been right in the beginning, why did it have to change over the years? Check it out people, we are talking about your eternal salvation. I checked it out, and upon checking it ALL out, I found the truth which led me to leave the false religion of Catholicism. You cannot walk with Christ and have Mary worship at the same time. Do you honor Mary more than you honor Jesus Christ? Sure, the Catholic church will tell you that they do not honor Mary more than Jesus - and do you believe their lies? They have 17 "Mary" feast days and only 4 feasts that honor Christ. That should tell you something - and you can check that out in your own feast day calendar. Can you see how the Catholic church contradicts the Bible in this area? The four gospels do not even speak of the Catholic feast days of Mary or the prayer beads (rosary). You will not find it in the Bible, it's just not there. The Word warns you - "Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth". - I Timothy 4:2-3. Wake up, wake up before it's too late. Please, please check it out! You will find that the Roman Catholic Mary Worship is nothing more than PAGAN IDOLATRY. Mary, the true Mary of the Bible, is nothing more than a sinner saved by grace, whom God chose to use as a means of bringing His Son into this world. Do not exalt her above Jesus Christ, or anyone else. In John 2:5, Mary said: "...Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it."

"Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty." - 2 Cor. 6:17-18.

   

All scripture based on the King James Authorized Version or 1611 Bible, New Testament only, otherwise known as THE WORD.  All Old Testament scriptural references used in this article is Jewish History, not canonical, and is used as additional references.