By Matt Slick

Roman Catholicism certainly exalts Mary to a large extent and makes it so that puts it at the level of the same creator: God. Of course the Catholics deny that Mary is a goddess and claim that this is only appropriate honor because of what she has to offer, and that this honor may then be given due to her outstanding attributes offered by the statement Sacred Tradition. But Mary is right to endorse things that are only attributed to God, as she atoned for the sins of humankind (1), that frees the soul from death (2), and simultaneously listen to thousands of people praying for her in different languages ​​in all the world (3)? Without a single shred of Biblical evidence to support these and other things said to Mary, we must conclude that Roman Catholicism has gone beyond what the Word of God reveals (1 Cor 4:6) and has violated even Scripture itself .

This is the reason why Protestants equate the exaltation of Mary by the Roman Catholicism as idolatry. Protestants argue that you should only receive all glory, honor and worship and that he alone carried out the work of atonement, that only God delivers our souls from death and is the only one who has the ability to simultaneously listen to the prayers of His redeemed around the world in their own languages. Still, the Roman Catholic claim that they are committing idolatry but are giving proper honor Mary, an honor that is derived not from the Word of God but of the Holy Tradition of Roman Catholicism. So what is it? "Raise Mary Roman Catholicism at the same level of God, or just doing it to give more than a high honor?

Below is a chart comparing things that are only attributed to God but also entrusted to Mary. Some are shocking.


Access Jesus
God: Matthew 11:28: "Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."

MARIA: "... therefore, no man is Christ but by His Mother." (Web page of the Vatican: Papal Encyclical of Pope Leo 13 º on the Rosary, octoBRI Mense, 1903-1914.)

God: 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, Colossians 1:20, "and through him to reconcile all things, whether things on earth or in heaven, making peace through his blood cross. "

MARIA: "Only truly Christ offered the sacrifice of atonement on the Cross ... The power of the grace of Redemption merited by Christ, Mary, by entering their divine spiritual son of men, made atonement for the sins of man and ( of congruon) merited the application of the redemptive grace of Christ. In this way it cooperates in the subjective redemption of mankind. "(Fundamental Catholic Dogma (4) Ott, page 213.)

His body saw no corruption
GOD: Acts 2:31: "He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh see corruption."

MARIA: "She, by an entirely unique privilege, completely overcame sin by her Immaculate Conception, and as a result she was not subject to the law to remain in the corruption of the grave, and not have to wait until the end of the times for the redemption of his body. "(Pope Pius XII, Munificentissimus Deus, # 5);" holy body [of Mary] was never subject to corruption of the tomb ... "(Pope Pius XII, Munificentissimus Deus, # 14).

Crush the serpent
God: Genesis 3:15: "I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed shall bruise you [The Hebrew" shoof "" hurt, crush] on the head, and thou shalt bruise heel. "(5)

MARIA: "All our hopes must rest on the Blessed Virgin - in all fair and immaculate one who has crushed the poisonous head of the most cruel serpent and brought salvation to the world" (Pope Pius XII, Ineffabilis Deus).

From death
God: 2 Corinthians 1:10: "[God] saved us and delivered us, and whom we hope we are still spared from so much death;"

MARIA: "reach [Mary] the source of life because you conceived the living God, and your intercession saved from death, our souls." (CCC 966).

God: 1 Corinthians 7:35: "I say this to your advantage, not to shopkeepers loop, but for the honest and decent, and that without hindrance you approach the Lord."

MARIA: "The Church's devotion to the Blessed Virgin is intrinsic to Christian worship" (MC 56). The Blessed Virgin "is rightly honored by the Church with a special devotion. And indeed, since time old, is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin under the title 'Mother of God', under whose protection the faithful fly in all their dangers and needs [...] [...] This cult entirely unique though, is essentially different from the worship given to the incarnate Word and equally to the Father and the Holy Spirit, but very strongly favors' (LG 66), is expressed in the liturgical feasts dedicated to the Mother of God (cf. SC 103) and the Marian prayer, such as the rosary, "synthesis of all the Gospel '" (MC 42). "(CCC 971).

GOD: Exodus 32:5: "And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it, and Aaron made proclamation and said, Tomorrow is a feast to the Lord."

MARIA: "... finds expression in the liturgical feasts dedicated to the Mother of God (cf. SC 103) and the Marian prayer, such as the rosary," synthesis of all the Gospel. '"(MC 42)." ( CIC 971).

God: John 1:14: "And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."

MARIA: "The Holy Spirit prepared Mary by his grace. Fitting that was "full of grace" Mother of the One in whom "dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily." (Col 2, 9). "(CCC 722)

The only help
GOD: John 14:16-17: "And I will pray the Father, and will give you another Comforter [Helper, Helper], to be with you forever-17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world can not receive, because seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know Him because He abides with you and will be in you. "

MARIA: "Therefore the Blessed Virgin is invoked in the Church under the titles of Advocate, Helper, Socorro, and Mediatrix."
(CIC 969).

The Holy One
God: 1 Peter 1:16: "For it is written, Be ye holy, for I am holy."

MARIA: "By asking Mary to pray for us sinners recognize us and we went to the 'Mother of Mercy, the All Holy.'" (CCC 2677).

The Only Hope of Grace
God: 1 Peter 1:13: "Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, hope fully on the grace to be brought to you Jesus Christ;"

MARIA: "The holiness which is our end in Christ (cf. 1 Jn 3:2-3) was seen, by unmerited grace, in Mary, who is the prototype of the hope of grace for humankind as a whole . '((, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity ["Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity."] International Commission on Anglican-Roman Catholic (CIACR), # 59).

God: Hebrews 7:25: "Wherefore he [Jesus] is able to save to the uttermost that come unto God he always lives to intercede for them."

MARIA: "Indeed, with her assumption into heaven, did not abandon his mission of salvation, but it continues to bring his intercession the gifts of eternal salvation." (CCC 969).

Who to watch
GOD: Psalm 123:2: "So our eyes wait upon the Lord our God, to have mercy on us."

MARIA: "Having spoken of the Church, her origin, mission and destiny, we can not conclude better than by looking to Mary to see in it what is the Church as a mystery ..." ( CIC 972).

The Lord's Supper
God: Mark 14:22-24: "While they were eating, Jesus took bread and blessed and broke it and gave them, saying: Take, this is my body. 23 And he took the cup, gave thanks, gave it to them and drank from it all. 24 And they said, This is my blood of the covenant which is shed for many. 25 Verily I say unto you not drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God. "

MARIA: "Therefore, in the footsteps of Mary, 'woman of the Eucharist" (Ecclesia de Eucharistia, Chapter VI), the Christian community lives this mystery! Empowered by the "bread of eternal life ', becomes in the presence of light and life, yeast of evangelization and solidarity." (Discourse of Pope John Paul II, Altar of the Confession of St. Peter's Basilica, Sunday, October 17, 2004.)

God: 1 Timothy 2:5: "For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;"
Matthew 11:28: "Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."

MARIA: "Therefore the Blessed Virgin is invoked in the Church under the titles of Advocate, Helper, Socorro, and Mediatrix." (CCC 969).

He offered Himself
God: Hebrews 7:27: "that does not need daily, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices, first for his own sins and then for the people, because this He did once, when he offered himself. "See also Hebrews 9:13.

MARIA: "It was she, the second Eve, who free from all sin, original or personal, and always more intimately united with her Son, offered him the Eternal Father on Calvary for all the sons of Adam." (Mystici Corpois Christ, Paragraph 110)

Prayers are addressed to God
God: 2 Corinthians 13:7: "And pray to God that ye do no evil, not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do well, though we be as reprobates."

MARIA: "Mary is the perfect prayer, the figure of the Church. When we pray, we are adhering with her to the Father, who sends his Son to save all men. Like the beloved disciple we welcome into our private life (cf. Jn 19, 27) to the Mother of Jesus, who has become the Mother of all living. We can pray with her and pray to her. The prayer of the Church is sustained by the prayer of Mary. And she is united in hope (cf. LG 68-69). "(CCC 2679).

Answered Prayers
GOD: John 14:14: "If you ask anything in my name, I will."

MARIA: "We pray with her and pray to her. The prayer of the Church is sustained by the prayer of Mary. And she is united in hope (cf. LG 68-69). "(CCC 2679).

Answered prayers
GOD: Psalm 65:1-2: "Yours is the praise in Zion, O God, And you shall the vow. 2 You who hear prayer, To thee shall all flesh. "

MARIA: "May the Blessed Virgin listen to their daily prayers." (Message of John Paul II, read by His Excellency Monsignor Francesco Marchisano, Group of Our Lady of Lourdes in the Vatican Gardens, Saturday May 31, 2003.)

Preparing a
GOD: John 14:1-2: "Do not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you, I go to prepare a place for you. "

MARIA: "This mother ... is waiting and preparing your home for you." (Manual for Catholics Today, page 31).

We get
GOD: John 14:3: "And if I go and prepare a place, I will come again and receive you unto myself that where I am, there ye may be also."

MARIA: "Jesus instructs us Mary as our Mother, and Mary welcomes us all as his children." " / culture / library / view.cfm? Recnum = 748;
"Mary will get to us, nourishes us and brings us back to God the Father in love," ( /)

God: 1 Peter 2:22: "Who did no sin, neither was guile found in His mouth;"

MARIA: "The formal active essence of original sin was not removed from his soul, as it is removed from others by baptism, that was excluded, never was in her soul. Simultaneously with the exclusion of sin, the state of original sanctity, innocence and justice, as opposed to original sin, was conferred upon it, by which gift every stain and fault, all depraved emotions, passions and weaknesses, essentially pertaining to original sin, were excluded. "(Catholic Encyclopedia, Immaculate Conception.

GOD: Psalm 9:10: "trust in you who know your name,
For thou, O LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. "
Psalm 37:5: "Commit thy way unto the Lord, trust also in Him, and He will."
1 Peter 4:19: "Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to a faithful Creator in doing good."

MARIA: "Because Jesus gives us his son, Mary is Mother of God and our Mother, we entrust all our cares and our requests, pray for us and prayed for herself: 'Let me according to thy word." (Lk 1, 38). Entrusting to his prayer, we gave her in the will of God: "Thy will." (CIC 2677).

God: Matthew 3:17: "And a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I have pleasure."

MARIA: "Above all creatures he loved so much to her that she was really pleased the Father with singular delight." (Pope Pius IX, Ineffabilis Deus).

God: Matthew 4:10: "Then Jesus said to him: Begone, Satan, it is written, worship the Lord thy God, and serve Him only."

MARIA: "... when she [Mary] is the subject of preaching and worship she prompts the faithful to come to your son ..." (Vatican II, page 420).
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