We have previously seen on this weblog examples of heretical Marian worship: Some pictures about the heretical Marian worship; St. Charbel says Mary saves…; An interesting quote about the Rosary. For more articles about Roman Catholicism and similar heresies, please click here.
Now, this page was given to us by a Roman Catholic who worships Mary. On that website, the heretical Roman Catholics desperately try to justify their worship of Mary, although the Lord clearly said:
“Go, Satan! For it is written, ‘YOU SHALL WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND SERVE HIM ONLY.'” (Matthew 4:10)
So as a kind of defiance to this commandment of the Lord, the Roman Catholics say they will worship a creature (Mary)! As if they were saying: “Although God says we should not worship anyone but Him, but we will not listen to what He says, and we will worship Mary, and we will even try to justify that by our human philosophies!”… In this, they are like those who opposed the prophet Jeremiah in Jeremiah 44:15-30. But all who defy God and oppose His truth will meet His righteous judgment, and no one can escape.
In this series of articles, we will show how ridiculous those heretics become when they desperately try to justify their wrong teachings against the Word of God. We will see how much the following warning of God’s Word is important:
“See that there be no one who shall lead you away as a prey through philosophy and vain deceit, according to the teaching of men, according to the elements of the world, and not according to Christ.” (Colossians 2:8)
Is Mary the moon?…
On the above mentioned page given to us by a Roman Catholic, the author explains why he wastes his time with a Marian catechism when Christ is the center of Christian Faith; he says:
“Is the moon any less important or lovely because the sun is the center of our solar system? Just as the moon is beautiful (yes, and beneficial) by reflecting the sun’s light, so is Mary beautiful and beneficial to us by reflecting the Light and Glory of Christ.”
And by this philosophy, this heretic wants to make a solar eclipse! He wants to make an obscuration of the light of Christ by putting a moon (Mary) between us and Christ… Instead of putting the moon between us and the sun, the moon should be in the same position with us from the sun to receive the light of the sun and to reflect it on us, and not in the position of intervention between us and the sun…
Besides this, the Word of God never teaches that only Mary (or any saint alone) is the moon that reflects the light of Christ. On the contrary, Jesus clearly said to all true believers:
“Ye are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14)
N.B.: True believers (i.e. the saints who are on earth) are the light, i.e. they reflect the light of Christ. And the part that receives this light is NOT other believers, but the world… In other terms, with his comparison of Mary with the moon, this heretic confessed that Roman Catholics are not a moon like Mary, but they are the sinful system of the world that needs the light of the moon and cannot reflect the light of Christ! Indeed, how can an unbeliever reflect the light of Christ? How can the world which is the kingdom of darkness have any light? So Roman Catholics need to worship a creature (Mary), because they don’t have the light of Christ and they can’t reflect it as true believers do…
You see how the human philosophy of this heretic turns against him…
So my question to this author would be: Why don’t you also write a catechism of us, believers, just as you do about Mary? Why don’t you also worship all the believers who are the light of the Lord in this dark world, just as you worship Mary?… Doesn’t Mary receive her light from Christ just as we do? Does she have any personal light that she has not received from Christ? If not, then what’s the difference between her and us? And why do you worship her?
And the author adds another reason for his Marian catechism:
“the New Testament has more material on Mary than on any other woman. That tells me that Mary is an important figure and that I ought to take notice.”
In the Old Testament, there is a whole Book called with the name of a woman: Ruth! There is also another one: Esther! Does this mean that these two women were more important than all the other women of the Old Testament?? Of course not. We could just mention Sarah, and everyone would realize how inconsistent is the argument of this author… And in the New Testament, there is almost as much material about Mary the sister of Lazarus as there is about Mary the mother of our Lord, and maybe even more! And interestingly, nowhere did Jesus ever tell us to consider His mother in flesh as more important than any other saint! On the contrary, when a woman wanted to put the first seed of Roman Catholicism by suggesting a worship of Mary, Jesus discouraged her! Read with me:
“And it came to pass as he spake these things, a certain woman, lifting up her voice out of the crowd, said to him, Blessed is the womb that has borne thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked. But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they who hear the word of God and keep [it].“ (Luke 11:27-28)
Does this in any way mean that Mary is not blessed?? Not at all. For Mary also is one of those who heard the Word of God and kept it. But this surely proves that Mary is not “more saint” than the other believers and that we should write catechisms about her and not about the other believers…
Besides this, have you ever read in the New Testament Jesus saying that we should tell about something the virgin Mary did as an important companion of the Gospel Message? Well, Jesus said the following about what Mary, the sister of Lazarus did:
“Truly I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be spoken of in memory of her.” (Matthew 26:13)
Does this mean that we should write a catechism about Mary of Bethany now?… Roman Catholics never write a catechism about her…
The Spirit of God tells us in the Bible about the Grace of God revealed in the life of His saints so that we learn from their example and we walk in their way: they worshiped God alone, and not creatures. The virgin Mary worshiped God alone, and she confessed that He saved her from her sins; we should learn this and many other things from her example, as the Bible is written to teach us the truth and to encourage us to righteousness. Yes, Mary is an important figure in the Bible just as are all the saints of the Bible, and we should take notice of this; but she’s not God, so we should not worship her and we should not put her in the center of our Faith. Christ is the Lord, and not Mary.
You see how the human vain philosophies of heretics turn against them…
Grace be with you!
Disciple of Jesus Christ
Posted in Religious Movements | Roman Catholicism and similar heresies
This is part 1 of the series: Roman Catholic desperate defense of Marian worship