It is taught that Mary is Christ's chosen partner in the work of redemption. She is invoked by the church, under the titles of Mediatress, and Advocate. This is scripturely blaphemous!
Jesus "is the Mediator".(Heb.9:15 & 12:24) He also "is the Advocate" "We have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous." (1John 2:1)"Who his own self bore our sins...."(1Pet 2:24)
Pope Pius IX in 1854 proclaimed that the Virgin Mary was preserved from all stain of original sin. This again is a blasphemous statement. Consider the words of our Lord."For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;"(Rom.3:23) "As it is written, There is none righteous, no not one." (Rom.3:10) "But we are ALL as unclean thing, all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags;..." (Isa.64:6)
There is only one without sin, JESUS CHRIST, HIMSELF! "And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is NO SIN."(1John 3:5)
The Catholic Church also calls Mary the Mother of God. Will their blasphemy ever cease? The term Mother of God was first used at the council of Ephesus in 431, and later reafirmed by Pius XI.They say she is truely honored, as a result she exalted far above all other creatures in both earth and heaven.Jesus ..."is no respector of persons..."(Rom.2:11)
This is an ungodly deception. First, she is not the Mother of God! "Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world,, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God."(Psa.90:2) God created Mary! Secondly she was no different than you or I. She was a sinner and also needed Jesus as her Lord and Savior! "And Mary said, my soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior."(Luke 1:46-47)
They pray to her for forgiveness, bow down to graven images of her, give her glory, that belongs to Jesus only! "I am the Lord: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images."(Isa.42:8) This is not the Mary of the bible. The Mary of the bible did not magnify herself, she magnified her Lord!
My friends, Jesus is the only way! "Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is no other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."(Acts 4:12)
It is taught also in the Catholic Church that Mary was blessed above others. The scriptures does not say above it says among.(see Luke 1:42) Many times the word blessed is used, here is just a few examples "Blessed are the poor in spirit" "Blessed are they that mourn" "Blessed are the meek" "Blessed are they who do hunger" "blessed are the merciful" Blessed are the pure in heart" "blessed are the peacemakers" (Matt.5:3-9)
Speaking to Jesus, a certain woman said, "...Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou has sucked. But he said, Yea rather, BLESSED ARE THEY THAT HEAR THE WORD OF GOD, AND KEEP IT." (Luke 11:27-28)
Was Mary a perpetual virgin? Is it truth? Absolutly not! The scriptures are clear on this topic also. "Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon?..."(Mark 6:3)
All authority is given unto Jesus! At the name of Jesus everything shall bow! "Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever, Amen."(Jude 1:24-25) (all emphasis mine)