I still remember, when I was a Catholic, that we would sing praise songs to the fabricated Mary we were taught. Among them all, Immaculate Mary was one of the most popular. Since the lyrics of a song, not the musical tune, is the focal point for evaluating and comparing it with Scripture for soundness, Immaculate Mary definitely fails. Immaculate Mary is perpetuating a false and dangerous twisted image of the real Mary of the Bible, which in turn leads to a false understanding of salvation. Here are the actual lyrics for Immaculate Mary to be examined with Scripture (and which I once believed):
Immaculate Mary, your praises we sing; You reign now in splendor with Jesus our King. Ave, ave, ave, Maria! Ave, ave, Maria!
In heaven, the blessed your glory proclaim; On earth we, your children, invoke your sweet name. Ave, ave, ave, Maria! Ave, ave, Maria!
We pray for the Church, our true Mother on earth, And beg you to watch o’er the land of our birth. Ave, ave, ave, Maria! Ave, ave, Maria!
The Immaculate Mary song openly proclaims the fabricated Mary of Catholicism to be:
- immaculate (sinless to a Catholic).
- co-reigning in Heaven with Jesus (Queen of Heaven with the King of Heaven).
- Mary is praised in heaven as co-reigning Queen.
- Mary’s children (Christians) on earth invoke her name (pray to her).
- Mary is the deliverer and protector of our land (and us).
The false image of Mary presented in that song is basic to Catholicism, yet violently different from Scripture. Immaculate Mary has NOT been changed or removed since Vatican Council II and remains a deadly spiritual snare and stumbling block to nearly 1 billion Catholics in our day! How can so many former Catholics, who also used to sing such a song, just sit back and say nothing while so many Catholics around them are speeding their way to hell, dead in their sins, looking to Mary?
Bible Truth About The Real Mary
The real Mary of the Bible was a sinner too (Rom. 3:23). There is NO evidence that there is any real Queen of heaven, much less one who is co-reigning with Jesus. By teaching she and Jesus are reigning together, God the Father is excluded as sitting on the throne with Jesus (Acts 7:56; Rev. 22:1,3; etc.)! He is removed and Mary is placed there instead! In heaven, the Father and Jesus (the Lamb) receive equal praise in heaven (Rev. 5:13). There is no praise sung or spoken to Mary in heaven, or even any mention of her! Christians are not called children of Mary. Christians are sons of God (Gal. 3:26; 1 John 3:10; etc.) and call upon the name of the Lord (Psa. 91:15; John 14:14; Acts 7:59,60; etc.). Never is there even a hint that a Christian should call on Mary for anything. It is a form of idolatry to pray to Mary, since prayer is a form of worship. Mary is not our deliverer, protector, etc. We are to trust in God and Jesus for all of our earthly needs (Psa. 18:2,3; Jn. 14:1; etc.). Jesus is the one we must trust in, follow and obey to be a real Christian and have eternal life (Acts 20:21; John 10:27; Heb. 5:9 etc.).