[Email From A Catholic] I just read an article you wrote about our Lord’s Mother. Did you ever stop and think that Jesus might be offended when you talk negatively about his mother. Because of her we have a savior. You would be wise to know the subject you are speaking about, before you speak about it. You obviously know nothing about Catholic teaching. I pray to God to open your eyes and your mind to know the fullness of Christian Truth that IS the Catholic Church.
Your denomination came from a sinful man. Mine came from Jesus by way of Mary. Please study the Catholic faith fully without all the lies told to you by men of you faith. Then you will come to the Catholic Church were you will be welcomed by me and countless others. Jesus started 1 Church,”Upon this Rock I will build my CHURCH”. Not Churches’. Think of Mary this way, Eve brought Sin into the world, Mary brought Salvation into the world. Mary is the New Ark of the Covenant. We DO NOT worship her. But we absolutely LOVE her. Nothing wrong with that….Catholics got it right since 33AD. God Bless You and Good Luck finding your way home.
[Bible Answer] You didn’t read our teachings on Mary very carefully. If you did, you should have noticed that, often it is stated that the Mary of Catholicism is fabricated. She is mythical. She doesn’t exist. She was invented and evolved over the centuries into the present sinless and sovereign Queen of heaven, mediatrix of all graces, the way to God, “our life, sweetness and hope,” etc., to whom misinformed people pray. The real Mary of the Bible is totally different. Hence, we are not attacking the real Mary, the mother of Jesus. We are doing her no injustice nor are we offending the Lord Jesus by showing what the Bible says about the real Mary and contrasting that with the fabricated Mary of Catholicism. Did you know that the Lord Jesus publicly rebuked a Catholic-like woman in his day who was exalting Mary because she gave birth to Jesus and nursed him? Read this carefully for yourself and adjust your beliefs for your own good:
As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, “Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you.” He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” (Luke 11:27,28)
That is a crushing blow to the foundation of Catholic Marian teaching. She is wrongly exalted solely because she gave birth to Jesus. Jesus refuted that concept. QUESTION: Do you really know what the Catholic Church teaches about their Mary? Do you know what Pope John Paul II believed and taught about his Mary?
Our beliefs about Mary, etc. are all found in the Bible. You can verify them all easily in your own Bible. If you don’t have one, please get a Bible, read it carefully for yourself and change accordingly. Your eternal destiny hinges on what you do with its message. I hope I’m wrong, but you seem to be a person who doesn’t want to be bothered with truth. Your mind is made up and you are comfortable believing what you have been taught even though it is condemned in Scripture. You think, because you were taught, that the Catholic church was founded in 33AD by Jesus that it really was. That is not true. It is impossible since the teachings of Catholicism evolved over the centuries (rosary, scapular, etc.) and the Bible declares a totally different message about Blessed Mary, salvation, forgiveness of sins, baptism, etc.!The Bible is truth. Any teaching which deviates from the Bible is dangerously wrong, especially if it is related to eternal life.
You must not know that I am a former Roman Catholic. I wanted to stay a Catholic, but changed because of the Catholic Bible! By reading it, I was surprised by the truth. I discovered God’s way to get forgiven is without going to the priest and confessing my sins to him, as I had wrongly been doing for years. See Luke 18:9-14. I was set free from my sin addictions when I humbly repented and committed my life to serve God. To do it God’s way is perfectly safe. It can’t be wrong to go by the Bible alone, which is final authority (2 Tim. 3:16,17). You can have the same wonderful experience, by simply believing what Jesus said and obeying it! Especially note Lk. 18:13,14. Remember this: The focus for salvation is always on JESUS – never a denomination, sacraments. Mary, etc. You have been taught wrongly as I too was. BTW, I tried to publicly debate the well-known Catholic apologetic spokesmen (and bogus Catholic heroes of our day) to no avail. I believe they are afraid to deal with the truth I would present! Remember Luke 11:27,28.