Why ‘Mama Mary’ that Catholics worship is not the same as the ‘real mother’ of Jesus
1. Catholics worship “this Mary“
Catholics deny worshipping Mary. Although she is highly favored by God, Mary needs Jesus as her savior. ALL fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23); no one is righteous, not even one (Romans 3:10). Surely, she would not want people to worship her, but only her son Jesus. “This Mary” is clearly worshipped by Catholics because of the following:
- She is regarded as “Queen of heaven.”
- Mary is declared “co-mediatrix,” making her equal to Jesus.
- To say “Hail, Holy Queen of heaven” is blasphemy.
- Catholics ask for her intercession which is wrong.
- Her devotees kiss and bow before her “man-made” idol statue.
- Many claim she’s able to dispense miracles and favors, but so can Satan.
- Devotions to Mary include the rosary, rooted in “pagan babbling.”
- Her idol statue is most prominent in Catholic celebrations.
- There are billions of “Marian” devotees dedicated to her adoration.
2. They call “this Mary” a co-redeemer, which is blasphemy
Early fathers declared Mary is ‘Co-Redemptrix’ (C 968) and “preserved from sin” (C 411) to justify her veneration. Both are blasphemy because ALL have sinned or at least have inherited the sins of Adam and Eve (Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12).
Mary is mother of Jesus, not God
Mary is the Mother of Jesus but to say she is “Mother of God” (Theotokos) makes her God (C 466; 495; 509). After its decree in 431 AD, Catholics accepted it as truth, incorporated in prayers. It is also blasphemy to say “Mary is ALL Holy” (C 509; 493) because only God is Holy. (Isaiah 45:5-12)
Pope Francis calls the idea of declaring Mary co-redemptrix “foolishness”
3. Her Rosary is not in the Bible, it’s a pagan tradition
Praying with beads is a pagan practice. In fact, witches have rosaries too. Jesus taught His disciples to pray directly to God the Father, the Rosary is directed to Mary. The Bible says we should not babble as pagans do. They think their prayers are answered by repeating their words again and again. (Matthew 6:7)
God alone can hear us for He is all-knowing. Our relationship with God is restored through Jesus, who is our intercessor. Rosary is unnecessary and only hinders our communication with God.
→ Why I stopped going to Catholic Church.
4. “Salve Regina” is a blatant deception
“Salve Regina” or Hail Holy Queen pours out, “Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy! Our life, our sweetness, and our hope!” First of all, there is NO “Queen,” only “King Jesus” in the Bible. Our only hope is Jesus, no one else (John 14:6). Mary is even more popular with Catholics than Jesus.
In the Philippines, Catholicism introduced “Papa Jesus” to justify “Baby Jesus,” the Santo Niño who is also worshipped. The Bible warns Satan disguises himself as an angel of light and will deceive many. (2 Corinthians 11:14)
5. “Mother and Child” in pagan tradition
Since ancient times, Satan has always introduced the worship of a “Queen goddess.” Humans are drawn to a ‘mother figure.’ In Babylon, she is Semiramis and Tammuz, In Eygpt, she is Isis and Horus. The concept of “Madonna” is seen throughout the pagan tradition. The only verse about the “Queen of Heaven” in the Bible is found in (Jeremiah 7:17–19; 44:16–27), referring to her as a pagan god.
Satan disguises himself as an angel of light
Will the “real Mary,” mother of Jesus, please stand up
The “REAL MARY” mother of Jesus on earth is worthy to be emulated. She was highly favored among women and lived a life full of humility. She is in heaven with Jesus. It is Jesus’ blood that can save us and He intercedes for us. (Romans 8:34)
Jesus said “no one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). Therefore there is no need for Mary or Saints to intervene. Religion will not save you, look to Jesus!
Catechism, the errors of Rome