The Mother of Jesus

Mary StatueThe most beautiful story ever told is the story of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. And a part of that beautiful story is the account of Mary, the Mother of our Lord.

But, though Mary be worthy of all honor as a woman favored of God above all others, and though she be indeed a splendid, beautiful, godly creature, and though she be the mother of our Lord, Mary can neither intercede for us with God, nor can she save us, and certainly, we must not worship her.  There is nothing clearer in the Word of God than this truth.

Let us notice this truth as it is diligently compared with the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church and the Word of God.  The following quotations are taken from the books, “The Glories of Mary” which were written by Cardinal St. Alphonse di Liguori, one of the greatest devotional writers of the Roman Catholic Church, and the Word of God taken from the King James Version of the Holy Bible.  The Editor’s notice says, “Everything that our saint has written is, as it were, a Summary of a Catholic tradition on the subject that treats: it is not an individual author; it is, so to speak, the church herself that speaks to us by the voice of her prophets, her apostles, her pontiffs, her saints, her fathers, her doctors of all nations and all ages.  No other book appears to be more worthy of recommendation in this respect than the ‘The Glories of Mary’.”  Not the following deadly parallel.

 

Mary is Given The Place Belonging to Jesus Christ

Roman Catholic Church:

“And SHE is truly made a mediatress of peace between sinners and God.”

“Sinners receive pardon by…Mary ALONE.”    -Pages 82, 83

“He falls and is LOST who has not recourse to MARY.”

The Word of God:

“For there is one God, and one mediator BETWEEN God and men, the man Christ Jesus;  Who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.”  1 Timothy 2:5-6.

“Jesus saith unto him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me” St. John 14:6.

Mary is Glorified More Than Jesus Christ

Roman Catholic Church:

“We shall be heard more quickly…if we have recourse to Mary and call on HER holy name, than we should be if we called on the Name of Jesus our Savior.” –Page 136

“The holy church commands a WORSHIP peculiar to MARY.” –Page 130

“Many things…are asked from God, and are not granted; they are asked from MARY, and are obtained” for “She…is even Queen of Hell, and Sovereign Mistress of the Devils.” –Pages 137, 141, 143

The Word of God:

“Neither is there salvation in ANY OTHER: For there is none other Name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” Acts 4:12.

“Far above all principality, and power, and might and Dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come” Ephesians 1:21.

“For the Father seeketh such to worship Him” St. John 4:23-24

“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need”  Hebrews 4:16.

Mary Is The Gate To Heaven Instead of Jesus Christ

Roman Catholic Church:

“Mary is called…the gate of Heaven because no one can enter that Kingdom without passing through HER.” –Page 160

“The way of Salvation is open to none otherwise than through MARY,” and with confidence to the hands of Mary…he who is protected by MARY will be Saved, he who is not will be lost.” –Page 169,170

The Word of God:

Christ is the door—“I am the door: By Me, if any man enter in, he shall be save”  St. John 10:9.

“I, even I, am the Lord: and beside me, there is no Saviour”  Isaiah 43:11.

“For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost”  St. Matt. 1811.

Mary is Given The Power Of Jesus Christ

Roman Catholic Church:

“All power is given to THEE in Heaven and on earth” so that “at the command of MARY all obey even God…and thus…God has placed the whole Church …under the dominion of MARY” –Pages 180, 181

The Word of God:

“And Jesus came and spake unto them saying, all power is given unto me in heaven and earth”  St. Matt. 28:18.

“That at the Name of Jesus Every Knee Should bow, of things in Heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth” –Philippians 2:10

“And He is the head of the body, the Church: Who is the beginning, the first-born from the dead; that in all things He might have the preeminence” Colossians 1:18

Very frequently Mary is mentioned in the whole of the New Testament and she claims no authority, no power, and is given no other glory than that of being “the mother of Jesus.”  In fact Mary herself suggested to us in her own splendid testimony that instead of saving others she needed a Saviour, and Mary said: “My soul doth magnify the Lord.  And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.” –St. Luke 1:46-47.

If Mary must need have Christ for her Saviour, and she did, how much more shall we hasten to put our trust in Him. “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be save and thy house.” –Acts 16:31