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What Does The Word Of God Say To Catholics?
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In the day of judgment, you will stand before the Holy God, so you want to be sure that your life lines up with His holy Word.
The Bible says, “ …For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. “ Romans 14:10
God proclaims that every man and woman has sinned; that includes me, you, the twelve Apostles, Jesus’ mother Mary, and the Pope.
Pope John Paul II said, “The truth of the Assumption, defined by Pius XII, is reaffirmed by the Second Vatican Council, which thus expresses the Church’s faith: “ Preserved free from all guilt of original sin. the Immaculate Virgin was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory upon the completion of her earthly sojourn. She was exalted by the Lord as Queen of the Universe…For the Mother of Christ is glorified as ‘Queen of the Universe ‘.” 1
The Bible says, “For all men have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God .” Romans 3:23
God proclaims that there is only One who had no sin, His beloved Son, the Lord Jesus.
“For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin .” Hebrews 4:15
God offered His Beloved Son as a sacrifice for our sins, that we might have His righteousness.
“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him .” 2 Corinthians 5:21
God proclaims that salvation is only through His beloved Son; not through Mary or the Pope.
Pope Pius XI said, “What will it cost you, oh Mary, to hear our prayer? What will it cost you to save us? Has not Jesus placed in your hands all the treasures of His grace and mercy? You sit crowned Queen at the right hand of your son: your dominion reaches as far as the heavens and to you are subject the earth and all creatures dwelling thereon. Your dominion reaches even down into the abyss of hell, and you alone, oh Mary, save us from the hands of Satan . ” 2
The Bible says, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me .” John 14:6
God proclaims that salvation cannot be found any other way.
Pius IX said, “God has committed to the Blessed Virgin Mary the treasury of all good things in order that everyone may know that through her are obtained every hope, every grace and all salvation .” 3
Pope Pius XII said, “… recognize the Holy, Catholic, Roman Church to be the only true Church of Jesus Christ, outside of which neither sanctity nor salvation can be found. Call them to the unity of the one fold, granting them the grace to believe every truth of our holy faith and to submit themselves to the Supreme Roman Pontiff, the Vicar of Jesus Christ on earth .” 4
The Bible says, “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
God proclaims that salvation is by faith in Christ, not by works.
The Roman Catholic Church declared at the Council of Trent (Canon 9), “ If anyone says that the sinner is justified by faith alone. meaning that nothing else is required to cooperate in order to obtain the grace of justification, and that it is not in any way necessary that he be prepared and disposed by the action of his own will, let him be anathema (damned to hell).”
The Bible says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast .” Ephesians 2:8-9
God proclaims that there is only one Mediator between man and Him, the Lord Christ Jesus; not Mary or the Pope.
Pope Leo XIII said, “O Holy Mother of God; to thee we lift our prayers for thou, powerful and merciful, art the Mediatrix of our salvation .” 5
“For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all. ” 1 Timothy 2:5-6
The Bible says that Jesus is our Advocate and never says that Mary fills
Pope Leo XIII said, “With equal truth it may be said that of the great treasury of all graces given to us by Our Lord—for grace and truth came by Jesus Christ— nothing comes to us except through Mary’s mediation. for such is God’s Will. Thus, as no man goes to the Father but by the Son, so no one goes to Christ except through his mother .” 6
“My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous .” 1 John 2:1
The Bible says the Jesus is our Redeemer and never says that Mary fills this role.
Pope Benedict XV declared, “To such extent did Mary suffer and almost die with her suffering and dying Son; to such extent did she surrender her maternal rights over her Son for: man’s salvation. that we may rightly say she redeemed the human race together with Christ. ” 7
The Bible says, “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”)” Galatians 3:13
Jesus never elevated Mary for worship; He praised those who hear and obey the Word of God.
“And it happened, as He spoke these things, that a certain woman from the crowd raised her voice and said to Him, “Blessed is the womb that bore You, and the breasts which nursed You!” But He said, “More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it! ” Luke 11:27-28
“Then His mother and brothers came to Him, and could not approach Him because of the crowd. And it was told Him by some, who said, “Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, desiring to see You.” But He answered and said to them, “My mother and My brothers are these who hear the word of God and do it .” Luke 8:19-21
The Bible forbids us to bow down to or worship any image, including Mary, Peter and the Pope.
The Catechism removed God’s second commandment which forbids idol worship, and split the tenth commandment in two, to fill the gap.
“You shall not make idols for yourselves; neither a carved image nor a sacred pillar shall you rear up for yourselves; nor shall you set up an engraved stone in your land, to bow down to it; for I am the LORD your God .” Leviticus 26:1
“You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God .” Exodus 20:4,5
The Bible declares that the Queen of Heaven incites God’s anger. Worshiping Mary and praying to Mary represents idol worship.
Pope John Paul II said, “Preserved free from all guilt of original sin, the Immaculate Virgin was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory upon the completion of her earthly sojourn. She was exalted by the Lord as Queen of the Universe… For the Mother of Christ is glorified as ‘Queen of the Universe ‘.” 8
“The children gather wood, the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead dough, to make cakes for the queen of heaven; and they pour out drink offerings to other gods, that they may provoke Me to anger. ” Jeremiah 7:18
God tells us that salvation is by faith in Jesus’ blood sacrifice as the spotless Lamb of God; and that it is not earned by good works .
Pope Leo XIII said, “O Virgin most holy, none abounds in the knowledge of God except through thee; none, O Mother of God, obtains salvation except through thee. none receives a gift from the throne of mercy except through thee .” 9
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. ” Ephesians 2:8-9
In Matthew 26:26, when Jesus blessed the bread and broke it and said “Take, eat; this is My body ,” He was not saying that the Communion bread (Eucharist wafer) becomes His literal body.
He is symbolically saying that we need to eat the Word of God, we need to read the words of Jesus in the Bible to be fed, for Jesus is the Word that became flesh, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth .” John 1:14Source: romancatholicbeliefs.org