Apparently, this happened almost two weeks ago – and nobody said anything except David Cloud.
The problem is, we’re still accepting Roman Catholics as Christians. We still think of them as Christians, but with a few odd quirks. I suggest you click over to the right on the categories, and let’s take some time and read all the entries under Roman Catholicism.
Well, it’s nothing new for the Vatican. Pope John Paul II did the same thing, consecrating the entire world to Mary.
The concept is, Roman Catholics tend to place honor and reverence upon a human woman that belongs alone to the Lord Jesus Christ. The very first attempt of reverence for His earthly mother brought sharp rebuke from the Lord.
27 And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked. 28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it. Luke 11:27-28 (KJV)
Indeed, the Lord showed no distinction between His earthly mother and his disciples.
31 There came then his brethren and his mother, and, standing without, sent unto him, calling him. 32 And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee. 33 And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brethren? 34 And he looked round about on them which sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! 35 For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother. Mark 3:31-35 (KJV)
Mary’s own admission was that she herself needed salvation.
46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, 47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. Luke 1:46-47 (KJV)
How then can she be co-redemptrix? Catholics give this title to a human woman, with no power to save. In EVERY case, Roman Catholic doctrine tends to diminish the Lord Jesus Christ and elevate a simple Jewish woman to a godhood. Yet she herself needed salvation, required reitual purification, showed a lack of understanding at times of the Lord’s ministry and Godhood…
The Bible is completely silent on any reverence to be given to her. Yes, she is called Blessed in the Bible, and favoured. So was Ruth. Is Ruth co-redemptrix as well?
It’s time we started correcting Rome’s heresy and anti-christianity.
- Roman Catholicism, the Bible, and Tradition by Matt Slick (christianspooksite.wordpress.com)
- Rosary No More!! Why I Stopped Praying The Rosary!! (Testimony of a Former Roman Catholic) (soulrefuge.org)