“Does Mary offer salvation?”

The Roman Catholic church believes that Mary was “conceived immaculate” (born without original sin) and that she was “kept free from every personal sin her whole life long. She is the one who is ‘full of grace’ (Luke 1:28), ‘the all holy.’” In addition, they believe she remained a virgin after giving birth to Jesus, despite the fact that Scripture says she had other children after she bore Jesus (see Matt. 13:55; Mark 6:3; Gal. 1:19.) Because Mary was supposedly free from sin and its wages (death), they believe that she was taken up to heaven without experiencing death, in what they call her “Assumption” (Catechism, par. 966).

The Roman Catholic church refers to Mary as “the Mother of God” and the “Queen of Heaven.” Even more alarming, the Catholic Catechism teaches that Mary offers salvation.

However, the Bible makes clear that there is only one Mediator between God and men—Jesus (1 Tim. 2:5); there is salvation in no other name than Jesus (Acts 4:12); and no one comes to the Father except through Jesus (John 14:6).

Jeremiah 7:18 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.

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4 Responses to “Does Mary offer salvation?”

  1. Ms. Donna Featherstone says:

    I have the evidence bible and I love all the notes and coments!

  2. Gordon says:

    can you provide a link to where the Catholic Catechism teaches that Mary offers salvation?

  3. Bea Blessed says:

    I don’t really think Catholics teach that Mary offers salvation, but there is a prevalent thought that she can intercede with Christ on our behalf. I don’t think on this temporal level we can really know whether that takes place or not. However, I support any Catholics who actually try to walk in the ways of purity and grace exemplified by the figure of Mary. For that matter, any human who tries to actually walk in the ways of God, not man, has the right idea.

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