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.