How did the blessed virgin mother of Jesus become the adulterous whore of the Catholic Church? Jesus' mother was simply a godly young woman, whom God chose to be the earthly mother of the man, Christ Jesus. Although Mary was certainly blessed amongst women to be chosen for such a high calling, she was no different than any other Christian woman. Mary was a sinner. Romans 3:23 clearly states, "For all have sinned..." This includes Mary. The only exception is Jesus Christ, because there are multiple Scriptures in the Bible teaching us that Jesus was without sin (2nd Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 4:15). How did the blessed virgin mother of Jesus become the behemoth monster of the Catholic Church?
Ironically, the very same Bible which Catholics claim to believe condemns them. Most of the main doctrines taught by the Catholic Church cannot be validated from the Bible. For example: The Immaculate Conception of Mary, the Perpetual Virginity of Mary, and the Assumption of Mary are nowhere taught in God's Word. Leaders within the Catholic Church claim that the Vatican has power from God to create new traditions; BUT, the Bible condemns the traditions of men...
"For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men... Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition... Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye." —Mark 7:8,9,13
Catholics make the Word of God of "none effect" through their sinful traditions which worship Mary as a god. Catholics are a deceived bunch, who say they do not worship Mary, while reciting Rosaries to her, praying to her and asking her for divine intervention. In a standard Rosary recital, the worshipper says 53 "Hail Marys"! It is clear that Catholics have deceitfully redefined the meaning of "worship." Any dictionary will tell you that worship means "showing religious devotion." Catholics love, adore, praise and show extreme devotion to Mary, Mary, Mary. The blessed virgin has been turned into an adulterous whore by the traditions of men. I say "adulterous whore" because one billion Catholics in this world are committing spiritual immorality every time they praise, adore and show affection to Mary.
Isaiah 42:8 clearly states: "I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images." God will NOT share His glory with anyone. Only God is worthy of such praise and adoration. We read in Exodus 20:4-5, i.e., the 2nd of the Ten Commandments, "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God..." God is a jealous God, who is angered when humans give praise and glory to someone else, such as Mary. Exodus 20:4,5 couldn't be any plainer—we are not to make a graven image of anything or anyone, and we are forbidden to bow to them!
Tragically, Catholics dishonor the blessed virgin, portraying her as a religious icon to be adored and idolized. Catholics DO worship Mary! Whereas God said don't give glory to her; Catholic give glory to her. Whereas God said don't bow to statues of her; Catholics bow to statues of her. Whereas the Bible doesn't uplift Mary in any way; Catholics uplift her in every way.
Furthermore, the Bible condemns vain repetitions in Matthew 6:7, "But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking." If you've ever watched or listened to a group of nuns chanting the Rosary, it is reminiscent of a funeral home. There is no joy, only empty religious formalism. Catholicism is a prisonhouse of religion! Catholics have churchianity without Christianity. From the cradle to the casket, the Catholic Church has a religious package for you; but they will lead you into the eternal fires of Hell.
Jesus' mother was not a whore; but the Catholic religion has turned her into an idolatrous object of worship, causing billions of victims to commit spiritual adultery with The Great Whore of false religion. The Catholic portrayal of Mary is as distant, unrealistic and unscriptural as can be! The very suggestion that Mary lived as a "perpetual virgin," never married and never had any other children is preposterous. The notion that Mary was born without a sin-nature and never sinned one time is absurd. Mary was a sinner, who called Jesus "God my Saviour" (Luke 1:47).
In John 5:39 Jesus commanded... SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES! Catholic priests never encourage Catholics to "search" or "study" the Word of God. No, rather, they expect people to believe what they say without question. I beseech you as a friend, please get your King James Bible out and SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES for the truth. You will find, as I have, that the Catholic Church is no church at all; but a cult of self-righteousness and manmade traditions which deny the Christian faith.
"And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH." —Revelation 17:5
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