Grace and peace, saints.
Today, Pope Francis, the False Prophet of Revelation 13, celebrated the Mass of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at the Vatican in Rome. Guadalupe is the Aztec title of the Virgin Mary and literally means “the woman who crushed the serpent.” Guadalupe is said to be the patron saint of Latin America.
If you understand Spanish, then you will hear Pope Francis say that Mary was “the first disciple of Jesus.” Catholic Online says “She was the first evangelizer and the first disciple of her own Son, Savior and Lord, Jesus the Christ. She gave the first Gospel testimony to her cousin, Elizabeth, without words.”
This, of course, is not biblical, of course, as nowhere in the Bible are we told that Jesus’ mother became a disciple during our Lord’s lifetime. In fact, when Jesus’ mother Mary came to visit him at the house of one disciple, requesting to see Him, Jesus said, “Who is my mother? or my brethren? And, after looking about the room at his disciples, added, “Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother” (Mark 3:32-35). Because Jesus did not see his mother at that time, the obvious implication is that Jesus’ mother was not yet a believer. Mary could not, therefore, have been Jesus’ first disciple.
Roman Catholic tradition also holds that the Virgin Mary was Jesus’ greatest disciple. This too is unbiblical, because nowhere in Paul’s letter to the Romans was Mary’s name mentioned among the long list of names in his salutation (Romans 16:1-15). Moreover, Paul says that when he went to Jerusalem to visit the Apostles, James; Peter and John “seemed to be pillars” (Galatians 2:9); but he didn’t even mention Mary.
The fact is that Roman Catholicism actually exalts the Virgin Mary above the Lord Jesus, and this is especially true of Our Lady of Guadalupe. In order to understand the tremendous significance of this, we strongly suggest that you click here.
Be encouraged and look up, for your redemption draweth nigh.
The Still Man