What Roman Catholics Really Believe: Can the Virgin Mary Save You?

“Our Lady of Guadalupe”

Grace and peace, Saints.

Bible-believing Protestant Christians are aware that the Roman Catholic Church exalts the Virgin Mary into the place of  the Lord Jesus Christ and even above Him. One way they do this is by calling the Virgin Mary the Mediatrix (contrary to 1 Timothy 2:5), and by calling the Virgin Mary co-Redeemer with the Lord Jesus (contrary to Colossians 1:14, Romans 3:25, Revelation 5:9). They also do this by giving the Virgin Mary titles which belong only to Jesus Christ, such as Guadalupe, which means The Virgin Who Crushed The Serpent (an obvious reference to Genesis 3:15).

Allow me to give you yet another example. A couple of weeks ago, I went on an errand to a local hospital where I have been treated several times. On the ground floor is a chapel that I have passed many times in the past, without ever noticing anything out of the ordinary.

This day, however, I noticed something I had never noticed before:

On the other side of the door was the German translation:

Here we see yet another title bestowed upon the Virgin Mary: that of Salvation of the Sick. This is further proof that the Virgin Mary is not the biblical Mary, the mother of Jesus, but another Mary; for nowhere in my Bible is Mary, the mother of Jesus, credited with having healed even one sick person, let alone being said to have the power to heal all the sick. As with the image of “Our Lady of Guadalupe,” the message of the title “Salvation of the Sick” is that the Virgin Mary can not only “make you whole,” but that the Virgin Mary can also save you.

My Bible says that only the name of Jesus heals, not the name of Mary (Acts 3:1-16). My Bible also tells me that there is salvation in none other but Jesus Christ:

“Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved (Acts 4:12).

If only Jesus Christ heals and saves, why does the Roman Catholic Church call the Virgin Mary Salvation of the sick? Your guess is as good as mine.

Be encouraged and look up, for your redemption draweth nigh.

The Still Man




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