I came across a site, one of many, featuring Catholic Mary worship. What was posted there makes many people happy and feeling close to the Lord. For others, these religious deceptions are a source of great sadness.

So what, exactly, is wrong with putting Mary, mother of the Lord Jesus Christ, on a pedastal? We can break it down scripturally. These are but three reasons that God is not pleased with appeals to the “Virgin” Mary:

1. Satan works overtime to keep us confused. Don’t forget that the Devil is the author of confusion and doubt, wrote Pastor Lee Roberson. He is the “father of lies.”

The Devil wants you to believe a lie and be damned.   False ways are advertised and publicized more than the true way.

The website posting I saw read as follows:

Before the birth of Mary, the world was lost in the darkness of sin. “Mary was born, and the dawn arose,” says a holy father. Of Mary it had already been said, “Who is she that comes forth as the morning rising?” As the earth rejoices when the dawn appears, because it is the precursor of the sun, so also when Mary was born the whole world rejoiced, because she was the precursor of Jesus Christ, the Sun of Justice, who being made her son, came to save us by his death.

The Church sings, “Your nativity [nativity>>birth or origin: birth or origin, especially the place, process, or circumstances of being born], O Virgin Mother of God, announced joy to the whole world; for from you arose the Sun of Justice, who has given us life eternal.” So that when Mary was born, our remedy, our consolation, and our salvation came into the world; for through Mary we received our Savior.

“Pls Mama Mary do hear our prayers,… amen,” read one comment.

Maybe it feels right to revere the woman who physically gave birth to our Savior. Maybe it really makes sense to tens (or hundreds?) of millions of people. After all, her very body was where it all began, no? No.

Neither Mary nor Mary’s birth has anything to do with our salvation. Praying for (to) Mary to intercede for us is not biblical. None of the Apostles ever spent much space on Mary in their Epistles. Jesus never directed us to recognize Mary or her birth.

 It didn’t begin with Mary. Jesus was with the Father from the beginning. Satan subtly shifts worship of God over to the human, fallen, sinning mother of Jesus. Only Jesus lived without sinning.

2. John the Baptist was called greatest of all born of woman, not Mary. Where is his worship?

Obviously, we are not seriously calling for idolatry of John the Baptist. We are not to worship men or women. But the Bible does, in fact, put him in “top shelf” status, along with people like Job, Jeremiah, and Elijah. Mary is not in the Bible Hall of Fame.

Luke 7:28 is well-known, especially the beginning of the verse: For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist, said Jesus, but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.

There is no comparable verse in tribute to Mary. In fact, Jesus pays honor and love to his followers not long after praising his cousin John. Matthew 12:46-50: While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his bretheren [half-brothers, born of Mary and Joseph… born of human parents, as you and I were, unlike Jesus] stood without, desiring to speak with him.

Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy bretheren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my bretheren? And he stretched his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my bretheren.

For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

This clearly reveals that Mary is not meant to be elevated. She is no spiritual “co-worker” with Jesus. The passage also shows that God foresaw what people would do, and how they would be deceived. He is handing us a precious truth in Luke 7: The real followers of Christ make up the true, eternal family.


3. The Biblical Mary was a horrible sinner (James 2:10), who needed a Savior (Luke 1:47), and told others to do what Jesus commanded (John 2:5). The Biblical Mary was not a Perpetual Virgin (Matthew 13:55-56), was not Immaculately Conceived (Romans 3:23), wasn’t Bodily Assumed into Heaven (Hebrews 9:27), and she doesn’t intercede on our behalf (1st Timothy 2:5… “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus“).

“One mediator” excludes Mary. “One mediator” excludes the Pope and all Catholic priests.

Twisting scriptures is terrible. Following a false teacher without searching the scriptures on our own is even worse — it’s lazy and could be damning. Better that we would simply toss the Bible aside altogether. But no… we tend to make God fit our definitions, instead of fitting ourselves to Him.

If someone claims to believe in God and she or he does not stand that faith on the Bible, then the true Christian should find reason to separate. Quickly. One of the most memorized verses in history is proof. That verse is  John 14:6: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

God has tried to make it simple in His Word, wrote Roberson, but because of man’s sin and depravity, he refuses to receive the simple way.


 A New Ager  is an adherent to a contemporary cultural movement, characterized by a

"Elites" : whether human and/or spirit beings.

concern with spiritual consciousness, combining beliefs in reincarnation and astrology (a form of star worship) with such practices as meditation and holistic medicine.

Many New Agers "channel" messages from the spirit world to the natural world. They surrender themselves as mediums to what they call the "ascended

masters." They consider these beings to have visited or lived on planet earth before the dawn of man. These mediums obtain information and secret knowledge supposedly necessary to bring mankind to a higher consciousness.

Job, chapter 1
Job, chapter 1

This information and secret knowledge can only be received by those who are "open-minded." Hence, the open-minded New Agers, both within and without the church, desire to project the image of this new consciousness to the masses of earth peoples in order to reproduce that same image in them. Such is the power of the media.

As strange as all this may sound, it is not a new concept. The Bible is full of stories of angelic beings who communicate messages from the spirit world to the natural world.

What is an angel? An angel is a messenger of God, a supernatural being, either good or bad, to whom is attrbuted greater than human power and intelligence. The Bible calls them "the host of heaven."

They are often equated to the stars and are sometimes referred to as "the sons of God," as we have already mentioned in the beginning of the chapter. God's people were strictly forbidden to lift their eyes to heaven and worship the stars.

Among such a mighty heavenly host there has been a rebellion. Those evil ones among the host know and understand how, through use of a medium, to successfully channel and transmit their own agenda, broadcasting a net of darkness over the whole earth.

Every time an angel is described in the Bible, the angel is male. But a search for 'angel' online nearly always yields female and baby angels. Do we believe the Bible or not?
Every time an angel is described in the Bible, the angel is male. But a search for 'angel' online nearly always yields female and baby angels. Do we believe the Bible or not?

The media is comprised of multitudes of mediums, transmitting through multiple channels (think of your TV set) from the invisible spirit world to the physical, material, earthly natural world.

New Agers credit such beings as the source of a higher consciousness for man. They are not ascended masters. They are fallen angels. They are producing modern-day giants, superstars, much like the Nephilim in the days of Noah. The masses of our population of earth people are worshipping at the altars of such larger than life modern day giants.

By the authority of God's Word, there is only one medium, one media, one Mediator between

God and men, the Man Christ Jesus!

As it is written, we must look unto Jesus, the Author (Alpha transmission--the beginning) and Finisher (Omega transmission the end) of our faith!

Dear Lord Jesus, as for me, I will see Your face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness. Help me to know the truth and make the truth known.

excerpt from "Truth Be Told" by Frederick D. Gorini. copyright 2009, Xulon Press.

Through the influence of fallen angels,
Through the influence of fallen angels, "giant type" humans are spawned among men. Today we can call them "media giants" or "superstars."

We’re not going through everything that Catholicism teaches that goes contrary to the Bible, or we would be here for months. But one of the things which one priest told me is, “if we can get the people to call us Father, and reverence us, in that sense with the name of God, then they’ll believe anything we tell them.” I’ve found that to be true.

Because I have asked many, many Catholics, “When you go to church, why do you call the priest Father? Do you not know that Jesus Christ Himself said not to do that?” But they will believe the priests over Christ himself.

I am not saying that every Catholic does. Many Catholics are really beginning to question what this religious organization teaches, because it doesn’t make sense anymore. They’re beginning to think on their own. I think that’s wonderful. I would suggest that they take the Bible. That is the truth of the word, right there. The priests trying to say they can forgive your sins? They lie. They cannot even forgive their own.

Matthew, chapter 23. Let’s see what Christ said. In verse eight, he says, “But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ, and all ye are brethren.” He’s talking about Christians, now. “And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.”

So when He’s referring to calling a man Father, as contrasted to the spiritual Father, and the Father who is God, the creator… He does not want the name Father given in the spiritual sense, to any individual who claims to be a priest, or Rabbi, or whatever. Even the Lord’s prayer — Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be THY name…


Not the Pope’s name. Not the ‘Holy Father’. He’s no more holy than any Christian who has accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior. And yet, this man is worshiped. His feet kissed, his hands kissed… [one woman claimed] he touched her, and that there was some deity [transfer], and she was so blessed by him touching her.

The Pope is not deity… he is not God… he is a sinner. And he’s going to die to prove that he’s a sinner. For the wages of sin is death. 

And that’s physical death and spiritual death, unless he’s been born again. I’ve never heard him give a testimony to that point. I’ve never heard him tell anyone how to go to heaven when they die.

And then, we have over in chapter 4, first Timothy, there are two things that the demons and Satan himself have propagated into the church – when I say “the Church,” I am talking about a religious organization. We are not talking about a Christian church, we’re talking about a religious organization.

Because the Christian church is made up of those who trust Jesus Christ and him alone for their salvation. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Here in first Timothy, chapter 4, there are two things that Satan puts into the minds and other religious organizations in order to oppose the word of God. And they are to abstaining from eating meat. That has been instituted by Catholicism. To show you that Satan is the god of this world, and he surely is… in second Corinthians chapter ­­4 verse four… and he’s blinded the eyes of

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those who believe not the glorious gospel of Christ. That is: the death, burial, resurrection of Christ and Him alone, and therefore as payment for our sins.

Notice in verse one. The Spirit speaketh expressly – expressly. That’s the Holy Spirit – that in the latter times, some shall it be part from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons. So this is Satanic.

And the two Satanic things they are doing are named in verse three. Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats that God has created to be received with thanksgiving for them who believe and know the truth.

Forbidding to marry… And that is what the Pope has put out for their priests. Absolutely contrary to the word of God. And we wondered: does this man, this Pope, know anything about the Bible, whatsoever? Evidently not, or he wouldn’t do that. And if he did know the Bible, he’s falsely teaching it.

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Whatever it might be, the Bible says: forbidding to marry – and this is what this organization does with their priests, and then put them out there, going against the Bible.

And God says, this is Satanic doctrine. So this is what this Church is perpetrating. You can read it for yourself, and you ought to do that. I had one of the local priests down to my house for supper.

I turned him to this portion of Scripture. I read the first four verses. I said, “Would you tell me, sir, what these verses teach?” He had no idea.

I said, “It says right here, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, and they’re going to listen to and be seduced by seducing spirits and doctrines of demons. What do you think that means?”

Truthfully, you’re not going to believe what I’m saying, it’s hard to believe, but he had no idea. None.

I said, “Here’s what they’re following: Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meat, which God has created to be received with thanksgiving. Then why do you have fish on Friday? Where did you ever come up with a concoction like that?” This is spread worldwide, almost.

This is truly the god of this world, Satan, when he can perpetrate this kind of nonsense and have people who are supposed to have common sense believe this has something to do [with Jesus].

First Corinthians chapter 8 verse eight: for whether we eat we are not the better, and whether we eat not, we are not the worse.

Excerpt from Pastor Max D. Younce, “The Catholic Father, Purgatory, Peter and Mary.”