On the surface it appears that Catholicism’s theology proper is kosher, biblical, traditional, accurate, etc. (the rest of the religion is clearly Pagan). We specify “theology proper” in order to denote literal theology that is; their doctrine of God and not their systematic theology (doctrines on every issue; soteriology, angelology, etc., etc., etc.).
Yet, while their theology proper is, if left by itself, is biblical the fact is that it does not exist in a vacuum as theology proper must, by definition, interact with and match up with systematic theology (for example, one’s theology cannot be that God is omniscient if one’s systematic theology holds that God learned things).
When Catholicism’s theology proper encounters the Catholic “Mary” this spirit of the biblically abominable Queen of Heaven corrupts it. The Catholic “Mary” is not the mother of Jesus, is not a real, historical, biblical person but a composite of Pagan goddesses upon whom was bequeathed attributes which rightly belong to Jesus/God alone.
Now to our topic because it is at this point that we come to the fact that Catholicism promulgates devotion to Mary, this pseudo-“Mary.” Yet, in keeping with Catholicism’s Jesuit doublespeak/Jesuit dialectic; it is claimed that one is to be devoted to Mary only in as much as we come to Jesus through Mary. Of course, this concept is utterly unheard of with the pages of the Bible. When we do consider that which the Bible says about the real Mary (which you can find here) it is not only unheard of but something that neither Jesus nor Mary would have ever imagined as something to which Christians would ever hold.
But the question is: does devotion to Mary take away from devotion to Jesus? Clearly, the answer is: how could it not? Consider a low hanging fruit, ground level manner whereby to look at this: every single minute spent on devotion to Mary takes away a minute of devotion to Jesus.
The Jesuit doublespeak/dialectic would claim that every minute spent of devotion to Mary brings us closer to Jesus; as we come to Jesus through Mary. However, since the concept of to Jesus through Mary is fallacious in the first place (un-biblical, non-biblical and anti-biblical) the Jesuit doublespeak/dialectic fails.
Considering 2 Corinthians 11:3 from three Catholic Bibles as that text alone is enough to discredit devotion to Mary wholesale.
The New Testament Rendered from the Original Greek with Explanatory Notes (Kleist-Lilly translation):
But I fear lest, as the serpent seduced Eve by his cleverness, so your thoughts may be corrupted and fall from the single-minded devotion and purity you owe to Christ.
The New Testament of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (trans. from the Latin Vulgate Challoner-Rhemis version):
But I fear lest, as the serpent seduced Eve by his guile, so your minds may be corrupted and fall from a single devotion to Christ.
The New American Bible:
But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts may be corrupted from a sincere [and pure] commitment to Christ.
Thus, as per the Bible, devotion to Mary is a satanic deception. The fact that Jesuit doublespeak/dialectic has been concocted in the first place, so as to define and protect devotion to Mary, proves that their thoughts have been corrupted.
Hebrews 3:1, 12:2 noted:
Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus….Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.
We cannot fix our thoughts and eyes on Jesus if we keep thinking about Mary and turning away from Jesus to look at her (in a devoted manner).
No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day (John 6:44).
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28).
Let the little children come to me (Matthew 19:14).
All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away (John 6:37).
On and on it goes; Jesus emphasizes that we are to come to Him and that He will accomplish His task.
Conversely, in direct contradiction to the words of Jesus Himself in the holy word of God we have statements such as the following from Our Lady of Fatima:
Jesus wants to establish in the world devotion to My Immaculate Heart. To whoever embraces this devotion I promise salvation; these souls shall be dear to God, as flowers placed by Me to adorn His throne.
Get the picture: worldwide devotion to Mary is the (or “a”) way to be saved.
May worshipper Louis de Montfort wrote (in his book True Devotion to Mary):
seeing that we give ourselves entirely to her, to honor and to serve her…She adorns him [who is devoted to Mary] with her merits; she supports him with her power; she illuminates him with her light; she inflames him with her love; she communicate to him her virtues…In a word, as that consecrated person is all Mary’s, so Mary is all his.
In his book Catechism on True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Intending to clarify some of the more obscure parts of Saint Louis de Montfort’s work (pp. 7, 21) Rev. Ralph W. Beiting write of that which makes for true devotion to Mary:
‘consists in giving oneself entirely and as a slave to Mary, and to Jesus through Mary’ (Secret of Mary, 28)
‘And to do all our actions by Mary, with Mary, in Mary, and for Mary; so that we may do them all the more perfectly by Jesus, with Jesus, in Jesus, and for Jesus.’ (True Devotion, 257)
HOW CAN WE PERFORM ALL OUR ACTIONS IN MARY? We do this by trying to enter into Mary’s interior and stay there, adopting her views and feelings.
Mary must become, as it were, the place and atmosphere in which we live; her influence must penetrate us. In our plans and hopes, we naturally consider her, and assign her a place in all our affairs. In a word, companionship with her becomes the constant state of our soul. As De Montfort says, ‘Mary will be the only means used by our souls in dealing with God.’ (Secret of Mary, 47.)
Rev. Ralph W. Beiting’s book is not really about obscure parts of Montfort’s works but about how Montfort’s idolatry was used by Catholicism to set up Mary as that which she is within that religions system; a goddess.
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