Our Lady of Guadalupe is one of the greatest miracles of our modern time. It would be worth your time to check out the scientific microscope that this apparition has been through. Ssome details are in the links above. Some are still happening, or have just happened and have not been reported in the media.
I don't believe it for a second...The adoration of Mary is something 'perpetrated' by your church...There is nothing Biblical about most of the things you say about and attribute to Mary...
Jesus was very careful not to draw attention to the 'woman, His mother...
Now if folks would see an apparition of Jesus, that might be another story...But Mary, No Way...
You have made a goddess out of Mary and even call her the Queen of Heaven...She has a throne...Just as the goddess Diana, warned about in the N.T...
My advice is to get rid of Mary and focus on Jesus...No man can come to the Father but by Jesus Christ, alone...
posted on 12/02/2007 3:08:15 PM PST
To: Iscool; Campion
How many times must you be told that Catholics to not adore or worship Mary. We venerate her as the Mother of God, Jesus Christ, and we ask her to pray for us.
I believe that it is many Protestants such as yourself who choose to “perpetrate” such untruths.
BTW, we, as Catholics, do focus on Jesus along with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit — the Blessed Trinity. (I’m sure you are aware of that fact, too.)
posted on 12/02/2007 3:12:41 PM PST
(†With God all things are possible.†)
My advice is to get rid of Mary and focus on Jesus
Take it up with the writers of the Gospels. Start with St. Luke; he seems to write the most about Mary.
Iscool, St. Paul writes that "all Scripture is God-breathed and useful for instruction in righteousness". If you want us to "get rid of Mary" then clearly you cannot believe that anything written of Mary in Scripture is God-breathed and useful for instruction in righteousness.
Either that, or you think you're qualified to censor God's word.
posted on 12/02/2007 3:13:55 PM PST
Iscool, if you believe in the Bible as an Evangelical Protestant Christian, would it suprise you that when the Savior was dying on the Cross, He gaved the beloved Apostle John His own mother(?) What Jesus did was make His Mother Mary not only sister in faith, but a spiritual mother and prayer warrior/intercesor. Mary is the MOTHER of ALL CHRISTIAN BELIEVERS, be they Catholic, Orthodox, or even Protestant. Would it suprise you that even Protestants are discovering or rediscovering Mary, thanks to the movies “The Passion Of The Christ” and “ The Nativity”? This is a good thing because it will with the help of the Holy Spirit bring the Christian believers into greater unity.
posted on 12/04/2007 6:18:01 AM PST
(A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^=)
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