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What Is Truth? - What Hath The LORD Answered Thee, What Hath The LORD Spoken Unto Thee?

"Pilate therefore said unto Him, Art thou a king then?  JESUS answered, Thou sayest that I am a king, To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth.  Every one that is of the truth heareth My Voice. [!]  Pilate saith unto Him, What is truth?" John 18:37,38  

[What Is Truth? Treatise hyperlink list.]


Mary, 'Mother of GOD'!!! 'Co-Redeemer'!!! Queen of Heaven!!! - It's abominably evil, but it has to be this way, because the end of all things is at hand.  

For starters, if Mary is the "Mother of God," she is herself God.  If you believe she is God, you haven't read your Bible, which is historically what the Roman Catholic church hierarchy have not only preferred, and insidiously encouraged, but violently demanded (the Reformation was principally waged over this one issue, i.e. whether the non-clergy would continue to be kept ignorant of God's Word!).  Those who jeopardized their lives to make the Gospel and all of the Holy Bible available to the multitudes of people (or laity), did so at the risk of death at the hands of the Roman Catholic Armies & their helpers, typically burning at the stake (so you see, all of you who insist to the contrary, doctrine does matter, after all). 


The Rosary

Lest some would opine that my criticism of the rosary was based on a misconception of what the rosary in fact is, and is meant to be, I am including the gist of A Catholic Answer Tract defending the rosary, available from Catholic Answers.  Unlike a typical book review, the subject matter is specific, and of utmost import, therefore it is not possible to merely cite a very small portion of the tract (lest I again be accused of misrepresenting the essence and meaning of the tract); nonetheless, I have not included the entire text.  You may order "The Rosary" in its entirety along with all 53 Catholic Answers tracts from Catholic Answers.

To demonstrate what is so wrong about "The Rosary" and Marianism, the following lines are excerpted verbatim from Karl Keating's tract which defends the rosary and recommends it to christians.  In order to minimize potential confusion, my response will follow after the end of the excerpts.

According to "Catholic Answers Tract # 47 - The Rosary" ("published by Catholic Answers, the Nation's largest lay-Catholic apologetics and evangelization" [organization?] founded by Karl Keating).

"...what object is most emblematic of Catholics...The Rosary, of course.

"After Vatican II the rosary fell into relative disuse.  Ditto for Marian devotions as a whole.  ...it is a truly Biblical form of prayer -- after all, the prayers that comprise it come mainly from the Bible.

"The Rosary is a devotion to, and in honor of, the Virgin Mary.

"It consists of a set number of set prayers.  First are the introductory prayers: one Apostle's Creed, one Our Father, three Hail Marys, one Gloria.

"The next prayer in the rosary, and the prayer which is really the center of the devotion, is the Hail Mary.  In the full rosary of 15 decades, it's recited 153 times.  Since the Hail Mary is a prayer to Mary, many Protestants assume it's unbiblical.

"The next part of the Hail Mary is not taken straight from scripture.  It reads, 'Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.'

"Let's look at the first words.  'Holy Mary' should be unobjectionable to all, one might think, but some Protestants do object to it, saying Mary was a sinner like the rest of us.  On the other hand, even they acknowledge she was specially favored by God, so if anyone other than Christ himself would deserve to be called holy, surely it would be Mary.

"Those Protestants, and many others will object to the title 'Mother of God.'  Suffice it to say that the title doesn't mean Mary is older than God; it means the Person who was born of her was a divine Person, not a human person.  (Jesus is one Person, the divine, but has two natures, the divine and the human; it is incorrect to say he is a human person.)

"ANOTHER MEDIATOR?

"The stickiest line is the last: 'pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.'  Many non-Catholics think such a request suggests a rejection of 1 Timothy 2:15: 'For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.'

"Catholics say Christians can pray for one another both on Earth and in heaven; most Protestants say we can do so only on Earth.  But if Christians in heaven can pray for those on Earth, surely Mary, the preeminent Christian, can pray for us.

"THE CLOSING PRAYER

"...the Salve Regina.  It's the most commonly recited prayer in praise of Mary, after the Hail Mary itself, and was composed at the end of the eleventh century.  It reads like this (there are several variants):

"Hail holy Queen, Mother of Mercy,

Our life, our sweetness, and our hope!

To thee do we cry, Poor banished children of Eve.

To thee do we send up our sighs,

Mourning and weeping in this vale of tears.

Turn, then, most gracious advocate,

Thine eyes of mercy toward us,

And after this our exile show unto us

The blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

"So those are the prayers that are found in the rosary.  Let's look at their order.  We have already mentioned the introductory prayers, six of them, and the concluding prayer.  In between is the meat of the rosary: the decades.  Each decade -- there are fifteen in a full rosary -- has as its root ten Hail Marys, thus the name.  Each decade is bracketed between an Our Father and a Gloria, so each decade actually has twelve prayers. 

"Each of the fifteen decades is devoted to a mystery regarding the life of Jesus or his mother.  Here the word mystery refers to a truth of the faith, not to something incomprehensible, as in the line 'It's a mystery to me!'  The fifteen mysteries are divided into three groups of five: the Joyful, the Sorrowful, the Glorious.  It's common to mean by saying 'the rosary' the recitation not of all fifteen mysteries, but of any set of five.  Let's look at the mysteries.

"MEDITATION THE KEY

"First we must understand what they are.  They're meditations.  When Catholics recite the twelve prayers that form any one decade of the rosary, they meditate on the mystery associated with that decade.  ....  It is the meditation on the mysteries that gives the rosary its power and its staying-power.

"The Joyful Mysteries are these: the Annunciation (Luke 1:26-38), the Visitation (Luke 1:40-55), the Nativity (Luke 2:6-20, the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:21-39, and the Finding of Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:41-51).

"Then come the Sorrowful Mysteries: the Agony in the Garden (26:36-46), the Scourging (Matt. 27:26), the Crowning with Thorns (Matt. 27:29), the Carrying of the Cross (Luke 23:26-32), and the Crucifixion (Luke 23:33-46).

"The final Mysteries are the Glorious: the Resurrection (Luke 24:1-12), the Ascension (Luke 24:50-51), the Descent of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-4), the Assumption of Mary into Heaven, and her Coronation. 

"With the exception of the last two, each mystery is explicitly scriptural.  True, the Assumption and Coronation of Mary are not found in the Bible, but they are not contrary to it, so there is no reason to reject them out of hand.  Given the scriptural basis of most of the mysteries....

"We've looked at the prayers found in the rosary and the mysteries around which it is formed.  Now let's see how it was formed historically.

".... Centuries before Dominic, monks had come to recite all 150 psalms on a regular basis.  As time went on, it was felt that the lay brothers, known as the conversi, should have some form of prayer of their own.  They were distinct from the choir monks, and a chief distinction was that they were illiterate.  Since they couldn't read the psalms, they couldn't recite them with the monks.  They needed an easily remembered prayer.

"THE SECRET OF PATERNOSTER ROW

"The prayer first chosen was the Our Father, and depending on circumstances, it was said either fifty or a hundred times a day.  These conversi used rosaries to keep count, and the rosaries were known then as Paternosters ("Our Fathers").

"....

"The rosaries that originally were used to count Our Fathers came to be used during the twelfth century, to count Hail Marys--or,  more properly, the first half of what we now call the Hail Mary. (The second half was added some time later.)

"....

"....

"....

"ROSARY: PRAYER OF UNION

"....

"The fact is that no one person can take credit for it, the rosary having developed over centuries into what is still the most popular Catholic devotion, one that many non-Catholics find themselves attracted to.

"The word rosary comes from the Latin and means a garland of roses, the rose being one of the flowers used to symbolize the Virgin Mary.  Both Catholics and non-Catholics, as they learn more about the rosary and make more frequent use of it, come to see how its meditations bring to mind the sweet fragrance not only of the Mother of God, but of Christ himself."


Editor's Response to "Catholic Answers Tract # 47 - The Rosary."

In the interest of ease of following, or user-friendliness, I will critique the Rosary Catholic Answer Tract initially, per the order used in the tract, then I will sum up.

"...what object is most emblematic of Catholics...The Rosary, of course."  Why should any object be emblematic of Catholics or christians?  No object is given in the scriptures, nor is any precedent set for an object to be emblematic of christians.  The only physical sign given in the Bible for believers was circumcision of males as a sign of the covenant of faith in God given to Abraham and his descendants, the Hebrews, the Jews.

To extra-biblically create an emblem for christians, in this case for the Catholics is simply contrary to scripture, and outside of the Lordship of Jesus Christ.  Furthermore, "holy" beads are pagan, as seen around the world, among native American Indians, and flaunted at Mardi Gras.  Such trappings not only do not honor the God of creation, they dishonour Him, as do graven objects, brasen calves....

"...it (the Rosary) is a truly Biblical form of prayer -- after all, the prayers that comprise it come mainly from the Bible."  For the  Rosary to be "a truly Biblical form of prayer," it must agree with scripture in letter and spirit, the Rosary does not agree with either.  Satan quotes/misquotes scripture to Jesus to tempt him to sin, as Satan misstates God's Word to Eve, Satan will always do whatever is necessary to cause people to sin, including doing as he has done before, using God's very own Word along with his own additions, deletions, substitutions...to cause us to sin; if Satan used this devilish deception in his futile attempts to seduce Jesus the Christ to sin, do you imagine Satan will not stoop to the same device to cause you and I to sin and die in our sins and thus suffer eternal damnation?

"The Rosary is a devotion to, and in honor of, the Virgin Mary."  Wait a minute, I thought "The Rosary" was supposed to be "a truly Biblical form of prayer"; but there is nothing Biblical nor prayerful about devotion to and in honor of "the Virgin Mary."  1st - "the Virgin Mary" does not exist, not on the earth, nor in Heaven.  Mary who conceived and bore Jesus the Christ-child while she was yet a virgin, after having given birth to Jesus and having become ceremonially clean, was taken by her husband Joseph and their marriage was consummated, and she subsequently gave birth to four sons and many daughters who were living at the time of Christ's ministry on the earth.  The Roman Catholic church's idolatrous insistence on their man-created abominable contra-biblical fiction of the perpetual virginity of Mary, is a device fashioned by perverters of truth to enslave the ignorant, as we will see is true of the Rosary.  2nd - Jesus painstakingly, consistently refused to permit special honour to his mother Mary during his life and ministry years, indeed, he even went so far as to do what some might view as dishonoring her (but to no avail, the Roman Catholic church is hell-bent on worshipping and causing its captive members to worship an idolatrous goddess which it claims is the humble Hebrew peasant girl who bore Jesus, before her marriage to a humble Hebrew man was consummated).

"It consists of a set number of set prayers.  First are the introductory prayers: one Apostle's Creed, one Our Father, three Hail Marys, one Gloria."  1 Apostle's Creed, 1 Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, 1 Gloria, that equals 3 to 3, seemingly a tie (but it's actually even worse than that).  There is more honor paid to the humble Hebrew peasant girl Mary in the exceedingly brief Apostle's Creed than is merited from the scriptures.  Do you begin to see something is amiss here; who is being worshipped anyway?  The "Holy Roman Catholic See" in it's infinite and infallible wisdom heaps adulation on a goddess it claims is the humble Hebrew girl Mary, who conceived and bore Jesus the Christ-child.  But wait it gets worse, much worse.

"The next prayer in the rosary, and the prayer which is really the center of the devotion, is the Hail Mary.  In the full rosary of 15 decades, it's recited 153 times.  Since the Hail Mary is a prayer to Mary, many Protestants assume it's unbiblical."

"The next prayer in the rosary, and the prayer which is really the center of the devotion, is the Hail Mary."  Exactly, despite all the ruse to the contrary about the rosary being "a truly Biblical form of prayer," the rosary boils down to a most deliberately, devilishly calculated worship of a being other than God.  Furthermore, that being is not even the being it is deceptively claimed it is, i.e. it is not the once virgin Hebrew girl that conceived and bore Jesus the Christ-child before her husband Joseph consummated their marriage, instead it is the perpetual "Virgin Mary" the only sinless human-being to ever exist other than Jesus (deliberately, diametrically, and damnably contrary to scripture, for all have sinned and fallen short of the kingdom of God, ALL, their is none righteous no, not one....)

So, just how central is "the Hail Mary" to the rosary?  It is recited (and meditated on) 153 times in the full rosary!!!!

{Transcendental Meditation doesn't have anything on Roman Catholic devotion when it comes to idolatrous meditation.}

"Since the Hail Mary is a prayer to Mary, many Protestants assume it's unbiblical."  Imagine that, the Hail Mary, which is recited and meditated on 153 times in the full rosary, which "is a prayer to Mary" (allegedly the Mary that is the deceased mother of Jesus, and of many non-divine children), "a devotion to, and in honor of, the Virgin Mary" (a being that does not exist); how could any right-thinking non-Catholic Christians be so mistaken as to assume the rosary is unbiblical, just because it has devotees pray to and meditate on Mary 153 times per full rosary, e.g., daily.  What could possibly be wrong with praying to a being that does not exist instead of to God, or praying to a deceased Hebrew disciple of Jesus the Christ, who had the honor of conceiving and baring him, before she conceived and bore her own non-divine family the natural way.  What could possibly be wrong with giving the majority of your attention, devotion, honor, and worship to someone other than God, even though the Holy Bible forbids it?

"The next part of the Hail Mary is not taken straight from scripture.  It reads, 'Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.'"

"Holy Mary, Mother of God!!!"  Tell me, apart from the fact that this little gem of a "fact," constituted the greatest battle within the Roman Catholic church, i.e. the demand that Mary, the Hebrew peasant girl who conceived and bore Jesus the Christ, should be elevated to godhood, instead of remaining the mother of Jesus the Christ-child; what does it mean to you?  Mother of God, what do those words mean, imply, convey...?  Why were some machiavellian monsters within the Roman Catholic hierarchy hell-bent in their furor to force this idolatrous concept on the church, i.e. on the ignorant, illiterate masses?

Simple, Mother of God = God.  Mother of God (Mother of God the Son) = Wife of God (Wife of God the Father).  Wife of God (Wife of God the Father) = Queen of Heaven.  Thus the Holy Trinity becomes an unholy foursome.  The satanic enemies of God succeed in causing the largest body of "christians" in the world to worship the demonic so-called "queen of heaven," (also known as Ashtoreth, Ashtaroth, Astarte...Ishtar) and to suffer eternal damnation.  Satan hates the good, and seeks to destroy them, and yes, he has and will use the institutional churches to do his bidding for him, if he can.

In the example cited below, one lone servant of God courageously cried out against the idolatry that would cost the rebellious people their lives temporally and eternally. 

Jeremiah 44:1-30

"The word that came to Jeremiah concerning all the Jews which dwell in the land of Egypt, which dwell at Migdol, and at Tahpanhes, and at Noph, and in the country of Pathros, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Ye have seen all the evil that I have brought upon Jerusalem, and upon all the cities of Judah; and, behold, this day they are a desolation, and no man dwelleth therein, Because of their wickedness which they have committed to provoke me to anger, in that they went to burn incense, and to serve other gods, whom they knew not, neither they, ye, nor your fathers.

"Howbeit I sent unto you all my servants the prophets, rising early and sending them, saying, Oh, do not this abominable thing that I hate.  But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear to turn from their wickedness, to burn no incense unto other gods.  Wherefore my fury and mine anger was poured forth, and was kindled in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem; and they are wasted and desolate, as at this day.

"Therefore now thus saith the LORD, the God of hosts, the God of Israel; Wherefore commit ye this great evil against your souls, to cut off from you man and woman, child and suckling, out of Judah, to leave you none to remain; In that ye provoke me unto wrath with the works of your hands, burning incense unto other gods in the land of Egypt, whither ye be gone to dwell, that ye might cut yourselves off, and that ye might be a curse and a reproach among all the nations of the earth?

"Have ye forgotten the wickedness of your fathers, and the wickedness of the kings of Judah, and the wickedness of their wives, and your own wickedness, and the wickedness of your wives, which they have committed in the land of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem?  They are not humbled even unto this day, neither have they feared, nor walked in my law, nor in my statutes, that I set before you and before your fathers.

"Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will set my face against you for evil, and to cut off all Judah.  And I will take the remnant of Judah, that have set their faces to go into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, and they shall all be consumed, and fall in the land of Egypt; they shall even be consumed by the sword and by the famine: they shall die, from the least even unto the greatest, by the sword and by the famine: and they shall be an execration, and an astonishment, and a curse, and a reproach.

"For I will punish them that dwell in the land of Egypt, as I have punished Jerusalem, by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence: So that none of the remnant of Judah, which are gone into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, shall escape or remain, that they should return into the land of Judah, to the which they have a desire to return to dwell there: for none shall return but such as shall escape.

"Then all the men which knew that their wives had burned incense unto other gods, and all the women that stood by, a great multitude, even all the people that dwelt in the land of Egypt, in Pathros, answered Jeremiah, saying, 

"As for the word that thou hast spoken unto us in the name of the LORD, we will not hearken unto thee.  But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goeth forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, as we have done, we, and our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem: for then had we plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw no evil.  But since we left off to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, we have wanted all things, and have been consumed by the sword and by the famine.  And when we burned incense to the queen of heaven, and poured out drink offerings unto her, did we make her cakes to worship her, and pour out drink offerings unto her, without our men?

"Then Jeremiah said unto all the people, to the men, and to the women, and to all the people which had given him that answer, saying, The incense that ye burned in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, ye, and your fathers, your kings, and your princes, and the people of the land, did not the LORD remember them, and came it not into his mind?  So that the LORD could no longer bear, because of the evil of your doings, and because of the abominations which ye have committed; therefore is your land a desolation, and an astonishment, and a curse, without an inhabitant, as at this day.  Because ye have burned incense, and because ye have sinned against the LORD, and have not obeyed the voice of the LORD, nor walked in his law, nor in his statutes, nor in his testimonies; therefore this evil is happened unto you, as at this day.

"Moreover Jeremiah said unto all the people, and to all the women, Hear the word of the LORD, all Judah that are in the land of Egypt: Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying; Ye and your wives have both spoken with your mouths, and fulfilled with your hand, saying, We will surely perform our vows that we have vowed, to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her: ye will surely accomplish your vows, and surely perform your vows.

"Therefore hear ye the word of the LORD, all Judah that dwell in the land of Egypt; Behold, I have sworn by my great name, saith the LORD, that my name shall no more be named in the mouth of any man of Judah in all the land of Egypt, saying, The Lord GOD liveth.  Behold, I will watch over them for evil, and not for good: and all the men of Judah that are in the land of Egypt shall be consumed by the sword and by the famine, until there an end of them.  Yet a small number that escape the sword shall return out of the land of Egypt into the land of Judah, and all the remnant of Judah, that are gone into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, shall know whose words shall stand, mine, or theirs.

"And this shall be a sign  unto you, saith the LORD, that I will punish you in this place, that ye may know that my words shall surely stand against you for evil: Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will give Pharaohhophra king of Egypt into the hand of his enemies, and into the hand of them that seek his life; as I gave Zedekiah king of Judah into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, his enemy, and that sought his life."

The "Queen of Heaven" ruse is nothing new, Satan used it with devastating effect long ago; and like a successful sports team coach, when something works for Satan, he sticks with it, thus we have "Virgin Mary," "Mother of God," & "Queen of Heaven."

"The next part of the Hail Mary is not taken straight from scripture.  It reads, 'Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.'"

"'Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.'"

Ah yes, Mary, sinless Mary; Mary without sin; immaculate Mary, without need for Salvation; spotless Mary, without need for a LORD & Saviour, and of course Mary's sinless mother! who allegedly also did not need a LORD & Saviour.  You may be interested to know that "sinless" Mary's "sinless" mother is never mentioned in the Holy Bible!  Ah yes, Mary, Goddess Mary, pray for us poor wretched sinners.  Save us Mary....  Just who are we supposed to believe anyway?  God Almighty, and His faithful Word in the Holy Bible/God's Holy Word, or an institution comprised of a majority of imperfect, sinful, spiritually blind men who have chosen to give first and foremost preference to the teachings, doctrines, and traditions of men who have systematically corrupted and perverted the Word of God for wicked gain and control over people, and a minority of utterly perverse men who have sought the Catholic priesthood in order to acquire freedom and abundant opportunity to prey upon God's helpless little lambs.

Psalm 14:1-3

"The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.  They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.  The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.  They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one."

Isaiah 9:17

"Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men, neither shall have mercy on their fatherless and widows: for every one is an hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth speaketh folly.  For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still."

Galatians 3:22

"But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promises by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe."

I John 1:5-10

"This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.  If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ  his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

"If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

"Those Protestants, and many others will object to the title 'Mother of God.'  Suffice it to say that the title doesn't mean Mary is older than God; it means the Person who was born of her was a divine Person, not a human person.  (Jesus is one Person, the divine, but has two natures, the divine and the human; it is incorrect to say he is a human person.)"  

"Suffice it to say that the title doesn't mean Mary is older than God;" - oh, so the liars are only claiming she is as old as God, that she dates back to God himself, that she is vastly older than any human being; what a modest claim to make, the liars make the Hebrew peasant girl to be divine, sinless, without need for a Saviour, a God in her own right!  predating all human kind, predating all mankind.  Dear ones, this is the kind of abominable heresy that hewing to the Holy Word of God protects you from, and that honoring the perverse teachings of perverse men (as if they had precedent over and above the Holy Word of God) makes you a prey to!  

"...'Mother of God.'  ...it means the Person who was born of her was a divine Person, not a human person.  (Jesus is one Person, the divine, but has two natures, the divine and the human; it is incorrect to say he is a human person.)"  

"Mother of God" means that she, Mary, is Divine, that she, Mary, was without sin (and her mother was without sin!), and that she, Mary, is a person of the Godhead.  

Terms previously used to describe Mary, were mother of the Christ-child, mother of Christ; but the wicked ones in the Roman Catholic hierarchy waged a battle over changing Mary's title to "Mother of God."  The battle was waged within the church leadership, and guess who won, the evil ones.  [The same was true with the change forced upon priests, i.e. the institution of a "celibate priesthood."  Again, which side won, the evil ones; all priests who would not divorce and desert their wives and children were forced out of the priesthood; only the very worst capitulated and remained, choosing the wicked institutional Roman Catholic church and Satan against God, against his Christ, against the Holy Spirit, against Heaven and the heavenly host, and against their wives and children.]

Galatians 4:4-7

"But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.  And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.  Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ."

As for the claim that "Mother of God" means that Jesus was not a human person, this is but another case of the perversion of Rome. 

Hebrews 2:6-18

"But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him?  Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands: Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet.  For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him.  But now we see not yet all things put under him.  But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.

"For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.  For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.  And again, I will put my trust in him.  And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me.

"Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

"For verily he took no on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.  Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.  For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted."

"ANOTHER MEDIATOR?

"The stickiest line is the last: 'pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.'  Many non-Catholics think such a request suggests a rejection of 1 Timothy 2:15: 'For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.'

"Catholics say Christians can pray for one another both on Earth and in heaven; most Protestants say we can do so only on Earth.  But if Christians in heaven can pray for those on Earth, surely Mary, the preeminent Christian, can pray for us."

The writers of the Catholic Answer Tracts have carelessly confused the scriptures (on those exceedingly rare occasions when they resort to them), i.e. 1 Timothy 2:15 "Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety."

I Timothy 2:5,6 "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time."

God's Word via the Apostle Paul (yes Paul, that Roman Catholic favorite) states by the Holy Spirit explicitly in Hebrews 9:27 "And as it appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:..."   As God unmistakably clearly states by his Holy spirit through Apostle Paul in I Timothy 2:5,6 quoted immediately above.  There really is no honest mistaking God's meaning through Paul, that there is but one mediator, only one mediator, between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. (whom the Roman Catholic hierarchy damnably heretically insists was the non-human son of a sinless woman born miraculously of a sinless woman....)

I John 2:1,2

"My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not.  And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world."

But if you prefer the lying word of perverse men to the Holy Word of God, so be it.

"But if Christians in heaven can pray for those on Earth, surely Mary, the preeminent Christian, can pray for us."  There is not so much as even one single solitary fragment of a scripture verse in the entire Bible stating that Mary is "the preeminent Christian," indeed, two women disciples of Christ, Mary the sister of Martha and Lazarus, and Mary Magdalene, are given more explicit honour by Jesus than is the woman who conceived and bore him, though he compassionately extends his care to her, via the beloved Apostle John.

For any person, especially a priest...to state that any woman, Mary the wife of Joseph the carpenter included, is afforded the honour of being "the preeminent Christian" [in history] is a most extreme rending and rewriting of scripture, and commissioning of heresy, that only the most fanatical cult should be capable of claiming, but the Roman Catholic church preposterously does just this, even as the hierarchy leads "worshipers" to "worship" the purportedly eternal virginity of a humble Hebrewess thousands of years after she lovingly faithfully yielded her virginity to her rightful husband Joseph in the natural God-designed consummation of their God-intended marriage, after the Christ-child had been born.  The Roman Catholic church hierarchies' idolatrous worship of Mary's fictitiously infinitely permanently prolonged protracted virginity is something that only utter perverts could dream up, and Satan is the pervert of perverts, the perverse "father" of this preposterously perverse lie against God's truth.

Furthermore, in stating, "But if Christians in heaven can pray for those on Earth, surely Mary, the preeminent Christian, can pray for us." the writers engage in the most idiotically shallow of "theological" exercises, akin to 'But if Angels can dance on the head of a pin, then surely Michael and Gabriel must be among them.'  The pattern and device is always one and the same, they ignore scripture, dismiss scripture, and "theologically" hypothesize with their corrupted carnal minds.

To claim that if departed believers, can intercede on our behalf (even though it is contrary to scripture and unnecessary because we have one intercessor, Jesus, the great High Priest, who ever lives to make intercession for us), then surely dear departed "ever virginal" Mary would be doing so, and would be the best one to focus our attentions/prayers/devotions... on rather than on the one intercessor who ever lives to make intercession for us, is an idolatrous outrage that is utterly damnable.  But it certainly goes hand in had with praying to St. Christopher...instead of praying to God in Jesus' holy name....

"THE CLOSING PRAYER

"...the Salve Regina.  It's the most commonly recited prayer in praise of Mary, after the Hail Mary itself, and was composed at the end of the eleventh century.  It reads like this (there are several variants):

"Hail holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, 

Our life, our sweetness, and our hope!

To thee do we cry

Poor banished children of Eve.

To thee do we send up our sighs,

Mourning and weeping in this vale of tears.

Turn, then, most gracious advocate,

Thine eyes of mercy toward us,

And after this our exile show unto us

The blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

This is absolute rank idolatry!  Christ is our life, and our hope!  Christ is the mercy of God.  And God will not stand for being "poetically" supplanted, let alone supplanted habitually, in the name of "worshipping him!"

The Holy Ghost is our advocate!

Jesus the Christ repeatedly (as do his prophets and apostles) commands us to turn to God, to cry out to God....

The Roman Catholic leadership has systematically perverted the Word of God and the right worship of God, and for long continuance (as this "prayer" dating back to the eleventh century shows).

Again, Mother of God=God.  Mother of God (the Son)=Wife of God (the Father).  Wife of God (the Father)=Queen of Heaven. & here we have "Hail holy Queen, Mother of Mercy."  The Holy Trinity becomes an unholy foursome.  The satanic enemies of God succeed in causing the largest body of christians in the world to worship the "queen of heaven," and to suffer eternal damnation.  Satan hates the good, and seeks to destroy them, and yes, he has and will use the institutional churches to do his bidding for him if he can.

"So those are the prayers that are found in the rosary.  Let's look at their order.  We've already mentioned the introductory prayers, six of them, and the concluding prayer.  In between is the meat of the rosary: the decades.  Each decade -- there are fifteen in a full rosary -- has as its root ten Hail Marys, thus the name.  Each decade is bracketed between an Our Father and a Gloria, so each decade actually has twelve prayers."

Yes, let's look at the order of the prayers found in the rosary.  The decades are referred to as "the meat of the rosary," i.e. the gist, the essence, main ingredient, the entree'.  In this "meat of the rosary: the decades," "Each decade -- ... -- has as its root ten Hail Marys...."  So, the root of the meat of the rosary is the Hail Marys!  And the glut of Hail Marys are the inordinate, and utterly idolatrous worship of a demon masquerading as a good and godly servant of God, and claiming to be "the preeminent Christian."

"Each of the fifteen decades is devoted to a mystery regarding the life of Jesus or his mother.  Here the word mystery refers to a truth of the faith, not to something incomprehensible, as in the line 'It's a mystery to me!'  The fifteen mysteries are divided into three groups of five: the Joyful, the Sorrowful, the Glorious.  It's common to mean by saying 'the rosary' the recitation not of all fifteen mysteries, but of any set of five.  Let's look at the mysteries."

"MEDITATION THE KEY

"First we must understand what they are.  They're meditations.  When Catholics recite the twelve prayers that form any one decade of the rosary, they meditate on the mystery associated with that decade.  ....  It is the meditation on the mysteries that gives the rosary its power and its staying-power.

"The Joyful Mysteries are these: the Annunciation (Luke 1:26-38), the Visitation (Luke 1:40-55), the Nativity (Luke 2:6-20, the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:21-39, and the Finding of Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:41-51).

"Then come the Sorrowful Mysteries: the Agony in the Garden (26:36-46), the Scourging (Matt. 27:26), the Crowning with Thorns (Matt. 27:29), the Carrying of the Cross (Luke 23:26-32), and the Crucifixion (Luke 23:33-46).

"The final Mysteries are the Glorious: the Resurrection (Luke 24:1-12), the Ascension (Luke 24:50-51), the Descent of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-4), the Assumption of Mary into Heaven, and her Coronation. 

"With the exception of the last two, each mystery is explicitly scriptural.  True, the Assumption and Coronation of Mary are not found in the Bible, but they are not contrary to it, so there is no reason to reject them out of hand.  Given the scriptural basis of most of the mysteries...."

TRUE, the Assumption and Coronation of Mary are not found in the Bible, and they are contrary to it, so there is every reason to reject them out of hand, and to reject those who attempt to pawn them off as scriptural truth.  If you read the Constitution of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, you will find it reads somewhat like the Constitution of the United States of America, but it is a lie; if you read the Book of Mormon and the Quran, you will find they imitate the Holy Bible, but they are lies; if you read the New World Translation of the Bible, you will find it imitates the Holy Bible, but it rends it.  The Communists are infamous for their "creative" use of language, manipulating it to mean something far different from the understood meanings, the Mormons have been successful with such manipulation as well, as have the Muslims, i.e. their "martyrs."  The alleged "scriptural basis of most of the mysteries...." is deliberately misleading, and quite subtil (as the serpent was more subtil than any creature).

The Assumption and Coronation of Mary were necessitated to bolster the Roman Catholic church's heretical claims regarding their "Mary."

"We've looked at the prayers found in the rosary and the mysteries around which it is formed.  Now let's see how it was formed historically.

".... Centuries before Dominic, monks had come to recite all 150 psalms on a regular basis.  As time went on, it was felt that the lay brothers, known as the conversi, should have some form of prayer of their own.  They were distinct from the choir monks, and a chief distinction was that they were illiterateSince they couldn't read the psalms, they couldn't recite them with the monksThey needed an easily remembered prayer.

So, instead of teaching the poor illiterate brothers, the conversi, to read so they could read the Word of God and understand it for themselves, the Roman Catholic leadership deliberately kept the "brothers" ignorant, the better to enslave and exploit them, and devised "an easily remembered prayer," which should be endlessly repeated, the better to control the "brothers."

So tell me "brothers," how does it make you feel, to know that after another millennia the Roman Catholic church is still deliberately herding you around as ILLITERATE, IGNORANT "brothers"?  

By all means remain "faithful" to corrupters and perverters of the Word of God, and his poor people, rather than becoming faithful to Him who suffered and died for the forgiveness of our sins.

"THE SECRET OF PATERNOSTER ROW

"The prayer first chosen was the Our Father, and depending on circumstances, it was said either fifty or a hundred times a day.  These conversi used rosaries to keep count, and the rosaries were known then as Paternosters ("Our Fathers")."

"The rosaries that originally were used to count Our Fathers came to be used during the twelfth century, to count Hail Marys--or,  more properly, the first half of what we now call the Hail Mary. (The second half was added some time later.)"

"ROSARY: PRAYER OF UNION

"....

"The fact is that no one person can take credit for it, the rosary having developed over centuries into what is still the most popular Catholic devotion, one that many non-Catholics find themselves attracted to."

No, but one enemy of God can take credit for the Rosary, that enemy is Satan; he has used the services of many minions and fools to accomplish his aim of diverting people to worship a demigod for himself, rather than the one true God.

"The word rosary comes from the Latin and means a garland of roses, the rose being one of the flowers used to symbolize the Virgin Mary.  Both Catholics and non-Catholics, as they learn more about the rosary and make more frequent use of it, come to see how its meditations bring to mind the sweet fragrance not only of the Mother of God, but of Christ himself."

Yes, as Catholics and ignorant non-Catholics blindly join in meditating on the "beauties" of the goddess, the Queen of Heaven, and ever more frequently, they will become intoxicated with the eternally damning seduction of the power behind the goddess, Satan.

By the way, did you notice the Catholic Answer Tracts' reliance on repetitious hypothetical pronouncements instead of justifying its claims with scripture (which it could not do)?

The end of the discussion is this, or the bottom-line (if you prefer): you can either embrace the superstitions, and subtly crafted myths & lies of the Roman Catholic institutional church instead of the eternal truth and life of God through Christ Jesus, or you can embrace the Lord of Glory, the son of man who gave himself to save you and buy you back to God the Creator.  You decide.

Hebrews 7:25-28

"Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.  For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first of his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.  For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated."

Hebrews 8:6

"But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises." 

Hebrews 9:15

"And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance."

Hebrews 9:24-28

"For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of this world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.  And as it appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation."

Hebrews 12:24

"And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel."


What Is Truth? Treatise hyperlink list

Roman Catholic error & wrongs


Another Gospel!

Martin Luther & the Reformation

Marianism: Are you a Christian or a Marian; can you truly be both, or are they mutually exclusive?

Mary, 'Mother of GOD'!!!, 'Co-Redeemer'!!!

Peter, Peter....

Worshipping with Pagans, Heathens, Infidels: The Blind Leading, Following, and Flattering the Blind

Dunkin' Babies

Eternally Single 'Fathers'

Rape of children, especially "Man-boy love"!

Purga-Story

Con-fessions

Indulging Caesar, er Rome, er Papa

When in Rome, Do as the Monkeys Do?, Bow down to Darwin and the Anti-GOD squad

Papa Says, Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery With Thy Wife!  (according to John Paul II)

Holy Annulment, Vat-Man!

Holy Monopoly

Catholic Scribes, Pharisees, hypocrites...what the Lord of glory has to say of "holy Rome," and the "holy See"

Current Holy Idolatry & the Soon-coming Anti-Christ!

"Catholics Can Always Come Home"

"The Sanctity of Life," "Pro-Life," "All Life is Sacred" Doctrine, & the anti-Biblical Flaw which fatally undermines it!

Canonization, Sainthood, & the 'Miracles' required to be ascribed to the 'Sainted' ones, even ones occurring many hundreds of years or more after the 'Saints' deaths!


Catholic (Roman Catholic & Eastern Orthodox) error & wrongs


Don't be conned by Icons, 'holy' relics, & other assorted trappings, contrary to God's Word and true religion


Catholic (Roman Catholic & Eastern Orthodox) & Protestant Christian error & wrongs


"TO THE UNKNOWN GOD"

How Many Apostles Can Fit on the Head of a Pin?


Jewry, Jewish wrongs


Don't Blame Us, We Didn't Crucify Jesus, The Romans Did!

Scribes, Pharisees, hypocrites...what the Lord of glory has to say of the Jewish hierarchy


going up? (top of page)

 

The Adoration Madonna


(& because these scriptures and discussion go hand in hand with the preceding one, the section on Marianism is repeated here)

Marianism: Are you a Christian or a Marian; can you truly be both, or are they mutually exclusive?

What is a Christian? "a little Christ", a follower of Christ, a disciple of Christ Jesus, one who has been bought and saved by The LORD and GOD who first created that one.  

What is a Marian, or Marianist? (or the larger question, What is a Roman Catholic?) 

How did the two, (Christian and Marian), ever get entangled, and allegedly become inseparably linked? 

What does the Bible say in support of Marianism?  Nothing.  

What does the Bible say against all inventions of man, like Marianism?  Plenty, none of which is good.  

Aside from the unscripturalness of Marianism, and the Biblical prohibitions of such man-made/woman-made vain philosophies as Marianism, and the evidence of GOD's extreme displeasure with such things, aside from all of this, what is so wrong about it really, after all it is religious, isn't it (and therefore it must be good, true?)?!


Before proceeding with these questions, allow me to suggest you consider doing the following at some time in the near future, to see if what I am about to share with you is true, or whether it is false (remembering that if it agrees with the letter and the spirit of the Scriptures it is true, and if it disagrees with the letter and the spirit of the Scriptures it is false, in all cases, period):

The next time you read the entire New Testament through (without coaching or any human interference whatever):

  1. Notice how many times the simple, Hebrew, woman Mary, who bore JESUS, is mentioned (and see how many times Joseph, Mary's husband, is mentioned).

  2. Notice how Mary is mentioned, how she is referred to, by all: by Angels, by GOD, by Joseph, by Elizabeth, by Simeon, by JESUS, by His disciples, by His apostles (the 'Church Fathers'), by non-disciples, but especially by GOD the Father, and by JESUS CHRIST Himself.

  3. Notice how JESUS CHRIST speaks of Mary, the wife of Joseph (the woman, who while she was a virgin and a very young woman, conceived, and bore JESUS), note how HE treats her...and note how HE does not speak of her, nor treat her, that is how HE refrains from speaking of her, and refrains from treating her.

  4. Notice what instructions are given to the Church concerning Mary; see what instructions to the Church you can find in the Scriptures of the New Testament from JESUS CHRIST, from GOD the Father (via Angels), and from the 'Church Fathers.'

  5. Pray about this, pray directly to GOD the Father in the name of JESUS CHRIST, as HE instructed the apostles to do; ask GOD to reveal the truth to you concerning this matter and concerning all matters, but especially those of great importance.


*At the core, the great wrongs done by Marianism, are the exact opposites of what are supposedly accomplished by it, i.e.:

The Scripture texts referenced will be principally from the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.


Psalm 69:8

"I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children."  

My mother's children?!  Whatever could Jesus have been referring to, by the Holy Spirit?  I thought Mary was supposed to be an eternal virgin, and was only to have borne one child, Jesus?  So how can the Holy Bible refer to her children?! and with such a reference too, i.e. "I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children."  Dear ones, this is not saying that Jesus has become a stranger and alien to his disciples!!!!  Think people, in God's name, THINK, instead of blindly, ignorantly, sheepishly, foolishly, carelessly, irresponsibly accepting the Roman Catholic hierarchies' satanic propaganda, try believing God's blood-bought Holy Word!

[Psalm 69 is explicitly recognized by the apostles of the Lord as referring to the LORD Jesus the Christ.]


Matthew 1:1,16-17

The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.

Matthew 1:18-20

Now the birth of JESUS CHRIST was on this wise: When as His mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the HOLY GHOST.  Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily.  But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the HOLY GHOST.

[The angel of the LORD appears unto Joseph and tells him not to fear to Take unto him Mary his wife.]

But the Popes would have you believe that Joseph purportedly chose not to ever take his wife!

Interesting don't you think: Joseph espouses Mary to himself to be his lawfully wedded wife, because he wants her to become his wedded wife, his lover, his spouse his helpmeet, and to bear his children; then when he discovers his desired betrothed bride to be is pregnant/with child he considers putting her away by divorcement; then the angel of the LORD instructs him not to fear to take Mary to himself to be his wedded wife, for the child is conceived of the Holy Ghost; then Joseph takes her to himself while abstaining from knowing her sexually, until after the child is born.

But if we are to believe Popery, after the child JESUS is born, Joseph loses all desire to cleave unto Mary as his wedded wife, and chooses to live a profane lie of a life with Mary, and they continue to live the same lie for the remainder of their 'married' lives.  If Joseph was not going to take Mary to himself sexually, why would he have been moved to put her away by divorcement because she was with child.  People, only the 'Popes' and Cardinals, Arch-Bishops, Bishops, Monks, and Priests...could concoct a story this ludicrous; what is your excuse for believing such an outrageous lie, and all of the accompanying lies crafted by the Romanists?!  According to God's Holy Word, we are to worship God with all our hearts, and minds, and bodies, and souls.  According to God's Holy Word, we are to obey God, not man!

Matthew 1:21-23

And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for He shall save His people from their sins.  Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the LORD by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, GOD with us.

Matthew 1:24-25

Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the LORD had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: And knew her not TILL she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called His name JESUS.

[Joseph did as the angel of the LORD had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: And Knew her not TILL, that is until, she had brought forth her firstborn son!!!

Dear ones, the choice you have is very simple, you can believe GOD and His Holy Word, or you can believe the preposterous, vain, anti-scriptural teaching of sinful man.]

Matthew 2:1-2

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

Matthew 3:16-17

And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.

Matthew 4:1-11

Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.

And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.

But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.  

[Note: Jesus does not say that man shall live by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of man, pope, or council, or out of a church document, or out of a statement of theology, but, rather "out of the mouth of God!"]

Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee; and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them: And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.

Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

Matthew 12:46-50

While He yet talked to the people, behold, His mother and His brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him.  Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren 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 brethren?  And He stretched forth His hand toward His disciples, and said, Behold My mother and My brethren!  For whosoever shall do the will of My Father which is in heaven, the same is My brother, and sister, and mother.

[While Jesus teaches the people, Jesus' mother and brothers come to Him, and attempt to interrupt Jesus' teaching to the multitude and to speak with Him privately; but Jesus rather than being distracted from teaching the multitude of people, uses this attempted interruption by his mother and brothers,* to teach the multitude.  And what does the Lord teach? that honor, intimacy, communion, and eternal loving relationship with the Lord Jesus belong to those who will obey GOD, and do the will of GOD, rather than to his biological flesh and blood.

Clearly, Jesus' response and teaching here make no sense whatever if "his brethren" accompanying "his mother" herein are his disciples and not his actual brothers, for then He would be saying in response to these alleged 'disciples' desiring to speak with Him, "and who are My brethren?" followed by stretching forth His hand toward his disciples among the multitude of people, and proclaiming, " Behold...and My brethren!  For whosoever shall do the will of My Father which is in heaven, the same is My brother, and sister, and mother."]

* Jesus' biological brothers are in fact half-brothers, having been borne of the same mother as Jesus was (Mary), but begotten by Joseph the husband of Mary, rather than by the Holy Ghost who begot Jesus of Mary ( while she was the virgin espoused wife of Joseph).

Matthew 13:53-58

And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence.  And when He was come into His own country, He taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works?  Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and JudasAnd his sisters, are they not all with us?  Whence then hath this man all these things?  And they were offended in him.

But JESUS said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.  And HE did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

[Jesus' countrymen upbraid him as being unqualified to teach in the synagogue and to show forth wisdom and mighty works from GOD, on the grounds that his earthly family: i.e., Joseph, Joseph's wife Mary, and Joseph's and Mary's children ( sons, James, Joses, Simon, Judas, and all of their daughters) were unlearned, 'common' people; therefore, Jesus had no right nor place to take it upon himself to teach as a Rabbi (and such a Rabbi, at that).

The Jews are accusing Jesus on the grounds that his biological family is lowly, unlearned, unworthy....  The Jews are not referring to his followers!  Do you also notice that all of his four brothers are enumerated, while his sisters are not mentioned by name (as women were not valued by the Jews the same as men were).

For those who are inclined to blindly accept the tortuously contrived Catholic 'reasoning' which desperately attempts to explain away such plainly revealing scriptures as this, please consider: Jesus is come back into His own country, Nazareth.  He begins to teach the truth of God in the Synagogue and to evidence His authority over the things of this world, including over the religious experts of that day, the Jewish Hierarchy, the Priests, Bishops, Archbishops, Cardinals, and Popes of that day.  His countrymen take him to task, they upbraid him, they accuse and condemn him as being unqualified and unfit to teach and preach on the grounds that he is a commoner, that he is not recognized as a Levite, and thus he is not a levitical priest (though his mother is descended from the Levites), he is not trained as a rabbi, he is not a Pharisee, nor a Sadducee, nor a doctor of the law, nor even a scribe; but that he is only the poor son of a poor carpenter, all the members of whose family are poor common people, namely his mother Mary, his half-brothers James, Joses, Simon, and Judas, and all of his half-sisters!  Jesus is accused here solely, exclusively, explicitly on the basis of the societal status or standing of his immediate family, not on the basis of friends or followers, can't you see that?

Plainly, unmistakably, Jesus is accused of being as common, ordinary, and lowly as his family (his disciples are not even mentioned, much less considered, here).

The Lord Jesus' extended genealogy, his pedigree, his family tree, his bloodline, is not considered by his accusers.  Jesus was directly descended from the Kings of Judah, and descended from the Levitical Priests, and was born in Bethlehem and proclaimed to be the King of the Jews.  But no matter, the popery of his day knew better, and the popery of our day are still propagating profane lies.]

Matthew 17:1-8

And after six days JESUS taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, And was transfigured before them: and His face did shine as the sun, and His raiment was white as the light.  And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with Him.  Then answered Peter, and said unto JESUS, LORD, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for Thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.

While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is My beloved Son, in whom I AM well pleased; HEAR ye HIM. (!)

And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.  And JESUS came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid.  And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save JESUS only.

[Who does GOD Almighty say Jesus is the Son of?  God Himself, or Mary?

Who does GOD Almighty command the highest apostles (including Peter, aka 'the first Pope') to Hear?  JESUS, or Mary? - or - Jesus and Mary?

If GOD Almighty personally rebuked the chiefest apostles so soundly for thinking to honor Moses and Elijah in the same way as they honored Jesus, do you imagine that GOD looks with favor on our paying such honor and tribute to Mary?!  Do you really?!!!

Look again at the passage of scripture, Matthew 17:1-8; what transpires, what does GOD say in response to Peter's request of Jesus to be permitted with James and John to build three tabernacles for Jesus, Moses, and Elias?  GOD says, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I AM well pleased; Hear ye HIM."

If GOD Almighty who had sent Moses and Elijah to Jesus to speak with Him concerning His decease, forbid the chiefest apostles to pay obeisance to Moses and Elijah, and sharply commanded them to Hear Jesus, do you imagine that GOD would now send Mary not to Jesus, but to we poor, blind, ignorant people to speak to us, instead of sending Jesus, who HE commanded blind, ignorant, Peter, James, and John to Hear?

Would GOD give diametrically opposite commandments to us, and/or to the pope to pass on to us, to pay special honors to Mary (or Peter, or Paul, or St. so & so); would God issue commandments to pay special honors to Mary on an hourly, or daily basis?

Would God Almighty command us to Hear Mary, instead of JESUS?  Would God Almighty command us to pray to Mary, instead of praying to JESUS.  NO!  A thousand, thousand, thousand times NO!

"This is My beloved Son...; Hear ye HIM!"

JESUS! {Solo Christo - CHRIST Alone !}]

Matthew 19:3-12

The Pharisees also came unto Him, tempting Him, and saying unto Him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?

And He answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that He which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?  Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh.  What therefore GOD hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

They say unto Him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?

He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.  And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.

His disciples say unto Him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry.

But He said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given.  For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake.  He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.

According to JESUS, What men are not able to marry (receive marriage [the uniting of one man and one woman into one flesh]), those who cannot and thus will not become one flesh sexually with a woman via sexual intercourse/coitus/copulation.

According to JESUS, What happens when a man marries a woman, he takes her (sexually), cleaves unto her (sexually), and they two become one flesh, as GOD joins them together in one flesh!

If there is no cleaving together sexually, they remain twain/two/separate, they do not become one flesh, and no marriage takes place.

If Joseph did not take Mary sexually as his wife, they never became one flesh, and thus were never recognized by GOD as being married; then their so-called marriage was an unconsummated farce, a fraud, and null and void, illegal, a LIE; and that diametrically and flagrantly contradicts GOD's testimony of Joseph's and Mary's marriage in His Holy Word, the Holy Bible.  But God cannot Lie, and His Holy Word is true, so who do you choose to believe - God, or the 'holy' Roman Catholic See?!

[To reiterate God's testimony as to whether Joseph and Mary were truly married.

Matthew 1:1,16-17

The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.]

So, you can either believe GOD and His Word - or - believe sinful man (Popes...).  But if you choose to believe sinful man rather than Holy GOD, you will suffer the consequences of such rebellion against GOD.

Matthew 19:17-19

And He said unto him, Why callest thou Me good? there is none good but one, that is, GOD: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

He saith unto Him, Which?

JESUS said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Matthew 22:41-45

While the Pharisees were gathered together, JESUS asked them, Saying, What think ye of CHRIST? whose son is He?

They say unto Him, The Son of David.

He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call Him LORD, saying, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit Thou on My right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?  If David then call Him LORD, how is He his son?

Matthew 27:55-56

And many women were there beholding afar off, which followed JESUS from Galilee, ministering unto Him: Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's children.

Matthew 27:61

And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre.

Matthew 28:1

In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.

[Mary the mother of James and Joses is Mary the wife of Joseph, who first bore Jesus the Christ!  Some Virgin!  A Virgin with a very full sex life, as God intended husbands and wives to have with each other, and with a "quiver" full of children, sons and daughters.]


Mark1:11

And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art My beloved Son, in whom I AM well pleased.

Mark 1:22-24

And they were astonished at His doctrine: for He taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.

And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art Thou come to destroy us?  I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.

Mark 3:31-35

There came then His brethren and His mother, and, standing without, sent unto Him, calling Him.  And the multitude sat about Him, and they said unto Him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for Thee.

And He answered them, saying, Who is My mother, or My brethren?  And He looked round about on them which sat about Him, and said, Behold My mother and My brethren!  For whosoever shall do the will of GOD, the same is My brother, and My sister, and mother.

[Here the multitude of people gathered and listening to Jesus say unto Jesus that his mother and brethren are standing without and seeking him.  Jesus responds directly to the multitude whom he is teaching, and indirectly to his mother brethren, and all who will hear and read of this in time to come.  Jesus looks upon the multitude of people gathered to hear him teach, and says to them, " Who is My mother, or My brethren?  Behold My mother and My brethren!  For whosoever shall do the will of GOD, the same is My brother, and My sister, and mother."  Jesus states emphatically that his family are those who will do the will of God; as in every other instance that is recorded in the Bible where Jesus is afforded the opportunity to give special honour to his mother Mary, he refuses to do so, even humbling her in so doing.  As for the seeming exception at his death on the cross, when he entrusts the now widowed Mary to the care of his beloved apostle John, this is simply and unmistakably a case of Jesus looking after the welfare of his mother after his death, not of paying some special honour or tribute to her, nor remotely suggesting that any special honour should be paid to her.]

Mark 6:1-6

And He went out from thence, and came into His own country; and His disciples follow Him.  And when the sabbath day was come, He began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing Him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?  Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us?  And they were offended at him.

But JESUS said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house. And He could there do no mighty work, save that He laid His hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.  And He marvelled because of their unbelief.  And He went round about the villages, teaching.

[Jesus' countrymen upbraid him as being unqualified to teach in the synagogue and to show forth wisdom and mighty works from GOD, on the grounds that his earthly family: i.e., Joseph, Joseph's wife Mary, and Joseph's and Mary's children ( sons, James, Joses, Simon, Judas, and all of their daughters) were unlearned, 'common' people; therefore, Jesus had no right nor place to take it upon himself to teach as a Rabbi (and such a Rabbi, at that).

The Jews are accusing Jesus on the grounds that his biological family is lowly, unlearned, unworthy....  The Jews are not referring to his followers!  Do you also notice that all of his four brothers are enumerated, while his sisters are not mentioned by name (as women were not valued by the Jews the same as men were).

For those who are inclined to blindly accept the tortuously contrived Catholic 'reasoning' which desperately attempts to explain away such plainly revealing scriptures as this, please consider: Jesus is come back into His own country, Nazareth.  He begins to teach the truth of God in the Synagogue and to evidence His authority over the things of this world, including over the religious experts of that day, the Jewish Hierarchy, the Priests, Bishops, Archbishops, Cardinals, and Popes of that day.  His countrymen take him to task, they upbraid him, they accuse and condemn him as being unqualified and unfit to teach and preach on the grounds that he is a commoner, that he is not recognized as a Levite, and thus he is not a levitical priest (though his mother is descended from the Levites), he is not trained as a rabbi, he is not a Pharisee, nor a Sadducee, nor a doctor of the law, nor even a scribe; but that he is only the poor son of a poor carpenter, all the members of whose family are poor common people, namely his mother Mary, his half-brothers James, Joses, Simon, and Judas, and all of his half-sisters!  Jesus is accused here solely, exclusively, explicitly on the basis of the societal status or standing of his immediate family, not on the basis of friends or followers, can't you see that?

Plainly, unmistakably, Jesus is accused of being as common, ordinary, and lowly as his family (his disciples are not even mentioned, much less considered, here).

The Lord Jesus' extended genealogy, his pedigree, his family tree, his bloodline, is not considered by his accusers.  Jesus was directly descended from the Kings of Judah, and descended from the Levitical Priests, and was born in Bethlehem and proclaimed to be the King of the Jews.  But no matter, the popery of his day knew better, and the popery of our day are still propagating profane lies.]

Mark 10:2-12

And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him.

And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you?

And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away.

And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept.  But from the beginning of the creation GOD made them male and female.  For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife: And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.  What therefore GOD hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

And in the house his disciples asked him again of the same matter.

And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her.  And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.

Mark 10:19

Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.

Mark15:40

There were also women looking on afar off: among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome;

Mark 15:47-16:1

And Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of Joses, beheld where He was laid.

And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint Him.

[Mary the mother of James the less and Joses is Mary the wife of Joseph, her firstborn child was Jesus the Christ!  Some perpetual Virgin!  A Virgin with a full sex life, as God intended husbands and wives to have in the marriage bed.]


Luke 2:41-52

Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.  And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast. And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it.  But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.  And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him.

And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions.  And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.

And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.

And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?

And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.  And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.

And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with GOD and man.

{Jesus was sinless, true, but note how he glorifies GOD rather than Joseph, and note how Jesus not only fails to pay special tribute to Mary, but in essence rebukes her.  This is the only way that Jesus addresses his mother Mary, he does so each and every time that he makes mention of her, up until he tells John to take care of her (John 19:27).}  The truth is, Jesus knew what sinful man would do, e.g. causing people to worship Mary, so he made a special effort to make it unmistakably clear that Mary was a disciple only, and was not to be given special honor above the other disciples.  In truth Jesus paid more special honor to Mary the sister of Lazarus and to Mary Magdalene (out of whom he had cast seven devils!), than he did to his mother Mary.}

Luke 8:19-21

"Then came to him his mother and his brethren, and could not come at him for the press.  And it was told him by certain which said, Thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to see thee.

"And he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it."

Again, Jesus is teaching a multitude of people, when his mother Mary and her sons (Jesus' half-brethren, begotten by Joseph of Mary) arrive and seek to gain an audience with Jesus, at the expense of the multitude.  Jesus is doing his heavenly Father's business of teaching the multitude concerning the kingdom of God, and Jesus' sainted mother Mary and her sons attempt to interrupt him, for more important business than God's business.  What is Jesus' response: he teaches the multitude and his mother and her sons with a response that praises those who will do the will of God, and rebukes his sainted mother and her sons: amazing but true, and totally in keeping with Jesus' responses every single time that his sainted mother Mary is the subject or is involved!  Jesus explicitly not only refuses to pay any special honour to his mother, but usually embarrasses/humbles her with his responses as her Lord and King and not her son!  As for the seeming exception at his death on the cross, when he entrusts the now widowed Mary to the care of his beloved apostle John, this is simply and unmistakably a case of Jesus looking after the welfare of his mother after his death, not of paying some special honour or tribute to her, nor remotely suggesting that any special honour should be paid to her.  But if you don't get it, you don't get it, and that's too bad. 

Luke 11:27-28

"And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked.

"But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it."

{What a humble little gem this is; incredible, really!  A God-fearing woman cries out above the throng and proclaims "Blessed is the womb (Mary's) that bare thee (JESUS), and the paps (Mary's) which thou (JESUS) hast sucked."

[ala - Hail Mary full of grace, the Lord is with thee...blessed art thou among women.]

But what does Jesus reply?  Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it."

Why such a response from Jesus?  Can you imagine your Priest, Bishop, Cardinal, or Pope responding this way to such a devout, heartfelt, pious expression of adulation and honor for Mary and Jesus?  Not a chance!!!!

But look again at what Jesus' response to this 'holy' proclamation is.

Rather = instead of, instead of Mary whose womb bore me, instead of Mary whose paps I sucked, instead of Mary full of grace, instead of Mary blessed art thou among women, instead of Mary, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

The word of God mind you.  Blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it!!

Dear ones, you can either adhere to the 'holy' Roman dogma, or to the Word of God, and they are mutually exclusive on many fundamentals of faith and practice, such as the matter of Mary; the choice is yours to make, I pray you will choose wisely and well.}

Luke 24:10

"It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles."


John 2:12

"After this He went down to Capernaum, He, and His mother, and His brethren, and His disciples: and they continued there not many days."

[What do you think this scripture says?  HE, and His mother, and His brethren, and His disciples; how plain does GOD have to make it for we poor, blind, ignorant sinful people to understand?  Jesus' brethren were the sons Joseph begot and Mary conceived and bore to her husband Joseph after Joseph belatedly consummated his marriage with his wife Mary, after Jesus was born.  God intended, and explicitly required Joseph to consummate his marriage to Mary for their marriage to be scripturally legitimate and not an illegal, anti-scriptural, abominable sham.]

John 7:1-10

"After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him.  Now the Jews feast of tabernacles was at hand.

"His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest.  For there is no man that doeth any thing in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly.  If thou do these things, shew thyself to the world.  For neither did his brethren believe in him.

"Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready.  The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.  Go ye up unto this feast: I go not up yet unto this feast; for my time is not yet full come.

"When he had said these words unto them, he abode still in Galilee.  But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret."

.  Do you see this?  Jesus' brothers provoke him to risk his life to go into Jewry, to attend a feast, though they know his life is being sought, do you really think this is his disciples, his apostles as a group, to a man? do you really?  Don't you see the way that the brothers differentiate themselves from his disciples, drawing an unmistakable distinction or delineation between them?  Don't you see this, can't you see this, if not, why not, has Romanism so brainwashed you that you can not recognize the truth, no matter how plain it is? even as the purveyors of Islam have so indoctrinated the peoples in the parts of the world enslaved by Islam that the people are brainwashed puppets for the muslim terrorist regimes.

John 16:23-24

And in that day ye shall ask me nothing.  Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.  Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

John 16:26-27

At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you: For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.

.  Jesus instructs his apostles to pray to God the Father in His name for whatsoever they have need of...and that the Father will give it.  Jesus states that He need not pray the Father on their behalf, because the Father loves them because they have loved Jesus and believed that He came from God.  Yet, the Roman Catholic church hierarchy instructs its members to pray to Mary, and "Saints" to petition God the Father and God the Son, diametrically and damnably contrary to the commandments of Jesus the Son of God!  You can either obey God or obey the Roman Catholic hierarchy, but you cannot obey both!


Acts 1:12-14

"Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey.  And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James.  These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren."

Unmistakably, "his brethren" refers to Mary's sons begotten by her husband Joseph, born after she gave birth to her firstborn Jesus Christ who was begotten by the Holy Ghost.

.  May the Spirit of Truth open your eyes that you may see, open your ears that you may hear, open your minds that you may understand, and open your hearts/spirits that you may believe the truth, and be set free to worship, obey, and serve GOD the Father, GOD the Son, and GOD the Holy Ghost, not men, and not idols, and not demons masquerading as dear departed saints (any and all disciples of Jesus Christ), including masquerading as the humble, simple, GOD-fearing woman who bore Jesus (conceived by the Holy Ghost, while she was yet a young, tender virgin), and who became one flesh with Joseph her betrothed husband, and who bore him four sons, and many daughters, and who became one of the many disciples of Jesus, enjoying no greater honor, nor esteem, than any other disciple.

Do you notice that Mary Magdalene (out of whom Jesus cast seven demons; and the same Mary Magdalene who is reputed to have been a harlot or prostitute before being saved by Jesus) figures more prominently than Mary the mother of Jesus (and James, and Joses, and Simon, and Juda, and all of their sisters); do you notice that Martha and Mary the sisters of Lazarus figure more prominently than Mary the mother of Jesus (and James, and Joses, and Simon and Juda, and all of their sisters!!!)?

Do you notice that the apostles and Nicodemus, and Joseph of Arimathaea, and even little, chief publican of Jericho, Zachaeus figure more prominently than Mary the mother of Jesus (Mary who later would conceive and bear James, and Joses, and Simon and Juda, and all of their sisters to Joseph her husband)?


Colossians 3:18-23

"Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.

"Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances, (Touch not; taste not; handle not; Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men?  Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh."


I Timothy 4:1-6

"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils: Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.  For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

"If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained."


Hebrews 13:4

"Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers GOD will judge."

But certain lying perverters of truth, and enemies of God have succeeded in beguiling multitudes of people into believing otherwise.

{Dear ones, if you believe the lie that Joseph did not consummate his marriage with Mary, and that she remained a perpetual virgin, thus purportedly remaining 'holier' than if she had become one flesh with Joseph, you are believing a Satanic lie; likewise, if you believe that Mary's mother bore Mary immaculately & miraculously, you are believing a hellish lie.  If you believe Mary was without sin, thus having no need of a saviour, then you are believing a Satanic Lie.

All of these Satanic Lies diametrically contradict GOD's Holy Word.  To believe these Satanic Lies concocted by exceedingly wicked Roman Catholic church leaders, you must disbelieve GOD Almighty, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, The Holy Bible-GOD's Holy Word, the prophets in the Bible, and the apostles of Jesus Christ, and disobey GOD Almighty, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Holy Bible-GOD's Holy Word, the prophets in the Bible, and the apostles of Jesus Christ.}



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