Mary, Queen of Heaven: Idolatry? 2 minute apologetics by John Martignoni, president of the Bible Christian Society. www.biblechristiansociety.com

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  2. Roman Catholics do worship Mary,

    “…when she [Mary] is the subject of preaching and worship she prompts the faithful to come to her Son…” (Vatican Council II, p. 420). Statues of Mary often have her depicted with Stars in her crown, an allusion, says Catholicism to Revelation 12:1-2, ” And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars; 2 and she was with child; and she cried out, being in labor and in pain to give birth.”

    ***Labor Pain is part of the curse and Mary is not supposed to be under the curse. Therefore she would not have felt labor pains and this could not refer to her.

  3. I agree some people who claim to be Catholic do appear to worship Mary. But as a Catholic I know that I venerate her and honor her. The labor pain curse you are referring to is a myth created by an older civilization in order for them to explain how things came to be. There is no curse. 🙂

  4. @ Theology Calx: 1. As your own cherry picked quote from the Second Vatican Council notes (like St. Louis de Montfort), a true devotion to Mary automatically leads to Christ. Therefore, if a devotion does not lead to Christ, it is a false devotion and a lie. She acts as a vehicle to God….how is this then Mary worship? You Never made the connection between the two. 2. Simply because Mary was Immaculately conceived does not mean that she was not present in a world subject to Sin, and the affects of Sin. 3. As for the image of Mary in Revelation, you are forgetting the conclusion of Chapter 11. “Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant could be seen in the temple. There where flashes of lightning, rumblings, and peals of thunder, an earthquake, and a violent hailstorm.” John was writing for a Jewish audience, and the moment they heard that the Ark of the Covenant was seen, they would have longed to know more. If John had then simply changed images in Chapter 12, they would have been saying, “no! go back and tell us about the ark!” Well in truth, he is telling us about the ark, The Ark of the New Covenant, Mary, in whom dwelled the Incarnate God, Jesus Christ. For more on that, look up Dr. Scott Hanh! And if any of this needs correcting, I welcome input, particularly from any of the team at UCatholic.com

  5. To ‘Theology Student’ and all other Catholics: there is absolutely no reference in the Bible, to Mary being ‘immaculately conceived’. This teaching about Mary, and most of the other teaching about Mary, is uniquely Catholic, and is teaching that is not contained in the Bible, which is the ONLY authoritative Word of God. We are warned in Revelation 22:18 ‘I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book’. It is clear that to add any teaching to what the Bible states, is not in God’s plan for his followers. Please, people, read the Bible for yourselves, and adhere ONLY to what the Bible says, not to ‘extra’ teaching which is, at the very least, unnecessary, but at the very worst, is dangerous, as we are warned in Revelation 22:18.

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