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Protestants urged to believe in Mary’s miracles

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Protestants are well advised to believe in Mary according to the Catholic Church. These visions float in the mind of a Catholic “enlightenment magazine”. Numerous Marian apparitions should actually be proof enough that the teaching and authority of the Church of Rome are truthful.

If not reason, then faith

The Catholic “education magazine” Catholic Answers believes it can help Protestants by encouraging them to think more about the “truth of Catholicism” by considering only Mary’s miracles. Typically, Catholics responded to Protestants through appeals to reason, usually involving debates about the meaning of Scripture or questions about “legitimate religious authority,” the magazine said. Another approach would be to address topics that have less to do with “reason” and more to do with “faith.” Here the Protestants showed a deficiency (Source).

This lack of faith among Protestants mainly concerns God’s miracle work in the history of salvation, and this as a “motive of credibility” for the authority of his church. The Roman Catholic Catechism states that the miracles of Christ and the saints, the prophecies, the growth and holiness of the Church are “the surest signs of divine revelation.”

Marian apparitions are evidence enough

Maria deification

Catholic ‘Divine’ Mary and the ‘Baby Jesus’

According to the author, this statement in the catechism applies not only to miracles associated with Christ, but also to those associated with the Church. This particularly included the numerous apparitions of the Virgin Mary. A prominent example is the apparition of the Virgin Mary in Tepeyac in Mexico in 1531. This led to the well-known saying “Our Lady of Guadalupe.” Another example is the apparition in 1858 in Lourdes, France. The most prominent Marian apparition took place in Fatima, Portugal, in 1916 and 1917. According to Mary’s promise, on October 29th there followed a seemingly dancing sun and radiant colors, the “miracle of the sun”.

If you don’t believe Jesus’ words, you should believe the miracles he performed, says the author. To do this he uses the statement in John 10:37-38:
If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.

But people can recognize from this that if they don’t believe in Jesus, then they must at least believe those who saw the miracles. Numerous people would have witnessed Mary’s apparition, even followed by a miracle. This is a true motive of credibility. Therefore, it is fair to ask why Protestants do not believe in Mary.

Simple answer possible

The question can be answered quickly. Because Mary is dead! That would actually be it.

This inconsistency regarding the condition of the dead within the Roman Catholic Church alone would be reason enough to throw all the nonsense propagated by this religious institution into the trash. The Church of Rome knows (!) very well that the Holy Scripture says nothing and nowhere about the fact that humans fundamentally have a separate soul that separates from the body after death because it is immortal.

Church of Rome refutes itself

Vatican St. Peter's Square

Church of Rome – A hodgepodge of contradictions

This church itself proves the knowledge of a non-existent immortal soul in the “New Catholic Encyclopedia”, Volume 13, keyword: soul (from page 335). The church states crystal clear that, according to the Bible, humans do NOT have an immortal soul. Nevertheless, this church doesn’t care about it and formulates exactly the opposite in its catechism (pos. 366). (Info). The Bible is simply too clear to suggest anything other than a kind of soul sleep after death (Info).

This already cemented lie on the part of the Roman Catholic Church, also largely adopted by the former Protestant churches, completely throws out the concept of a “living somewhere in the Kingdom of Heaven” Mary, the “Mother of God”, the “Lady Lady of Guadalupe”. over the heap. Lie because the Church of Rome always claims to teach on the basis of Holy Scripture. If this institution bore the true label that showed exactly what it actually is and did not claim to have any connection with Christianity, then it would simply be its own teaching. But it is what it is, a lie. (Info).

Who brings about signs and wonders?

The author wanted to focus on the miracles affecting the Church, not the miracles of Jesus Christ. Nevertheless, the author tries to support his argument with a Bible verse that, in turn, describes the miracles of Jesus.

Are signs and wonders fundamentally the work of God? This question is not even asked in this magazine essay. The answer to this can again be found in the Bible. Who can turn sticks into snakes? Exodus 7:10-11:
And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the LORD had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent. Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments.

While Aaron acted on God’s behalf, Pharaoh’s priests did the same. But Aaron’s serpent devoured the serpent of the Gentile priests.

Jesus Christ warned against such deceptive miracles, especially at the end of time, Matthew 24:24:
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

The Bible names the misleader

Paul said who is behind these signs and wonders that can lead people astray and thus to destruction. 2 Thessalonians 2:9:
Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

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Fundamentalism is unconditional faithfulness to the Bible

As can be seen in verses 7 and 8, Paul meant by “him” the lawless one who was already at work in his time but was still held back (by imperial Rome). With the end of Western Roman rule, the outlaw was able to fully develop his influence (Info).

From whom did this outlaw receive his power and authority to do all this? Revelation 13:2 (the beast from the sea):
and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

Whoever or whatever caused any apparitions and “miracles”. It was definitely not Maria. It couldn’t have been her. The Bible completely excludes a Mary according to Catholic stories, as do a whole series of other fables spread by the Church of Rome (Info).

Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
Revelation 18:2

Bible verses from King James Version

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