THE VIRGIN MARY AND THE TRUTH BY STEVE FINNELL
Are the man-made denominational doctrines about the Virgin Mary supported by Scripture? No, they are not.
MAN-MADE DOCTRINE (MMD)
GOD'S DOCTRINE (GD)
1. MMD: Mary is the mediator between mankind and Jesus; therefore the path to the Father is through Mary, then through Jesus.
GD: 1 Timothy 2:5 For their is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.
2. MMD: The gift of salvation comes through Mary. She is the gate to heaven.
GD: John 10:7 So Jesus said to them again, "Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.
John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
Jesus is the gateway to heaven and the only way.
3. MMD: Mary hears prayers and grants many things that God refuses.
GD: Exodus 34:14---for you shall not worship any other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God---
The Scriptures never instruct anyone to pray to Mary or through Mary.
Prayer is an act of worship. To pray to any other god or person other than God is sinful and that includes the Virgin Mary.
4. MMD: The teaching that states that the Virgin Mary is the divine Mother.
GD: Colossians 1:16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities--- all things have been created through Him and for Him.
Jesus was the creator of all things. The Virgin Mary was a created being. Mary is not divine. Mary is not God.
5. MMD: The Lord in heaven is submissive to Mary.
GD: And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
The Lord in heaven is submissive to no man nor the Virgin Mary.
6. MMD: Mary was sinless.
GD: Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
John 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
The Virgin Mary was not sinless.
7. MMD: Devotion to Mary is a means to salvation. A man is not a true Christian without devotion to Mary.
GD: Hebrews 5:9 And having been made perfect,He became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation,
Jesus is the means to salvation, not Mary.
NEW TESTAMENT SCRIPTURES ABOUT MARY: Luke 1:27,28,42. Matthew 1:16-20. Matthew 2:11. Matthew 13:55. Matthew 27:56,61. Mark 6:3. Luke 1:34, 38, 41,46, 56. Luke 2:5, 16, 19, 34,. John 16:25. Acts 1:14.
There are not any New Testament Scriptures to support the man-made denominational doctrines about the Virgin Mary.
THE TRUTH ABOUT THE VIRGIN MARY IS FOUND IN THE BIBLE AND THE BIBLE ALONE!
Man-made doctrines about the Virgin Mary are found in catechisms, creed books, and other writing that are not inspired by God.