Ways in which the Bible and the Roman Catholic church differ (page 6)

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Mary, Jesus' Mother, part II

Mary and Joseph

Allegedly, Mary was taken, body and soul, into heaven (Catechism 974). This is the dogma of the “Assumption of Mary,” declared in the year 1950! In heaven, Mary supposedly intercedes for the church as "advocate, helper, benefactress, and mediatrix" (Catechism 969). She is made virtually a co-savior with her Son (Catechism 968). Recently, an increasing number of prominent Catholics have petitioned the church to officially declare that Mary can provide forgiveness of sins!

These doctrines are so far afield from the Scriptures that biblical Protestants are amazed and saddened.

The Bible says:

For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.
    —1 Timothy 2:5 (KJV)

Jesus Christ of Nazareth… Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
    —Acts 4:10-12 (KJV)


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