“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”–1 John 4:1
Mary was a sinner like every other human except Jesus Christ (who was fully man and fully God).
“And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.”Luke 1:46-47
YET, the traditions of men have elevated Mary to a position as a sort of sinless idol to be worshiped and prayed to–in direct contradiction of the Word of God.
And then, there are the “Marian apparitions.”
Marian Apparitions: The Devil’s Deception – Good article on ministers of Satan who appear as ministers of righteousness.
“And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.”2 Corinthians 11:14-15
The article quotes the demonic entity masquerading as Mary.
“Mary” of Fatima states:
“Here you see hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart… Pray, pray a great deal and make sacrifices for sinners. So many souls go to hell because there is no one to pray and sacrifice for them.”
Sinners choose to go to hell by following their father and becoming the children of disobedience, not because “there is no one to pray and sacrifice for them.”
“For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.”Ephesians 5:5-6
Marian apparitions are demonic.
They are indeed the “devil’s deception.”
As we approach the climax of human history, all deceptions will multiply including those of the Marian type.
MARIAN APPARITIONS IN THE NEWS:
- ‘It’s a link between heaven and earth’: Pilgrims travel to site of Marian apparition
- Marian apparition in Philippines stirs controversy
- A Marian apparition has been approved in Argentina – and it’s a big deal
- Site of Marian apparitions in Wisconsin becomes national shrine
- The curious case of the Lipa Marian apparitions
One’s eternal destination is too important to trust it to someone’s opinion. Those who call Mary the “queen of heaven” give themselves away: the Mary of the Bible was NOT the “queen of heaven.”
God has seen this in the past and is none too happy about those who worship the “queen of heaven.”
“The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.”Jeremiah 7:18
“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.”Jeremiah 44:18
“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 be an end of them.”
- Study the Word of God.
- TRY EVERY SPIRIT.
- Beware Marian apparitions!
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:”
—2 Corinthians 4:3