Marian apparition's claim - Mary is an Intercessor
In some of the Marian apparitions, Mary claims that she is an Intercessor for us. Actual quotes from Marian apparitions appear below. Following the Marian quotes are Bible verses from both the Catholic and Protestant King James Bibles that deal with the same topic.
Marian Apparition Quotes
Quote: …do not let yourselves be seized by fear or discouragement. Have great confidence in the powerful work of intercession and mediation of your heavenly Mother. Apparition: Message number 441i to Father Gobbi. Status: Bishop approved. These are apparitions in which the local Bishop (Ordinary) has investigated the apparition and its message and given his seal of approval (Imprimatur). This means Catholics can (but are not required) to listen and obey the messages. Source: Paul A. Mihalik, The Virgin Mary, Fr. Gobbi and the Year 2000, Santa Barbara, CA, 1998, p. 34. Message number 441i to Father Gobbi.
Bible Verses concerning who is able to intercede for us with the Father
These Marian apparitions claim that Mary has attributes that the Bible says only Jesus (and in some cases the Holy Spirit) has. Consider the Bible verses below from both the Protestant King James and Catholic New American Bible's. In both cases they directly contradict the apparition claims. See this link for a list of 20 claims the Marian apparitions make about Mary that are directly contradicted by the Bible. Also note that nowhere in the Bible does God say that Mary has any of these traits. Additionally, God specifically warned us that these apparitions would be commonplace in the last days, and that their purpose would be to deceive us. For more information on that, see clips numbers 6, 7 and 8 of the Messages From Heaven videotape.
Protestant King James Version (KJV) Bible Catholic New American Bible (NAB)
Jesus can Intercede on our behalf
Isaiah 53:12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
Isaiah 53:12 Therefore I will give him his portion among the great, and he shall divide the spoils with the mighty, Because he surrendered himself to death and was counted among the wicked; And he shall take away the sins of many, and win pardon for their offenses.
Hebrews 7:25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.
Hebrews 7:25 Therefore, he is always able to save those who approach God through him, since he lives forever to make intercession for them.
Romans 8:34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
Romans 8:34 Who will condemn? It is Christ (Jesus) who died, rather, was raised, who also is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us.
The Holy Spirit can intercede on our behalf
Romans 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
Romans 8:26 In the same way, the Spirit too comes to the aid of our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit itself intercedes with inexpressible groanings.
The sixth video clip from the English version of the video is titled (on our web site) "Comparing messages from the Marian apparitions to the Bible". In that clip, a comparison is made between the characteristics the Marian apparitions claim for themselves against the Bible. Keep in mind that with the exception of the Medjugorje apparitions, only Catholic church and Bishop approved messages were considered in this video.
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