I got a really creepy email from a Catholic guy who I’ve done prison ministry with. He actually signed off on the email “In Jesus and Mary.” He was encouraging people to go to a site called Holy Love, which has alleged direct revelations from Mary, other dead people and Jesus. Indeed. Here’s a sample from Mary:
Our Lady comes seated on a Throne. She is in white with gold ornaments on Her Mantle. She says: “Praise be to Jesus.”
“Today, you honor Me under the title ‘Mother of God’. I am the Mother of God, but also the Mother of All Humanity. I am the Mother of all who esteem Me and pray to Me. I am also the Mother of all who have abandoned Me. I am the Mother of those who live in error, those far from their salvation and all who promote sin.”
“My Immaculate Heart is the Chamber of Purification where souls can face illumination and conviction in the Truth. Not believing in the Truth does not change the Truth. Conviction of heart is a great grace in any present moment, and must be accepted for conversion of heart to take place.”
“Therefore, as your Mother, I call each soul into My Heart as I tenderly and profoundly call you to realize the Truth of where you stand before God in any given moment.”
Now here is one from Jesus:
“I am your Jesus, born Incarnate.”
“No one can be saved or come into Paradise outside of God’s Divine Will. So it is, through and in this Divine Will, I come to offer the path of Truth which leads you into the Light. If you pursue the Chambers of Our United Hearts, you will live in the Truth and obey My Father’s Commandments. So it is, I offer you a roadmap to Eternal Joy – a Joy beyond all telling.”
“It is easy to disbelieve and thereby discount what I offer, but disbelief does not free you of the responsibility to discover the Truth.”
“Today, you are experiencing much snow in your part of the world. I tell you, some hearts are ‘snowed under’ by error. Holy Love must melt away the error and help them to begin their journey towards the Divine Will. Be the instrument which melts the ice.”
They have hundreds of those. You can’t take the Bible seriously and believe any of them. They have Jesus coming to us regularly and telling us to pray the Rosary. Sure.
CARM has lots of great resources about Catholicism, such as Roman Catholicism, comparing Mary to God. This is a great list to study thoroughly. Look how often RCC doctrine is the opposite of what the Bible says.
My challenge for Catholics is to read the Bible for yourself and see how few mentions of Mary there are. The book of Acts? One mention, and only to note that she is in the room. There are zero in the rest of the official recording of the early church history! Romans? Zero. 1 Corinthians? Zero. And so on, through the rest of the Bible.
We should have the proper view of Mary, which is that she had a unique role and was an obedient servant of God. But the veneration / worship commanded by the RCC shows how false they are. I appreciate their pro-life and pro-family views, but their Mary-worship, indulgences, purgatory, justification by works and other heretical views can’t be tolerated.