Pope John Paul II wrote various books, but the one focused upon here is on the fabricated Mary of Catholicism.official teachings of Roman Catholicism on Mary, besides going to Vatican Council II and The Catechism of the Catholic Church, is to go to the pope himself. Such can be easily done by examining the book entitled, Theotokos.
This book is comprised of seventy general audience talks on the Catholic MaryThe following papal quotes will be accepted, without question, by many trusting Catholics. To them this is the absolute truth about Mary from God's leader on the Earth. The problem is they are lethally different from the Biblical record. Let's examine the evidence.
When the Son began his mission, Mary remained in Nazareth, even though this separation did not exclude significant contacts such as the one at Cana. Above all, it did not prevent her from taking part in the sacrifice of Calvary (pp. 18,19).
Just as Eve caused death, so Mary, with her "yes," became "a cause of salvation" for herself and for all mankind (p. 26).
Mary is queen not only because she is Mother of God, but also because, associated as the New Eve with the New Adam, she cooperated in the work of the redemption of the human race (p. 210).
On Calvary, Mary united herself to the sacrifice of her Son and made her own maternal contribution to the work of salvation, which took the form of labor pains, the birth of the new humanity (p. 234).
He [Jesus] did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, having obtained eternal redemption. (Heb 9:12)
For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. (1 Pet 1:18,19)
For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. (Col 1:19,20)
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. (1 Pet 2:24)
As clear as all of that is, the Scriptures add to that by stating that blood must be shed to bring about forgiveness of sin. No mention of non-bloody sufferings, such as what Mary experienced, can do that:
In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. (Heb 9:22)there is not even one single inference to Mary in these Scriptures, or anywhere else in the entire Bible, which would suggest that Mary co-operated with Jesus' blood sacrifice to bring about anyone's salvation. For Pope John Paul II to teach otherwise is to downplay Jesus' incomprehensible blood sacrifice for our salvation and strip glory from Him. Remember, the Bible is to be Christian's sole source for teaching and correction (2 Tim. 3:16,17).
One that exercises supreme, permanent authority, especially in a nation or other governmental unit, as: A king, queen, or other noble person who serves as chief of state; a ruler or monarch.
That gives us a better understanding of how Catholicism super exalts their fabricated Mary. Ponder the following for substantiation:
The text passes spontaneously from the expression "the Mother of my Lord" to the title, "my Lady," anticipating what St. John Damascene was later to say. He attributed to Mary the title of "Sovereign" .... (p. 209)
In his Encyclical Ad Coeli Reginam to which the text of Lumen Gentium refers, my venerable Predecessor Pius XII indicates Mary's cooperation in the work of redemption, in addition to her motherhood, as the basis for her queenship. The encyclical recalls the liturgical text: "There was St. Mary, Queen of Heaven and sovereign of the world ..." (p . 210).
John Paul II, and other Catholic authorities, have chosen to use the word sovereign for Mary. This same word is used in the New International Version of the Bible over 300 times and only attributed to almighty God. One might conclude from this that at least some Catholic authorities believe the same about Mary that Bible believers think about God.
Thus, far from creating distance between her and us, Mary's glorious state brings about a continuous and caring closeness. She knows everything that happens in our life and supports us with maternal love in life's trials (p. 211).
Question: How could Mary, or any creature, know everything that happens in the lives of a billion Catholics at the same time? It is impossible unless one wrongly believes such a creature is omniscient like God. The Pope went on to teach:
One can conclude that the assumption favors Mary's full communion not only with Christ, but with each one of us. She is beside us, because her glorious state enables her to follow us in our daily earthly journey (p. 211).
What the pope taught there about Mary is what we are told in the Scriptures about the Lord Jesus:
... and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. (Mat 28:20)
From earliest times the Blessed Virgin is honored under the title of Mother of God, under whose protection the faithful took refuge in all their dangers and necessities (p. 245).
In contrast to Catholicism, please note the following Scripture:
The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. He will drive out your enemy before you....(Deu 33:27)
O LORD my God, I take refuge in you; save and deliver me from all who pursue me, (Psa 7:1)
Again, we see Catholics being taught something about Mary, by Pope John Paul II, which only belongs to God.
How different the pope's message is from the Holy Spirit inspired message of the Bible, which states repeatedly that God is our refuge. Dear reader, please take several minutes and look up the following Scriptures for yourself: 2 Sam. 22:3, 31; Psa. 2:12; 9:9; 11:1; 14:6; 16:1; etc. They, and many other Scriptures, conflict with the pope's teaching on Mary. Which will you accept as truth? The pope went on to teach:
By her maternal charity, she cares for the brethren of her Son, who still journey on earth surrounded by dangers and difficulties, until they are led into the happiness of their true home. Therefore the Blessed Virgin is invoked by the Church under the titles of Advocate, Auxiliatrix, Adjutrix and Mediatrix (p. 238).
The pope would also have us believe Mary will care for each of us until we finally get to heaven! Such not only overly exalts Mary, it would also remove all free will and personal responsibility for the follower of Christ, since Mary has the responsibility to get us into heaven and care for us here in this life:
Through her closeness to the events of our daily history, Mary sustains us in trials. She encourages us in difficulty, always pointing out to us the goal of eternal salvation (p. 55).
... Christians look with trust to Mary ... (p. 211).
● YES says Catholicism and Pope John Paul II. Though the Catholic church correctly rejects the teaching of eternal security, the following quote might lead one to believe otherwise:
As a mother, Mary defends her children and protects them from the harm caused by their own sins (p. 238).
The Bible reiterates over and over again that sin will bring forth spiritual death, even for a righteous person (or Christian). See Gen. 2:17; Ezek. 18:24; 33:13,18; Lk. 15:24,32; Rom. 8:13; James 1:14-16; 5:19,20; etc. (Sadly, however, there are many non-Catholics, especially Baptists and Reformed, who will deny this Bible fact, which has led to a spread of wickedness and evil.) But now, from the above papal quote, a Catholic could get the wrong impression that Mary will somehow protect a Catholic from sin's harm. Again, dear reader, that papal message is not only not found anywhere in the Bible, it is lethally contradictory to Scripture. Please make a note of this.
We ceaselessly pray to the Blessed Virgin ... (p. 260).
Please remember, Catholicism declares Mary to be Mediatrix. Regarding this, Pope John Paul II has stated:
What the Mother asks, the Son approves and the Father grants (p. 26).
... she obtains what she seeks and it cannot be denied her (p. 211).
Again, the Bible declares a different message:
For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, (1 Tim 2:5)
Furthermore, Scripture shows that Jesus denied Mary's request to see him at one point and didn't view her in any special way:
Now Jesus' mother and brothers came to see him, but they were not able to get near him because of the crowd. Someone told him, "Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to see you." He replied, "My mother and brothers are those who hear God's word and put it into practice." (Luke 8:19-21)
Which will you believe?
Dear reader, it is only by the precious blood of Jesus shed on the cross that mankind can have salvation, according to the New Testament writers. He alone is the Savior and has the name in which salvation is found:
He is "the stone you builders rejected, which has become the capstone.' Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved. (Acts 4:11,12)
Totus Tuus Ego Sum, Maria -- Latin for I am completely yours, Mary were the IDOLATROUS words of Pope John Paul II as he entrusted himself to Mary. He also consecrated the world to Mary in 1984. That is a tiny bit of Roman Catholicism, their so-called Holy Father, saint and NON-Christian Marian doctrine that has LETHALLY stumbled multitudes. With 1.3 billion in Catholicism, certainly many millions have been destroyed just by his teachings alone.
NOTE: It is not just Pope John Paul II who is the problem here. The root problem is Catholicism itself and that is clear by pondering what other Roman pontiffs have also said about their mythical Mary. See Papal Encyclicals On Salvation Through Mary.All of the aforementioned is evidence enough to show extreme deadly error, but there is even more. Pope John Paul II also openly kissed the Quran, which flatly opposes the most basic Christian beliefs. Yet besides that and all of Pope John Paul II idolatries, the elevated evangelical leaders of our day exalt him. Billy Graham said he was sure Pope John Paul II is with God in heaven, more than he himself will be there! Imagine that!
Dear reader, for your own good, believe the Biblical record over the Pope John Paul's teaching and example. The Bible is final spiritual authority (2 Tim. 3:16,17). True salvation will result in a new creation and getting born again, which has nothing to do with infant baptism. Precious souls continue to hang in the balance. What will you do with these eternal truths showing Pope John Paul II violently contradicted the Bible? Be assured it is highly deceptive to refer to him as Saint John Paul II.