December 8th is the day that the Roman Catholic church celebrates the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. That Feast is not celebrating the sinless birth of Jesus Christ, but the sinless birth of the Virgin Mary according to Rome’s man-made tradition. Here is an excerpt from the Vatican Information Service out of the Holy See Press Office:
“What an immense joy it is”, Pope Benedict exclaimed, “to have Mary Immaculate as our mother! Whenever we experience our own fragility and the lure of evil, we can turn to her and our hearts receive light and comfort. Even in the trials of life, in the storms that unsettle our faith and hope, we know that we are her children and that the roots of our life lie deep in the infinite grace of God. In her the Church, though exposed to the negative influences of the world, always finds a star by which to guide herself and to follow the route Christ shows her. Mary is, in fact, the Mother of the Church, as solemnly proclaimed by Pope Paul VI and Vatican Council II”. (Vatican Information Service, Holy See Press Office, December 8, 2009)
I am so happy today that I do not have to turn to the Virgin Mary in times of difficulty. I used to rattle off my Hail Mary’s just as any other “practicing Catholic” would do, for many years, until I got saved. It was then that I met the real Jesus Christ, and I was delivered from the cultish system of Rome. It saddens my heart to see so many Roman Catholic people still being held captive by that same system, and worse than that, without salvation in Jesus Christ!. Here we have the present Pope Benedict encouraging people to call upon Mary when they experience their “own fragility and the lure of evil” when it is the Devil himself who is behind all prayers to Mary in the first place. I have not uttered a prayer to Mary in the past 20 years, and I can assure you that Jesus Christ is the only one that I need. Jesus is the only mediator, and the only way of salvation (1 Timothy 2:5, John 14:6, Acts 4:10-12) because it was Him alone, who shed His perfect, sinless blood on the cross for us. Satan is clearly at work in the life of Pope Benedict, and he has worked for centuries through past Popes also. It is Satan’s desire to take your eyes off of Jesus Christ, and Him alone, and that is what he is doing with the worship of Mary within the walls of the Catholic Church. It is also unfortunate and sad, that so many evangelical “Christians”have been seduced into working hand in hand with this demonic system.