1/31/2014 3:00:46 PM
The Catholic Jesus is Not the Only Sinless Mediator
Paul unambiguously proclaimed there is only one who is qualified to be "the mediator between God and men" It is God's perfect man and man's perfect God - Christ Jesus our Lord (I Tim 2:5). He is holy, innocent, undefiled and without sin (Heb. 4:15; 7:26). Only in Him can those who, were formerly far off, be brought near by the blood of Christ (Eph. 2:13). Only in Christ can the sin, that separated us from God, be removed (Isaiah 59:2). Only in Christ, can believers be permanently reconciled to God forever. Nothing can ever separate the redeemed from the Redeemer (Rom. 8:31-39). Only in Christ can a redeemed sinner's relationship with God change from emnity and hostility to peace and harmony.
Ignoring all these Scriptures, Catholics put their faith in another sinless mediator who is Mary, the "perpetual virgin" mother of Jesus. As Mediatrix and Advocate, she "did not lay aside this saving office but by her manifold intercession continues to bring us the gifts of eternal salvation" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, para. 969). "Without a single sin to restrain her.she became the cause of salvation for herself and the whole human race" (CCC, 494). Not only do Catholics worship another Jesus, they venerate another Mary. Another Jesus always leads to another gospel which damns those who embrace it.
Catholics deny Jesus is the only hope of their salvation. "In the treasury, too, are the prayers and good works of all the saints.In this way they attained their own salvation and at the same time cooperated in saving their brothers" (CCC, 1477). The true Jesus is revealed in Scripture. He is the all-sufficient Savior who saves sinners completely and forever.