The Catechism alleges that the virgin Mary is the model and source of true holiness:
You will not be surprised to learn that we have another conflict. As we discussed in the previous chapter, the Bible portrays Mary as a sinner who needed a Savior.
Yes, she was blessed to give birth to the Son of God, but that does not make her the source of holiness. Referring to herself, Mary marveled that God had:
The Biblical source of Holiness
The Bible affirms repeatedly that God is our only model of holiness:
Never do we read in Scripture about Mary being holy, much less the source or model of holiness:
The words "holy" or "holiness" are used over 600 times in the Bible. Not once does either word refer to Mary.
God announces that we should be holy, as He is holy, not as Mary is holy:
Roman Catholic friend, do you see the difference here? God's Word repeatedly instructs you to look to the eternal God of the universe as your model and source of holiness. Catholicism counters, saying, "No, don' t look to God, look to this frail, human woman."
This is nothing short of blasphemy. And we can only ask, "Why does the Catholic church attempt to dethrone God Almighty from His rightful place and set Mary on His throne instead? Why does Catholicism want you looking to Mary for your example of holiness instead of God?
God deserves all glory and honor. Plus, He is a jealous God who reminds us that:
Who will be YOUR model of holiness? God Almighty... or a sinful woman? Catholicism demands you look to the woman. The Bible declares that only God is qualified: