Many faithful Catholics fervently pray to the virgin Mary, believing that she is the mediator who intercedes on their behalf before the Father:
Here, four specific titles are attributed to Mary. Does she fulfill them? Let' s look at each one:
Mary our Advocate?
The belief that Mary is an advocate before the Father is yet another man-made tradition, not supported by Scripture. Moreover, the Bible defies Catholic doctrine by declaring that Jesus, not Mary, is the only Advocate:
Mary our Helper?
Once again, the Bible disagrees with Catholicism by declaring that Jesus, not Mary, is the only supernatural Helper:
Never in the Word of God is Mary mentioned as being a supernatural helper.
Mary our Benefactress?
Here is another tradition of men. The Bible calls no one, including Mary, a "benefactress."
Mary our Mediatrix?
The Bible never elevates Mary to the position of mediatrix, but it does ordain Jesus as the one and only mediator:
Mary our Intercessor?
The function of both a mediator and an advocate is to intercede on behalf of others. Catholic tradition assigns this position to Mary, whereas God's Word exalts the Lord Jesus Christ as the only intercessor:
Scripture could not be any plainer about the identity of the true intercessor:
The Bible reveals that anyone who reaches the Father must go through Jesus Christ:
Mary is never mentioned as an intercessor.
Jesus is Degraded Again
The Bible is quite definite. Jesus is the only Advocate, Helper, Mediator and Intercessor before the Father. Yet, Catholic tradition strips these four titles away from Him and drops them in Mary's lap instead. Why?
Why is Jesus degraded at every turn? Why is Catholicism determined to take from Jesus everything the Bible attributes to Him and give it to someone or something else?
If Mary is so exalted, why did Bible characters like the Apostle Paul utter words like:
Now you know the positions of both the Bible and Catholic tradition. Will you reject the Word of God and give glory to Mary? Or will you reject the traditions of men and give glory to Jesus Christ?