Searching for the Truth in the King James Bible;
Finding it, and passing it on to you.

Steve Van Nattan





By Steve Van Nattan



The Catholic Church, more than even the Orthodox churches, has raised Mary to the highest rank in their system of belief. They would deny this, but in the practical sense, they cannot deny it.

Back in the 1980s the South American Conference of Bishops made the official statement that, "Mary is a full participant in the divinity." This raises Mary above the official status she had received from various Papal Bulls.

The curious thing is that the Pope said nothing one way of the other. He must have approved of the statement.


1. Mary is exalted way beyond Jesus Christ in the practical sense

Here are just a few of the ways in which Mary far outshines Jesus Christ in the Roman Catholic Church"

== Mary jewelry and fetishes are worn about 50 to 1 over Jesus fetishes. Perhaps the most ugly superstition is that of the brown scapula which is said to take the user straight to heaven if they are wearing it when they die. I have one, and it is made of trash materials, and it is the most crass insult to Jesus Christ who shed his precious Blood to pay the price of sin. How tragic that any fool would think a bit of felt and yarn with a cheap printed graphic on it would do the same work as the Blood of Jesus Christ. Here is a warm fuzzy page where the scapula is part of salvation.

== Mary is found far more often than Jesus in the upturned bathtubs in front lawns and gardens, and the same applies to grottos in Mexico, South American, Arizona, and European areas. I have visited many of these grottos in Arizona. They stink from the burnt wax and the sweat of weary travelers, and they are often made of trash tin and rubbish materials. I once watched as an illegal Mexican alien knelt in front of a grotto, prayer, dropped a couple of pesos in the cup, and then staggered out into the sage brush to vomit. Did Mary speak to him? No. Did Mary forgive his sins? No. Did anything happen? No. Nothing. He climbed back into his friend's pick up truck and they wandered off down the road as drunk and damned as they were before the visit to the grotto.

There was a grotto along the road between my home and Nogales. It was in a cave in the hillside, and it was visited often. I used to go up the steps almost every time I passed by, and I dropped Gospel tracts there for the devout superstitious Catholics to read. I also found piles of coins there, and I would take them and buy two dozen eggs on the way home for Mary-- my oldest daughter. This is the only time I know of when "Mary" was actually blessed by the devotions of these superstitious Catholics. "Mary" was thankful.

== Far more shrines are built for the Catholic Mary than for Jesus. And, the principle statue of these shrines is of Mary. In fact, Joseph probably outpulls Jesus, and Joseph is almost unknown after the birth of Jesus. In Knock, Ireland, thousands of tourists gather and gaze on the huge statue of Mary, hoping to see it move. The superstitious Catholic priests claim that every water faucet in Knock runs with holy water. Our Lady of Guadeloupe is the most ugly thing you ever saw as she stands in a black moon, a Satanic symbol. A priest who was a friend of mine was revolted by this image of Mary and tried to hide it from the people. He said he had seen a Mary statue in Italy which was adorned with human skulls. Now, pray tell, what on earth does THAT have to do with the biblical Mary?

Check out some silly grottos:
- Two - Three - Four - Five-- This one looks like the Mary of hell

Check out some silly water dogs:
- Two-- The Greeks have the same disease - Three-- Here is the height of superstition and blasphemy, Mary the bottle.

Fatima is all about Mary, not Jesus. Bayside, the product of a gullible demon possessed woman, is all about Mary and Michael the archangel. Jesus is almost totally missing from the alleged revelations. In Argentina, at a shrine of Mary, the odor of roses is wafted over the crowd. An Italian I know said he was an agnostic until he smelled the roses. There are thousands of other shrines of similar significance, and all of them are focused on Mary, NOT Jesus Christ.

Jesus is honored when Lupe's tortilla fries up with the fave of Jesus on it. Jesus is on a tortilla, while Mary has a million dollar shrine built to her.

What is the message? Mary is forever threatening the USA. Like the Pope, she has up to date revelations on many topics, and judgment and threat are the most common. Who is the judge of the Bible? God the Father and Jesus Christ, depending on the actual judgment event discussed. So, why can't Jesus do his own threatening? Why must Mary speak for Jesus?


2. Mary's deficiency and the solution

Mary did not write a Gospel. Mary did not say one thing in the way of admonition other than, "Do what he tells you." Mary did not preach at Pentecost. The Apostles did not once give an opinion from Mary on Church activity. Mary did not threaten the early Church. Mary did not appear in a room after walking through the walls as Jesus did. Mary never once worked a miracle, as Jesus did, as well as many of the Apostles after the ascension. Mary was totally unavailable in the business of exalting herself or doing anything after the resurrection.

What is the solution? Satan wants the followers of the Whore Church of Rome to ignore Jesus Christ and follow "Mother Church." Satan wants the average Catholic to have little or not interest in the Word of God. The problem is, if there is no other source of revelation, then the Catholic believers may actually open a Bible and learn the truth. Satan and the Pope don't want that, so Mary, a pagan demonic apparition of a woman, is brought in to replace the Word of God and Jesus Christ. This false Mary appears to people, speaks to them, gives revelations, demands the consecration of Russia, warns, threatens, and generally says things which sound christological. Yet, this counterfeit Mary does not speak one word about the Gospel as a free gift to be received without works. This mongrel Mary calls the follower to works, self-flagellation, veneration of herself, and, in general, to work, work, work in order to placate a God who is portrayed as being in a mad frenzy over his naughty followers.

Mary is also portrayed doctrinally as the "dispenser of graces." What puerile rubbish! The Word of God speaks of one grace, and that is the grace of God to sinners who believe on Jesus Christ for their salvation. So, Mary could not dispense more than one grace. The plural, "graces," is used by the Roman Whore to give the impression that the follower has to buy off God for a whole selection of blessings. Also, the "dispenser of graces" nonsense shows Mary, even in photographic illustrations in catechisms, with Jesus dead on the cross, Mary alive at the foot of the cross, and the blood of Jesus is flowing from his side, through he hands of Mary, and onto the believer. Blasphemy! Mary had nothing to do with it, and she was unqualified, for she was a sinner herself.

Here are the Seven Graces of Mary-- ALL seven of them are robbed from Jesus Christ, "the author and finisher of our faith."

1. I will grant peace to their families.
2. They will be enlightened about the divine mysteries.
3. I will console them in their pains and I will accompany them in their work.
4. I will give them as much as they ask for, as long as it does not oppose the adorable will of my divine Son or the sanctification of their souls.
5. I will defend them in their spiritual battles with the infernal enemy and I will protect them at every instant of their lives.
6. I will visibly help them at the moment of their death, they will see the face of their Mother.
7. I have obtained (THIS GRACE) from my divine Son, that those who propagate this devotion to my tears and dolors, will be taken directly from this earthly life to eternal happiness since all their sins will be forgiven and my Son and I will be their eternal consolation and joy.

Another silly non-biblical notion about Mary is that she is "out Mother." Also, she is said to be praying for "her children." This is also missing from the canon of the Word of God. The devil has helped the Pope and the Vatican think of all manner of ways to give the mediating work of Jesus Christ to Mary. This even more takes the mind of the follower off of Jesus Christ, the true Savior.

So, the grottos, shrines, and fetishes in homes and around Catholic necks, are all of Mary. And, from time to time, this Mary speaks, wiggles, weeps, or sends forth light displays and rose odors-- why? Answer: This is done by demons and Satan himself in order to draw the superstitious fools of the Roman Church away from the Word of God and Jesus Christ-- Away from the teaching of the Apostle Paul and the doctrines of the early Church-- Away from the simple Gospel of salvation by faith alone. This beast of a Mary gathers in the gullible ones to follow after physical manifestations so that they learn to live by sight instead of faith.

2 Corinthians 5:6 Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:
7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

The Mary of the Church of Rome denies that one may please God by faith alone. This Mary calls to the follower to work, crawl on bloody knees, wear special jewelry, pray long pointless repetitious prayers, and work, work, work. There is not feeling of salvation-- There is only the feeling of needing to do something more to please Mary and buy of God.


3. The Gospel according to the real Bible based Mary

There is only one place where the Mary of the Bible told anyone to do something. Here it is:

John 2:1 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:
2 And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.
3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.
4 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.
5 His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.
6 And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.
7 Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.
8 And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it.
9 When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,
10 And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.
11 This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.

Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.

What did Jesus say unto you?

John 7:37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying,
If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said,
out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

Luke 18:16 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me,
and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

John 6:37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.
39 And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing,
but should raise it up again at the last day.

1 John 5:12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God;
that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

Acts 16:30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
32 And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house.

Why would anyone want to stand before a man made statue and stake their soul on whether it moved or wept as they were watching?

Just believe in Jesus and his finished work for you, and live by that faith until you die.

Stop working.

Stop waiting for an apparition.

Just walk by faith.