Should we venerate Mary and the saints?

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https://youtu.be/364FSoddEds Mary the mother of Jesus was described by God as “highly favored” (Luke 1:28). The phrase highly favored comes from a single Greek word, which essentially means “much grace.” Mary received God’s grace. Grace is “unmerited favor”; that is, grace is a blessing we receive despite the fact that we do not deserve it. Mary needed grace from God and a Savior, just as the rest of us do. Mary herself understood this fact, as she declared in Luke 1:47, “My spirit rejoices in God my Savior.” The virgin Mary, by God’s grace, recognized that she needed the Savior. The Bible never says that Mary was anyone but an ordinary human whom God chose to use in an extraordinary way. Yes, Mary was a righteous woman and favored (graced)…
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Does the Bible Teach that Mary is Co-Mediatrix and Co-Redemptrix with Jesus?

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https://youtu.be/19e2J-yTou0 Let’s jump to Vatican II’s reaffirmation here of a dogma that Mary is exalted by the Lord as Queen of All. And she presented Him— Jesus, that is—to the Father in the temple, “was united in Jesus in suffering as He died on the cross, and in an utterly singular way she cooperated by her obedience of faith, hope, and burning charity in the Savior’s work in restoring supernatural life to souls. Taken up to Heaven, she did not lay aside this saving role, but by her manifold acts of intercession continues to win for us gifts of eternal salvation. Therefore, the blessed Virgin is invoked by the Church under the title of ‘Advocate and Mediator.’” Now, let me ask you this: “Where does that come in, in Scripture?” …
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What Issues Divide Protestants and Catholics Concerning Mary?

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https://youtu.be/8CUn-E55S5U Tonight John Ankerberg will examine the evidence concerning the position of Mary in the Roman Catholic Church and why it is that Protestants disagree. The high elevation of Mary can be seen by examining the church’s current teachings and papal encyc- licals. Roman Catholicism teaches today that Mary is the Mother of God. Pope Pius XXII’s encyclical in 1943 said, “She is the mother of our head.” Catholicism claims Mary is full of grace, therefore free of original sin and kept from all actual sin. The Pope’s encyclical agreed, claiming Mary is free from any personal or inherited blemish. Catholicism asserts that Mary is perpetually a virgin; that is, Mary was a virgin not only before, but during and after the birth of Jesus. In addition Catholicism claims Mary…
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SHOULD WE MAKE IMAGES OF MARY AND THE OTHER SAINTS?

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Roman Catholics believe that the images of Christ, Mary and the other saints are to be kept, especially in churches, and due honour and respect are to be given to them. Two passages are quoted to support the use of images. Exodus 25:18­19 (NIV) And make two cherubim out of hammered gold at the ends of the cover. 19 Make one cherub on one end and the second cherub on the other; make the cherubim of one piece with the cover, at the two ends. Numbers 21:9 (NIV) So Moses made a bronze snake and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, he lived. Protestants believe that the use of images is prohibited. The cherubim described in…
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SHOULD WE INVOKE THE PRAYERS OF MARY AND THE SAINTS?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jz2JkYYem1Q Roman Catholics believe that saints who reign with Christ offer up their own prayers to God for men. It is good and useful to invoke them, and to have recourse to their prayers in obtaining benefits from God. Even God commanded Abimelech to ask for Abraham’s prayers. Genesis 20:7 (NIV) Now return the man’s (ie Abraham’s) wife, for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you will live. But if you do not return her, you may be sure that you and all yours will die.” Luke 16:27 (NIV) “He (ie the man in hell) answered, ‘Then I beg you, father (Abraham), send Lazarus to my (earthly) father’s house, Catholics also believe that among the intercessors in heaven is one whose office, holiness and power…
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