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Apparitions of the Virgin Mary

What about the many recent apparitions of Mary, Jesus' mother? Because the frequent apparitions of Mary are accompanied with beautiful moral instruction from her lips many have come to cherish the belief that Mary has a unique role as co-mediator with Christ, and was specially resurrected for this purpose. On the surface it seems indecent to discredit visions and apparitions of Mary. But the Bible clearly exposes these appearances as impostures.


(1) Scripture states that the dead know nothing Eccl. 9:5, 6.

(2) Mary was a godly woman but not a divine innately sinless person. Recognizing that she herself needed redemption, she referred to God as her Savior. Luke 1:46, 47.

(3) Not a single text in the Bible remotely hints that Mary co-mediates with Christ. There is only "one God and one Mediator between God and men, the man Jesus Christ." 1 Tim. 2:5, 6.

(4) Angels and Apostles refused worship. Acts 10:25, 26; 14:12-16; Rev. 19:10; 22:8, 9.

Mary sleeps in her grave until Christ returns, but if she were alive, she would utterly repudiate all worship and prayers offered to her. Prayers to the "saints" are also unacceptable for the same reason. See Gal. 1:8, 9; 2 Cor. 11:13, 15. It suits Satan's purpose very well to impersonate religious figures. Thus he can readily deceive multitudes.

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Created: 8/1/01 Updated: 07/17/07