The daily praying of the rosary during the “Marian month of October,” a Vatican statement Saturday said, will unite the faithful “in communion and penance, as a people of God, in asking the Holy Mother of God and St. Michael the Archangel to protect the Church from the devil, who always aims to divide us from God and among us.”
The statement also says that, as the pope noted during his daily homily on Sept. 11, prayer is the weapon against “the Great accuser who ‘travels around the world looking for accusations.” more …
Opinion: One of our readers thanked me for “not looking for the church on every “street corner” of prophecy, which is precisely what Catholic dogma does.
Nowhere in Scripture are we told to pray to Mary for intercession:
In the OT the role of a mediator in prayer is seen in Daniel 9:1-27 in one of the most beautiful intercessions as Daniel prayed for his people, the Israelites, who were in captivity in Babylon.
In the NT Romans 8:34 clearly identifies Jesus as our intercessor to God the Father:
“Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.”
Since Mary of the Bible acknowledged Jesus as savior (Luke 1:47) she is also asleep in death and awaiting the return of her son Jesus Christ (1 Cor. 15:51-52; 1 Thess. 14:16-18). And since Ecc.9:5 teaches that “the dead know nothing” Mary cannot hear the prayes offered to her.
And nowhere in Scripture is the Archangel Michael the protector of the Church:
Daniel 12:1 “At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people [people of Israel], will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people—everyone whose name is found written in the book—will be delivered.”
The scene is the Great Tribulation: Satan will attempt to eradicate every descendant of Abraham (Rev. 12:5) in a time of unprecedented distress for Israel. Satan’s attack is an effort to prevent the return of Christ.
Michael is the protector of Israel.
In the coming weeks we will post our paper “Two Trains Israel and the Church in Prophecy”. We ask you to pray for us as we are in need of a new technician. Our former relationship can no longer handle a small site and so far estimates are very high.