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Why does WLC believe that all who pray to Mary, the mother of Yahushua, are praying to a dead woman who cannot hear them?

Question:  Why does WLC believe that all who pray to Mary, the mother of Yahushua, are praying to a dead woman who cannot hear them?

Answer: The Scriptures are clear regarding the state of the dead and while there are accounts of special resurrections, nothing is said in that regard about Mary, the mother of Yahushua.  Moreover, it is without question, that Yahushua is the ONLY mediator between Yahuwah and man.

We must conclude therefore, that like others who die in Yahushua, she will be raised from the dead and granted immortality at His Second Coming.  Yahushua Himself made it clear that His mortal connection to His mother Mary, was superseded by His spiritual connection to all who do Yahuwah's will, as He demonstrated publicly in this text:     

"There came then his brethren and his mother, and, standing without, sent unto him [Yahushua], calling him. And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee. And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brethren? And he looked round about on them which sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of Yahuwah, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother." (Mark 3:31-35, KJV)

The modern worship of Mary is not far removed from the worship of the "queen of heaven" which is condemned by Yahuwah in the book of Jeremiah, chapter 44.

All who call upon Mary as an intercessor, or mediator, egregiously affront our ONLY Mediator, Yahushua, by ignoring the clear instructions in Scripture: 

There shall not be found among you anyone . . . who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead.  For all who do these things are an abomination to Yahuwah. (See Deuteronomy 18:10-12.)  

"And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you." (John 16:23, KJV)

"Come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need." (Hebrews 4:16, KJV)

In Romans 5:10, we find the word “reconcile,” a synonym for “mediate.” 

We were reconciled to Yahuwah by the death of HIS SON, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His Life. (See Romans 5:10.)  

In 1 Timothy 2:5 we are told, 

"For there is one Eloah and one Mediator between Eloah and men, the Man, Yahushua the Anointed."  (1 Tim. 2:5, RNV)

Nowhere in Scripture do we find that through Mary we can or will obtain grace or assistance of any kind.


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