Should the Catholic Church Elevate Mary’s Status to Co-Redeemer, Mediator of All Graces, and Advocate of Mankind?
By: The John Ankerberg Show
The Roman Catholic church holds a view of Jesus’ mother Mary that goes beyond what the Bible tells us about her. Do the Catholics go too far in their veneration of Mary?
What do Roman Catholics really mean when they say Mary is the “Mother of God?” In what sense do they say Mary was “immaculately” conceived?
Many in the Roman Catholic church believe that Mary mediates for us with God, much the way Jesus does. Does she also have an important role in our redemption? Did Mary remain a virgin?
Was Mary assumed, body and soul, into Heaven where she was crowned as “Queen of Heaven”?
Does Mary cooperate with Jesus to secure our salvation?
What does it mean to say that Mary is co-redeemer? Could God have saved anyone if Mary had not cooperated with His plan?