Why Not Mary (the very mother of Jesus)?
How dangerous a game the Roman Catholic church plays in the face of God? When we study the Book and become followers of Jesus Christ the Roman Catholic church remains a daunting pillar of enticement due to its share size and prominence in the evangelical world.
Yet it is not serving God nor does it have its Christology right. The Roman Catholic church has engrossed itself in so many apostasies that from a PfoJC view it is simply hardly recognisable as being Christian.
Taking a reformed view I am constantly trying to justify why this mammoth is so intent on worshipping Mary (the mother of Jesus Christ). It beggars belief that the Roman Catholic church actually promotes such blasphemy.
My view sometimes is tainted by the fact that God has on more occasions than once allowed me glimpses of the future. God being God and Jesus being God means that our Triune God will undoubtedly be much better at it than we can even imagine. God our father is beyond time and we can not even try to understand being beyond time. Can we even truly contemplate what "before the foundations of the earth" means?
"just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world" from Ephesians 1 ..?
And Jesus knew this demonic worship of Mary would arise!
Jesus preempts the worship of Mary: Luk 11:27 While Jesus was saying these things, one of the women in the crowd raised her voice and said to Him, "Blessed is the womb that bore You and the breasts at which You nursed."
Luk 11:28 But He said, "On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it." (NASB)
and also here:
Mar 3:31 Then His mother and His brothers *arrived, and standing outside they sent word to Him and called Him.
Mar 3:32 A crowd was sitting around Him, and they *said to Him, "Behold, Your mother and Your brothers are outside looking for You."
Mar 3:33 Answering them, He *said, "Who are My mother and My brothers?"
Mar 3:34 Looking about at those who were sitting around Him, He *said, "Behold My mother and My brothers!
Mar 3:35 "For whoever does the will of God, he is My brother and sister and mother." (NASB)
In both these cases, an opportunity presented itself that Jesus could teach His disciples and followers to worship Mary. Yet He actually diverts attention away from Mary knowing that this apostate lies in the future.
How do we face down the commands of God:
Before the foundation of the World
No Other Gods