by Moody Adams The Vatican has an elementary math problem. They do not understand what the word ‘one’ means. The Bible plainly says, "For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus" (1 Timothy 2:5). However the Vatican has three—not one. We go to the priest first, then the prayer goes to Mary and she intercedes with Jesus.
The Vatican says to go to the priest because he is celibate, non-worldly and proclaimed to be holier than the rest of us. When actually, every Christian believer is a priest:
"But you (all Christians) are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; " (1 Peter 2:9).
"Jesus has made us (all Christians) to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father—to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen" (Revelation 1:6).
Forbiding to marry is the mark of a false religion: “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry …” (1 Timothy 4:1-3).
The Vatican teaches to pray to Mary because she was a life-long virgin. However the Bible says, "Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not His mother called Mary, and His brothers, James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? "And His sisters, are they not all with us? Where then did this man get all these things?" (Matthew 13:55-56).
Every Christian can go directly to Christ, the ‘one’ mediator: “Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:15-17).