Mary  |  Role in Salvation

God’s grace and love in salvation does not come to us by means of a mother.  Rather, God’s grace and love in salvation is the high-priestly work of Christ and of Him alone.  According to the Holy Scripture, our personal salvation was bought buy the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ on the cross over 2000 years ago.  The Lord Jesus Christ Himself lived the perfect life and purchased with His blood our redemption; this was solely the work of Jesus Christ and Him alone.  The Catechism of the Catholic Church on the other hand has ascribed to Mary a participation in the work of salvation.

The Catechism Says:

#494  “…As St. Irenaeus says, ‘Being obedient she became the cause of salvation for herself and for the whole human race.”

#511 “The Virgin Mary ‘cooperated through free faith and obedience in human salvation’…”

The Bible Says:

Acts 4:12  Neither is there salvation in any other:  for there is none other name [Jesus Christ] under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved. 

John 3:16  God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

The Catechism Says:

#968 “…‘In a wholly singular way she cooperated by her obedience, faith, hope, and burning charity in the Savior’s work of restoring supernatural life to souls.  For this reason she is a mother to us in the order of grace.’”

#969 “…Taken up to heaven she did not lay aside this saving office but by her manifold intercession continues to bring us the gifts of eternal salvation…Therefore the Blessed Virgin is invoked in the Church under the titles of Advocate, Helper, Benefactress, and Mediatrix.”

The Bible Says:

Colossians 1:20  And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

Philippians 2:8-10 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.  Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:  That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

The Catechism Says:

#964 “…This union of the mother with the Sonin the work of salvation is made manifest from the time of Christ’s virginal conception up to his death…Thus the Blessed Virgin advanced in her pilgrimage of faith, and faithfully persevered in her union with her Son unto the cross.  There she stood, in keeping with the divine plan, enduring with her only begotten Son the intensity of his suffering, joining herself with his sacrifice in her mother’s heart…”

The Bible Says:

Hebrews 1:3  …when he [Jesus] had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.

Acts 16:31  Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved…

John 3:36  He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.



To direct anyone toward Mary in the hope of finding salvation through any role she might have had in the Lord Jesus Christ’s work shows an arrogant disrespect for the love of God as the original cause of the salvation of souls.  It is also attempted thievery of the salvation role of Jesus Christ who alone is our means of salvation.  The assertion that Mary “is a mother to us in the order of grace” is an out right denial of the Person and office of Christ Jesus as clearly taught in the Scriptures.  It implies that the working order of His grace needed a mother.  Such “grace” is no grace at all.  Rather as Peter states, it is “The God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus…” (I Peter 5:10).  But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. (Galatians 4:4-5) 

It is very clear from the Holy Scriptures that God had ordained the role of Redeemer to that of Jesus Christ.  This role was in no way shared with any one else.  Jesus’s perfect sacrifice was acceptable to God and the work of redemption was completed in Him alone.  There are many who profess different ways to heaven but Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life:  no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6)

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. (John 10:1)