“After becoming the first pontiff from the Americans, Francis had told a crowd of some 100,000 people packed in rain-soaked St. Peter’s Square just after his election that he intended to pray Friday to the Madonna “that she may watch over all of Rome.” [Pope Francis holds first Mass with cardinals inside Sistine Chapel, FoxNews.com March 14, 2013]”
As a former Roman Catholic, I also was dedicated to praying to Mary until I was truly born again of the Spirit, through faith in Jesus Christ. After I got saved, I immediately got rid of my Rosary beads, miraculous medals and scapulars and I focused my prayers to God, through Jesus Christ! I used to be very religious but I was very lost, and that is the situation that the new Pope and his followers find themselves in. Please pray for the salvation of Pope Francis, that he may repent of the idolatry that is rampant throughout the Roman Catholic system. Here is another excerpt from that Fox News article.
Like many Latin American Catholics, Francis has a particular devotion to the Virgin Mary, and his visit to the basilica was a reflection of that. He prayed before a Byzantine icon of Mary and the infant Jesus, the Protectress of the Roman People.
“He had a great devotion to this icon of Mary and every time he comes from Argentina he visits this basilica,” said one of the priests at the basilica, the Rev. Elio Montenero. “We were surprised today because he did not announce his visit.” [Pope Francis holds first Mass with cardinals inside Sistine Chapel, FoxNews.com March 14, 2013]
The Bible makes it clear that there is only ONE mediator between God and man and that is Jesus Christ.
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; (1 Timothy 2:5)
When the Lord’s disciples asked him how to pray, Jesus told them to pray “Our Father” not “Our Mother”.
And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. (Luke 11:1-2)
The Bible tells us that the true believers have ONE father and he is in Heaven, not over in Vatican City in Rome. If you are following after the “Holy Father” Pope Francis you are in complete disobedience to the word of God. Jesus Christ said this:
But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. (Matthew 23:8-10)
Beware my friends because there are many wolves inside the so called Protestant Church, who are not real Christians. They are simply “tares” who are going to be exposed on judgment day. They are smooth talkers who can coax, and persuade a crowd at the drop of a hat. They are very good at what they do. They are merely patsies for Rome, and they can talk the “Christian lingo” but they are not for real. I am speaking to you as a former Roman Catholic, who was formerly in deception, just like the millions of other Catholics in the world today. Jesus Christ said this:
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. (Matthew 7:15)
The Jewish apostle Paul said this:
Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. (Acts 20:28-30)
Jesus Christ said this about the last days:
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. (Matthew 24:4-5)