The 1994 Catholic Catechism states that Mary has the power to save us from eternal damnation in hell:
“Taken up to heaven she (Mary) did not lay aside this saving office but by her manifold intercession continues to bring us the gifts of eternal salvation…” Pg. 252, #969
“Being obedient she (Mary) became the cause of salvation for herself and for the whole human race.” Pg. 125, #494
What does God’s Word have to say about this?
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12 Jesus even stated that He is the ONLY way to heaven. 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 and I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved… John 10:9
But the catholic catechism continues to state:
“She (Mary) is inseparably linked with the saving work of her Son.” Pg. 303, #1172
The Word of God covers this further. I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour. Isaiah 43:11 and
Yet I am the LORD thy God… there is no saviour beside me. Hosea 13:4 and The God of my rock he is… my saviour… 2 Samuel 22:3 and For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11 and And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Matthew 1:21 and … And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Matthew 1:21 (emphasis mine).
The catholic church believes that Mary suffered as much as Christ did because He was of her flesh and she suffered because He was her son. She deserves the same worship and power that Christ has because she gave birth to Him and suffered greatly when she saw Him suffer, in other words. My dear catholic friend, do not be deceived. My son is a Marine and I love him greatly. But there is no way on earth that I could know to what degree he suffered while training in the Marine Corps. I heard his account with his own words but I can only empathize so much. My son alone went through that hardship and difficulty. I was on the side lines cheering him on and praying for him but I was not going through the same pain as he was. Nor was Mary suffering like Jesus suffered. She took part in His death as any emotional mother would take part in her own son’s death. It stops there.
The catholics believe that Peter was their first pope. Let’s look at what Peter had to say about Jesus being the one and only Saviour of the world. … through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: 2 Peter 1:1 and … into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 1:11 and … through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ… 2 Peter 2:20 and But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen. 2 Peter 3:18 and ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: 1 Peter 1:18-19
The Word of God does not say one thing about Mary being co-Saviour with Christ. In fact, God made certain to include verses that stated that Mary had to offer the same sacrifices for her sins as the rest of the Jews. If she were not without sin and savior of the world, then how could she save people?
(Luk 2:21) And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb. (Luk 2:22) And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord; (Luk 2:23) (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord; ) (Luk 2:24) And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.
If Mary were to have been taken to Heaven without dying, why is it not recorded in the Word? After all, Enoch walked with God and his death was not recorded because God took him. (Gen 5:24) And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him. Elijah as well was taken up without dying. (2 Ki 2:11) And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. If the same had happened to Mary, would it not have been recorded? There were many deaths in Bible times but they were not all recorded. Nor did Mary’s death have to be recorded. God did this for a reason. He knew that many would believe a lie. (Mat 7:13) Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: (Mat 7:14) Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. If the way to salvation is so narrow according to Christ, then how can salvation be found in the largest church in the world? That way is certainly not narrow. In fact, that way is very wide and that church is very big. Christ would not have stated these very words had salvation been found in a church. Do not be deceived, my dear catholic friend.