Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Pondering the Memorare and Consecration to St. Joseph and Mary

"O Mary, Virgin most powerful and Mother of mercy, Queen of Heaven and Refuge of sinners, we consecrate ourselves to thine Immaculate Heart." ~Catholic "Consecration to Mary"

Oh, nothing wrong with that, right?

"Remember, O most chaste spouse of the Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who implored your help and sought your intercession were left unassisted. Full of confidence in your power I fly unto you and beg your protection. Despise not O Guardian of the Redeemer my humble supplication, but in your bounty, hear and answer me. Amen."
~Catholic "Memorare to St. Joseph"

Oh yeah, it's totally scriptural! Honest!

But wait, there's more!

"O dearest St. Joseph, I consecrate myself to your honor and give myself to you, that you may always be my father, my protector and my guide in the way of salvation. Obtain for me a greater purity of heart and fervent love of the interior life. After your example may I do all my actions for the greater glory of God, in union with the Divine Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. O Blessed St. Joseph, pray for me, that I may share in the peace and joy of your holy death. Amen." ~Catholic "Act of Consecration to St. Joseph"

That is completely in keeping with God's Word... honest! Except a few things:

"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 call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven." ~Matthew 23:9

"But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe." ~Galatians 3:22

"I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living." ~Matthew 22:32

"He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err." ~Mark 12:27

And, about the whole "Queen of Heaven" title:

"The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger." ~Jeremiah 7:18


CarolineNot said...

Do the words ten foot pole come to mind? *L?* I'll touch it. I'll touch it with the cross of the Lord Jesus Christ. I'd never before seen or heard the blasphemous words you quoted in this post. Here's more of what God says:

By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ ONCE for all. And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: But this man, after he had offered ONE sacrifice for sins FOR EVER, sat down on the right hand of God. (Hebrews 10:10-12)

For there is one God, and ONE MEDIATOR between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. (1 Timothy 2:5)

To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. (Isaiah 8:20)

Anonymous said...

I'm with CarolineNot on this one. Her version is what I hear and read.

Johann Van De Leeuw said...

Good post!
The biggest problem I have with Catholicism is a) Purgatory b) The 67th book of the Bible & c) their belief in the perfection of Mary.
Among other things....

Son3 said...

Thank you, Johann!

Good points, and like you said, these are but a few of the things wrong with the Pagans-in-semi-Christian-clothing.

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