Serve God or Mary ?


Many people all over the world call themselves Christians, but do they actually live up to the name Christian? What does it mean to be a Christian; this work serves not to judge or point finger at any person, or denomination, but to merely show the facts. The question above will be answered by breaking it up and comparison with what the Word declares, or expects us to do.

The prayer in full is as follows: “Hail Mary full of grace the lord is with you. Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed it the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, mother of God pray for us sinners now and at the time of our death.”

“Hail Mary full of grace the lord is with you…”


It all points back to the greeting from the angel Gabriel, when he visited Mary, announcing to her that she will bare the Holy Son of God, and she had to call Him, Jesus. When he arrived by Mary, he (Gabriel) had to greet her in this manner, because she had found favour in the eyes of God. Read Luke 1: 28

“…Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed it the fruit of thy womb, Jesus….”


After Mary have received the message of Good News, and accepted what have happened to her, she visited Elisabeth, and told the Good News to Elisabeth. When she heard the greeting of Mary, the baby inside of Elisabeth jumped up and she was filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke these words to Mary.

“…Holy Mary, mother of God pray for us sinners now and at the time of our death.”


The fact that the prayer is to Mary and not to Jesus, makes it unacceptable, the Bible declares that only by the name of Jesus a person can come into contact (conversation) with the Almighty. Read John 14:6. We ought not to pray to any person in heaven nor earth; the bible declares that prayers should be to the Father, through the Son.

Only through Jesus

The Hail Mary is merely a greeting which was uttered by the angel Gabriel, when delivering the Good News message of Jesus Christ being born into this world to redeem us from our sins, to have everlasting life. No where in the word of God does it command us to use this greeting when entering into church or when going into prayer or for whatever reason. Also the Bible does not give any command, in fact it condemns praying to anyone other than God, and when praying to God, we ought to pray to Him through His Son, Jesus Christ. Neither Mary nor any of the angels (saint) ought to be prayed upon. Jesus declares in His holy Word that He will pray for us by His Father for forgiveness of our sins, also what have been noticed is that when Jesus died on the cross of Calvary the veil of the temple was thorn into two pieces (Read Matthew 27:51) This symbolizes that there are no more need for someone to go to a priest or any higher authority to be released (confessions) from sin; we can go to God through His only begotten Son, Jesus. No person should pray to any person, or any other god.

Please read the following verse:

MATTHEW 1 V 23

BEHOLD, A VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD,
AND SHALL BRING FORTH A SON,
AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME EMMANUEL,
WHICH BEING INTERPRETED IS,
GOD WITH US.

Also see this poem:

NONE OTHER LIKE THE GOD I KNOW

GOD IS LOVE AND GOD IS GOOD,
HE IS THE KING ,HE IS THE TRUTH
THE CHRIST THAT IS,THE CHRIST THAT WAS
HE HAS NEVER CHANGED AND NEVER WILL…

NONE OTHER LIKE THE GOD I KNOW
FIND ANOTHER AND LET ME KNOW
HE MADE THE SUN ,HE MAKES THE SNOW
HE MAKES THE HAIL AND YES,THE SNAIL
HE MAKES THEM ALL,AND MANY MORE

GOD IS LOVE, CAUSE HE IS LOVE
THE NAME THAT IS FROM UP ABOVE
NOT ANY NAME HAVE HE. THE KING
THE ONLY NAME THAT CAN SET US FREE
ALL THE GLORY TO HIM IT BE

The Blood Price?


What happened at the crucifixion of our Lord and saviour Jesus, also known as Christ? Did He die; did He pay the price that redeemed us from our sins? Was there anything else that had to be done in order for us to be set free from our sins?
When thinking about your salvation, when you think about you redemption, what comes up into your mind? Do you think about Jesus that went to hell and suffered for your sin, or do you think about redemption on the cross?
Some leaders in faith, some believers in faith will say that He had to suffer to pay the ultimate price, the question remains, is this true? Are they saying these things because of their believe or what reason do they have for such a statement?
To look into the answer, we have to go back to the basics;

  • What is the Gospel?
  • Were people redeemed from sin before the death of Christ?
  • When Jesus died, did He suffer in hell?
  • How was the price paid?

What is the Gospel?

The Gospel should not be taken up lightly, people tend to take important things very lightly, and this is something that shouldn’t be in that class. The Gospel in plain terms is the Good News, what Good news? The Good News which is being referred to is the news that Jesus paid the price for us; He redeemed us from the everlasting lake of fire that we were doomed to be cast in. How did He redeem us? The Bible teaches that we should not be led astray by no-one, not even an angel coming out of the heaven. (Gal 1 v 8, 9). Why did St. Paul write this? The Lord revealed to him that some will try to lead others astray by teachings that are not Biblical, what we ought to know are all written in the Holy inerrant Word of God. God knew that people would preach stuff that is indoctrinated by man, not doctrines as per His Word. This merely mean that when someone preaches a sermon and have no Biblical backing for this, we should be on alert, we ought to study the Word and ask the Almighty to give us His revelation in order to follow and apply it to our lives.

Were people redeemed from sin before the death of Christ?

With our eye fixed on how the Jews lived their lives before the coming and death of Jesus Christ, we know that they had to perform certain offerings to show remorse when they have done something against the will of God. In some instances blood offerings were offered to God in order to show that they have done wrong, where in other times burnt offerings were given and they would be forgiven. Though the Jewish had to do all these different types of sacrifices, they were not redeemed, in fact no one were ever redeemed from their sin which they committed, the redemption of sin only occurred at the death of Jesus Christ. Galatians 3: 11, 12; Now that no man is justified by the law before God is evident, for, “The righteous will live by faith.” The law is not of faith, but, “He that does them will live in them.”

When Jesus died, did He suffer in hell?

People believing in the suffering of Jesus Christ after He died on the cross, usually turn to the book of Acts to back their side of what they believe to be true, Acts 2: 27 is normally quoted, also Acts 2: 31 is being used to cover their story. What is the story behind this verse? Are these verses telling us about the suffering of Christ, or Lord and saviours? Acts2:27; because you will not leave my soul in Hades, Neither will you allow your Holy One to see decay. Acts2: 31; he foreseeing this spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that neither was his soul left in Hades, nor did his flesh see decay. It is clearly evident that the author of the book is not pointing out the fact that Jesus suffered. He is actually doing exactly the opposite, please note” …you will not leave my soul in Hades”, in other words God did not allow the soul of Jesus Christ to be punished in hell. Also take note of His outcry upon dying on the cross; Luke 23: 43; Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” Having said this, he breathed his last. This verse proves that He went to be with His Father.

How was the price paid?

On numerous occasions, it had been made known that only through His blood we are saved, look at 1 Peter 1: 18,19; knowing that you were redeemed, not with corruptible things, with silver or gold, from the useless way of life handed down from your fathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb without spot, the blood of Christ; Ephesians 1 :7; in whom we have our redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, Colossians 1:14; in whom we have our redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our sins. Is this not evidence enough that we were freed by His blood that flew out of His wounds. The prophet Isaiah says through His wounds we were healed(chapter 53:5) What more clarification do we need, the fact that He said; “it is finished” (John 19: 30), another sign for completing His task is the fact that the veil in the temple were torn in two (Luke 23: 45)

Also do some reading / study on the following verses:

The whole book John

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