“The traditional churches have always asserted that this is a distortion of their teachings. Nevertheless, their doctrine of elevating and praying to blessed Mary as the “Mother of god,’ and as an interceder and mediator, has caused confusion. It unintentionally feeds into a generalization that Christianity is an apostate religion believing in three gods. In the Quran we find this verse:
And when Allah will say: O Isa son of Maryam!
Did you say to men, Take me and my mother
For two gods besides Allah, he will say: Glory
Be to Thee, it did not befit me that I should
Say what I had no right to [say]. (Surah 5:116, Shakir)
Muslims conclude and judge Christianity by the Quranic argument that God is not born and does not give birth (Surah 112:3, Shakir)(All capitalization’s and non-capitalization’s are quoted exactly as per the viru..err..the book.)
Mikhail continually refers to the Marian doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church as a heresy. Quoting the Bible every step of the way with shallow and incomplete quotes and conveniently leaving off pertinent details. He says that, on page 111,
"It is very dangerous doctrine to believe that the spirits of the saints who died come back, appear, speak, and make miracles for the people on earth. This teaching opens the door for the evil practice of those claiming that you can communicate with all spirits, including..."
Surely this man has imprisoned God the Almighty in the pages of the Bible with no wiggle room. He has no ability to stretch his mind and see God's glory being more than what is in the Bible anymore than he probably has the ability to see that there is more to a person than what is in their bio. He essentially has closed the book on God and at the same time slandered all Christians who believe that there are other aspects of our God and His communion of saints.
He goes on to say further in his book, "We believe that if blessed Mary were to come back to life and see the pictures of herself hanging in the churches, some pained with her carrying the baby Jesus and showing a halo of light over her head (much larger than the halo over His); if Mary were to hear the prayers being raised by those believing in her miracles, see the priests offering incense to icons picturing her, and see her statues being sold to Christians to glorify her - she would be shocked. He is carrying on the myth and unfortunate misconception that Catholics worship Mary, we don't and never have...we venerate her for her role in salvation history.
"2. .... The Protestant churches have no communion with the Romish (Roman Catholic) church."
"What the Catholic faith believes about Mary is based on what it believes about Christ, and what it teaches about Mary illumines in turn its faith in Christ."