Wherever this “Mary” appears she promotes the serpent’s lies and teaches the false doctrines of Roman Catholicism. “Mary” makes promises which she would have to be God in order to fulfill and offers a salvation which Christ alone can give and assistance not needed by those who trust Christ. She repeatedly denies the sufficiency of Christ’s sacrifice upon the cross. For example, “Our Lady of Fatima” declared, “Make sacrifices for sinners, for many souls perish and go to hell because there is no one to make sacrifices and pray for them…” In fact, the one and only sacrifice that can save souls has already been made on the cross.
These demonic apparitions have been encountered for centuries. In 1251 “Our Lady of Mount Carmel” allegedly appeared to St. Simon Stock and gave him the Great Promise (“Whosoever dies wearing this scapular shall not suffer eternal fire”), and to Pope John XXII in 1322, giving him the Sabbatine (Saturday) Privilege. Confirmed by Popes Alexander V, Clement VII, Pius V, Gregory XIII, and Paul V, that demonic lie has seduced untold millions:
“I promise to assist at the hour of death, with the graces necessary for salvation, all those who, on the first Saturday of five consecutive months, shall confess, receive Holy Communion, recite five decades of the Rosary, with the intention of making reparation to me…for the sins committed against [my] immaculate Heart…[and die wearing my brown scapular].”
The Bible clearly says that “all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans:3:23). Mary acknowledged that she needed a “Savior” (Luke:1:47) like any other sinner. Her heart was not “immaculate.” Furthermore, as David declared, sin is only against God (Psalm:51:4) and could not be against Mary. Yet the Roman Catholic Church supports such heresies presented by the apparitions. Every Pope since 1930 has given his wholehearted approval and backing to “Our Lady of Fatima.” A priest writes enthusiastically (and unbiblically):
“The promise which the Mother of God makes in establishing the devotion of the Five First Saturdays is among the most powerful ever made. With the full assent and cooperation of Her Divine Son, Our Lady offers all Her children on Earth the absolute certainty of salvation and a place in Heaven for all eternity! It is indeed a measure of Our Lady’s celestial influence and a monument to Her Heart overflowing with love that She asks so little of us in return for fulfilling this great promise of salvation. To those who piously perform this holy devotion of Reparation, She solemnly pledges the gift of Heaven, saying in clear and certain terms: ‘I promise salvation.’”
The apparition’s promise of salvation is not only blasphemy, but its obvious purpose is to prevent those who rely on it from receiving the true salvation which Christ, the Savior who died for our sins, offers salvation freely? It is a denial of the true salvation Christ offers for this demonic “Mary” of Roman Catholicism to promise salvation in exchange for devotion, prayer, or other good works.
That Roman Catholics are taken in by “Mary’s” false promises is sufficient evidence that they have not believed Christ’s promise through the gospel. Instead, they have believed the false gospel of Rome, which is in full agreement with the lies of the apparitions. Those who believe this “Mary” have embraced a lie which will finally damn them.
The Fatima Crusader, which for years has been in the forefront of promoting the message of Fatima and devotion to Our Lady of Fatima and her Immaculate Heart, asks the disconcerting question “Could we ever know if we had sufficient devotion so that Our Lady would be bound to keep Her promise to us?” The Crusader responds enthusiastically, “It is here that we are wonderstruck by the limitless Divine Mercy, and the profoundly Catholic character of the revelations of Fatima.” This attempt to give assurance falls short, however, as additional conditions are added, such as the following from the alleged “Child Jesus” to Lucy on February 15, 1926. One is left wondering how much “fervor” is enough and exactly what it means to be “lukewarm and indifferent” while reciting the Rosary:
“It is true, My daughter, that many souls begin, but few persevere to the very end…to receive the graces promised. The souls who make the Five First Saturdays with fervor and to make Reparation to the Heart of your Heavenly Mother, please Me more than those who make fifteen, but are lukewarm and indifferent.”