In the gospel of John, we read of the marriage feast at Cana. Here Mary emphasizes the importance of Jesus, her son, and the words that He speaks.
Realizing that the wine was gone and that she herself could not do anything, she tells Jesus, the only one who could do something. Mary then gives the servants a command, one that we all should consider. “His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever He saith unto you, do it.” John 2:5.
This is the only recording in the Bible where Mary gives a command, so most certainly all Roman Catholics should take heed to her words–“Whatsoever HE saith unto you, do it.”
Since the goal of all good Roman Catholics is to get to heaven, let us look in the Bible and do what Mary said to do–see what Jesus says and do it.
JESUS SAYS . . . He is the only one that can be your Saviour: “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.
HE DID NOT SAY . . . to trust in saints, the pope, or even His mother, Mary, to save you. “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 SAYS . . . faith in Him, is the only kind that can save you. “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” John 3:36.
HE DID NOT SAY . . . special sacrifices or good works were needed to help save you. “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on Him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.” Romans 4:5.
JESUS SAYS . . . God’s words are the only authority to follow, “He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not MY words, hath one that judgeth him: THE WORD THAT I HAVE SPOKEN, the same shall judge him in the last day.” John 12:48.
HE DID NOT SAY . . . traditions or the commandments of men were His words. “Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.” “Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.” Mark 7:7, 13.
Dear Catholic friend, you can be saved today and know that you have eternal life if you will obey the Word of God and put your complete faith in Jesus Christ and stop relying on yourself, your “church,” sacraments, or anything else to save or help save you. JESUS is the Saviour.
“These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” I Jn. 5:13.
Will you choose to believe what Jesus says? Do you believe that He can do for you what He says? “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13.
Perhaps you think us to be anti-Catholic? Friend, we love you and don’t want you to go to hell when you die. Re-examine your beliefs. Search the scriptures. Anyone who rejects what Jesus Christ says is anti-Christ. “He that is not with me is against me.” Matthew 12:30.