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Augustine’s Prayer To
Mary For His Salvation
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The Calvinists (and Catholics) exalt Augustine of Hippo as a great theologian. In fact, John Calvin systemized Augustine’s doctrines and this is, to a large degree, the Calvinism presented today. What a surprise it will be for many to read the following prayer from him, their real founder, to Mary for salvation. Please ponder this prayer and it will become apparent how darkened and deceived Augustine really was. Only God knows how many have been stumbled because of exalting Augustine to an elevated level which he doesn’t deserve. It is impossible for him to be a great theologian as many think of him just in light of this. He was a heretic and nothing better:
Blessed Virgin Mary, who can worthily repay you with praise and thanksgiving for having rescued a fallen world by your generous consent? What songs of praise can our weak human nature offer in your honor, since it was through you that it has found the way to salvation? Accept then such poor thanks as we have to offer, unequal though they be to your merits. Receive our gratitude and obtain by your prayers the pardon of our sins.Take our prayers into the sanctuary of heaven and enable them to bring about our peace with God.
May the sins we penitently bring before Almighty God through you be pardoned. May what we beg with confidence be granted through you. Take our offerings and grant our request; obtain pardon for what we fear, for you are the only hope of sinners. We hope to obtain the forgiveness of our sins through you. Blessed Lady, in you is our hope of reward.
Holy Mary, help the miserable, strengthen the discouraged, comfort the sorrowful, pray for your people, plead for the clergy, intercede for all women consecrated to God. May all who venerate you, feel now your help and protection. Be ready to help us when we pray, and bring back to us the answers to our prayers. Make it your continual care to pray for the People of God, for you were blessed by God and were made worthy to bear the Redeemer of the world, Who lives and reigns forever.
—Saint Augustine (d. 430)
That was found in the Dictionary of Mary (Catholic Book Publishing Co.: New Jersey, 1997, 1985, p. 531.)
True salvation is only found in the Lord Jesus. He is our life (1 John 5:12) and the only way to the Father (John 14:6). Praying to Mary is not going to assist in obtaining forgiveness of sins for us. It is also disobedience in itself to how the Lord taught for us to pray.
To be forgiven of your sins you must repent (turn away from your sins) and place a trusting and submitting faith in the Lord Jesus who shed his blood for your sins. Please read the New Testament for yourself, believe what it says and change accordingly. The Bible Is Final Authority, not John Calvin nor the Pope. Your eternal destiny depends on what you do with the message of the Bible. The Augustine wrongly exalted by Calvinism (and Catholicism) is not the real mother of Jesus shown in the Bible. Click here to read about our book, Is This the Mary Of The Bible.
GOD BLESS YOU.
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