[quote=misstherese]In fact, at Fatima, the Virgin Mary and Michael the Archangel would pray with them and taught the children prayers.
Did Mary and Michael the Archangel taught children to pray to the Father? Or the Son? Or the Holy Spirit? If so, please give me a quote.
[quote=nodito]Our Lady told St. Bernadette, “I am the Immaculate Conception.” Since there has only been one woman since Eve to ever be conceived without sin, we know exactly who this lady is.
Would it a problem for the demon of goddess Isida, for example, to call herself this way?
[quote=dshix]On what do you base you assumption that Satan will not say things that supposedly contradict himself? This is, in fact, untrue.
You might be right. But wouldn’t Satan’s pride allow him to contradict himself saying that he is defeated? What’s more, don’t Catholic exorcists force demons of demoniacs to pray to God and Mary in order to humiliate them?
[quote=boomerang]Right. And as I recall, Bernadette flung holy water on the apparition in order to “test the spirits.” She wanted to be sure.
“This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.” (1 John 4:2-3) Does Mary from apparitions pass this test?
[quote=USMC_Convert]Oh and Sister Lucia (Fatima witness), the Blessed Mother told her that all those who pray the Rosary daily are her sons and the brothers of her only son Jesus. I believe that’s one of your requirements…
Please, give me a quote. By the way, am I not Jesus’ brother if I keep His commandments (Mark 3:35)? Isn’t it some kind of ‘new gospel’ preached by the spirit of Fatima?
[quote=po18guy]Saul’s conversion on the road to Damascus. Did not our Lord clearly identify Himself? Were not those others in the party unable to discern what the voice was, or whom? Was there not a blinding light and other supernatural factors, such as Saul/Pauls’ blindness?
In my view, there is signifacant difference between Saul’s vision and marian apparitions. The first clearly led to Christ, while considering the second one might have some doubts. If marian apparitions really lead people to Jesus, I think protestants wouldn’t have any problem with them, as they do not have problem with Saul’s vision.
[quote=po18guy]Like prayer to the Saints. We do it because it works
Please forgive me, I’ll just give a thought. Ancient people used to burn their children as sacrifices for Baal, because it worked.
[quote=Della]Satan would never tell people to pray more, and sacrifice for the good of others, or warn them about the dangers of hell, etc. as apparitions of Mary usually do (such as at Lourdes and Fatima to name just two).
As you said earlier in your post - Satan is father of lies. He has no problem with mixing truth with false, it’s an old trick from the garden of Eden. And to whom Mary from apparitions encourages people to pray? Not to herself only?
Still I can’t find them
Thank you for all your responses. I want to say it clearly - I don’t mean to be offensive. I just looking for truth, I hope the same as all of you. I hope we’ll meet together in the Kingdom of God.