I have never done any real apologetic work, but someone posted a comment on my blog to which I feel I need to respond. I need help as soon as possible. It is a very faulty interpretation of the Magnificat with a link to one of the Chick tracts. He says he writes what he does out of love, and is very apparently anti-catholic. The quote below is the post he placed.
I love you this is why I write this
46 And Mary said:
…][this was where the text of the Magnificat was]
"My soul magnifies the Lord,
47 And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.
Mary is not God she is just a human being! She had to be saved from her sins just like each of us! God was her Savior! God the Father sent the Holy Spirit who conceived Jesus who is the Son of God who died on the cross for our and her sins and rose from the dead!
48 For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant;
For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed.
Mary was just as evil and lowly as we are! She said all generations will call me blessed not all generations will worship me!
49 For He who is mighty has done great things for me,
And holy is His name.
God has done mighty things for her!!! And holy is God’s name! But her name is not holy!!!
50 And His mercy is on those who fear Him
From generation to generation.
God gives mercy to those who worship and fear Him not those who worship and fear Mary! Even angels comanded men not to worship them and they are much higher than Mary!!!
51 He has shown strength with His arm;
He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
Get rid of your pride!!! Get rid of your religion!!! Religion profits no one!! You won’t get to heaven by being religous you will only get to heaven by having a personal relationship with God by accepting Jesus Christ who is the Son of God into your heart as your personal Savior!!!
52 He has put down the mighty from their thrones,
And exalted the lowly.
The Pope exalts him and so do all catholics but the truth is he is just a man and that God will cast the Popes into the lake of fire to burn eternally if they do not accept Jesus Christ and Him alone as their Lord and Savior!!!
53 He has filled the hungry with good things,
And the rich He has sent away empty.
It is those who talk to God and hunger for God who will be filled with good things!!! When you pray to Mary you aren’t praying to Mary but you are actully praying to the Devil!!!
54 He has helped His servant Israel,
In remembrance of His mercy,
The true people of Israel are those who have accepted Jesus into their hearts and who renounce all other God’s!!! Getting rid of all idols!!! That includes all crafted objects!! If you bow down to any created thing even if it is a cross you are sinning!!! You should only bow down to the one and only God who is unseen!
55 As He spoke to our fathers,
To Abraham and to his seed forever."
God spoke to the prophets and to Abraham but to Abraham’s seed (who is Jesus Christ the Son of God) God speaks to Him forever for Jesus is the Son of God!!!
I say these things not out of hate but out of love!!! I know that the only one who saves is Jesus Christ the Son of God!!! God is the only one who is holy: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit!!! Everyone else is sinful (Including Mary)!!! But we can be saved from our sinfulness our unrighteousness if only we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior!!!
Go to this site and read this guys testimony!
Neil, bondslave of Jesus Christ, called by God the Father, and used by the Holy Spirit!!!
I do not know how to respond constructively to this. I’ve read most of the article on Catholic Answers about Chick Tracts but I’m not exactly sure how to respond. Thank you for any help you can give me.