“Evangelicals note that the Bible states in 1 Timothy 2:5 that there is “one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,” and that Jesus taught that men are to pray in His name (John 14:13-14), mentioning nothing of asking the deceased to intercede.”
(Heather Clark – Christian News) The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops have joined together to “consecrate” their nations to the care of Mary on May 1 and to ask that she intercede to Jesus during the COVID pandemic….
Evangelicals believe that such practices are unbiblical as the Bible states that there is one mediator between God and man.
The partnership was announced via a press release on April 23, noting that the consecration practice began in 1792 and that in 1846, via the title of “the Immaculate Conception,” Mary was named “Patroness of the United States.”
“Through a collective dedication or entrustment of a nation to Mary, an act of consecration is meant to be a reminder to the faithful of the Blessed Mother’s witness to the Gospel and to ask for her effective intercession before her Son on behalf of those in need,” the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops stated.
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