Daniel: If you believe in the Bible, it says that there is no other way to Heaven but through him. You cannot work your way there.
BFHU: We all agree on this. Catholics cannot work their way to Heaven and we know perfectly well that we cannot do this. This is a Protestant myth about the Catholic Church.
Daniel: God is a perfect and holy being and we are pitiful and sinful by nature. Therefore there is no way for us to get to heaven.
BFHU: Absolutely correct, Daniel.
Daniel: That’s why Jesus died on the cross, to
forgive our sins, so we can go to Heaven.
Daniel: But, on the matter of going through a priest and Mary to communicate with God, that directly against the Bible.
BFHU: We are not required to go through a priest or Mary in order to communicate with God. This is yet another Protestant myth. But even so I would like for you to quote to us the verses in scripture that support your assertion.
Daniel: Mary was a simple human being was chosen by God to be the mother of Jesus.
BFHU:Yes. And because she was chosen to be the mother of Jesus, and since Jesus was God, Mary is the mother of God the Son. And she was also given the gift of unfallen human nature…just like Adam and Eve before the Fall.
Daniel: That does not mean that Mary is in anyway higher than God.
BFHU: That is very true.
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