Catholics Flock To Worship Apparition Of The Virgin Mary In New Jersey Tree
Eager to visit the “Mary Tree”
“Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry… Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars’ hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. (Acts 17:17,22)
Part of the Catholic faith is the belief in the apparitions and certain miracles of the Church’s version of the Mary the mother of Christ. Many visions start off as something seen and experienced by a faithful Catholic which will later on become approved by the Vatican itself after an “investigation.” Although not all visions, apparitions and other mystical experiences are approved by the Magisterium as “authentic,” many of the Catholic faithful hold in their hearts what they believe is a “miracle” from the Virgin Mary.
The practice of venerating or worshiping the Catholic Mary is widespread. Apparitions happen all over the world as well as in different ways. People pray to Mary to ask for help from her “co-redemptive” role in salvation. All over the world, the Catholic faithful believe that Mary hears the prayers of many worldwide and that she is able to “convince” her son, Jesus, to have mercy on a soul. This belief, however, does not coincide with the Bible’s teaching that only GOD is omnipresent and omniscient. With all the Catholic faithful believing that Mary can and will hear prayers from everyone all over the world, they are simply practicing no less than the sin of IDOLATRY, of which they worship something OTHER THAN God who ALONE is worthy of all praise.
“I feel it in my heart…” is what Elba, one of the first to spot the image, said when asked how she knew it was the Lady of Guadalupe that is carved on the tree trunk. Like many other mystical experiences of the rest of the Catholic faithful, Johanna’s reply obviously fail to recognize the Truth found in God’s Word alone… ”The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9)
As the end times bible prophecies continue to become fulfilled before our very eyes these last days, the enemy of Jesus also continues to make sure many will be deceived into believing the lie instead of Truth. We are living in the brink of the Rapture and many souls are continually being deceived away from Truth! May we hearken the Word of the LORD in John 17:17 which tells us clearly that God’s Word IS Truth… and it will be the ONLY source of Truth one may ever find in this world.
WEST NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY — Hundreds of Catholic faithful and curious onlookers descended on a West New York street Thursday, eager to visit a tree that many are convinced bears an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Virgin Mary as honored in Mexico. The crowds gathered around the tree on Bergenline Avenue, leaving piles of flowers and praying as they touched the tree.
“As soon as I got here, I felt this rush when I saw it, this rush from my body,” said Barbara Questel of West New York. “It’s such an amazing feeling.”
Johanna Ramos was among the first to spot the image earlier in the week.
“It took me awhile, but when I realized the colors and shape of it, it was really noticeable,” she said.
The crowds grew so large, police set up barricades to protect people waiting in line from traffic.
“It’s excellent,” said Bacher Archnir of West New York. “A lot of people come and believe.”
Visitors to the tree lingered into the night. Barricades around the tree will remain, as police expect the number of visitors to grow. – Source – Guy Rosendale, MSNBC
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