The majority of the population of the Island of Curaçao calls themselves Roman Catholics, which also was the religion of my upbringing, mostly from my mother’s side. She had very strong ties and influence in the leadership of the Catholic Church. I was always puzzled by my mother’s acquaintances, who were mostly dominating women with strong convictions and beliefs in the Roman Catholic Church’s teachings. No matter how hard I tried to convince them that these teachings were absolutely unbiblical, for instance that Mary, the mother of Jesus, is the “Queen of Heaven” who ascended to heaven, and that she is another mediator between God and man, causing the people to worship her and her image (which you can see as statues and ornaments all over Curaçao and other Latin and South American countries).
But the Bible clearly says that:
For there is only one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and people. He is the man Christ Jesus. 1. Timothy 2:5 NLT
And it is Jesus Christ who is the ONLY Savior and Redeemer:
For Jesus is the one referred [...]