One of Satan’s Final Masquerades

by Sandy Simpson, 2/22/14


2 Corinthians 11:14 And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.


Satan often disguises himself with the purpose of deceiving people.  One way in which I believe he is putting on a masquerade is by appearing as “Mary” to millions of people worldwide.  Marian apparitions reportedly began as far back as the 4th century and even allegedly back to as early as 40 A.D. (  There were a reported 2160 Marian apparitions from the fourth century to the seventeenth century.




There have been another 458 apparitions in the twentieth century from 1900 to 2011 alone ( so the sightings have been increasing.  Each year one million people visit Medjugorje ( and “millions of pilgrims visit apparition sites annually” (


I am going to show in this document that the apparitions of “Mary” appearing all over the world are not Mary the mother of Jesus Christ, but likely of Satan himself.  Remember that the devil can appear as an angel of light (2 Cor. 11:14).  What better way to fool people than to show up masquerading as the beloved mother of Jesus Christ with a baby in her arms?


Following are some titles of Mary given by the Catholic and Coptic churches as well as quotes from the apparitions themselves.  Of note is the fact that this “Mary” is being called and is calling herself “the morning star”.


“In your free will, decide for God. Our Lady is our Mother and Morning Star, our guide. (Medjugorje visionary Marija, Your Life Will Be Full and Have Meaning, November 2, 2013,


As the Mother of Christ, Mary is the morning star announcing the rising of the Sun of Righteousness. Like the moon at the dawn of a new day, she is wholly bathed in the glory of the sun that is to come after her. Her beauty is a reflection of his. (from Catholic Update Guide to Mary,


Hail Mary, full of grace,
The Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women
And blessed is the fruit of your womb,

Holy Mary
Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners, now
and at the hour of our death.

Gentle woman,
quiet light,
Morning star,
So strong and bright,
Gentle Mother,
Peaceful dove,
Teach us wisdom,
Teach us love.

You were chosen by the Father,
You were chosen for the Son,
You were chosen from all women,
And for woman, shining one.

Blessed are you among women.
Blessed in turn all women too.
Blessed they with peaceful spirits.
Blessed they with gentle hearts.

(Hail Mary / Gentle Woman by Michael O'Brien lyrics,


The Virgin Mary has appeared under, and been given, a wide variety of titles:


Our Lady of Fatima

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Lourdes

Our Lady of Sorrow

Our Lady of Perpetual help

Our Lady of Angels

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Our Lady of Czestochowa

Our Lady of Good Counsel

Our Lady of the Snows

Our Lady of Mercy

Our Lady of Grace

Our Lady of the Roses

Our Lady of the Rosary

Our Lady of Knock

Our Lady of Medjugorje

Our Lady of Loreto

Our Lady of the Assumption

Our Lady Help of Christians

Our Lady of Consolation

Our Lady Star of the Sea

Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

Our Lady Queen of Angels

Our Lady of Refuge

Our Lady of Visitation

Our Lady of the Valley

The Immaculate Conception

Blessed Virgin Mary

Queen of Peace

Lady of the Rosary

Mother of God

Refuge of Sinners

Queen of All Saints

Morning Star

Tower of David

Mystical Rose

And many more!

(Queen Of Peace Productions,


There are indeed some striking correlations here. In Catholic tradition, the Virgin Mary came to be identified with the Morning Star - a title which was previously associated with the archangel Lucifer before his fall from grace. But after the fall of Lucifer from his original glory, the honourific title of the Morning Star and the symbolism it conveys would lie dormant until it could be associated with the Blessed Virgin Mary. As the new Morning Star, Our Lady thus effectively supplanted Lucifer as the highest being in the angelic order, becoming even greater in stature as the Mother of God and the Queen of Heaven. (A Medjugorje link to the "Heavenly Annunciation"?, Emmett O'Regan,


"To celebrate this jubilee year - Fr A. Michael, rector of the sanctuary explains to AsiaNews - we decided to build a new, large church, called "Morning Star" and will accommodate over 15 thousand people. " (Our Lady of Velankanni, the "Lourdes of the East" celebrates 50 years,,-the-Lourdes-of-the-East-celebrates-50-years-23562.html)


John Paul II called her the Star of the New Evangelization. Indeed, Our Lady of Guadalupe is the Morning Star of the New Evangelization which precedes the Day of the Lord.  (The Woman About To Give Birth, Mark Mallett,


But this “Mary” is not the first and only demigod to bear the title “morning star”.


Venus has the title of “morning star” from Greek mythology (

Nimrod was considered to be the sun and morning star. (

HESPERUS (Hesperos), the evening-star, is called by Hesiod a son of Astraeus and Eos, and was regarded, even by the ancients, as the same as the morning star, whence both Homer and Hesiod call him the bringer of light (

"O'er precipitous crests of mountain-walls leapt up broad heaven bright Eosphoros (the morning-star) who rouseth to their toils from slumber sweet he binders of the sheaf." (

The Greek word for “star” is “aster.” The same root leads to Astarte. (


Interestingly even Muslims acknowledge Mary, particularly with reference to the apparitions at Fatima since that was the name of one of Mohammed’s wives.  Apparently the following quote comes from a person who does not understand that, in the Koran, Allah is said to not have either a wife or a son.


The Bright and Morning Star "Mary" Queen of Heaven and husband Allah (


The Biblical definition of “the morning star”


Morning Star: This is a very instructive title where Catholic theologians have stated that Mary got this title after Lucifer was thrown out of heaven.  The translation by Jerome of Lucifer meaning “morning star” is actually not accurate.


God asks Job “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements? Surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it. To what were its foundations fastened? Or who laid its cornerstone, “When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?” (Job 38:4-6) This could not mean Adam who had no sons until after he sinned. This was when the foundations of earth were being laid, before Adam was made on the 6th day. The angels were together, united as sons of God before a division occurred through the fall of a certain Cherub. So we see that the morning stars are a group and they are also called sons of God. … Lucifer is NOT the correct translation of the name. Though it is accepted today this is not a name drawn from the Bible for Satan before his fall or after. “He is called the Day star- Hebrew Ben Shaachar- Son of the morning- Isa. 14:12 Hebrew heeyleel which means the bright and shining one, one who spreads light. This Hebrew noun is found nowhere else” (Barnes' Notes). (


So whether or not you call Satan “Lucifer” or know that that is not his name in heaven before the fall, that fact of the matter is that Jesus was given the title of “bright and morning star” after Lucifer was thrown to the earth, this title showing the Jesus is greater than the angels.  There is no mention of Mary being given this title in the Bible, nor was she or is she an angel.  Catholic “theologians” try to use the reward for those who overcome in life and in eternal life receive “the morning star” (Rev. 2:28) which is probably referring to Jesus Christ.  They also try to use 2 Pet. 1:19 which is also talking about after the resurrection, not now.  This reward is for all believers after death, so this Marian apparition cannot exclusively claim this title to itself.  But we must remember that the enemy was called “the morning star” or “son of the morning” before he fell (Is. 14:12) and is under no obligation not to lie about this title still belonging to him.


The fact that the apparitions of Mary have stated that she is the “morning star” should be a clue to the identity of this imposter.  What better way to fool the world than for the evil one to appear as an “angel of light” in the form of Mary, the mother of Jesus, who is also often seen with a baby in her arms.  This baby cannot be Jesus as He is in His adult glorified body sitting at the right hand of the Father as the God-man for all eternity, and if He is seen in any other way it is a deception by the enemy.  Of course only Jesus Christ is called “the bright and morning star” in the Bible (Rev. 22:16). 


We also need to look briefly at a number of other heretical titles given to this “Mary”.


Titles of Mary: The Virgin, The Virgin Mary, The Blessed Virgin Mary, The Blessed Mother, Mother of God, Immaculate Mary, Saint Mary, Holy Mary, Holy Virgin, Our Lady, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Kazan, Our Lady of Lourdes, Our Lady of Knock, etc., The Madonna, Notre-Dame, Queen of Heaven, Maria, Mariam, Marie, Full of Grace, Blessed, Most Blessed, Gratia plena, Beata, Luke 1:28, The Virgin, Virgo Parthenos, Cause of our Salvation, causa salutis, Advocate of Eve, advocata Evæ, Mater Dei, Meter Theou, God-bearer, Deipara, Dei genetrix, Theotokos, Ever-virgin, semper virgo, Holy Mary, Saint Mary, Sancta Maria, Sanctissima, tota Sancta, Most Pure, Purissima, immaculate, Lady, Mistress, Madonna, Regina Coeli, Regina Caeli, Revelation 12:1, Star-of-the-Sea, stella maris, St. Jerome, Seat of Wisdom, Sedes sapientiae, Cause of Our Joy, Ark of the Covenant, Cause of Our Joy, Comforter of the Afflicted, Co-Redemptrix, Destroyer of Heresy, Empress of the World, Mary, Favoured Daughter of the Father, Gate of Heaven, Joy of the Just, Health of the Sick, Help of Christians, Holy Mary, Holy Mother of God, Holy Virgin of Virgins, House of Gold, The Immaculate Heart, Mirror of Justice, Mother of the Poor, Mother of the World, Nyina wa Jambo, Morning Star, Mother Inviolate, Mother Most Admirable, Mother Most Amiable, Mother Most Chaste, Mother Most Pure, Mother of Christ, Mother of Divine Grace, Mother of Good Counsel, Mother of Orphans, Mother of Our Creator, Mother of Our Redeemer, Mother of Perpetual Help, Mother of Sorrows, Mother of the Son, Mother Thrice Admirable, Mother Undefiled, Mystical Rose, Nova Eva (the New Eve), Our Lady of Confidence, Tabernacle of the Lord, Temple of the Most Holy Trinity, Treasure House of God's Graces, Queen of Angels, Queen of Heaven, Queen of Patriarchs, Queen of Prophets, Queen of Apostles, Queen of Martyrs, Queen of Confessors, Queen of Virgins, Mary, Queen of All Saints, Queen Conceived Without Original Sin, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, Queen of Peace, Ravisher of Hearts, Refuge of Sinners, Seat of Wisdom, Singular Vessel of Devotion, Spiritual Vessel, Mary, Spouse of the Holy Spirit, Star of the Sea, Tower of David, Tower of Ivory, Mary Untier of Knots, Vessel of Honor, Virgin Most Prudent, Virgin Most Venerable, Virgin Most Renowned, Virgin Most Powerful, Virgin Most Merciful, Virgin Most Faithful (


Let’s deal with some of the more heretical titles given to Mary and spoken of by Marian apparitions from a biblical perspective.


Mother Of God:  Though Mary was the “mother of God” in the sense that she bore Jesus Christ the Son of God by the Holy Spirit where Jesus added humanity on to His Divine nature thus becoming the “God-man”, she is not the mother of God in heaven as He is self existent (John 5:26). 


Immaculate Mary: The true Mary, while she was alive on earth, declared she was a sinner in need of a Savior (Luke 1:47), thus she was not “immaculate” but a true human being born with a sinful nature.  If she had not been a true human then Jesus could not have died for our sins because only a blood sacrifice can atone for sin (Heb. 9:22), and Jesus died once for all to accomplish that (Heb. 7:27), being both fully human and fully the immaculate Son of God (Rom. 3:25).


Cause of Our Salvation:  If they meant that Mary had a part in the salvation plan of God by giving birth to Jesus that would be true in one sense, but she was not the cause of our salvation.  That was the plan of God set forth from the beginning (Eph. 1:4).


Advocate of Eve: No one would advocate for Eve as she was deceived by the enemy and brought Adam into sin which has affected all mankind.  There was an advocate there, that day, however and that was the enemy advocating for man to join him in the big lie and hell.


Ever-virgin: Mary was only a virgin till she gave birth to Jesus.  After that she gave birth to sons and daughters (Mt 1:25, Mt 13:55-56. Acts 1:14)


Star Of The Sea:  This sounds like a pagan title and indeed is has pagan origins. 


Stella Maris "sea-star" is a name of α Ursae Minoris or Polaris, the "guiding star" (also "lodestar", "ship star", "steering star", etc.) because it has been used for celestial navigation at sea since antiquity. The name is applied to the Virgin Mary in Saint Jerome's Latin translation of the Onomasticon by Eusebius of Caesarea, although this is in fact a misnomer based on a transcription error. The Hebrew name Miryam, meaning drop of the sea, was translated by St Jerome into Stilla Maris, but at some later stage a copyist transcribed this into Stella Maris, and this transcription error became widespread. (,_Star_of_the_Sea)


There have been many false gods ascribed to be the “god of the polestar” such as Amenominakanushi of Japan.  Mary is not the god of the polestar nor is YHWH.


Ark Of The Covenant: Nowhere in the Bible does it link Mary to the Ark Of The Covenant since she came long after the Mosaic Covenant, though she participated in God’s plan to establish a New Covenant in Jesus Christ.


Co-Redemptrix: This is a blasphemous statement about Mary as only Jesus Christ can save (John 14:6).  Salvation is by grace alone (sola gratia) through faith alone (sola fide) in Christ alone (sola Christus).


Destroyer Of Heresy: As mentioned above, the belief that Mary can forgive sins is heresy.  Therefore this cultic following of Mary is the very definition of heresy, which the apparitions of this demon have failed to correct.


Gate Of Heaven:  There is only one reference to the “gate of heaven” in the Bible (Gen. 28:17) which was an exclamation of Jacob when he dreamt of a stairway to heaven.  There is no correlation to Mary to be found in this or any other passage of the Bible.


The Immaculate Heart:  See “Immaculate Mary” above.


Mother Of Our Creator:  Again, see “Mother Of God” above.  God has no mother.  He is self existent (John 5:26).


Queen Of Angels: Mary cannot be a “queen of angels” because she is not an angel.  But Satan could claim to be the queen of angels because he was one of the head angels before he sinned and fell.


Queen of Heaven: There is a “queen of heaven” mentioned in that Bible which referred to Asherah, wife of one of the Baals, a continuation of the worship of Nimrod & Semiramus. Asherah is identified as the consort of the Sumerian god Anu and Ugaritic El,[1] the oldest deities of their respective pantheons. (  The worship of the “queen of heaven” was not a good thing but is a cause of the anger of God.


Jeremiah 7:18  The children gather wood, the fathers light the fire, and the women knead the dough and make cakes to offer to the Queen of Heaven. They pour out drink offerings to other gods to arouse my anger.

Jeremiah 44:17 We will certainly do everything we said we would: We will burn incense to the Queen of Heaven and will pour out drink offerings to her just as we and our ancestors, our kings and our officials did in the towns of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem. At that time we had plenty of food and were well off and suffered no harm.

Jeremiah 44:18 But ever since we stopped burning incense to the Queen of Heaven and pouring out drink offerings to her, we have had nothing and have been perishing by sword and famine.”

Jeremiah 44:19 The women added, “When we burned incense to the Queen of Heaven and poured out drink offerings to her, did not our husbands know that we were making cakes impressed with her image and pouring out drink offerings to her?”

Jeremiah 44:25 This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: You and your wives have done what you said you would do when you promised, ‘We will certainly carry out the vows we made to burn incense and pour out drink offerings to the Queen of Heaven.’ “Go ahead then, do what you promised! Keep your vows!


Queen Conceived Without Original Sin:  Mary was not a queen nor was she conceived without original sin.  This is another damnable lie without any Biblical support.


Ravisher Of Hearts: I don’t know what this title means but it sound sinister.  God does not “ravish” the hearts of men, nor would His servants.  It is the devil who wants to cause people to fall in love with him, which he is doing by means of these worldwide apparitions.


Refuge Of Sinners:  Mary is not a refuge of sinners as she is long dead and awaiting glorification with the believers on the day of the resurrection.  The Psalms often speak of God being our refuge but there is no mention of Mary being our refuge anywhere in the Bible.


Seat Of Wisdom: Mary was an ordinary person who was chosen by God to bear His Son.  She is actually not a good model of wisdom to follow because she did not recognize who Jesus really was for a long time as evidenced when she wanted to interrupt His ministry along with His brothers (Mark 3:31-34).  There is also not reference to a “seat of wisdom” in the Bible. 


Tower Of David: There is nowhere that Mary is mentioned as the “tower of David”.  This phrase is only used once in Song of Songs 4:4 where it is an allegory of the relationship of Israel to God and the Church to Christ.


Specific Messages from Marian Apparitions




When you come to love yourselves, you will also love others; in them you will see my Son and recognize the greatness of His love. Live in faith! Through me, my Son is preparing you for the works which He desires to do through you – works through which He desires to be glorified. Give Him thanks. (March 18, 2013 Annual apparition Message of Mirjana, Medjugorje,


First of all, Mary is giving the same kind of psychobabble advice that Oprah Winfrey, Robert Schuller, Rick Warren, Joel Osteen and others have popularized but is in direct opposition to what the Bible teaches.  We are not called by God to learn to love ourselves, which is what we know how to do better than anything, but to learn to love God and love our neighbors as ourselves (Luke 10:27), to take up our cross daily, denying self, and following Christ, not Mary. 


Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. (Luke 9:23) 


Secondly, a person cannot recognize the Son in unbelievers, only if they are a believer and have unity of the Spirit through the Gospel.  This is the fallacious teaching of people like Tony Campolo.  Thirdly, the Son is not preparing Christians to do works “through” Mary, but through Jesus Christ prepared by the Father. 


Ephesians 2:10  For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.


As individuals, my children, you cannot stop the evil that wants to begin to rule in this world and to destroy it. But, according to God’s will, all together, with my Son, you can change everything and heal the world. I call you to pray with all your heart for your shepherds, because my Son chose them. Thank you.” (August 2, 2011 Monthly Apparition Message to Mirjana, Medjugorje,


Satan already has the rule of the world.  This is a great deception and another reason why I believe these apparitions are of Satan.


 Luke 4:5-8 The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. And he said to him, “I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. If you worship me, it will all be yours. Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’


Jesus did not correct Satan but rebuked Him from the written Word.  There are other places that talk about Satanic dominion in the world. 


Colossians 1:13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves.  


Those who are truly born again have been rescued spiritually from the dominion of the enemy, but they still live here in body and soul in a world that has been given to the devil temporarily.  Christians will never “heal the world” but can preach the Gospel and disciple believers from all nations in order to prepare for Christ’s physical Kingdom in the Millennium.


I am your mother and cannot leave you alone in wandering and sin. You are called, little children, to be my children, my beloved children, so I can present you all to my Son. (Our Lady of Medjugorje Message of June 25, 2013,


We are not called to become children of Mary, but of Jesus Christ through the new birth. 


John 1:12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God

Galatians 3:26 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith,

1 John 3:1 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 


That this “Mary” who is not really Mary the mother of Jesus Christ whose spirit is with the Father in Paradise and not roaming the earth holding some “child” she called “Jesus”, would draw followers to herself shows that she is none other than Satan who, long ago, was thrown out of heaven by trying to get the angels to worship him.


Is. 14:13-15 You said in your heart, “I will ascend to the heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon.  I will ascend above the tops of the clouds;  I will make myself like the Most High.” But you are brought down to the realm of the dead, to the depths of the pit.


"Dear children! With joy, also today I call you to open your hearts and to listen to my call. Anew, I desire to draw you closer to my Immaculate Heart, where you will find refuge and peace. (Our Lady of Medjugorje Message of January 25, 2012,


Not only do her followers repeat the lie of Mary not being a sinner, but the apparitions do also.


Our Lady came with little Jesus in her arms and she did not give a message, but little Jesus began to speak and said : “I am your peace, live my commandments.” With a sign of the cross, Our Lady and little Jesus blessed us together. (Our Lady of Medjugorje Message of December 25, 2012,


This little “Jesus” speaks and goes against his own teachings that we are no longer held captive to the Law of Moses but are now under the Law of Christ, which is love.  He also allegedly makes the Catholic sign of the cross, which is a sign that was taken from Babylonian worship when the Catholic religion was first sycretized.


The Catholic sign of the cross originated in Babylon as a grand charm before prayer which drew the initial of the name Tammuz, Tau, or T. This same T can be found on the garments of Catholic priests. The Vestal Virgins of Pagan Rome and the nuns of Catholicism wore it on their necklaces. Bacchus wore a headband covered with crosses. The Buddhists wear them today. The cross was considered a divine tree, the tree of the gods, the tree of life and knowledge, and the product of whatever is good and desirable. In Catholicism, the cross is also called the tree of life, "hail, O cross, triumphant wood, true salvation of the world. . ." It is viewed as the only hope to increase righteousness and pardon offenses. Tammuz used the mistletoe tree to heal the sick. When Constantine came along, he declared popularized the X for Christ instead of the T for the cross, so again both Christians and pagans were satisfied. (Pagan Influence Upon Roman Catholicism by Owen Weber 2009 (



I (Mary) alone am able still to save you from the calamities which approach. Those who place their confidence in me will be saved.




Fully approved by the Catholic church


Teiji Yasuda, O.S.V., English version by John M. Haffert, Akita: The Tears and Message of Mary, Asbury, NJ, 101 Foundation, Inc., 1989, p. 78. Message from Our Lady of Akita to Sister Agnes Sasagawa.


Only Jesus Christ is able to save, not Mary.


 Acts 4:12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”



You have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace.  *




Fully approved by the Catholic church



This apparition is saying God said something that He never said.  God’s provision of salvation does not include devotion to a “Mary” who never was.



My daughter, in this time, I am the Ark, for all your brethren! I am the Ark of peace, I am the Ark of salvation, the Ark where my children must enter, if they wish to live in the Kingdom of God.


Our Lady at San Nicolas, Milford, OH


Bishop approved. These are apparitions in which the local Bishop (Ordinary) has investigated the apparition and its message and given his seal of approval Imprimatur. This means Catholics can (but are not required) to visit the apparition site and listen and obey the messages.


Messages of Our Lady at San Nicolas, Milford, OH, Faith Publishing Company, 1991, p. 233. Message from Mary given in San Nicolas, Argentina to Gladys Quiroga de Motta.


Mary is not the way to salvation.  Only Jesus Christ (John 14:6).  The fact that this apparition is going directly against what the Bible teaches and the Gospel proves it is a seducing spirit teaching doctrines of demons (1 Tim. 4:1).



…I call upon you to open yourselves completely to me so that through each of you I may be enabled to convert and save the world…




Not officially church approved, but it is endorsed by dozens of Cardinals, Bishops, and the Pope himself.


"Our Lady of Medjugorje," message given Aug. 25, 1992, Online posting,, Sept. 28, 1998.


God does not ask people to “open themselves completely to Him” but to believe and commit to His Son.  The devil wants people to give him a foothold (Eph. 4:27) by “opening” themselves to him.


Finally, here are the words of this apparition itself …


"I am the Morning Star of your Lord!" - March 28, 1999

"I am the Morning Star above your journey of this Second Advent," - March 19, 2000

I have come speaking to humanity as the Morning Star Over America to teach you right from wrong, to wake you from your paranoiac coma of indifference against the Kingdom of Eternal Love." - September 14, 2008  (



The above information leads me to the conclusion that, not only is the real Mary, mother of Jesus, not appearing all over the world but that the devil is deceiving millions with these apparitions.  I believe that God always provides, those believers who have discernment, clues as to what the devil is up to.

2 Cor. 2:11b For we are not unaware of his schemes.