The Basis of Salvation:
“This point needs to be fully and clearly grasped: salvation is only and always through the work of Christ, only and always because ‘God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son’ (John 3:16). From Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden to those in the last human generation on earth at the time of Christ’s glorious return, there is no basis for salvation other than Christ’s death and rising.”
Bruce Milne, Know the Truth.
“The title “Advocate” goes back to St Irenaeus. With regard to Eve’s disobedience and Mary’s obedience, he says that at the moment of the Annunciation “the Virgin Mary became the Advocate” of Eve (Haer.5,19,1; PG7,1175-1176). In fact, with her “yes” she defended our first mother and freed her from the consequences of her disobedience, becoming the cause of salvation for her and the whole human race.”
Pope John Paul II
I have the Basis. Do I need the Cause?