The worship of Mary

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#1 Jul 19, 2014
The Roman Catholic Church calls her “the blessed virgin”, while the Bible clearly shows that Mary did not remain a virgin after the birth of Jesus, but that she had other children as well (Matthew1:25; 13:55 & 56; Mark 6:3; John 2:12; Acts 1:14; 1 Corinthians 9:5; Galatians 1:19). These people were not His cousins as the RCC suggests, but His brother and sisters, His siblings.

The Roman Catholic Church calls Mary “Co-Redeemer”, without whom no man can come to the Lord Jesus. The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ is the only Redeemer of men (Acts 4:12; 1 John 4:14). The believer has direct access to Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit and not through Mary (1 John 3:24; 4:13).

Roman Catholicism says that Mary is our “Co-Mediatrix”. The Bible says there is only One Mediator between God and man, and that is the Lord Jesus Christ (1 Timothy 2:5 and Hebrews 8:6; 9:15). He is the propitiation of our sin and our Advocate with the Father (1 John 2:1 & 2; Romans 3:25 & 26; 5:10; 2 Corinthians 5:18; Colossians 1:20; Hebrews 7:25; 9:24).

Roman Catholicism claims that Mary is our “Intercessor” and that grace comes through her because of her intercession for us. The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ is our Intercessor with the Father, and that grace is a gift of God which comes to us only through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (Hebrews 7:25; 9:24; Romans 8:34; Ephesians 2:8).

Roman Catholicism calls Mary the “Mother of God”. The Bible calls her the mother of Jesus / the Messiah. Although it is true that Jesus is God (John 1:1), Mary’s only role in God’s plan was to physically give birth to the Messiah, Who was conceived in her by the Holy Spirit (Matthew 1:18 & 20). There is no reference in the entire Bible as to her being the mother of God.

Roman Catholicism calls Mary the “gate to heaven”. The Bible tells us that there is no other way to come to the Father/God but by Jesus Christ (John 14:6). Jesus said:“I am the Door / Gate. If anyone enters through Me, he shall be saved”(John 10:9). Jesus is the only One who holds the keys to heaven (Revelation 3:7; Isaiah 22:22).

Roman Catholicism says that Mary is “our salvation”; our life; our hope and our helper”. The Bible says that Jesus Christ is:

Our Salvation – 1 John 4:14
Our Life – Colossians 3:4
Our Eternal Life – John 20:31 & 1 John 1:1&2; 1 John 5:11 – 13
Our Hope – Colossians 1:27
Our Helper – Hebrews 13:6

Source: http://yahwehisking.com/is-roman-catholicism-...

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#2 Jul 20, 2014
First: Let us start out with a prayer.

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Honor your Father and your Mother.
Bobby

Fort Worth, TX

#3 Jul 24, 2014
de·cep·tion
noun \di-ˈsep-shə n\

: the act of making someone believe something that is not true : the act of deceiving someone

: an act or statement intended to make people believe something that is not true

Mary worship is decption.

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#4 Jul 24, 2014
Bobby wrote:
de·cep·tion
noun \di-ˈsep-shə n\
: the act of making someone believe something that is not true : the act of deceiving someone
: an act or statement intended to make people believe something that is not true
Mary worship is decption.
Amen: Nobody should worship Blessed Mary.

You don't follow the Bible too much do you. It says to call Mary Blessed. Why don't you do that?

Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of death.
Amen.
Jimmy Crack Corn

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Aug 3, 2014
A new Council was called, named the Council at Ephesus, June 7th, 431 because two Bishops leaders named Nestorius (Bishop of Constantinople) and Cyril (Bishop of Alexandria, Egypt, the Eastern Church) disagreed on how important Mary should be in the Catholic Church.

This was an important Council because Constantine had declared Constantinople the new Rome, the new religious center of the world. Nestorius didn’t want to lose the argument since this may lead to the devaluing of the new Rome

Bishop Nestorius representing Constantinople Syria – the Eastern Church (Anti-Mary) taught that Mary was the mother of Jesus the human being and who was also God. He taught that the divinity part of Jesus did not come from Mary, but from God. Nestorius taught that God and Christ are eternal and existed before time itself existed, so Mary had nothing to do with the divinity of her baby. Mary could not have given birth to ‘God’ as if she was partially divine, too. So Nestorius refused to call Mary “mother of God”, and called her “Mother of Christ” instead.(This is of course the scripturally correct idea.)
Bishop Cyril representing the Western church (Pro-Mary worship) however, taught that the divinity of Jesus did indeed ‘come from’ Mary. Cyril also taught that Jesus was God and man together perfectly – which of course is Scriptural. So Cyril taught that Mary was a type of ‘divinity’ by herself- which of course is heretical. Cyril initially taught the truth about the nature/divinity of Jesus. But he then extended that idea to the following false syllogism and arrived at an erroneous conclusion in line 3

1. Mary is the mother of Jesus
2. Jesus was God
3. Therefore, Mary is the mother of God

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#6 Aug 3, 2014
Jimmy Crack Corn wrote:
A new Council was called, named the Council at Ephesus, June 7th, 431 because two Bishops leaders named Nestorius (Bishop of Constantinople) and Cyril (Bishop of Alexandria, Egypt, the Eastern Church) disagreed on how important Mary should be in the Catholic Church.
This was an important Council because Constantine had declared Constantinople the new Rome, the new religious center of the world. Nestorius didn’t want to lose the argument since this may lead to the devaluing of the new Rome
Bishop Nestorius representing Constantinople Syria – the Eastern Church (Anti-Mary) taught that Mary was the mother of Jesus the human being and who was also God. He taught that the divinity part of Jesus did not come from Mary, but from God. Nestorius taught that God and Christ are eternal and existed before time itself existed, so Mary had nothing to do with the divinity of her baby. Mary could not have given birth to ‘God’ as if she was partially divine, too. So Nestorius refused to call Mary “mother of God”, and called her “Mother of Christ” instead.(This is of course the scripturally correct idea.)
Bishop Cyril representing the Western church (Pro-Mary worship) however, taught that the divinity of Jesus did indeed ‘come from’ Mary. Cyril also taught that Jesus was God and man together perfectly – which of course is Scriptural. So Cyril taught that Mary was a type of ‘divinity’ by herself- which of course is heretical. Cyril initially taught the truth about the nature/divinity of Jesus. But he then extended that idea to the following false syllogism and arrived at an erroneous conclusion in line 3
1. Mary is the mother of Jesus
2. Jesus was God
3. Therefore, Mary is the mother of God


Calm down.

There were 2 St Cyrils at about the same time. Which one did the place you copied and pasted from mean?

Having to straighten out your homework so you get a passing grade is hard if you don't quote sources.

I just love how you can't quote anybody that believes like you do. Your argument against the Church is how heretics argued against the Church throughout history but none them believe like you do.

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#7 Aug 3, 2014
Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of death.
Amen.

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#8 Aug 3, 2014
The early Church Fathers,(also by the middle of the second century), articulated the primary theological role of the Blessed Virgin as the "New Eve." What was the basic understanding of Mary as the "New Eve" in the early Church? Eve, the original "mother of the living," had played an instrumental, though secondary role, in the sin of Adam which resulted in the tragic fall of humanity from God's grace. However, Mary, as the new Mother of the living, played an instrumental, though secondary, role to Jesus, the New Adam, in redeeming and restoring the life of grace to the human family.

Let us examine a few citations from the early Church Fathers that manifest this growing understanding of Mary's spiritual and maternal role as the "New Eve," who as the "new Mother of the living," participates with Christ in restoring grace to the human family.

St. Justin Martyr (d.165), the early Church's first great apologist, describes Mary as the "obedient virgin" through whom humanity receives its Savior, in contrast to Eve, the "disobedient virgin," who brings death and disobedience to the human race:

(The Son of God) became man through the Virgin that the disobedience caused by the serpent might be destroyed in the same way in which it had originated. For Eve, while a virgin incorrupt, conceived the word which proceeded from the serpent, and brought forth disobedience and death. But the Virgin Mary was filled with faith and joy when the Angel Gabriel told her the glad tidings.... And through her was he born….(3)

St. Irenaeus of Lyon (d.202), great defender of Christian orthodoxy and arguably the first true Mariologist, establishes Mary as the New Eve who participates with Jesus Christ in the work of salvation, becoming through her obedience the "cause of salvation for herself and the whole human race":

Just as Eve, wife of Adam, yet still a virgin, became by her disobedience the cause of death for herself and the whole human race, so Mary, too, espoused yet a Virgin, became by her obedience the cause of salvation for herself and the whole human race.... And so it was that the knot of Eve's disobedience was loosed by Mary's obedience. For what the virgin Eve bound fast by her refusal to believe, this the Virgin Mary unbound by her belief.(4)

The teaching of St. Irenaeus makes evident the Early Church's faith and understanding that Mary freely and uniquely cooperates with and under Jesus, the New Adam, in the salvation of the human race. This early patristic understanding of Mary's unique cooperation appropriately develops into the later and more specified theology of Marian Coredemption.

St. Ambrose (d.397) continues to develop the New Eve understanding, referring to Mary as the "Mother of Salvation":

It was through a man and woman that flesh was cast from Paradise; it was through a virgin that flesh was linked to God....Eve is called mother of the human race, but Mary Mother of salvation.(5)

St. Jerome (d.420) neatly summarizes the entire patristic understanding of the New Eve in the pithy expression: "death through Eve, life through Mary." (6)

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