~~~The Immaculate Conception is a doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, the Immaculate Conception refers to the sinless state of Mary. Pope Pius IX proclaimed this doctrine of the Immaculate Conception of Mary on December 8, 1854.
Many people, Catholics included, wrongly believe that this dogma refers to the conception of Jesus Christ. But, in fact, the Immaculate Conception doctrine states that Mary, "in the first instance of her conception, by a singular privilege and grace granted by God, in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the human race, was preserved exempt from all stain of original sin." Immaculate, meaning "without stain," implies that Mary herself was preserved from original sin at conception, that she was born without a sin nature, and that she lived a sinless life.
Will a Catholic show me the Scripture that this teaching is based on????
If immaculate conception were possible ..
THEN JESUS WOULD NOT HAVE HAD TO TO HAVE BEEN SIRED BY THE HOLY GHOST...
ANY OF MARY'S BROTHERS (OR HER ANCESTORS) COULD HAVE BEEN THE SINLESS
SACRIFICE FOR OUR SINS....AND THEY WOULD HAVE HAVE HAD TO INTERMARRY
WITH IN THEIR OWN FAMILY TO PRESERVE THE PURITY RACE.
THE STUPIDITY OF SUCH TEACHING CONCERNING MARY IS GROSS IGNORANCE...
IT SETS HER FAMILY UP AS SINLESS ...ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE CREATION,
IT ATTEMPTS TO IMPLY...
THAT GOD CREATED TWO FAMILIES IN THE BEGINNING..
AND ONE OF THEM (THE PROGENITORS OF MARY.)... NEVER SINNED.
ANY ONE THAT CAN READ THE BIBLE
(OF COURSE THE PAGAN ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH HAS THEIR OWN PRIVATE INTERPRETATIONS)
KNOWS THAT DAVID (the ancestor of Mary) SINNED.