preston<quoted text>if you cringe because i told you the truth, that is your problem. you said that mary tok jesus to save him from herod, I said that you are wrong and i PROVED IT
yOU;The beginning of the Church in Acts..., Mary was there.
NOW YOU SAY THAT BUT AT FIRST YOU INFERRED THAT MARY WAS EVE at the beginning of the church. i proved you wrong by saying that the apostles and the 70 were the charter members not Mary, and also to bolster my stand, I pointed out that Mary was outside with her other children while Jesus was already preaching to the other beleivers. so she was not at the beginning of the church, which means that she was not a charter member. I will concede that many people beleive that that chapter is about the church, but that doesnt mean that they are right.
so even if it is the church, mary is in heaven, she couldnt lead anyone into the wilderness. so you are wrong on that point too. and since you dont know me at all, and just because i disagree with you over Scripture doesnt give you a reason to disrespect me just because you have traveled through "red neck" country.
I place Mary exactly where she belongs, she was Born, she accepted jesus as her savior, she died and is in heaven. that is praise of the Highest, to make her more is lying and does disrespect her and her Son.
lol...,so be it.
You write, "I place Mary exactly where she belongs...."
Sounds like you have a God-complex.
I Cor 15:45 "And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit."
Well who is the last Adam?
Who is the mother of the last Adam?
Think, think, think. Put it together, faith and reason. I know you can do it. Just try....Its not written in the Bible who is the mother of the last Adam....That doesn't mean the last Adam did not have a mother....Come on....
And you still don't refute your chauvinism, especially towards women....At least it is so, by your writings. And it is by them that your thoughts are revealed. You fail to see that your thoughts reveal what you think, and what you think is connected to your heart, and it is out of your heart that comes the words you speak and write....(Very biblical, by the way.)
I don't like writing about the Blessed Mary with you, as it exposes her to your abuse. And so I pray for you instead.
And I don't like writing about scripture with you as your knowledge is excellent, but it is linear. Visions, dreams, prophecy, parables, indeed a great deal of the Bible has these, so discussing them is like a bird that flies, trying to make a rock fly....Yes you are solid in your faith and knowledge, but by your writings, don't take flight without reason, and so are earthbound.
In the end, it all depends upon God's Grace for our salvation, and our acceptance of Jesus as the sacrifice acceptable for expiation of our sins. No one knows the heart but God, so your assumption that I am not saved is like making a stone fly.
Don't believe that you are so special, thinking that God gave you some special mission, and not everyone else.