You said "most Catholics will agree that scripture does not support Mary being sinless"<quoted text>
My approach to the bile is wrong??? Most catholics will agree that scripture does not support Mary being sinless..correct? So the only conclusion is that it is a man-made doctrine.
Matt 19:16 And behold, a man came up to him, saying,“Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?” 17 And he said to him,“Why do you ask me about what is good? There is **ONLY ONE** who is good.
**THERE IS ONLY ONE WHO IS GOOD. These are Christ's words and yet you tell me I'm have the wrong approach. You say Christ is wrong because a pope said Mary was too....unreal
I've never heard that before. The belief that Mary was sinless was held by the early Church. Even the Orthodox and many Protestants believed it. Its a belief that is really quite simple. The word of God made flesh couldn't have combined with a sinner to form the perfect Christ. This - if you were to strictly go by the Bible- would be the readers understanding of what God is, not what Mary is. God is without sin, right? How could Jesus enter this world through a contaminated body?
There is no verse that says this, but there doesn't need to be one either. The fundamental demands a verse without any basis for demanding one. You would first need to prove that Jesus said everything about His Mother is found in the Bible. Then you'd need to provide the verse where He gives the list of Books.