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While He was still talking to the multitudes, behold, His mother and brothers stood outside, seeking to speak with Him. (47) Then one said to Him, "Look, Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, seeking to speak with You." (48) But He answered and said to the one who told Him, "Who is My mother and who are My brothers?" (49) And He stretched out His hand toward His disciples and said, "Here are My mother and My brothers! (50) For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother."
God does not have a mother. He is from Everlasting to Everlasting. He has been and will always be eternal. God has no beginning or
end. Those that hold to this 'mother of god' aspect are not only disrespectful to the Holy God, but idolatrous. Mary was the mother
of Jesus, the Christ child, the baby born to her. Jesus, God in the flesh, was born of Mary, the incarnate Christ has no beginning.
We must not mix the human experience with any divine essence, as it regards Mary.
Mary has made no personal appearances since her death. Scripture tells us, "And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after
this the judgment..." (Heb 9:27 NKJV). All men, including Mary, die once. Upon her death, her body was placed in a grave, and her
spirit went to be with the Lord. God will not allow anyone to return or make personal appearances. In Luke 16:30-31, in dealing with
the dead coming back to speak to the living, it says, "And he said, 'No, father Abraham; but if one goes to them from the dead, they
will repent.' But he said to him, 'If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from
the dead.' "
(Luk 16:30-31 NKJV).
Once dead, no human has ever come back from Heaven or Hell to speak to the living. Being another form of idolatry, people having visions
of Mary's appearance have imagined this in their minds. This is the work of the Satan, the Prince of this World. The Word of God tells
us, "Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity
every thought to the obedience of Christ" (2Co 10:5 KJV)
The imagined appearances of Mary are not unique to the Roman Catholic religion. Her appearances have been imagined for thousands of
years through pagan history.
A quote from Alphonsus Delaguarie's book "The Glories of Mary": "Every prayer of Mary's is like an established law for our Lord. She establishes the law by which God acts." Further, "Every prayer of Mary's is like an established law for our Lord, obliging Him to be merciful to everyone for whom she intercedes." This behavior is common place within the Roman Catholic religion.
Nowhere is scripture is Mary given the authority to influence God the Father or Jesus the Son regarding anything. This is complete
fantasy on the part of men. She never obliges God regarding anything, nor can she intercede for anyone. This was fabricated by the
leadership of the Catholic religion.
Further quotes. "There are no sinners who will be lost no matter how great their crimes when Mary
intercedes for them."
Another one, "She has great compassion for sinners who come to her determined to do better."
Scripture does not give Mary any authority to deal with sin. She was herself a sinner needing salvation as do all other men and women.
The only person who can deal with sin is Jesus Christ, and He dealt with it at the cross. Having Mary intercede for our sins is assigning
her an authority, a role she does not have, and has never had.
Myth: Mary was sinless
This is perhaps the most bold claim regarding Mary. The Bible makes it absolutely clear ALL are sinners. That everyone has sinned.
"... for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God," (Rom 3:23 NKJV), "THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NO, NOT ONE;" (Rom 3:10 NKJV).
These two passages are clear, that all are sinners, including Mary. There is only one sinless person in all history, that person being
Jesus Himself. "For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are,
yet without sin." (Heb 4:15 NKJV). Jesus, and only Jesus was sinless. Mary was a sinner needing salvation.
This was a golden opportunity for Jesus to recognize and sanction the important part Mary was to play, if that were the case. But
He did not. When informed that His mother wanted to speak with Him, rather than underscoring the importance of this, Jesus stated,
"Who is my mother and are my brothers?" In this event, Jesus broke any spiritual connection there might have been between Himself
and his mother Mary. After this event, Mary slips of into history.
Later, when on the cross, Jesus provided for the care of His mother.
In John 19:26-27, Jesus said,
"When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother,
"Woman, behold your son!" (27) Then He said to the disciple, "Behold your mother!" And from that hour that disciple took her to his
At this event, Jesus, just before His death, provides for the care of His mother Mary by having John adopt her into his
household, to take care of her. Where Jesus previously broke any spiritual bond that may have been between him and Mary, here he provides
for that emotional bond any son would have for his mother.
In spite of what the Roman Catholic religion wants to make of this, this
was a simple act of the man Jesus making sure that his earthly mother was taken care of in His absence. This was an act of love from
one human to another. No special calling or recognition was given to her in this transaction.
The worship of Mary is perhaps the most blatant disobedience of the second commandment, that of committing idolatry. Other than her
giving birth to Jesus in the flesh, as profound as that was, there is not a hint in scripture that Mary is to have any special recondition.
All of the worship of Mary, recognition given to her, and special place given her in catholic theology, is strictly a teaching originating
in the minds of men. Below addresses the false teachings regarding Mary.
Myth: Mary can influence Jesus the Son and God the Father
One does not have to look far to see that representations of Mary are replicate throughout the church. Statues, pictures, rosaries,
Mary's representation is everywhere. After the birth of Jesus, Mary, as a player in the New Testament text, soon takes a secondary
role in Scripture. After Jesus began His earthly ministry, very little is said of her.
In Matthew 12:46-50, Jesus breaks the spiritual
bond between him and his mother Mary. The Scripture here says:
Myth: Mary is at the center of Roman Catholic theology
Myth: Mary has appeared at various times and various places