Saturday, October 27, 2018
Roman Catholic Anathemas Exist For People Who Reject The Perpetual Virginity Of Mary
A bizarre dogma of Roman Catholicism is the perpetual virginity of Mary. One would naturally be inclined to think that this teaching is nonessential. After all, what effect would one's beliefs about the virginity of Mary have on his or her theology? Nothing. Yet, the Church of Rome anathematizes (meaning curses or condemns) everybody who dares to disagree with this idea:
"If any one saith, that the marriage state is to be placed above the state of virginity, or of celibacy, and that it is not better and more blessed to remain in virginity, or in celibacy, than to be united in matrimony; let him be anathema.” (Council of Trent, Session 24, Canon 10)What this legalistic nonsense demonstrates is that Mary is worshiped in the Roman Catholic Church. Scripture reserves an anathema for anybody (including angels) who preaches a false gospel (Galatians 1:6-12).