Thursday, August 15, 2019

A Simple Rejoinder To The Roman Catholic Marian Interpretation Of Luke 1:28

  • Discussion:
          -Roman Catholics commonly appeal to the text of Luke 1:28 as biblical evidence for their Mariology, which is presented as follows:

          "And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.

          In response, it should be pointed out that women in the Old Testament Book of Judges are also referred to as "most blessed":

          "Blessed above women shall Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite be, blessed shall she be above women in the tent." (Judges 5:24)

          Surely, Roman Catholics would not argue that these women were immaculately conceived and assumed bodily into heaven.

          Obviously, the mere fact that Mary was called "blessed" by the Angel Gabriel is not an acceptable justification for the Roman Catholic Church's teachings concerning her.

3 comments:

  1. I can't rationally explain the Marian obsession of the RCC. We have to look at it for what it is; the nefarious attempt by men to drive a wedge between Jesus Christ and the sinners He came to save.

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  2. As a former Roman Catholic, I really appreciate posts such as this one. Most of my family is still under Rome's spell, so this really helps when discussions over Mary's hyperdulia arise. I will link this post on my own blog. In Christ.

    https://zcl2elp.blogspot.com/

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    1. Jorge,

      You might also find my article about Rome's Mary to be helpful.
      https://watchmansbagpipes.blogspot.com/2010/06/mary-mother-of-church-is-not-mary-of.html

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