Posts Tagged ‘Mary’
Catholics venerate Mary, they don’t worship her
Question: Allow me to begin by saying that I am not a member of your congregation. Please attend to your own flock before this is taken into account. I am a practicing Catholic that believes strongly in building character through criticism. I also do my best to apply this in my spiritual life. I read…Read More
Of what tribes were Mary, Joseph, John the Baptist, and his parents?
Question: Of what tribe was Mary from? Joseph was of the tribe of Judah, I think, but was Mary also of this tribe? And was there intermarriage between the tribes of Israel? Was John the Baptist a Levite? Was he actually considered to be a priest, or solely a prophet? It says that his mother…Read More
Can you help me explain why it is not right to call Mary “our heavenly mother?”
Question: Can you please help me explain to a Catholic why it is not right to call Mary ”our heavenly mother”? Answer: The problem is that Mary is not our mother in any sense of the word. God is our Father because He created man. God is in heaven so it is proper to talk…Read More
Why don’t Protestants honor Mary as Catholics do?
Question: The original question was: Why do Protestants not honor Mary as Catholics do? We are to imitate Jesus Christ, are we not? Well, Jesus Christ fulfilled the Law perfectly, and part of the Law is the Fourth Commandment. Jesus honored his Father and his Mother, so we should do the same. Answer: The command…Read More
Does the Bible say when Mary realized she was pregnant?
Question: Does it say or indicate when Mary was with child or you know when she knew she was pregnant, as in how many months she was into the pregnancy? Answer: When Gabriel visited Mary, he said, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also,…Read More
Why did Catholicism start and when did it happen?
Question: Why did the religion Catholicism start and what year did Catholicism start? Answer: Why Catholicism started is fairly straightforward. Man has a difficult time leaving something alone. There is a strong desire to modify things with the goal of “improving” things. This tendency is encouraged by Satan who wants to destroy the works of…Read More
Further objections to the idea that Catholics worship Mary
Question: Your answers are generally very straightforward, and I assume that you appreciate straightforward responses, so I’ll get directly to the point: you’re not telling the truth about the Catholic Church and its teachings about Mary. As someone who seems devoted to the Truth (though somewhat misled on several important points), I figured you’d like…Read More
An objection to the claim that Catholics worship Mary
Question: I was reading over your web site about Catholicism. I have had doubts about the Catholic Church before, and the one thing I knew to do was to pray. So I prayed and the next day God led me to a website. Since I read your web site, I ask that you may read…Read More
The Deification of Mary
Text: Luke 11:27-28 I. Many of the world’s denominations share common beliefs. They do not accept all beliefs; each has its own unique mix, but there are many common threads found in the denominational world. A. The Roman Catholics, largest of the world’s denominations, does have a belief that is unique to itself – the glory…Read More
What proof is there that Mary was born without sin?
Question: What proof is there that Mary was born without sin? Answer: Every person in the world is born without sin. Catholicism and most forms of Protestantism teach that Adam and Eve’s fall brought sin into the world and that sin is passed down from generation to generation. This causes them a bit of difficulty.…Read More