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To: PetroniusMaximus
"Campion, I appreciate your statement because I know it comes from an honest heart, but can you explain to me how my failure to believe in the extra-biblical idea that salvation is dependent o­n Mary puts me in danger of sliding into a cult? "

And yet, again PM, Rev. 12, in my Bible and Yours. Those who profess the testimony of Jesus Christ, all of 'em, are identified as the children of Mary.

So? Are you one of us?

43 posted on 12/10/2005 9:12:48 AM PST by ventana
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To: ventana
"And yet, again PM, Rev. 12, in my Bible and Yours. Those who profess the testimony of Jesus Christ, all of 'em, are identified as the children of Mary."

Spouse of ventana, the identification of the woman of Rev 12 is highly problematic even from a Catholic viewpoint!

Notice - she had pain in childbirth. Mary, according to Catholic tradition, had no pain. (It would be comparable to having Christ as a symbolic figure in a passage and showing that symbolic figure sinning in some ways).

Additionally she had many children. Mary, according to Catholic tradition, had only one child.

The better identification is that she is the heavenly Jerusalem, the true Israel, in the OT the wife of God.




P.S. you are posting enough that should get your own account - how about "Mr. ventana"?
44 posted on 12/10/2005 9:25:09 AM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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