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Skip to comments.The ABSOLUTE Primacy of Christ
Posted on 06/13/2007 4:39:26 AM PDT by fr maximilian mary
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Matthew 22:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.
She was chosen by God through no righteousness of her own. She was in the line of David, that was her greatest asset. All Jewish women hoped to bear the Messiah, that was the "desire of women" spoken of in the bible.
We all know Mary is blessed among women, but let's face it, she was never aware of who Jesus was. She had to ponder things in her heart.
Lastly, here is one thing that the Catholics don't bother to explain, yet by reading the writings of popes etc. come to light. The Catholic church teaches you that you have no access to Jesus, except through Mary. None, zip, nada, totally unbiblical. That is why the big push to indoctrinate you all into her role as co-redemptor, mediator, the one offering up the divine victim, and whatever. Now that is just sad
Salome is Queen of the Desert. No wait, that was Priscilla of Australia
It was held in the mid-1060s, and gave Virgin Mary the titles Co-Redeemer, Mediator, Advocate: (The real reason it has not been officially accepted, it seems is that the idea is a huge obstacle for ecumenism, and that is the only reason)
"Taken up to heaven she did not lay aside this saving office but by her manifold intercession continues to bring us the gifts of eternal salvation. By her maternal charity, she cares for the brethren of her Son, who still journey on earth surrounded by dangers and difficulties, until they are led into their blessed home. Therefore the Blessed Virgin is invoked in the church under the titles of Advocate, Helper, Benefactress, and Mediatrix. (Vatican II, Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, chap. 8, II, 62, pp. 382-383).
"Rightly, therefore, the Fathers see Mary not merely as passively engaged by God, but as freely cooperating in the work of mans salvation through faith and obedience. For as St. Ireneus says, she being obedient (note not Jesus) became the cause of salvation for herself and for the whole human race. (!!! she not only saved herself, now she saves us!) Hence not a few of the early Fathers gladly assert with him in their preaching ... death through Eve, life through Mary. This union of the Mother with the Son in the work of salvation is made manifest from the time of Christs virginal conception up to his death" (Vatican II, Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, chap. 8, II, 56, pp. 380-381).
or Queen of Peace --- Shalom.
Pope Paul called Mary, the mother of God. Therefore, what is she if not equal to God Himself, a la PP2? She either is God, is a god, is a goddess
I suspect the author means the covenant of Salvation
Each member of the Trinity has a specific role. The Father creates and elects
The Son saves and judges
The Holy Spirit convicts, leads and teaches
Theologians employ a special phrase ("the economy of the Godhead") to describe the united operation of the three Persons. In whatever activity God engages, the three Divine Persons move in perfect unity, harmony, and cooperation. For example, Creation was the work of the Father (Gen. 1:1) by the Son (Col. 1:16; Heb. 1:2) through the agency of the Spirit (Gen. 1:2). Compare also Genesis 1:26-27. There was no conflict, difference of opinion, or disunity within the Godhead in the work of Creation. The combined operation of the Godhead is also displayed in the resurrection of Jesus. Scripture attributes Christs resurrection to the Father (Acts 2:24; Acts 13:30), the Son (Jno. 2:19; Jno. 10:18), and the Spirit (Rom. 1:4; Rom. 8:11; I Per. 3:18). Although the three Persons of the Godhead have their respective offices and distinct identities, yet a marvellous oneness and unanimity prevails.
Can you give us a scripture that speaks to the "Sacred Heart" of Jesus?
If the term "Sacred Heart " refers to the human/ created heart of Jesus why do Catholics honor that ?
1) Did God foreknow that men WOULD sin?
2)If men had never sinned what would the role of Christ had been? Would He have died on the cross?
No. I live in a house.
Seriously... I am a Christian by the grace and mercy of Christ. I study the Bible, accept it as God's Word and full revelation to man. I try to conform my beliefs and life to its teachings, rather than contort it (and thereby God) into my image.
That is terrible theology, and violates the nature and attributes of God as immutable and eternal
Do you believe that God is all knowing? Do you believe that God has perfect foreknowledge?
If that is the case how could God NOT KNOW that men would fall?
"BLESSED," one syllable.
Not "bless-ED," with the accent on the second syllable.
God blessed Mary by making her the mother of Jesus Christ.
However, she is no less a sinner than any of us. She required a savior like you and I. And nothing in Scripture gives Mary a retroactive pass from before her birth.
The concepts of the Immaculate Conception and the Assumption of Mary are anti-Scriptural fantasy which literally feminizes the church and further erodes the concept of Trinitarian Fatherhood.
The foundation of Marianology is found in the history of the cult of Cybele and the cult of Isis. One and the same.
“BLESSED,” one syllable.”
It is the same word used to describe the condition of all in the Kingdom of God as Jesus taught in the Sermon on the Mount. The verb form is what is used to bless the bread and cup for communion or the multiplying of the bread for the feeding of the 5,000. Either way, the “blessing” was not special to Mary.
"A new commandment I give you, that you love one another: that as I have loved you, you also love one another. By this will all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." (Jn. 13:34-35).
Who’s the guy with the beard?
All too often those in error push “the love of God” to deflect any criticism of their teachings. It’s basically the “can’t we all just get along” tactic, or perhaps the “love will keep us together” one.
Let’s look at what Jesus said about loving Him:
John 14:15 — If you love Me, keep My commandments.
If you truly love Christ, denounce the false doctrines of the RCC. I suggest you begin with mariology.
"Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.
Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.
Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness." -- Psalm 97:10-12
"Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good." -- Romans 12:9
Wherefore rebuke them sharply that they may be sound in the faith (Tit.1:13)
I think these are my great grandparents, as my mother has their picture hanging in the hallway.
Amen. The more we read Scripture, the more we understand there is no time limit in the past to God's predestination. He is the beginning and the end of ALL things.
No man can fully grasp this truth. Who could? But our inability to understand completely does not negate the fact of who God is and what "sovereign Creator" means.
All that exists is by the perfect will and predetermining, creative decree of God. For Christians, this is part of the good news of the Gospel -- Christ, the lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
Amen to your post.
I saw them as a kid. People were tougher back then, the hearts were all bloody, took up the whole chest cavity.