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If Mary is so important why is she not mentioned in Scripture after Acts Chapter 1.14 ?. Except for one time in Romans which may or may not be the mother of Jesus, the name Mary is not even found in the NT after Acts.
In fact other than passages about the Birth of Jesus
Mary is mentioned just a few times.
We are told to honor our father and mother. Jesus said
he was to bring Honor to His Father but he never tells
us to honor His mother.
I am not interested in what the writings and traditions of men have to say on this subject only what The Bible has to say.


18 posted on 06/19/2009 2:08:18 AM PDT by WKB (From "Handout" to "Bailout")
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To: WKB
If Mary is so important why is she not mentioned in Scripture after Acts Chapter 1.14 ?. Except for one time in Romans which may or may not be the mother of Jesus, the name Mary is not even found in the NT after Acts. In fact other than passages about the Birth of Jesus Mary is mentioned just a few times. We are told to honor our father and mother. Jesus said he was to bring Honor to His Father but he never tells us to honor His mother. I am not interested in what the writings and traditions of men have to say on this subject only what The Bible has to say.

St. Paul informs us that, united in Christ, we "make joy complete by being like-minded, have the same love, being one in spirit and purpose" as Him (Phil. 2:1-2). Our Lord Jesus Christ obeyed the Commandments of the Lord, and in fact came to fulfill the old law (Matt. 5:17-18). Therefore, it follows, He was and is obedience to the fourth commandment: He honors His Blessed Mother. In imitation of the Lord -- in being like-minded, in being one in spirit and purpose -- we also should honor His Mother. And certainly we should never denigrate her, or fail to give her due credit for special grace the Lord gave her in choosing her to be the Mother of His Son. Such a failure would be a dishonor.

The logic is fairly simple, if we lay out the three premises upon which we surely agree:

Premise 1: One of the Ten Commandments is to honor thy father and mother.

Premise 2: Mary is the Mother of the Lord, Jesus Christ.

Premise 3: Jesus obeyed the Ten Commandments.

Premise 4: St. Paul commands us to be like Christ -- being one in spirit and purpose.

Based on the above premises, we can conclude, first, Jesus honored His Mother. We know this because of Premises 1, 2 and 3. We also can conclude, based on the addition of Premise 4, that we are also to Honor Mary, Christ's Mother, because we are informed Scripturally that we should be united with Christ in spirit and purpose. If Christ's honors His mother, then being united in spirit and purpose with Chirst, we should honor Her as well. This is basic logic, founded in Scripture. Not everything in Scripture is explicit, as we know with regard to the Trinity. But with a little exposition, the truth can be seen to be very clear.

Mary does show up in the New Testament after Romans 16:6. See Revelations 12:1-5, 17.
19 posted on 06/19/2009 5:10:56 AM PDT by bdeaner (The bread which we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? (1 Cor. 10:16))
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If Mary is so important why is she not mentioned in Scripture after Acts Chapter 1.14 ?. Except for one time in Romans which may or may not be the mother of Jesus, the name Mary is not even found in the NT after Acts. In fact other than passages about the Birth of Jesus Mary is mentioned just a few times. We are told to honor our father and mother. Jesus said he was to bring Honor to His Father but he never tells us to honor His mother. I am not interested in what the writings and traditions of men have to say on this subject only what The Bible has to say.

St. Paul informs us that, united in Christ, we "make joy complete by being like-minded, have the same love, being one in spirit and purpose" as Him (Phil. 2:1-2). Our Lord Jesus Christ obeyed the Commandments of the Lord, and in fact came to fulfill the old law (Matt. 5:17-18). Therefore, it follows, He was and is obedience to the fourth commandment: He honors His Blessed Mother. In imitation of the Lord -- in being like-minded, in being one in spirit and purpose -- we also should honor His Mother. And certainly we should never denigrate her, or fail to give her due credit for special grace the Lord gave her in choosing her to be the Mother of His Son. Such a failure would be a dishonor.

The logic is fairly simple, if we lay out the three premises upon which we surely agree:

Premise 1: One of the Ten Commandments is to honor thy father and mother.

Premise 2: Mary is the Mother of the Lord, Jesus Christ.

Premise 3: Jesus obeyed the Ten Commandments.

Premise 4: St. Paul commands us to be like Christ -- being one in spirit and purpose.

Based on the above premises, we can conclude, first, Jesus honored His Mother. We know this because of Premises 1, 2 and 3. We also can conclude, based on the addition of Premise 4, that we are also to Honor Mary, Christ's Mother, because we are informed Scripturally that we should be united with Christ in spirit and purpose. If Christ's honors His mother, then being united in spirit and purpose with Chirst, we should honor Her as well. This is basic logic, founded in Scripture. Not everything in Scripture is explicit, as we know with regard to the Trinity. But with a little exposition, the truth can be seen to be very clear.

Mary does show up in the New Testament after Romans 16:6. See Revelations 12:1-5, 17.
20 posted on 06/19/2009 5:11:15 AM PDT by bdeaner (The bread which we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? (1 Cor. 10:16))
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Note: Sorry about the typos in my above post. It got posted accidently before I had a chance to proof it.


21 posted on 06/19/2009 5:13:32 AM PDT by bdeaner (The bread which we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? (1 Cor. 10:16))
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To: WKB
If Mary is so important why is she not mentioned in Scripture after Acts Chapter 1.14 ?. Except for one time in Romans which may or may not be the mother of Jesus, the name Mary is not even found in the NT after Acts.

Wonderful point.

If I might add, why didn't our Lord and Saviour refer to her as mother. Also, she was clearly not given any special status as shown in Luke 11:27-28.

The special status and authority that the RCC and EO attribute to Mary only illustrates how easily heresy can become doctrine in a centralized hierarchy. It's not to say that heresy can't infect a congregational decentralized church, but it's harder for it to thrive and become doctrine.

26 posted on 06/19/2009 8:18:54 AM PDT by wmfights (If you want change support SenateConservatives.com)
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To: WKB
I am not interested in what the writings and traditions of men have to say on this subject only what The Bible has to say.

Ironic, since sola Scriptura is a false tradition of men.

27 posted on 06/19/2009 8:21:44 AM PDT by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: WKB

Revelation is awesome, and not even touched upon above. Read the whole book a couple of times and be sure to pray before you read. Just ask for the truth, nothing but the truth. Be sure to read the book like it’s your first time, without what you have been taught by others. Then do a study. Chapter by chapter, verse by verse, taking into consideration what you have been taught and what you remember from other parts of the Bible. It’s really rather fun and very enlightening, and possibly, frightening.


76 posted on 06/19/2009 8:26:39 PM PDT by huldah1776 ( Worthy is the Lamb)
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