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To: annalex

Of course, all who’ve been adopted into Christ’s family will be in the company of Jesus.

Consider Luke 8:19-21, where Jesus’ mother and biological brothers wanted to see Jesus. His response? He diminished the importance of biological relatives, and emphasized the importance of “those who hear the word of God and do it.” In other words, Jesus said “no” to Mary’s request, pointing out that spiritual relation to Jesus is more important than biological relation to Jesus. That was a very radical thing for Jesus to do, as “family” was of utmost importance at the time.

Mary was an important woman, but Jesus owes her no special allegiance. He’s told her “no,” and said “yes” to those of us who have been adopted into His family by grace through faith.


48 posted on 05/16/2010 11:32:48 AM PDT by Theo (May Rome decrease and Christ increase.)
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To: Theo
He’s told her “no,” and said “yes” to those of us who have been adopted into His family by grace through faith

He never "told her no". That episode indeed shows that all the saints are family of Christ through spiritual adoption, and therefore it would be wrong to venerate Mary but not other saints because of that verse. But the problem with the Protestants is that they do not venerate any saints at all. This point to lack of serious faith in Christ.

49 posted on 05/17/2010 6:48:42 PM PDT by annalex
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