The Gospel According to Rome ~ Part 3 Index

Galatians 4:16 Please first read the Introduction as to why these blog posts are necessary. This is the Part 3 Index. 

MARY: Error versus Truth

The Catholic Church Teaches (ERROR)

1. Mary was preserved from all stain of original sin from the first instant of her conception (The Doctrine of the Immaculate Conception)[RC Catechism 490-492].

The Bible Teaches (TRUTH)

Mary, a descendant of Adam, was born in sin (Psalm 51:5; Romans 5:12).

Read more at Part 3:1 >

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The Catholic Church Teaches (ERROR)

2. Mary, “the All-Holy,” lived a perfectly sinless life [RC Catechism 411, 493].

The Bible Teaches (TRUTH)

Mary was a sinner; God alone is Holy (Luke 18:19; Romans 3:23; Revelation 15:4).

Read more at Part 3:2 >

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The Catholic Church Teaches (ERROR)

3. Mary was a virgin before, during, and after the birth of Christ [RC Catechism 496-511].

The Bible Teaches (TRUTH)

Mary was a virgin until the birth of Christ (Matthew 1:25). Later she had other children (Matthew 13:55,56; Psalm 69:8).

Read more at Part 3:3 >

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The Catholic Church Teaches (ERROR)

4. Mary is the Mother of God [RC Catechism 963, 971, 2677].

The Bible Teaches (TRUTH)

Mary was the earthly mother of Jesus (John 2:1).

Read more at Part 3:4 >

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The Catholic Church Teaches (ERROR)

5. Mary is the Mother of the Church [RC Catechism 963, 975].

The Bible Teaches (TRUTH)

Mary is a member of the church (Acts 1:14; 1 Corinthians 12:13,27).

Read more at Part 3:5 >

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The Catholic Church Teaches (ERROR)

6. Mary is the co-redeemer, for she participated with Christ in the painful act of redemption [RC Catechism 618, 964, 968, 970].

The Bible Teaches (TRUTH)

Christ alone is the Redeemer, for He alone suffered and died for sin (1 Peter 1:18,19).

Read more at Part 3:6 >

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The Catholic Church Teaches (ERROR)

7. At the end of her life, Mary was assumed body and soul into heaven (The Doctrine of the Assumption)[RC Catechism 966, 974].

The Bible Teaches (TRUTH)

Upon her death, Mary’s body returned to dust (Genesis 3:19).

Read more at Part 3:7 >

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Do not pray to MaryThe Catholic Church Teaches (ERROR)

8. Mary is the co-Mediator to whom we can entrust all our cares and petitions [RC Catechism 968-970, 2677].

The Bible Teaches (TRUTH)

Christ Jesus is the one Mediator to whom we can entrust all our cares and petitions (1 Timothy 2:5; John 14:13,14; 1 Peter 5:7).

Read more at Part 3:8 >

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The Catholic Church Teaches (ERROR)

9. We should entrust ourselves to Mary, surrendering “‘the hour of our death’ wholly to her care” [RC Catechism 2677].

The Bible Teaches (TRUTH)

We should entrust ourselves to the Lord Jesus, surrendering the hour of our death wholly to His care (Romans 10:13; Acts 4:12).

Read more at Part 3:9 >

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The Catholic Church Teaches (ERROR)

10. God has exalted Mary in heavenly glory as Queen of Heaven and Earth [RC Catechism 966]. She is to be praised with special devotion [RC Catechism 971, 2675].

The Bible Teaches (TRUTH)

The name of the Lord is to be praised, for He alone is exalted above heaven and earth (Psalm 148:13). God commands, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:3).

Read more at Part 3:10 >

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Note – Quoted from pp227-228 of The Gospel According to Rome: Comparing Catholic Tradition and the Word of God by James G. McCarthy, 1995

Soli Deo Gloria

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