The Gospel According to Rome ~ Part 3:2

TRUTH Please first read the Introduction as to why these blog posts are necessary. Back to Part 3 Index.

MARY: Error versus Truth

The Catholic Church Teaches (ERROR)

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

411 The Christian tradition sees in this passage an announcement of the "New Adam" who, because he "became obedient unto death, even death on a cross", makes amends superabundantly for the disobedience, of Adam.305 Furthermore many Fathers and Doctors of the Church have seen the woman announced in the "Protoevangelium" as Mary, the mother of Christ, the "new Eve". Mary benefited first of all and uniquely from Christ’s victory over sin: she was preserved from all stain of original sin and by a special grace of God committed no sin of any kind during her whole earthly life.306

305 Cf. I Cor 15:21-22, 45; Phil 2:8; Rom 5:19-20.
306 Cf. Pius IXs Ineffabilis Deus: DS 2803; Council of Trent: DS 1573.

493 The Fathers of the Eastern tradition call the Mother of God "the All-Holy" (Panagia), and celebrate her as "free from any stain of sin, as though fashioned by the Holy Spirit and formed as a new creature".138 By the grace of God Mary remained free of every personal sin her whole life long.

138 LG 56.

The Bible Teaches (TRUTH)

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

19  And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God. ~ Luke 18:19

23  For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; ~ Romans 3:23 

4  Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest. ~ Revelation 15:4

Soli Deo Gloria

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