Unbiblical teachings regarding Mary

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Catholics and Protestants differ greatly in their views regarding Mary.

Most Protestants reject the fast majority of Catholic teachings regarding Mary as anything from aberrant to heretical.

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Some of the unbiblical teachings relating to the Mary of Catholic Tradition include the following:

  1. Mary’s immaculate conception: This doctrine teaches that she was born without original sin and was, therefore, sinless throughout her life.
  2. Mary’s perpetual virginity: This dogma asserts that she had no children after Jesus.
  3. Mary’s bodily assumption or physical ascension into heaven: This teaches that because of her sinlessness, Mary never experienced physical death. Instead she was raised bodily into the presence of Christ.
  4. Mary’s role as Co-redemptrix and Mediatrix of all grace: This doctrine holds that the obedience and sufferings of Mary were essential to secure the full redemption brought by Christ.
  5. Mary’s right to veneration and/or worship: This teaching argues that because of her unparalleled role in the economy of salvation, Mary is worthy of special adoration.

– Source: John Ankerberg and John Weldon, The Facts on Roman Catholicism, Harvest House, Oregon, 1993, p.40; citing “The Catholic Encyclopedia”

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