Short Summary: Saint Mary And The Mother Of God

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She is known by a multitude of different names: Mary, Mother of God, Madonna, Our Lady, Virgin Mary, Saint Mary, Mother Mary, etc. Catholics all across the globe call Mary by these different names and she is the most notable female character in the Bible. People pray to her, reverence her and look to her for guidance in their lives. Mary is an important figure in the Catholic Church. Why? What is it that Catholics believe about Mary that makes her so honored and respected across the world? This question can be answered in five different parts; the first four being the Marian dogmas of the Catholic Church, and the last part is the personal witnesses of Mary on this earth. Who is Mary? Before going any further, we must first dig deep and figure…show more content…
“For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him" (2 Chronicles 16:9). Mary was the perfect choice for the Mother of God because she had courage and a deep love and trust for the Lord. In the days before Jesus’ crucifixion, people were killed for the most minor offenses. Fornication was one of these such offenses, and in the eyes of those around Mary, she was a sinner. However, Mary was able to handle the situation and she did not fear her destiny for she trusted in the Lord. Many of those chosen by God to do his works were cowards at first and questioned God, but not Mary. God knew that Mary would react in such a way so he chose her out of all the women in the entire world to bear his…show more content…
This dogma is the most obvious and accepted; majority of religious sects believe in Mary being the Mother of God as well. The biggest piece of evidence of Mary’s motherhood is located in the Bible. There is a multitude of direct versus referring to Mary as the Mother of God throughout the book. For example, as previously mentioned, the story of the Annunciation in the Gospel of Luke, the angel Gabriel spoke to Mary and told her that she was to be the mother of Jesus. In the story of the Visitation, where Elizabeth calls out to Mary and they both become overjoyed for their unborn children. Also in the Bible when Jesus is dying on the cross, he calls out to Mary: “Woman behold your son” (John 19:27). However, the most direct quote in the Bible itself is in Acts 1:14. It takes place right after Jesus died and the apostles are in the upper room “constantly devoting themselves to prayer, together with certain women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, as well as his brothers.” The Bible word for word proclaims Mary as the mother of God and being one of the most indisputable books in the world, its full support of that claim is
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