Mary, the mother of Jesus, is a woman who is honoured above all women as she was chosen to give birth to the Saviour. The angel Gabriel said to her in Luke 1:28; ""Rejoice highly favoured one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!"" She was a virgin and of the royal line of the house of David.(Luke 1:26, 3:23-38) She did not stay a virgin. After Jesus was born she and Joseph had many children. The author of the book of James was his half brother. (Gal. 1:19) Other brothers mentioned are Joses, Simon, and Judas. Also mentioned are his sisters. (Matthew 13:55-56, Mark 6:3)
She was not the mother of God, but of the man Jesus. She gave birth to His humanity not to His deity. To give birth to something means to bring something into being. Christ Jesus existed before creation. (John 1:1) He existed before He came in Human form. Mary is not Devine and to be worshipped. One day a woman approached Jesus and said "Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you." He replied, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it." (Luke 11:27-28) He deflected any worship directed at her. In Luke 2:48-49 she showed some very un-Devine attributes.
Mary needed to be saved in the same way as any human being. The bible says in Romans 3:10 that there is none righteous, not one and that all have sinned (there is no exception aside from Jesus) and all fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23) You cannot pray to Mary or seek forgiveness for your sins from her. The Bible says in 1 Timothy 2:5; ""For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus. Jesus said it best Himself in John 14:6; No man comes to the Father, but by Me. Don’’t be deceived my brothers and sisters, there is no other name under heaven by which men may be saved. (Acts 4:12) Only by calling on Jesus can you be saved from your sins. If you are praying to Mary for salvation, you praying to no avail and will perish.
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