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Catholicism and Mary Some people believe that Catholics give way to much honor to Mary The basic areas were Mary is talked about is her Perpetual Virginity her being The Mother of God her Immaculate Conception and Assumption Perpetual Virginity is the idea that Mary didnt have any other children after Jesus so that the womb that held Christ would stay clean Some people contest Marys virginity by referring to the scripture that speaks of Brethren of the Lord this does not necessary mean that Mary had children with Joseph if he was a widower he could have previously had children which mean Jesus had stepbrother Or perhaps the word brethren means cousin As for Mary being the Mother of God that hard to not believe Mary was undisputedly the mother of Jesus and Jesus being the Son and a part of his Father God Catholics believe Mary had a Immaculate conception meaning she didnt need a savior They believe like all the other Old Testament saints Mary was saved by the anticipated merits of Jesus Meaning because she was the mother of Jesus she was cleansed of all her sins at her conception this is in contrast from everyone else who is born with sin and can be cleansed after birth As for Marys Assumption that means they believe she didnt die Catholics believe she was taken up to heaven just like Elijah and Enoch They base this on the idea that no one ever found her body or a tomb In response to the Marian Doctrines is I believe praying to Mary and worshiping her are as different has hot and cold Praying to Mary isnt wrong she was the Mother of Jesus Christ the most righteous man ever on planet earth and I apologize for sounding silly but she does deserve credit for dealing with raising the Son of God Now the only exception is she isnt a God so
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