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Mother of God???

God has a mother???

Masses easily deluded

God has a mother? How ludicrous! It never ceases to amaze me how many people spend little or no time searching for God's Truth themselves in His Holy Word. So many of the masses just do not make the time to learn what our God has to teach us. Instead, they fulfill their "religious" needs attending a Sunday service to satisfy themselves. Then they believe whatever their church has decided to teach them and the masses take that as the "gospel truth."

Do you have any idea how many so called "Christians" believe what they are told without ever checking it out like the Bereans did against the Word of God to see if it is so?

Acts 17:11 Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.

I know, I used to be one of them. The Truth is there to discover plain before everyones eyes and ears. God does not try to hide His Truth from us. It is us who hides from His Truth.

Common Sense would
even prevail here

Let us consider what we already know is true about God. First and foremost is that God is an eternal being. That is to say He does not live in a time dimension like we do. God has no beginning and no end. It is relatively simple for us to understand the concept of an eternal future. But, an eternal past just seems to baffle the human mind. God just always was. No beginning, no birth, just always was. When Moses asked God who he should tell the Israelites was the name of He who sent him, God said to tell them  "I AM has sent me to you."

EX 3:14 God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM.  This is what you are to say to the Israelites: `I AM has sent me to you.' "

The Great "I AM." God is the same yesterday, today and forever. In our time frame, God is the alpha and the omega, meaning the first and the last. He is first because He was before our very beginning. God created the heavens and the earth. All things come from Him. There is nothing that exists that has not come from Him. If it were true that God had (has) a mother, then He would have been preceded. God would not then have been without a beginning for His beginning would have come from His mother. God having a mother is not only untrue, it is blasphemous.

Was Mary the mother of God? No. Mary is the mother of Jesus in his humanity but she or no woman or no being is the mother of Christ in His Deity. Mary was chosen by God to be the virgin mother of Jesus. Mary gave birth to Jesus in his flesh. She did not nor could she ever give birth to Christ in His Deity.

Mary is the virgin mother of the man named Jesus who already existed as God Christ in eternity past. Mary is not the mother of Christ. Mary gave birth to a human being, not a God. For Christ had already existed even preceding all time. Christ laid the foundations of this world and created all things. All things come from Him. Any attribute of God in Christ came from the Holy Spirit, not from Mary.

It is a simple twist of words to say that Mary is the mother of God but it is in no way true nor could it ever be true. What seems perfectly natural and applies to us in human terms does not nor can it apply to the God-man Christ Jesus. Through Mary by the Grace of the Holy Spirit, Christ became man as Mary gave birth to  Jesus, not Christ for Christ already existed in perpetuity past, long before Mary's birth herself.

Further study reveals that it is blasphemous to even make that simple twist of words. Yet throughout History and even today many major religions "venerate Mary as the Mother of God."


 

What does God
have to say about this?

Earlier times are described where people venerated a "Queen of Heaven." Our Lord lumped that act together with worshiping false gods. The people were adamant toward God that they were blessed while worshiping the Queen of Heaven and fell upon bad times when they stopped. They "vowed" to continue their worship and veneration of the Queen of Heaven in spite of God's warnings to them through the prophet Jeremiah. Now at the time of Jeremiah, this Queen of Heaven was certainly not Mary the mother of Jesus.

Consider closely what goes on here however. Then consider how Jesus never called Mary, "mother." Jesus always in scripture addresses Mary as, "woman." And no it was not common at the time for sons to address their mother as "woman" and yes all bible versions say the same thing (except the Living Bible which is paraphrased). Only from the cross did Jesus say to John while refering to Mary, "Behold your mother." Jesus refered to Mary as mother only in reference to being someone elses mother, but never as His mother. Does this sound like Jesus wanted Mary venerated as a Queen of Heaven? Jesus seems so careful not to steer anybody in that direction. God in fact abhors Maryolotry.

JER 7:16 "So do not pray for this people nor offer any plea or petition for them; do not plead with me, for I will not listen to you. 17 Do you not see what they are doing in the towns of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem? 18 The children gather wood, the fathers light the fire, and the women knead the dough and make cakes of bread for the Queen of Heaven. They pour out drink offerings to other gods to provoke me to anger. 19 But am I the one they are provoking? declares the LORD. Are they not rather harming themselves, to their own shame?

JER 44:15 Then all the men who knew that their wives were burning incense to other gods, along with all the women who were present--a large assembly--and all the people living in Lower and Upper Egypt, n said to Jeremiah, 16 "We will not listen to the message you have spoken to us in the name of the LORD! 17 We will certainly do everything we said we would: We will burn incense to the Queen of Heaven and will pour out drink offerings to her just as we and our fathers, our kings and our officials did in the towns of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem. At that time we had plenty of food and were well off and suffered no harm. 18 But ever since we stopped burning incense to the Queen of Heaven and pouring out drink offerings to her, we have had nothing and have been perishing by sword and famine."

25 This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: You and your wives have shown by your actions what you promised when you said, `We will certainly carry out the vows we made to burn incense and pour out drink offerings to the Queen of Heaven.'

"Go ahead then, do what you promised! Keep your vows! 26 But hear the word of the LORD, all Jews living in Egypt: `I swear by my great name,' says the LORD, `that no one from Judah living anywhere in Egypt will ever again invoke my name or swear, "As surely as the Sovereign LORD lives." 27 For I am watching over them for harm, not for good; the Jews in Egypt will perish by sword and famine until they are all destroyed. 28 Those who escape the sword and return to the land of Judah from Egypt will be very few. Then the whole remnant of Judah who came to live in Egypt will know whose word will stand--mine or theirs.

As blasphemous as it may now seem to you, some religions go on to claim that salvation can also be obtained through Mary. I shutter at the thought. The shed blood of Jesus Christ at Calvery is the only blood that atones for our sin. None other. It required the blood of God Himself to atone for our sin. No human's blood would do, only that of the God-man Christ Jesus. Unlike the sacrificial blood of animals required on an annual basis as a symbol for temporary cleansing, the shed blood of Jesus forgives all our sins forevermore. All our sins are completely and instantly forgiven the very moment we believe in our hearts that Jesus Christ is who He claims to be. All our sins, past, present and future are forevermore erased. The Father then sees those things that are as though they are not forevermore. He lives into eternity future having no memory of our past transgressions. How complete is His salvation!

Christ means "Messiah." Messiah means "Savior." Only Christ is our Savior. Satan however would certainly have you believe otherwise.      □

 


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