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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

THE ASSUMPTION OF THE VIRGIN MARY?  by steve finnell


The Catholic Church teaches the assumption, that is that the body of the Virgin Mary was resurrected and went to heaven.

Today, the belief in the corporeal assumption of Mary is universal in East and in the West; according to Benedict XIV (De Festis B.V.M., I, viii,18) it is a  probable opinion, which to deny were impious and blasphemous. [Ref.Catholic Encyclopedia]

The problem with the assumption of Mary is that only Jesus Christ has ascended into heaven. John 3:13 No one has ascended into heaven, but He who descended from heaven:the Son of Man.(NASB)

Not even David has ascended into heaven. Acts 2:34 For it was not David who ascended into heaven...(NASB)  Why would anyone believe that Mary has been resurrected and bodily ascended into heaven?

At death man's spirit returns to God, however, his body turns to dust and remains there until the resurrection. (Ecclesiastes 12:1-7)

There has been nor will there be anyone bodily resurrections until Jesus returns.

 1 Thessalonians 4:15-16 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will arise first.(NASB)

The bodies of all the dead in Christ are still in their graves.

The bodily assumption of the Virgin Mary is not only improbable, it is impossible. 

1 Corinthians 15:50-58 Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God................(NASB)     

   

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