Tuesday, February 2, 2016

MARY AND MAN-MADE TRADITION   by steve finnell

A couple of myths about the Virgin Mary.

1. Myth: The Virgin Mary was a perpetual virgin.

New International version. Matthew 1:25 But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son . And he gave him the name Jesus.

King James Version. Matthew 1:25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name Jesus.

Holman Christian Standard Bible. 1:25 but did not know her intimately until she gave birth to a son. And he named Him Jesus.

2. Myth: The assumption of the Virgin Mary. The assumption is that Mary was bodily taken up into heaven.

New International Version. 1 Corinthians 15:50 I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.
King James Bible. 1 Corinthians 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

New Living Translation. 1 Corinthians 15:50 What I am saying, dear brothers and sisters, is that our physical bodies cannot inherit the Kingdom of God. These dying bodies cannot inherit what will last forever.

When church catechisms, creed books, and other man-made traditions contradict what is written in the Bible is it not time to trust the Scriptures and the Scriptures alone for the truth about faith and practice.

You can trust the Bible as God's word or you can trust man-made tradition, however, cannot trust both.    

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