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Credit to H3br3wHamm3r81 who actually found this link. According to Catholic Answers, it was because of God's salvation that she was able to be born sinless and remain sinless. Paraphrasing, God saved her pre-emptively, preventing (or perhaps keeping/preserving) her from sinning in the first place, something no human could do without God's protective ...


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Calvin did not like appealing to any tradition or authority other than Scripture. He asserts that the Bible teaches that all have sinned and that all continue to sin, and on that basis each facet of Mariology falls down like dominoes (except perpetual virginity, which he neither defends nor denies based on what he perceives as Scriptural silence). In ...


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Q. Biblical Basis for Biblical literalists: A. None. Catholics believe that Mary is a type prefigured in the Old Testament of the Ark of the Covenant. The basis for this belief is rooted in scripture as firmly as Mary is rooted in scripture. God created His mother, and in so doing He created His mother as a fit dwelling place, like the Holy of Holies. ...


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I was reluctant to post this answer in view of a good answer posted by @David but thought it would be better if it is clarified a little more. The essence of original sin consists in the deprivation of sanctifying grace, and its stain is a corrupt nature. Mary was preserved from these defects by God's grace; from the first instant of her existence she was ...


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There are two facets to the answer, one regarding the nature of the sin offering itself, and one regarding Mary’s motivations for making the offering. In summary, in Israel, so-called “sin” offerings were offered for transgressions agains the ritual law, not so much for offenses against the moral law. Moreover, just as Jesus submitted himself to the ...


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No. Mary's freedom from sin since the point of conception, which Catholics celebrate as The Immaculate Conception, was affirmed in a Papal Constitution by Pope Pius IX. In the Constitution Ineffabilis Deus of 8 December, 1854, Pius IX pronounced and defined that the Blessed Virgin Mary "in the first instance of her conception, by a singular ...


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what is so much more superlative about having the requirement to attend Mass abrogated every few years on one day for one feast Code of Canon Law which guides Feast Days says the following: 1246 §1. Sunday, on which by apostolic tradition the paschal mystery is celebrated, must be observed in the universal Church as the primordial holy day of ...


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No, Mormons do not believe that. The doctrine was never submitted to the councils of the Priesthood nor to the church for approval or ratification, and was never formally or otherwise accepted by the church. It is therefore in no sense binding upon the Church. Brigham Young's "bare mention" was "without indubitable evidence and authority being given of ...


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In essence, the Catholic Church takes the position that Paul is not intending to attribute actual sin to every human being that has ever existed. For the benefit of readers not familiar with the Catholic doctrine on sin, the Church distinguishes between actual sin (sometimes also called personal sin), which consists in concrete actions in which a person ...


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The Bible doesn't itself have anything to say on the subject of Mary's conception (or birth), so the idea must have come from an outside tradition. I argued in a related question that Mary's honor needed to be defended at a very early stage in the Church's history. But the Immaculate Conception doctrine came much later. However, the doctrine seems to ...


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The earliest Christian writings outside the bible are from what are called the Church Fathers, from around the middle of the second century onwards for a few hundred years. On the Immaculate Conception explicitly, the earliest would appear to be Hippolytus and Origen: He [Jesus] was the ark formed of incorruptible wood. For by this is signified that His ...


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No; it is not possible to hold such a belief without being considered either heretical, or at least withdrawn from full communion with the Catholic Church. On 29 June 1998, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued a document which discussed what teachings of the Catholic Church must be held by all Catholics. Section 11 of this document provides ...


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It's important to distinguish between three different, but related, beliefs: Belief in the sinlessness of Mary (that is, that she never actually committed a sin) Belief in the sanctification of Mary (that is, that she was through the intervention of God cleansed of original sin) Belief in the immaculate conception of Mary (that this sanctification occurred ...


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Thank you for your sincere question! First off, you are correct. The Journal of Discourses is not cannonized scripture and not considered doctrine (https://www.lds.org/topics/journal-of-discourses?lang=eng) The Journal of Discourses is not an official publication of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is a compilation of sermons and ...


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Firstly, it should be noted that not all Protestants reject the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception. It is not as though there is a uniform Protestant doctrine that strictly states the Immaculate Conception to be false (if there is I am unaware of it). Martin Luther himself defended the Immaculate Conception: But the other conception, namely the ...


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Immaculate Conception That teaching is known as the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. It means that she was conceived without original sin and had no inclination to sin as a result of original sin, she had freewill, but was as we will be (hopefully) in Heaven, following our intellect and not our passions. The Immaculate Conception 490 ...


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There seems to be a thin line of differences between Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy on the doctrine of Immaculate conception and seems to be in relation to the interpretation of doctrine of Original sin as seen here. I though find hardly any difference between these two views, after reading this article. Here this work however indicate that ...


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Did Mary realize that she was sinless before the Annunciation? No. If I cannot remember my sins, the only reasonable conclusion is that I forgot my sins, or that I was ignorant of having sinned, not that I was without sin. The same is true of Mary. She could not have known that her life so far had been free of sin, even if she could not remember any sins. (...


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Read Jude 1:24-25 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy. To the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion, and power, both now and forever, Amen. Jude 1:24-25 KJV Mary was saved because her Savior prevented her from falling into sin. "Full of ...


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In a "Short Catechism on Mary" French Cardinal Charles Journet wrote: Q. How do we know the Virgin Mary never committed any sin A. If the had committed even the slightest sin, she could not truly be called full of grace, neither would she have been the Worthy Mother of God So, in one sense, if she pondered what the Angel called her, "full of grace"...


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Well it's not any Sunday but a Sunday in advent. So the Sunday takes precedence over a solemnity. Can't understand why it doesn't move to Saturday though. Introduction to Divine Office says that's what should happen.


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What was the reasoning? There are many reasons given by the Church Fathers. Some of them are: Mary is the new Eve. Since Jesus is the new Adam (Romans 5:12-18), Mary is the new eve foretold in Genesis 3:15. God foretold that she would be eternally at enmity with the evil serpent. So if she was touched by sin then this enmity will not be possible. She is ...


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It is important to note that before the "Edict of Milan" the church was a persecuted Church and the Gospel as well as the traditions passed on by the apostles were spread orally and in many distant geographical areas. After the Edict, Christians under the protection and support of the Emperor Constantine where able to freely practice and articulate those ...


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No, they do not. Jesus was born without sin by virtue of being God. Mary, who was conceived in the usual way, would have had to have some other approach to be sinless. After some thought about how that might have occurred, theologians concluded that the soul of the Blessed Virgin, in its creation and infusion into the body, was endowed with the grace of ...


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Bl. Pope Pius IX—in his definition of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception, Ineffabilis Deus (December 8, 1854)—gives reasons for defining the dogma (my emphases):God Ineffable -- whose ways are mercy and truth, whose will is omnipotence itself, and whose wisdom "reaches from end to end mightily, and orders all things sweetly" -- having foreseen from all ...


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No, it is not believed in that way. Immaculate conception is not about the way that the blessed virgin was conceived. She was conceived by normal biological way (unlike Jesus Christ). Immaculate conception means, she was conceived without being burdened by original sin. This can be found in bull of pope Pius IX, Ineffabilis Deus (only most important part is ...


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There is no biblical basis to come up with the notion of Mary's conception being "immaculate" in the first place. There is also no theological need for it, just as there was no need for anyone else in Jesus' lineage to be either. The notion, as cited by you above, seems to arise as a result of a logical demand that Jesus, as the Son of God, should enter ...


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Luke 1:28: And the angel being come in, said unto her: Hail, full of grace [κεχαριτωμένη], the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. To be full of grace to such an extent as to conceive the 2nd Person of the Holy Trinity is incompatible with sinning. From the Haydock Commentary on Luke 1:28: Hail, full of grace: [5] by the greatest ...


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A large part of the reason that Catholics say Mary was born without original sin is that original sin is inherited, so Jesus would have inherited it from her. I don't know about universally, but the majority of protestants would reject this reasoning because it would imply that Mary's parents and their parents and so on were all free from original sin. We do ...



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