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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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As a Catholic, I think the best argument against the Immaculate Conception is that the Gospel of Luke can be interpreted as the Virgin receiving Grace during the Annunciation. Some key Fathers such as St. Augustine, which Lutherans and Calvinists are both fond of as well, even seems to teach against it when he says that Mary "received the Word in her heart ...


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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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