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The doctrine of a sinless Mary so-called or her immaculate conception was not officially defined until 1854 by the Roman Catholic Church. Prior to that, there were thoughts and arguments on both sides about Mary's state as a human being. Also to be clear, Hippolytus is not saying Mary was the ark, but rather Jesus is the ark of incorruptible seed. And ...


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How old is the doctrine of a sinless Mary? Nothing before the 2nd century AD on it. It was never known by the bible writers, otherwise they would have put it in the scriptures as those confused church fathers did in their writings in the 2nd century. I often find it ironic that the supposed successors of St. Peter's chair all claim that Mary is sinless ...


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