First we must recognize that Romans 7:9 is highly symbolic.
Paul says in Roman 7:9:
"I was once alive apart from the Law"
However, Paul also says in Philippians 3:5-6
"Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee; Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; ...
For I was alive without the law once; but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.
Paul means that
Before he heard the law he thought he was OK, fine, alive. But when he heard the law he realized he was not OK, not fine, but spiritually dead. Or
He means that when he heard the law all it did was stir up sin in him, for "the strength of sin is ...
Do Catholics believe that Mary the Mother of Jesus is as holy as God?
The modified question is erroneous as it compares the holiness of a creature vs. Creator. The simple answer to the modified question is a definite No.
Below is the answer to the previous question which presented a more correct inquiry into the Catholic Church teachings in its over 2000 ...
Do Catholics believe that Mary mother of Jesus is as holy as God?
The short answer is no.
It is obvious, that as a result of her Immaculate Conception, her fullness of grace and her holiness, the Blessed Virgin Mary never committed any personal mortal sins. But what about venial sins? We all commit venial sins, even the saints. A venial sin is committed ...