Immaculate Conception

Q. Does the Doctrine of the Immaculate Conception refer to Jesus or Mary?

A. This doctrine refers to Mary. She was concieved in the normal way by her parents.
It was immaculate because Mary was conceived without the stain of original sin passed on to the human race from Adam and Eve. Just as God created Adam and Eve without the stain of original sin He caused Mary to be conceived without sin just like them. But unlike our first parents, Mary, with the grace of God, resisted the temptation to sin and remained sinless throughout her life.

Q. Then why does Mary refer to “God my savior”(Lk. 1:47)? If she never sinned she wouldn’t need a savior. Mary doesn’t seem to know she is sinless.

A. Mary called God her savior for the simple reason that she did need a savior to save her from the stain of original sin. God saved Mary at her conception, before she ever sinned. Just like a person can be saved from quicksand after falling in or saved from the quicksand before stepping into it.

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5 Responses

  1. Why has my church changed the Second Commandment…set no graven image before me nor the likeness thereoff? Is this , again, adding to the Word of God.

  2. Please see my reply Here

  3. Hi! Sharing mp3’s of Hymn “Immaculate Mother” and more, here:
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    read. and you’ll understand the TRUTH.

  5. In the second sentence on the website you linked to was a major error due to common Protestant practice of pronouncing judgment on the Catholic Church without doing their homework. Here is the quote:

    In 1854 the Immaculate Conception of Mary was proclaimed and since then it has been taught that she was without sin.

    The Doctrine of the Immaculate Conception was defined in 1854. It has always and everywhere been taught and believed by the Catholic Church. It was not dreamed up and proclaimed in 1854 as the above quote implies. If it was I would never have converted to the Catholic Church. Even Martin Luther believed in the Immaculate Conception. –>
    Martin Luther On Mary’s Immaculate Conception

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