Where Does the Bible Say Mary Did Not Sin?


Dear Abby,

You asked:

..where in the bible does it say she(Mary) didn’t sin?

As I am sure you already know there is no scripture that plainly says something along the lines of: “Mary did not sin her whole life” or “Mary was sinless”.

But, you may be surprised to learn that neither does it say anywhere in Scripture that all doctrine MUST be found in Scripture Alone and if NOT found it must to be rejected.

Scripture is honored and extolled in scripture, but nowhere does it support Sola Scriptura, the invention of Martin Luther, a mere 500 years ago. So, Scripture neither says “Mary was sinless” nor “All Doctrine Must be found in Scripture”. One must look outside of scripture to see what the earliest Christians believed. But before I do that in order to address your question, let me ask you: Did you know that Martin Luther believed and taught the Immaculate Conception (sinlesness) of Mary?

Martin Luther On Mary’s Immaculate Conception

The writings of the Earliest Christian teachers have been preserved. Please explore these on the link I will give you to see that they believed and taught the sinlessness of Mary.

Click on this link–> Mary: “Full of Grace”

So, if the Christians in the first centuries of the Church believed in the Immaculate Conception of Mary and Martin Luther believed in the Immaculate Conception of Mary, by whose authority was this rejected as true? Have Protestants rejected it because it is not taught explicitly in Scripture? If so then they should also reject Sola Scripture which is also not supported or taught anywhere in Scripture.

Protestants will not be convinced, but there is a passage that Catholics view as indirect support of the Immaculate Conception. I hope you will take the time to explore authentic Catholic interpretation of scripture rather than only listen to Protestants explain what Catholics believe. That is just what I did for years. Please see this post for a Catholic Interpretation of this Scripture:

Immaculate Conception

The Immaculate Conception

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