The Word was GOD and the Word was made flesh.
Who supplied the flesh and blood of the Divine Word?
The Blessed Virgin Mary did. She is the mother of the Divine Word Incarnate.
See this flowchart for more.
St. Thomas equated the words "Lord" and "GOD" in this verse.
Throughout the New Testament, the Greek word used for "Lord", is "kurios".
The word refers to the Father or to the Son, depending upon the context.
See Matthew 1:22, and John 6:69, just to name two out of many examples.
Mary is called the "Mother of the Lord" in Luke 1:43, and the "Mother of Jesus" in Matthew 1:18, John 2:1-5,6:42,19:25-26, and Acts 1:14. Since I have shown that Jesus is a Divine person, either one of these titles for her supports the fact that she indeed is the Mother of GOD. Anyone who says she is not, will have to prove that Jesus Christ is not a Divine person.
Trying to prove that would force changes in Trinitarian doctrine as well.
Whose words did Elizabeth use in these verses?
When someone is filled with the Holy Spirit and speaks, it is the Spirit who gives the words (Mark 13:11).
Mary was called the Mother of my Lord with a capital "L", meaning, the Mother of GOD. She was called the Mother of GOD by the Holy Spirit, GOD Himself. Can anyone of us do less?
Do you need more Scriptural references? Well here are a few:
"And the angel said to her: Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found grace with GOD. Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb and shalt bring forth a son: and thou shalt call his name Jesus."
So Mary had a Son whom she named Jesus.
"The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD."
So Jesus Christ is the Son of GOD.
"But of the Son he says, "Thy throne, O GOD, is for ever and ever, the righteous scepter is the scepter of thy kingdom.""
So the Son of GOD IS GOD as spoken by GOD the Father.
So, Mary is the mother of Jesus, who is the Son of GOD, who IS GOD.
It is all so very simple. How could anyone not see it?
"God did not derive his divinity from
Mary; but it does not follow that it is therefore wrong to say that God was born
of Mary, that God is Mary's Son, and that Mary is God's mother . . . She is the
true mother of God and bearer of God . . . Mary suckled God, rocked God to
sleep, prepared broth and soup for God, etc. For God and man are one person, one
Christ, one Son, one Jesus, not two Christs . . . just as your son is not two
sons . . . even though he has two natures, body and soul, the body from you, the
soul from God alone."
Martin Luther, (On the Councils and the Church, 1539).
Interestingly, this is what the first Protestant taught regarding the Mother of GOD.
Who then, in all of Protestantism, is responsible for not following the teaching of their founder?
For those who still deny that the Blessed Virgin Mary is the
Mother of GOD, the onus is now upon you to back up what you charge with facts.
By denying her the motherhood of GOD, you have only two choices:
Either Jesus Christ is not GOD, or another woman was His mother.
Which choice is yours?
"And if our Gospel be also hid, it is hid to them that are lost, In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of unbelievers, that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of GOD, should not shine unto them."
The 'god of this world' is Satan.
See, "In Defense of The Blessed Virgin Mary" for more.
Written by Bob Stanley, April 28, 2000
Updated June 25, 2003
Updated October 5, 2004
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