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Mary. Full of Grace?

No. Let me explain or better yet, let me quote The Catholic Encyclopedia” under the topic of “Hail Mary”, it reads…”Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee, blessed art thou among women , embodies the words used by the Angel Gabriel in saluting the Blessed Virgin. The RCC added “Hail Mary Full of Grace” to Luke 1: 28.

Luke 1:28 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” After the RCC was done with this it reads: “Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed among women are you, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.”

You cannot find the phrase “Hail Mary Full of Grace” in the Bible. The phrase is brought up though, through the Roman Catholic Church’s Catechism several times. For example:

She was redeemed from conception without sin. CCC pg 491 states, “The most Blessed Virgin Mary was from the first moment of conception, by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God and by virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ, Savior of the Human Race, preserved immune from all stain of original sin”

“Full of Grace” in Greek is “Plarus Karitos” and only occurs twice in the New Testament, and it is not about Mary.
John 1:14, 14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Acts 6: 8, 8 Now Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, performed great wonders and signs among the people.

In conclusion, there is no doubt that Mary was a “very blessed woman”, and she did give birth to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and to not forget her “high privilege”. But to raise her up to a level of Goddess and Mediatrix, it is just plain Idol Worship! Mary was a creature that sinned. We should not worship or pray to a creature, but to pray to our Lord Jesus.

John 14:6, 6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me”. And that includes Mary.

Ask a Catholic if they pray to Mary?

God Bless!

Brian Mason

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4 responses to “Mary. Full of Grace?

  1. indeed it is.. It is a gruesome reminder of what happened at the foot of mount Sinai.

  2. @savedbygrace. Praying to Mary is Idolitry! Read what Jesus has to say about that! Jesus says he is The Way The Truthand the Life. There is no other way to the Father but through him! Wake up! Snap out of it! Jesus loves you! I love you! How are people being “misinformed”? Read the Bible, that is ALL the literature you need! God Bless!

  3. @”Assuming you believe this prophecy refers to her and her Divine Son, suppose Mary committed sin, even only once, then she cannot fulfill this prophecy because Scripture says those who sin belong to the devil”

    Mary is a descendant of Adam, in truth all of us are.

    “Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned”
    – Romans 5:12

    Mary is a sinner.. But because Jesus descendant is not Adam, Jesus has no sin in Him

    “No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God”
    – 1 john 3:9

    Jesus is born of God..there is no sin in Him.

    in my country, people pray to Mary. People call here mother Mary, and Jesus “Papa Jesus”

    people are misinformed because those who are supposed to preach more about Jesus and his finish work are busy preaching about other stuff….

  4. She is elevated to Goddess Like Status….According to Roman Catholicism, Mary is “the all-holy ever-virgin Mother of God” ( “CCC” 721), the “Queen over all things” (CCC 966), our “Advocate, Helper, Benefactress, and Mediatrix” (CCC 969), who is “full of grace” (CCC 722), the “Mother of God and our mother” (CCC 2677), the “new Eve” (CCC 726), and the “seat of wisdom” (CCC 721). She had no original sin (CCC 508), and never committed sin (CCC 493). She is second only to her Son” (Vatican II, Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, par. 66) and sits “on the right hand of the majesty on high” (Pope Pius X, Ad Diem Illum Laetissimum, 14). In fact, “no man goeth to Christ but by His Mother” (Pope Leo 13th, Octobri Mense). It was Mary who “crushed the poisonous head of the most cruel serpent and brought salvation to the world” (Pope Pius IX, Ineffabilis Deus). It is she who “delivers our souls from death” (CCC 966), and “continues to bring us the gifts of eternal salvation” (CCC 969). “Mary, by her spiritual entering into the sacrifice of her divine son for men, made atonement for the sins of man,” (Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma4, Ott, page 213). Therefore, we can “entrust all our cares and petitions to her” (CCC 2677), “give ourselves over to her now” (CCC 2677), “pray to her” (CCC 2679), and have devotion to her (CCC 971). She was “taken up body and soul into the glory of heaven” (CCC 974). When speaking of the Church, “we can find no better way to conclude than by looking to Mary,” (CCC 972). In her, the church is holy (CCC 867). “Mary is the Church’s model of faith and charity” (CCC 967). Finally, in paradise the church gathers “around Jesus and Mary” (CCC 1053).

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