Only One Person Was Immaculately Conceived, Born and Lived Without Sin

According to Roman Catholic tradition two people were immaculately conceived: Jesus and Mary, while John the Baptist, it is widely believed, was merely born without sin. However, according to scripture, only Jesus was conceived, born and lived without sin. All other individuals ever born into this world inherited the taint of Adam’s race and consequently needed a Saviour. “And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.” (Luke1v46&47)

Really, when we consider the truth or otherwise of any dogma or doctrine declared by mankind in the “Christian” realm, we must return to God’s Word as contained in Holy Scriptures. It is not enough that we listen to a proclamation given by any man (however revered that man may be) and simply believe everything that he declares to be true.

In 1545 Rome decreed that man’s tradition was to be equal in authority to the Bible.  Given the terrible atrocities and abuse which have been perpetrated by men at all levels of “the church” throughout the ages, we must ask ourselves the question: do we put our trust in the words of men – or in Holy Scriptures?

The latter declare that all men “have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3v23) – and that includes all nuns, priests and even the popes. On the contrary, we learn that only Jesus was conceived without sin, born of a virgin and as deity “He knew no sin” at any point in His life.  (1Peter 2v22&23; 2Cor. 5v21; Hebrews 4v15; Luke 1v35; 1John3v5; 1Peter 1v18&19)

When we read the Bible through (and most people, including priests – do not) we should see this clearly. However, even the Roman Catholic hierarchy agree that there is no scripture to back the doctrine of the “Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary” which Pope Pius IX first introduced on December 8th 1854. Since then it has sadly been held as truth and celebrated for the best part of 200 years now.

It is worrying to think that people can take any individual’s word as truth on any matter, without prayerful investigation and reading the Bible for themselves – and yet this has happened the world over for centuries. And at this very moment the world over, there are people celebrating the “feast of the Immaculate conception,” even though it has no scriptural foundation.

I have previously written about this issue on a number of occasions, particularly in my blog/tract: “Seasonal Tracts: Catholicism’s Doctrine of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary… In Light of Scripture” The Bible clearly teaches that, yes, Mary was a virgin until Jesus was born (Matthew 1v25) but after that she had other children, dispelling the dogma of her “perpetual virginity.” (Mark 6v3; Matthew 13v55&56; John 7v3/5; Acts 1v14; 1 Cor. 9v5)

There are many other celebrations which have no scriptural foundation either. A man, installed and promoted by sinful men, has proclaimed these spurious dogmas and doctrines – and people have believed them. To anyone reading, I would say… if you have not already done so, please read the Bible sincerely and prayerfully, preferably starting in Matthew. Read the New Testament until its conclusion, before you start to read the Old Testament. Herein is contained the Truth which the Lord would have you put your trust in. Please do not blindly follow the teachings of any man or system of belief, without prayerfully seeking God’s will for your own life – and the next. This is a very serious matter which deserves your urgent consideration – for your destination in eternity depends on it.

“For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.” (1Timothy 2v5&6)

“Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; Who needed not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.” (Hebrews 7v25-27) “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3v16)

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7 Responses to “Only One Person Was Immaculately Conceived, Born and Lived Without Sin”

  1. Chris Says:

    Reblogged this on Wings of the Wind and commented:
    I think this post is very important for my Catholic friends. Elizabeth has done her research and, with her, I would ask my Catholic friends:
    “To anyone reading, I would say… if you have not already done so, please read the Bible sincerely and prayerfully, preferably starting in Matthew.”
    One of my other blogging friends had parents who were Catholics and when he was cleaning out their home after they died he did not find one Bible.
    When man adds things to God’s Word problems always follow. May God bless you in your search for the truth.

  2. Tom Says:

    Good post, Elizabeth! Mary would be appalled by the worship and semi-divine status RC-ism accords to her.

  3. Cathy Says:

    Excellent post Elizabeth. 1 Timothy 2:5 is the verse that set me free from the Roman Catholic “Mary”. Prior to being saved I’m sad to say Jesus was just “one of the crowd”. I pray this post reach the heart of some Roman Catholic and sets them free.

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