The Blessed Virgin Mary: Ark of the New Covenant

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  1. There is no single verse in the Bible about Virgin Mary as an Ark of the New Covenant…

    Only Jesus and His blood is a New Covenant.

    1 Timothy 2:5 For there is only one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity–the man Christ Jesus.

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

    Ephesians 1:7 “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace.”

    God was pleased with Virgin Mary and has chosen her as a mother of Jesus. Please note Mary never gave birth to God – Jesus was before earth and heaven got created, and before Mary was born…
    Also Jesus called himself as “the Son of man”… Jesus – the only Son of God had left heaven and became a man through Virgin Mary. He became one of us. Jesus was 100% God and… 100% man…

    Virgin Mary was and is a great model to follow, courageous woman who put her trust in God through her obedience regardless consequences.

    • Dear Monika,

      Thank you for your opinion on this matter.

      Addressing your various comments, in sequential order:

      Numerous verses mention the original Ark of the Covenant, including the various events in which it prefigured the role of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who is – without doubt the Holy Vessel in which the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ was conceived, nurtured and nine months hence, came forth.

      The old Ark was merely a wooden box covered with gold and adorned with graven images of angels, containing prophetic symbols of things yet to come.

      The Blessed Virgin is a Holy Vessel totally sanctified by God’s grace, free from any and all imperfections, so as to be a suitable dwelling place for Jesus Christ, who is the King of Kings, Lord of Lords and the ultimate, eternal fulfillment of all God’s prophecies and promises.

      Mary is the living, eternal, Holy Vessel which is a fitting and totally appropriate complement to Jesus Christ, our living, eternal, Holy God.

      No Mary – no Jesus. No Jesus – no saving blood. No saving blood – no salvation.

      “Son of Man” is a Hebrew term identifying the Messiah. It has absolutely nothing to do with putting arbitrary and incorrect limits on the true nature of Jesus Christ.

      There is no doubt that Jesus is God. Mary gave birth to Jesus, so there is no doubt that Mary is the Mother of God.

      Certainly, God chose Mary to be the mother of Jesus, but Mary was free to say no. Fortunately, she said yes! Of course, God was very pleased with her!

      Jesus Christ relied on the Blessed Virgin Mary for his human flesh and blood, among many other things. The Blessed Virgin Mary’s close cooperation, according to God’s grace, was absolutely essential to God’s plan for the salvation of mankind.

      The Catholic Church knew Mary and Jesus, personally. Saint John, the last living Apostle, cared for her throughout her later life. Revelation 11 and 12 details her bodily assumption in to Heaven and her subsequent coronation as Queen of Heaven, since according to the tradition of the House of David and Jesus the eternal King, the mother of the king is designated as the queen.

      We Catholics know this (and so much more) because the writers of the New Testament knew it, even though not all was set down in writing.

      John 21:24-25 This is that disciple who giveth testimony of these things and hath written these things: and we know that his testimony is true. But there are also many other things which Jesus did which, if they were written every one, the world itself. I think, would not be able to contain the books that should be written.

      2Thessalonians 2:15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast: and hold the traditions, which you have learned, whether by word or by our epistle.

      It is dangerous and unhealthy to rely only on one’s personal opinion of the meaning of the Bible:

      2Peter 1:20-21 Understand this first: That no prophecy of scripture is made by private interpretation.
      For prophecy came not by the will of man at any time: but the holy men of God spoke, inspired by the Holy Ghost.

      The Paraclete, the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Holy Trinity, who descended on Pentecost and was pledged to remain the advocate of the one Church until the end of time, by none other than Jesus Christ, did not descend on Protestants. He descended on the faithful Christians who would come to be known as “Catholics”- members of the universal Christian church, known as “Catholic” since about 107 A.D..

      What these original Christians personally knew about Jesus, Mary, and all the other New Testament people, places and events, had all been collected, thoroughly documented, checked for any and all possible errors and accurately recorded in various church documents (counciliar and otherwise) hundreds of years before the first Protestant ever thumped a Bible.

      Lacking this essential theological formation, it no wonder that so many people fail to see the divine and exquisite truth of the matter.

      The Blessed Virgin Mary is much more than a great role model. She is a model of sinless perfection, according to God’s grace and his plan – and of her own free will.

      She is also the only known non-divine human being on whom an angel patiently waited for her answer, as to whether she would agree to become the Mother of God.

      I suggest you broaden your study of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The writings of Martin Luther might be a good, non-Catholic place to begin.

      Thank you for writing.

      Doug


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