I hear people say, “Mary, mother of God, pray for us.”   Are they right?


  Mary is the mother of Jesus' earthly body, but Mary is NOT the "mother of God.”   Isaiah 9:6-7 says,  “For unto us A CHILD IS BORN, unto us A SON IS GIVEN: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.   Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.”

“A child is born,” but the “Son is given.”   Jesus’ earthly body was born—it had a beginning in the womb of Mary.   But that was not the beginning of Jesus’ existence.   Jesus is the eternal God—the eternal Son was “given from heaven,” because He has always existed.   Psalms 90:1-2 says, “Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.   Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.”

God is everlasting in both directions—in the past, and in the future.   But mankind is eternal in only one direction—the future.   Mary, like all of mankind, has an eternal “future”—but not an eternal “past.”   For those who are saved, there is an eternal future with the Lord.   1 Thessalonians 4:17 says, “Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”   But for those who are lost, there is an eternity of suffering in the lake of fire.   Matthew 25:41 says, “Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.”

Jesus said in John 3:12-13, “If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?   And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.”   Jesus came down from heaven.   That is not true of any of mankind.   We all had our beginning at conception in our mother’s wombs (except Adam and Eve, who were directly created by God).   Psalms 51:5 says, “Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me."

Mary was a greatly blessed woman to be able to bear the earthly body of flesh for the Messiah, but Mary could not be the mother of God, because God had no beginning—He is eternal.


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