Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Theotokos Queen of Heaven

I keep running into the idea on facebook, that Mary is not the mother of God because she
provided no divinity only humanity to Jesus Christ. This is assuming that to be a mother
one must be strictly an origin and that nothing else matters or can be in play. (which of
course ignores adoption.) Theotokos is better translated Birth Giver of God (in the flesh).
Jesus is God The Second Person of the Holy Trinity in the flesh. He was this from His
conception on, He did not acquire divinity later. WHAT CAME OUT OF MARY'S WOMB
WAS BOTH GOD AND MAN. Therefore she is mother of God Incarnate because she gave
birth to Jesus Who is incarnate God.

the very narrow mechanistic understanding of Protestantism is inherited in part from Roman
Catholic scholasticism, but Roman Catholicism was inhibited from taking things too far because
they inherited a tradition from Orthodoxy which they had broken from in AD 1054 (the real
beginning of Roman Catholicism as a separate church), which was rooted in intense Scripture
study.

The fathers of the first Council of Nicea hesitated to use the word homoousios same essence
because this word, though it accurately consolidated Scripture teaching, was not itself in
the Bible, you would think they were a bunch of sola scriptura people!

The pagans had a "queen of heaven" false goddess, and this is pointed to by those objecting
to this title for Mary, and the doctrine though extant among believers was not official required
belief until declared in the 1800s. The argument for it in RC was that the Jewish queens
were never the wives of kings, but their mothers.

This practice provided some continuity between the deceased prior king and his son the
then current king. In the Kings or Chronicles it is recorded that a righteous king had
deposed his mother from being queen because she had sacrificed to false gods.

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