Mary Truth
Part One

Who was Mary? We know that she was the mother of Jesus, and that she is revered by billions of religious people around the globe and even across religions, from Roman Catholicism to Islam. But what does the Bible really say about her? In this article, we'll look at and carefully consider every Bible passage about Mary—a woman who had the privilege of giving birth to the Son of God.   Continue »

Part Two

Is it possible that in our admiration for the mother of Jesus, we exalt her to a place that we shouldn't? Could we lift her up so high that she actually supersedes Jesus' divine position in the universe? In this article, we’ll consider a church teaching that actually suggests that Mary is above Jesus. But can this view be supported by the Scriptures?   Continue »

Part Three

We’ve seen how certain teachings about the mother of Jesus simply don’t line up with the Scriptures. There are several questionable beliefs in this arena that the Word of God does not support. So the question might rightly be asked, why are these doctrines taught or rather on what basis are they upheld?   Continue »

Part Four

The church of Rome teaches that before Jesus ascended into heaven, Christ appointed Peter as His vicar—a divinely chosen substitute leader to serve in Jesus' place here on earth. Then, after Peter died, another successor is said to have taken his place. This process continued, year after year, without interruption, even until the present-day pope.   Continue »

Part Five

Mariology is the systematic study of the person of Mary, the mother of Jesus, and her role in the plan of salvation within the teachings of the Catholic Church. In their elevation of Mary over the past centuries, four teachings about her, called the “four dogmas,” have arisen. Besides these four, there are other teachings held by the church, and one of these—that Mary is a co-mediator with Christ—is now being considered by church leaders as becoming dogma.   Continue »

Part Six

Over the centuries, people have claimed to have seen apparitions of Mary, the mother of Jesus. These supernatural appearances have been said to occur all over the world and are often named after the town where her appearing was seen. Sometimes they include revelations that are said to have come from Mary, messages spoken to the minds and hearts of a privileged few.   Continue »

Bible Passages About Mary

Taken from the KJV unless otherwise noted.
Mary and Joseph

Matthew 1:16

And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
Mary and Jesus

Matthew 1:18

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
The Magi

Matthew 2:11

And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
Jesus in the carpenter shop

Mark 6:3

Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.
The Annunciation

Luke 1:30

And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
Mary at the manger

Luke 2:16

And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
Mary and Simeon

Luke 2:34

And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;