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Topic: Mary (Mother of Jesus)

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Jesus in the Tomb: When Jesus was in the tomb, where was His soul? [Psalm 16:10, Acts 2:27, I Peter 3:20, I Peters 1:11, 2 Peter 2:5].
"Do Not Touch Me": What was meant when Jesus said to Mary that she was not to touch Him? [John 20:17].

Catholic Traditions & Inconsistencies: Are not Catholics inconsistent when they indicate there are not new revelations since scripture was written, however they have all these oral traditions, such as various beliefs about Mary?

Remarriage to Former Spouse: Is it possible to remarry my wife, even though, she has been married to someone else in the interim? [Deuteronomy 24:1-4].
Disbelief in the Virgin Birth: Can someone who doesn't believe in the virgin birth, still be a Christian?

Welsh Revival Love Song: Are you familiar with the love song, "Here is Love, Vast as an Ocean", of the Welsh Revival?
Jewish View of the Virgin Birth: Did the Jewish people understand and believe the virgin birth? [Matthew 1].
Herod's Slaughter of the Innocents: Why did Herod seek to kill the infants?

Virgin Birth Isn't the virgin birth in Isaiah? [Isaiah 7:14].

The Virgin Birth's Relevance to the Gospel: If the virgin birth was not part of the text, what harm would be done to the gospel?

God's Emotion: Is God emotional and is He capable of lashing out? [Exodus 33:3].
Pharisees Wanting to be Baptized by John: Why would Pharisees want to get baptized by John the Baptist?
Jesus Supporting His Mother, Mary: Was Jesus supporting his mother, Mary? And why him instead of his brothers? [Luke 8].

The Virgin Birth: How important is the "virgin birth"? [Luke 1:34-35].

Steve Gregg's New Book on the Kingdom: When is your new book coming out and will it deal with Dispensational views?
Jesus Didn't Inherit Mary's : How could Jesus not inherit Mary's sinful human nature, since she was just human? [Genesis 3, Psalm 51:5, Romans 5:12, Romans 8:4, Galatians 5:16].

Praying to Mary and the Saints: Is there any scriptures that tells us not to pray to Mary and the saints?

Age of Jesus and Mary: Doesn't the traditional view of the age of 12 for Jesus in the temple and the age of Mary of 13, seem like nonsense to you?
Sabbaths & Festivals: Is it really logical to in Romans and Colossians to assume that the Sabbath referred to is the weekly Sabbath? [Romans 13:1-7, Colossians 2:16 2].

Geneaology of Jesus: Could you help me understand the geneaology of Jesus that seems to be traced through Joseph? [Matthew 1:1-17, Luke 3:23-38].

Ark of the Covenant Represents Jesus or Mary: Is the Ark of the Covenant a type of Mary, as the Catholics suggest, or Jesus, as Protestants tend to believe? [Revelation 11, Psalm 40, Galatians 4, Revelation 17, 21].
Revelation's Woman Represents Mary: Does the woman in Revelation represent Mary? [Revelation 11:19, Revelation 12:1-6].

Mary Never Died: Did you know that Catholics believe that Mary never died?

Mary Overshadowed by God: Why was "overshadow" the word used when describing Mary's conception of Jesus? [Luke 1:35, John 1:14]

The Holy Spirit & Mary, Mother of Jesus: when the Holy Spirit came upon Mary, did she then have the Holy Spirit as we do? [Acts 1, Acts 2:17, Psalm 51:11, John 7:39].
The Holy Spirit in The Old Testament: Can you clarify the Spirit coming upon people in the Old Testament and if He would then stay with them?
Hail Mary, Full of Grace: What does it mean to say, "Hail Mary, full of grace?" Does it mean she was born sinless?

Where was Joseph?: Where was Joseph, in light of Jesus directing her care to John? [John 2, John 19:26-27].

Mary's Heart When Jesus Was a Child: When Luke says that Mary "kept these things in her heart", does this mean she doesn't really understand who He is? [Luke 2:51].
Mary Not Understanding Jesus: What didn't Mary understand when she was in the temple with Jesus after He had gone missing? [Luke 2:50].
Mary Had More Kids: Does the passage support that Mary probably had more children, since she lost track of Jesus? [Luke 2:41-50].

Between the Resurrection & the Ascension: After the resurrection and before the ascension, did Jesus go back and forth between heaven and earth sometimes?
Mary-Don't Cling: What about when Jesus told Mary not to cling to Him? [John 20:17]
Fruit Fruit of Jesus: What about the verses about Jesus as the first fruit, does it indicate that Jesus went back and forth between earth and heaven? [I Corinthians 15:20].

Catholic Traditions-Praying to Mary, Forgiven by Priests, Holy Water: Is it really sin, or idolatry, when Catholics pray to Mary, instead of to God? What about when they say you have to go to a priests to get your sins forgiven [Acts 8, James 2].

Exegesis and Eisegesis: Can you clarify the difference between "exegesis" & "eisegesis"?
Mary: What do you think about the answer I got from a Catholic about how could Mary hear prayers of more than one person at a time?
Debating Catholics: Would you debate a Catholic radio host?

Mary's Purity (Virginity): Does the word understood for indicating that Mary was a virgin, necessarily mean "virgin" in other passages? [Hebrews 13:4, Matthew 1:25, 2 Samuel 6:23].

Immaculate Conception & the Rosary: Would you comment on the Catholic beliefs of "The Immaculate Conception" and their rosary beads?

Virgin Birth: Why does the book of Mark not mention the virgin birth? [John 1:14].
Many Came Out of Their Graves: In Matthew, it is mentioned that many came out of the graves, is this possibly an interpolation (adding of text)? [Matthew 27:52-53].

Mary's Genealogy: What do I tell a Jewish friend about Jesus' direct bloodline to David? [Luke 3:23f].

Praying to Mary: What do you say when you speak to a Catholic about praying to Mary? [Matthew 6:9, Luke 11:2].

Mary's traditional attributes: Where did all the Catholic traditional beliefs about Mary begin (being the mother of God, perpetual virginity, etc.)? [Matthew 1:25, Hebrews 13:4].

Mary: Did Mary become a queen when she gave birth to Jesus? Was Mary ever venerated in the Biblical days? [Acts 1]

Wedding Wine Miracle: When Mary told Jesus about running out of wine at the wedding, why did He address her the way he did and what did Jesus mean by "my hour is not yet come." Why did He ultimately end up performing the miracle? [John 2].
Praying to Mary: What about praying to Mary?

Virgin Birth a Myth: Jews say the virgin birth prophecy was invented by Christians, that the famous verse we use in Isaiah that predicts the coming of a Messiah is spoken of in the past tense, not the future. [Isaiah 9:6]

Mary & Joseph's Other Children: Would you toak about Joseph & Mary's other children. Had Joseph been married before?

Joseph, a Widower: Was Joseph a widower with children? Where do they get that idea from?

Praying to Mary: Caller was listening to a Catholic radio show, & they were talking about a book called, "Rethinking Mary", a book explaining why you should be able to pray to Mary. Will praying to Mary affect people's salvation?

Purgatory: Is there really a purgatory like the Catholic church says there is?
Praying to Mary: What about praying to Mary?

Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit: Blaspheming of the Holy Spirit, Mary's pregnancy. [1 Corinthians 14:33] (Editor's Note: I frankly have NO idea what the caller is talking about!)

Stoning for Adultery: If the law said Mary should be stoned, why was Joseph going to quietly put her away, rather than doing what the law indicated he should do?

Mary & her young age Pregnancy: Why is 13 the age that Mary was impregnated? Why then isn't that age OK for sex?

Sabbath Keeping Catholic: Keeping the Sabbath as a Catholic. I don't keep the Sabbath day very well, but what do you think about the importance of that?
Praying to Mary: I pray to Mary as a Catholic. What do you think about that?

Marian Apparitions: Can the apparitions of Mary be real that supposedly happened in Fatima?

Not Worshipping Graven Images: Caller calls right back from the same show to clarify what the catechism says about graven images.

Catholic Catechism & Graven Images: Caller doesn't think Steve Gregg is right about catholic church leaving out graven images in the catechism. (followup from 8/13, 3rd Q)

Transfiguration: I don't understand the Transfiguration. Can you explain it?
Mother of God: It says the mother of Jesus was persecuted, how do we know that? [Revelation 12:1-6]

Praying to Mary: Where does the Roman Catholic Church get the idea of praying to the Mary, the mother of Jesus?

John the Apostle's Mom & Mary, & John the Baptist's Mother Cousins: Elizabeth & John the Apostle's Mother & Mary are all cousins. How do we deduce this because I can't seem to find it in the Bible?

Marian Apparitions: Marian apparitions & other supernatural phenomenon [Deuteronomy 13:1-3]

Mary, the Mother of Jesus: Was Mary completely without sin both before & after Jesus was born? Does the bible say whether she ascended to heaven or not?

Prediction of Jesus: Is the chute referring to Mary? I know the branch is referring to Jesus. Is the Holy Spirit wisdom? [Isaiah 11:1-2, Proverbs 8]

Mary Magdalene: Was the "case closed" against Mary Magdalene because of no witnesses? [John 8]

Jesus Prophecy about the Catholic Church: Do you think Jesus was foretelling about the Catholic church when he said not to call people "Father"?

The Mother of The Church: How can "The Jerusalem Above" be the mother of Jesus and of those on the day of Pentecost. [Galations 4:26]

Nicene Creed: Caller is concerned about the Veneration of Mary & the phrasing of the incarnation of Jesus through the Virgin Mary & the Holy Spirit.

Mary's Genealogy: What is Mary's genealogy? [Luke 3:23-38]
Antichrist: Who comes first, Jesus or antiChrist?

Mary's Genealogy: 2 different father's for Joseph, one saying that Jacob is Joseph's father & another one saying Heli is his father. [Matthew 1:16, Luke 3:23]

Genealogies of Joseph & Mary: Caller wants to give insight of Mary's when talking about the genealogies of Joseph & Mary, that you don't have to go by the term "son". [Luke 3:23]

Mary's Genealogy: Where does the line of Mary go back to since Joseph is not related Jesus. [Luke 3:23-38, Matthew 1]

The Assumption of Mary: the Assumption of Mary, wondering if you knew how far that went back, & other catholic traditions

Self-Defense with a Gun: Is it okay to have a weapon to defend yourself?
Praying to Mary: My wife is Catholic, & prays to Mary. What do you think about that?

Catholic Church teaches false Doctrine: Roman catholic teach doctrine

John taking care of Mary, Jesus' Mom: Did Mary live w/ john in Ephesus after Jesus died? [John 19:27]

Mary, Mother of Jesus: no original sin for Mary? I heard on catholic radio that Mary was a different Mary

Anti-Christ Darwin: Could Darwin be considered an anti-Christ?
Mary Apparitions: Is it possible these Marian Apparitions are true? [1 John 4:1]

Mary, the Mother of Jesus: The Assumption of a Mary & believing in Catholic Tradition. Paul didn't believe that, did he?

Mary equal with God: Where does the Catholic church get their idea that Mary is equal with God?
Priests Forgiving Sins: Where do they get the idea that the priest can forgive sins?

Tithing: what do churches make the mistake about saying you have to tithe?
Mary's Knowledge of Jesus' Miracle Capability: Did Mary know about Jesus' ability to turn the water into wine?

"Behold thy Mother": When Jesus told John to take care of His mom, Mary, why didn't He have His siblings do it? [John 19:26-27]
Vinegar & Gall: Did this really happen like it says in Psalms of Jesus both drinking Vinegar & eating Gall? [John 19:28, Psalms 69:21]
Laid in a New Tomb: Is there any significance to Jesus being buried in a "New Tomb"? [John 19:41]

Residence of Mary, Joseph & Jesus after His Birth: How long did Joseph & Mary live in Bethlehem after Jesus' birth?

A Heavenly Mother (goddess): What does Steve think about a Heavenly Mother?

Roman Catholic Church & the Vatican: Why does the church pray to Mary, among other things?

Steve & the Holy Spirit: Does Steve think of himself as in the Holy Spirit? How are we born-again?
Trinity: Does Steve understand the Trinity? The Father loves the Son, & the Son loves the Father, so the Love IS the Holy Spirit.
Virgin Mary & her Son Jesus Christ: Does Steve understand Mary & her Son Jesus? Who is the closest to Jesus that is our mother? Who was the most obedient, who was there every step of the way but His mother? He was brought in by her because she was the most faithful. She is full of grace!

Elijah, Enoch & Mary being Translated: Was it Ezekiel that was translated into heaven? Is there any Biblical basis for saying that MARY ascended to heaven without Death like Elijah & Enoch?

Mary, the Mother of Jesus: How old was Mary when she had Jesus, & did she have anymore children?

Mary as a Surrogate Mother: Was Mary just a surrogate mother for Jesus?

Jesus Turning Water in Wine: Jesus reaction to His mother seemed like He was a little angry at her for asking, & wondering if anyone heard Him say that, & after all that, He ended up performing it anyway. [John 2]

Jesus Knowing who He was: When did Jesus know who He was? Did Mary have an understanding of who He was? [Luke 2:52]

Intercession, Mary, & Psychics: Is intercession through Mary, like Catholics do, is that sort've like psychics talking to the dead, which the Bible forbids? [Deuteronomy 18:10-12]

Mary's Conception: Was Jesus any part of Mary? Did God just use Mary's womb as an incubator?
Jesus as a Child: Was Jesus aware of who He was when He was a kid (younger than 12)?
Becoming Sinless: Can we become sinless?

Marriage, No license (Spiritual Marriage): When did Marriage Certificates become a thing? Do you have to get one to get married or can you just get married spiritually? Were Joseph & Mary married before she became pregnant w/ Jesus?

RCC & Confession & Worshipping Mary: Caller thinks that Confession or Worshipping Mary in the Roman Catholic Church are wrong or unnecessary to do.

Purification of Mary follow up - "There" or "Her": Caller does a follow-up on a caller who was concerned about the word "there" or "her", & giving his insights he gleaned. [Luke 2:22] {Editor's note: Just for the record, I don't remember the question that he's talking about, & I spent over an hour looking for it. If anyone finds the call he's talking about, let me know!}

Mary the 2nd Eve: What do you think about Eve being the Second Eve as the Pope declares?

Mary the Mother & Trinity: You had a call about the Pope making the Mother of Mary as part of the Trinity. I did some research on that, & he does say that indirectly.

Mary, Jesus & turning the water into wine: Did Mary know Jesus could do this type of miracle because of things she had possibly seen Him do before the "first" miracle of turning water into wine? [John 2:1-10]
Noah cursing Canaan: So if Ham was the one who saw Noah's nakedness, why was Canaan cursed by Noah & not Ham? [Genesis 9:25]

Mary the Mother of Jesus: What is your view of Mary the Mother Jesus?

Venerating Mary: Do people like Catholics who venerate Mary have a completely different Gospel than we do?

Mary & Joseph: Were Mary & Joseph blood-related, half-brother & sister? (The very beginning of her call is VERY quiet.)

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