Hail Mary Full Of Lies!
by David J. Stewart
"I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images." -Isaiah 42:8
The Catholic Rosary recital is rooted in the repetitive phrase... HAIL MARY! FULL OF GRACE! In fact, this phrase is REPEATED 53 times in a standard Rosary. The ONLY mention of the phrase "full of grace" in the Scriptures is reserved for Jesus Christ, in John 1:14... "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth." Mary was never full of grace; but rather, she was the blessed recipient of God's grace, as is every born again believer.
The manmade Catholic doctrine of the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION of Mary is a lie, which teaches that Mary was born without a sin-nature, and lived a perfect life without ever sinning. These heresies contradict the most fundamental teachings of God's Word. Romans 5:12 clearly indicts Mary as a sinner, "Wherefore, as by one man [Adam] sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned." There is NO bigger lie today than the heresy that Mary was without sin. Romans 3:10-23 call Catholics LIARS! Jesus was the ONLY sinless human being ever born (2nd Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 4:15), because He had NO earthly father (Isaiah 7:14). How could Mary, who had a sinful earthly father, be born without a sin-nature? It is blasphemy against the Scriptures! Catholics sin greatly by deifying Mary. Truthfully, Mary was a dirty, rotten, scoundrel, sinner--just like anyone else! Mary was NOT full of grace!
Luke 1:28 Does Not Support the Catholic Heresy of Immaculate Conception
According to Catholic.com...
When discussing the Immaculate Conception, an implicit reference may be found in the angelís greeting to Mary. The angel Gabriel said, "Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you" (Luke 1:28). The phrase "full of grace" is a translation of the Greek word kecharitomene. It therefore expresses a characteristic quality of Mary.
A literal translation of the TEXTUS RECEPTUS Greek in Luke 1:28 reads, "And entering, the angel said to her, Hail, one having received grace! The Lord is with you. You are blessed among women!" (SOURCE: THE INTERLINEAR BIBLE, Jay P. Green, Sr.; Sovereign Grace Publishers, ISBN: 1-878442-81-3). Luke 1:28 in the King James Bible reads, "And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women." The Greek word for "favoured" is charitoo, meaning, "to be highly favoured, make accepted." The King James Bible is 100% correct. The term "FULL OF GRACE," which Catholics have idolized in their Rosary recitals, is not a Biblical term concerning Mary. The original Greek NEVER says Mary was "FULL" of grace; rather, it says that Mary received grace from God, just as every believer is entitled to by the precious blood of Jesus (Hebrews 4:16).
Luke 1:28 in NO way gives credence, or implies, that Mary was born without a sin-nature or that she lived a sinless life. For Roman Catholics to attempt to justify such a far-fetched and unbiblical doctrine on mere speculation is the height of unscholarly rubbish. The ONLY mention of the phrase "full of grace" is reserved for Jesus Christ in the Scriptures, in John 1:14... "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth." Mary was never full of grace; but rather, she was the blessed recipient of God's grace, as is every born again believer. Catholics have perverted the truth once again. So the next time you hear a Catholic saying that Mary was "full of grace," you know they're full of something else.
Catholics Sinfully Claim the Right and Power to "Define" the Scriptures
Please read the following comments from Catholic.com...
The Bible Only?
Since the Immaculate Conception and Assumption are not explicit in Scripture, Fundamentalists conclude that the doctrines are false. Here, of course, we get into an entirely separate matter, the question of sola scriptura, or the Protestant "Bible only" theory. There is no room in this tract to consider that idea. Let it just be said that if the position of the Catholic Church is true, then the notion of sola scriptura is false. There is then no problem with the Church officially defining a doctrine which is not explicitly in Scripture, so long as it is not in contradiction to Scripture. [emphasis added]
Carefully read the last sentence in the above quote. Catholics claim that there's NO PROBLEM with the "Catholic Church officially defining a doctrine." Oh really? Since when is the Catholic Church the sole proprietor of the Scriptures? Did God give them the right to decide what the Scriptures really mean? Does not the Word of God speak clearly for Itself? Yes, the Bible most certainly DOES! Catholicism is of the Devil, because it perverts the Scriptures. The Catholic Church has been fabricating manmade doctrines for centuries, under the pretense of "defining" ambiguous portions of Scripture. The truth is that the Catholic Church perverts the Scriptures, and lies to their followers, claiming the right and power to twist the Bible, when they should leave God's Word alone.
Nearly everything the Catholic Church teaches contradicts the Scriptures! To teach the bizarre notion that Mary was sinless and then assumed bodily into Heaven contradicts the Bible 100%. The Bible needs no interpretation. God said what He meant, and meant what He said! The doctrine of the Immaculate Conception of Mary is an immaculate DECEPTION!
Isaiah 8:20 states, "To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them." Catholics are willfully blinded to the truth of God's Word. Jesus said in Mark 7:9... "Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition." Catholicism is constructed of tradition upon tradition. No wonder Catholicism has been called a PRISONHOUSE OF RELIGION.