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asis wrote: Thank you for that reply.
the time of the early Church Fathers (the very first Christians
Christ’s ascension to heaven), this image of the woman has had a
symbolism: the ancient people of Israel, the Church and the
Mother. However, the fullness of the image is the Blessed
for she fulfills the prophecies regarding the coming of the Messiah.
are other important reasons for identifying "the woman clothed
the sun" as our Blessed Mother. The passage in question began with a
of heaven, the temple, and the Ark of the Covenant.
in the Old Testament the ark housed the Ten Commandments, the
God and God’s Word. The ark also contained the priestly staff of
and a golden jar containing an omerful of manna (Ex 16:32, Nm
Heb 9:14). As the Israelites journeyed to the Promised Land, a
signifying the presence of God, would descend upon or "overshadow"
tent where the ark was kept. Later in the Temple of Jerusalem, the
kept in the Holy of Holies, the inner core of the Temple where
Jewish people believed God dwelt.
the description of heaven, the temple and the ark, the next verse
"the woman clothed with the sun." Mary is the mother of
whom she conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit. As Archangel
announced, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the
High will overshadow you; hence, the holy offspring to be born
called Son of God" (Lk 1:35). The connection between Mary and the
the Holy of Holies and the ark is clear.
mind also that when St. John saw this vision, the ark had been
for over 500 years. In this vision, St. John saw the ark and then
Mary. Mary carried in her womb our Lord, who is the Word of God,
true High Priest and the Bread of Life. Truly, Mary is the new Ark
New Covenant, which our Lord as priest will make with His Blood
in the sacrifice of the cross.
pain, according to early church fathers, refer to the pain she
when she stood at the foot of the cross (Jn 19:25), a pain
by the Priest Simeon at the circumcision: "This child is destined to
downfall and the rise of many in Israel, a sign that will be
— and you yourself shall by pierced with a sword — so that the
of many hearts may be laid bare" (Lk 2:34-35). Interestingly, St.
also speaks of "labor pains" in handing the faith unto his people:
are my children, and you put me back in labor pains until Christ
formed in you" (Gal 4:19). So the pain takes on a spiritual
that pain in sharing in the sufferings of Christ, and that pain in
the Mother of the Church and bringing others to her Son.
that this is going nowhere and is just wasting my very precious
free to believe whatever your teachers tell you,
the Church Fathers, up to and beyond the Council of Nicea,
it is supported by the bible or not.
want to make Mary into a greater than Christ, so be it.
clear contradictions and unjustified extrapolations in your
obvious that you have a very different bible to the one I have,
more it is clear that you worship a very different God to the
God whom I serve.
Be Humble Repent Listen To The Eternal God Obey Him.
This is very easy to say, but
I assure you that it is physically impossible,
without the empowerment of the Eternal
Attending some Church,
going up to an altar call, or isolating yourself,
in the hope that
somehow it will all be alright, will not do it.
What are you going to do about
it before it is too late?
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. The only way out of
this dilemma is Jesus Christ.
is the only way of escape.
. We have to be
under His Care and Protection.
by any other name or means,
. Simply does
. Complete Obedience is
. Come soon Lord Jesus.