Significant Facts
about the 7 references to Mary during the life of Christ
 Private & Public periods
 

 

Matt.
12: 46 

Matthew 12:46. 'While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.'

FACT: This verse puts those who do the will of God on the same plane as -'my brother, and sister and mother'.
 

Question:
Is there any suggestion in this verse that Mary should receive hyperdulia veneration, adoration, supplication and exaltation?


Answer:
NO
 

 

Matt. 13: 55

Mark 6:3

John 6:42


Matt. 13: 55. 'Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?'

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.'

John 6:42. 'Is not this Jesus the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know...'

Fact: These verses indicate what men thought of Christ as he sojourned here amongst men. They also indicates that Mary and Joseph had other children.
 


Question:
Is there any suggestion in these verses Mary should receive hyperdulia veneration, adoration, supplication and exaltation?

Answer: NO

 

 

Luke 2:48

Luke
11: 27- 28

 

Luke 2:48. This reference is about the time his parents 'lost' Jesus for three days as a boy of 12. They found in in the temple with the doctors hearing and asking them questions. His mother said, 'thy father (legal father not biological father), and I sought thee sorrowing'. Consider his gentle rebuke,  'Do you not know that I must be about my Father's business?'  (Luke 11:27-28 - see note above)

Fact: Luke records, 'They understood not the saying which he spoke unto them.'

Question:
Is there any suggestion in this verse that Mary should receive hyperdulia veneration, adoration, supplication  and exaltation?

Answer: NO

 

 

John 2:4

John 2:4. 'And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come. His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.'

Fact: Please note that Mary says, "whatsoever he saith unto you do'. We should take her good advice.

Question:
Is there any suggestion in this verse that Mary should receive hyperdulia veneration, adoration, supplication and exaltation?

Answer: NO
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John
19: 25-26

John 19:25-26
'Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.'

Fact: John was the only apostle standing by the cross. Jesus expresses his tender care for his mother and commits her to his care. He discharged this responsibility by taking her to his own home.

In view of all the forgoing facts it is wholly unbiblical, and indeed unwarranted, to suggest that the three words spoken to John, 'Behold thy mother', mean that Mary is the mother of us all. The fact that John took her to his own home clearly indicates that she was under his care and not the other way about. 
 

Question:
Is there any suggestion in these verses that  Mary is the mother of all and should receive hyperdulia veneration, adoration, supplication and exaltation?

Answer: NO.