PJ Media: The same folks to bring you “Abrahamism”—the idea that Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are intricately connected—have narrowed their sights on promoting Mary, the mother of Christ, as “a Jewish, Christian and Muslim woman.”
This may be easier said than done — at least for those still interested in facts. For starters, the claim that Mary was a “Jewish, Christian and Muslim woman” is only two-thirds true: yes, she was a Jew by race and background; and yes, she was a Christian in that she literally birthed Christ(ianity); but she was most certainly not a Muslim — a term and religion that came into being 600 years after Mary died.
Worse, far from being the Eternal Virgin, as she is for 1.5 billion Christians of the Catholic and Orthodox variety, Islam presents Mary, the Mother of Christ, as “married” to and “copulating” with Muhammad in paradise — a depiction that would seem to sever rather than build “bridges.”
In a hadith that was deemed reliable enough to be included in the renowned Ibn Kathir’s corpus, Muhammad declared that “Allah will wed me in paradise to Mary, Daughter of Imran,” whom Muslims identify with Jesus’s mother.
Nor is this just some random, obscure hadith. None other than Dr. Salem Abdul Galil — previously deputy minister of Egypt’s religious endowments for preaching — affirmed its canonicity in 2017 during a live televised Arabic-language program. Among other biblical women (Moses’s sister and Pharaoh’s wife), “our prophet Muhammad — prayers and be upon him — will be married to Mary in paradise,” Galil said. Read More …
Opinion: Not satisfied with the Biblical account of Mary, the mother of the Savior, Catholic and Orthodox leaders continue to elevate and ascribe new unbiblical roles for her.
- In 553 AD, the Second Council of Constantinople gave Mary the title Aeiparthenons, meaning Perpetual Virgin
- In 649 AD, Pope Martin I emphasized Mary’s virginity as a threefold character, before, during, and after the birth of Christ.
- In 1854, Pope Pius IX proclaimed the dogma of the Immaculate Conception and by the merits of Jesus Christ to be preserved and immune from all stain of sin
It is important to remember that according to the 1992 Catechism of the Catholic Church, the task of interpretation of Scripture is vested uniquely in the Pope and the bishops.
The question remains, if Mary was sinless, why would she have needed a Savior? It was Mary who referred to her Son in Luke 1:47 “and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior“.
Therefore the Popes have extended their authority above the Bible in what the church calls ‘Sacred Tradition’ despite Jesus’ warning in Matthew 15:8-9
“These people honor me with their lips,
but their hearts are far from me.
9 They worship me in vain;
their teachings are merely human rules.” Matthew 15:8-9
Pope Francis, the first Jesuit pope, is trying to reestablish world religion in Iraq by compromising the Mother of Jesus to Islam in a most blasphemous way.
The final church of Revelation 13:11 is under construction for all to see.