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19. Who is the MOTHER OF GOD? Is it Mary or is it the Holy Spirit?


MOTHER OF GOD: Ernest Santos, former Catholic says and I quote; “the Holy Spirit is the true mother of Christ.” Ernest you have a very limited repertoire of Bible verses.  Mary is referred to as Jesus’ mother.   Elizabeth said “How does it happen that the mother of my Lord should come to me” (Lk 1:43)? 

It is true that Jesus took his humanity from ...Mary and drew His Divinity from the Holy Spirit.  "The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the most High will overshadow you.  Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God" (Lk 1:35).  Mary is the only person to become pregnant without a human husband.  If she had become pregnant from a man then it would be correct in saying Mary was the mother of the man, Christ Jesus.  The Gospel of Luke says this particular child is more than a man; He is "the son of God." 

When Jesus was born, He was not just a man only to become God later.  When Mary gave birth to Jesus, He was both Man and God, that is why she is called the Mother of God.  Elizabeth also called her the Mother of God when she said "how does it happen that the  MOTHER OF MY LORD  should come to me" (Lk 1:43).  Notice in your Bible that the word Lord is capitalized.  A baby could not be anyone's Lord unless of course this particular baby was in fact God.  If Mary was not the Mother of God then at what point after the birth of Jesus did He become God?  The opponents of Mary will not answer this question. 

Ernest, I can believe you who say the Holy Spirit is the true mother of Jesus.  Or I can believe Elizabeth and the Bible who say that Mary is the mother of my Lord, Jesus.  As a Catholic you were ignorant of the Bible and as a Protestant you are still ignorant of the Bible.  Ernest please move beyond anti-Catholic literature that only follows part of the Bible, and misrepresents the Church Jesus founded.   

It is this type of intellectual dishonesty on your part and others that has lead many Protestants scholars into the Catholic Church.  And so in fact you are your own undoing.   People are interested in truth.  Jesus said “You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.