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Carlos Magnus wrote:

Hi, guys —

I am a Catholic.

  • Luke 1:48 is telling about people in the world will call Mary blessed but how can I defend that verse if a Protestant uses Luke 11:27-28 to contradict Luke 1:48?

Luke 11:27-28 says:

As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you. He replied, Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.

Carlos

  { How can I defend Mary's blessedness if my friend is using Luke 11:27-28 to contradict Luke 1:48? }

Bob replied:

Carlos,

Jesus also said:

Why do you call me good, God alone is good. (Luke 18:19)

  • Does that mean He isn't God?

Sometimes Jesus says something that can be taken to the wrong way if not fully understood in context. So it is with this Scripture passage.

Jesus was not minimizing His mother . . . He is merely pointing out that faith, is more important than flesh and blood, which is what the Judaizers were hung up on. His mother Mary had an abundance of faith as one who believed what the Lord said would be fulfilled. (Luke 1:45)

Peace,

Bob Kirby

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