The Virgin Mary
a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with sun, and
the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve
stars. And being with child . . . she brought forth a male child,
who is to rule all nations with a rod of iron; and her child was caught
up to God and to his throne. . . . And the dragon was angered at the
woman, and went away
to wage war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments
God, and hold fast the testimony of Jesus.--Revelations 12:1-2,5,17.
I [the Lord] will put enmity between you [the serpent] and the
woman, and between your offspring and hers; He [and/or She in Hebrew]
will strike at your head, while you strike at his [and/or her in
Hebrew] heal.--Genesis 3:15.
Questions and Answers
Early Christians refered to Mary as "Ever-Virgin?"
"Mary: Ever-Virgin" at Catholic
the Catholic teachings on Mary's Immaculate Conception and Bodily
Assumption into Heaven consistent with the Bible?
"The Immaculate Conception and Assumption" at Catholic Answers (Catholic.com)
long have Chrstians believed in Mary's Immaculate Conception?
"Mary: Full of Grace" at Catholic
faithful Christians always called Mary the "Mother of God?"
"Mary: The Mother of God" at Catholic Answers (Catholic.com)
the "Protestant Reformers" admit that Catholic doctrines on Mary are
the same beliefs as the first Christians?
"Martin Luther's Devotion
to Mary" by Dave Armstrong at chnetwork.org