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Friday, October 14th 2011

11:58 PM

Should We Worship The Virgin Mary?

Dr. Labib Mikhail says, absolutely not!  His book, The Virgin Mary in the Light of the Word of God, clarifies the issues that have grown around the life that housed the Babe, born into the world to save us from our sins.

Of additional interest, a Lexicon is also added to the book, explaining common religious terms.  While able to refute Muslim misconceptions of The Trinity, this book is an important tool to help all Christians understand the role of Scripture to validate Truth.  I have some friends with a Catholic upbringing, who will be pleased to find such clear words used to shed light on human traditions.

Dr Mikhail and his collaborator, Dr. Nasser S. Farag, bring theology into easy-to-comprehend discussion.  Yet, there are profound statements to mull over, as in the contrast between John the Baptist and Jesus.  “One was filled with God’s Spirit.  One was God Himself.”  (p. 13)

Great effort is made to present all manner of heresies that have sprung up within the Church, always reminding the reader to put our trust in God alone (Jeremiah 17:5-8) instead of elevating Mary, nor any apostle, to equal Jesus.

The authors warn, “It is a dangerous thing to passively depend on human knowledge and choose to remain ignorant of God’s truth in His Word.”  (p. 122)

True to the Mary we meet in Scripture, our final admonition is “as she tells the servants at the wedding in Cana, ‘Whatever He says to you, do it.’ (John 2:5)” (p. 127).

I entered into this book of a mindset that it would be complex reading.  It was a pleasant surprise to find it explained in layman’s terms, with a takeaway value:  I want to do whatever Jesus tells me!

Sally

Disclosure of Material: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookCrash.com book review program, which requires an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s CFR Title 16, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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2 user comments.

Posted by Lillie Ammann:

Thanks for this, Sally. I have read and heard some things about the Virgin Mary that just make me shake my head. I haven't found anything in the Bible to justify making her an object of worship. Certainly she deserves respect and appreciation for her faithful acceptance and following of God's will, but she was human and not divine.

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Saturday, October 15th 2011 @ 2:23 AM

Posted by Sally Ferguson:

Me too, Lillie! You would love this book; it made sense out of those arguments and gave a basis for sound doctrine by showing intentional wording in the Bible to validate the virgin birth to a human woman. That woman said herself, I am blessed and I am Your servant. Mary honored God and was an example to us of obedience. For that, we can appreciate her even more!

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Saturday, October 15th 2011 @ 2:08 PM