Friday, October 26, 2007

The Blood of Jesus is the Blood of Mary

Michael Liccione has a very interesting essay on Mary and Salvation here:

I encourage you to read it and ponder.

1 comment:

Alice C. Linsley said...

Then Yahweh God said to the snake, 'Because you have done this, accursed be you of all animals wild and tame! On your belly you will go and on dust you will feed as long as you live. I shall put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he [following the Greek] will bruise your head and you will strike his heel." (Gen. 3:14-15)

This proclaims that the offspring of the devil will be at enmity with the offspring of the woman (not named Eve here). The "offspring of the woman" cannot refer to the human race since all humanity was in captivity to the Devil until the blood of Jesus (also Mary's blood)fulfilled all things through the Cross and the Empty Tomb. Therefore the ultimate victory is not ascribed to the woman's descendents in general, but rather to a particular Son.

The Latin version reads: "she will bruise..." and has been taken to refer not to Eve, but to Mary, the Theotokos.