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Mary is Not Equal with Yeshua

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Oct 8, 2012 at 10:46

Then His brothers and His mother came, and standing outside they sent to Him, calling Him. And a multitude was sitting around Him; and they said to Him, "Look, Your mother and Your brothers are outside seeking You." But He answered them, saying, "Who is My mother, or My brothers?" And He looked around in a circle at those who sat about Him, and said, "Here are My mother and My brothers! "For whoever does the will of God is My brother and My sister and mother." (Mark 3:31-35).

But He answered and said to them, "My mother and My brothers are these who hear the word of God and do it." (Luke 8:21).

The issue as to whether Maryam should receive honor above anyone else needs to be put in the frame of reference in which it happened: she did not receive the greetings of blessing from Gabriel merely on the basis of the message alone; but her OBEDIENCE to the WORD of the LORD became her proof of honoring what the LORD was doing through her-bringing the Saviour of the world into His earthly frame.

Beyond that, Yeshua dictated the terms by which He honored His mother, and not by the terms dictated by men-but that of obedience to Him on HIS terms in His love.

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