Marian Biblical Verses that are Overlooked by Non-Catholics...

"Honor your  father and your mother...."
Exodus 20:12

GOD wrote that commandment. Jesus Christ is GOD. Don't you think that He obeyed His own commandment?
"And He went down with them and came to Nazareth,
and was subject to them
and His mother kept all these things carefully in her heart.
And Jesus advanced in wisdom and age and grace before GOD and men."
Luke 2:51-52
Of course Jesus honored His own commandments. He honored His Father, foster father, and His natural mother.

My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me
John 10:27
To follow Him means to do as He did. Since He honored His mother, why then, is it that non-Catholics do not honor her?
GOD wants our Lord's whole life to be an example for us. 
There are 21 verses in the New Testament where Jesus said, "follow me".
Do you truly follow Him in all things or only in some things?

"I see thanks to sunlight; but if I close my eyes I can see nothing: my blindness is my fault, not the sun's,
for in closing my eyes I shut out the sunlight." St Thomas Aquinas (Comment on John).

Name another woman who could tell the creator of the universe what to do for the first 30 years of His earthly life as she did?
Luke  2:51-52

Since GOD so honored her, and even obeyed her, why is it that non-Catholics refuse to do likewise and honor her as well?

"When the wine failed, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine." And Jesus said to her, "O woman, what have you to do with me? My hour has not yet come." His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever He tells you."
John 2:3-5
At this point in time Jesus had not begun His ministry and had not performed any public miracles. The text indicates that He did not want to do any miracles or demonstrate His powers, because His "hour had not yet come". Yet He did so at the request of His mother. He saved a potential disastrous ending to a wedding feast by turning water into much needed wine for the guests. In doing so, He began His ministry.
This is yet another example of the Creator of the universe acting in obedience to His mother.

Since GOD obeys His mother, why is it that non-Catholics cannot even honor her?

"Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee."
Luke 1:28
Hail, means to acclaim enthusiastically. It is a salutation reserved for royalty such as, "Hail Caesar", or "Hail King of the Jews". Here we have the Archangel Gabriel, sent by GOD, with instructions to greet her as royalty. How many women who were ever born were given such an enthusiastic royal
greeting by no less than an Archangel sent by GOD?

Non-Catholics see no real significance in this greeting, even though she is hailed by divine command.

Full of Grace? Non baptized persons are not full of grace, simply because they are stained by original sin which Baptism removes.
I always thought that in Baptism, sin goes out and GOD and His Grace comes in.
Since Jesus the Christ had not even been born yet to institute the sacrament of Baptism, how then could she be full of grace?

Non-Catholics take this as almost meaningless.

The Lord is with thee? Is the Lord with those persons who are stained by original sin? What then is the purpose of Baptism?
Here is another verse which explains it very nicely, "If GOD is for us, who is against us
?",  Romans 8:31.

So, if the Lord is with her, why then are non-Catholics so much against her?

"And a great sign appeared in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars."
Revelation 12:1
"A woman clothed with the sun,"? How did St John know it was a woman that he saw in heaven?

"and the moon under her feet"? What does the moon do for us?
It reflects sunlight, just as the Mother of GOD reflects her Son, the Light of the World.

"and on her head a crown of twelve stars."? A crown is yet another sign of royalty as is the word "Hail" in the previous topic.

Non-Catholics tend to deny that the woman of Revelation 12:1 is the Blessed Virgin Mary.
However the evidence against them is so overwhelming that it makes their arguments non-existent.

I must ask, why then is she denied by non-Catholics?

"Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, "Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there till I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him." And he rose and took the child and his mother by night, and departed to Egypt..."
Matthew 2:13-14

Note! "TAKE the child
AND his mother", together they are two leading figures of salvation history.

As it is today, non-Catholics would take the child and leave His mother.

"My soul magnifies the Lord,..."
Luke 1:46

To magnify means to make larger. Her role is to make her Son shine.

How many non-Catholics have failed to noticed that her soul magnifies the Lord?
Does your soul do the same? This is one more reason why Catholics honor her.

Isn't this yet another verse which is ignored by non-Catholics?

The Blessed Virgin Mary was present at Pentecost:

"Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount that is called Olivet, which is nigh Jerusalem, within a sabbath day's journey. And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode Peter and John, James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James of Alpheus and Simon Zelotes and Jude the brother of James. All these were persevering with one mind in prayer with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren."
Acts 1:12-14
"And when the days of the Pentecost were accomplished, they were all together in one place: And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a mighty wind coming: and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them parted tongues, as it were of fire: and it sat upon every one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit: and they began to speak with diverse tongues, according as the Holy Spirit gave them to speak."
Acts 2:1-4

The handmaid:
"And Mary said: Behold the handmaid of the Lord: be it done to me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her."
Luke 1:38
She called herself "the handmaid of the Lord".

The Prophet Joel had something to say about handmaids and Pentecost:
"And you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel: and I am the Lord your God, and there is none besides: and my people shall not be confounded forever. And it shall come to pass after this, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy: your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions. Moreover, upon my servants and handmaids in those days I will pour forth my spirit."
Joel 2:27-29

How many non-Catholics have failed to notice that she was present at Pentecost? How many even care?

"...behold, henceforth all generations shall call me blessed..."
Luke 1:48

Means to perceive by the visual process or to perceive by the mental faculty.
She is calling us to be cognizant of what she has to say following in the same verse.

It means from the moment she said it until the end of time.

All generations:
I would presume includes everyone reading this as well as myself and everyone
who has lived ever since the time she said it, and all of those yet to be born in the future..

Shall (will in some Bibles):
Denotes a command and not a suggestion.

Call me blessed:
Catholics call her "blessed" and obey this command.
Martin Luther, the first protestant, called her "blessed".
He obeyed this command.
Now, please tell me why non-Catholics of today do not follow this command of Holy Scripture?
I have yet to hear a single non-Catholic, to the date of this writing, call her Blessed Mary.

"I shall be mindful of thy name unto all generations and generations;
therefore the nations shall glorify thee forever."
Psalms 45:18 (17)

All this relates intensely to one point in the divine plan: the exaltation of the little ones and the confusion of the big ones.

Show me the verse which authorizes you to accept a verse which appears
to conform to your teaching and reject another which does not conform to it?
Aren't we commanded to conform our teaching to the Bible and not to try to conform
the Bible to false teaching?

"For the time has come for judgment to begin with the household of God;
and if it begins with us, what will be the end of those who do not obey the Gospel of GOD?"
1Peter 4:17

SHE IS THE MOTHER OF THE SON.  Luke 2:7-11, 41-43

Written by Bob Stanley, October 27,  2004
Updated November 18, 2016
"Have I then become your enemy, because I told you the truth?"
Galatians 4:16

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