Mother of GOD,
Mother of the Church,
Mother of us all.

How could a little Jewish girl of about 15 years of age become the Mother of GOD who created her?

Jesus Christ is one person who possesses two natures. He has a Divine nature and a human nature. He is not a Divine person AND a human person, as that would make Him two persons.
A person receives his nature from his father. His Father's nature is Divine.
Therefore, He is also Divine, which makes Him a Divine person.

A person possesses a nature. A nature does not possess a person.
Nature describes what a person can do, but the person does it.
Mothers give birth to totally complete persons, each with a nature. Never does a mother give birth to a nature alone.
Natures do not have mothers, persons do.
Therefore, Mary gave birth to the person of Jesus Christ, who is a Divine person, thus making her the Mother of GOD.

This is shown in Scripture:
John 1:1, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with GOD, and the Word was GOD."
and taken together with...
John 1:14, "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us."

The Word was GOD and the Word was made flesh.
Who supplied the flesh and blood of the Divine Word?
The Blessed Virgin Mary did. She is the mother of the Divine Word Incarnate.

See this flowchart for more.

John 20:28, "Thomas answered and said to Him, "My Lord and my GOD"."

St. Thomas equated the words "Lord" and "GOD" in this verse.
Throughout the New Testament, the Greek word used for "Lord", is "kurios".
The word refers to the Father or to the Son, depending upon the context.
See Matthew 1:22, and John 6:69, just to name two out of many examples.
Mary is called the "Mother of the Lord" in Luke 1:43, and the "Mother of Jesus" in
Matthew 1:18, John 2:1-5,6:42,19:25-26, and Acts 1:14. Since I have shown that Jesus is a Divine person, either one of these titles for her supports the fact that she indeed is the Mother of GOD. Anyone who says she is not, will have to prove that Jesus Christ is not a Divine person.
Trying to prove that would force changes in Trinitarian doctrine as well.

Luke 1:41-43, "...And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, and cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb! And how have I deserved that the Mother of my Lord should come to me"."

Whose words did Elizabeth use in these verses?
When someone is filled with the Holy Spirit and speaks, it is the Spirit who gives the words (Mark 13:11).
Mary was called the
Mother of my Lord with a capital "L", meaning, the Mother of GOD. She was called the Mother of GOD by the Holy Spirit, GOD Himself. Can anyone of us do less?

Do you need more Scriptural references? Well here are a few:
"And the angel said to her: Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found grace with GOD. Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb and shalt bring forth a son: and thou shalt call his name Jesus."
Luke 1:30-31
So Mary had a Son whom she named Jesus.

"The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD."
Mark 1:1
So Jesus Christ is the Son of GOD.

"But of the Son he says, "Thy throne, O GOD, is for ever and ever, the righteous scepter is the scepter of thy kingdom.""
Hebrews 1:8.
So the Son of GOD IS GOD as spoken by GOD the Father.

So, Mary is the mother of Jesus, who is the Son of GOD, who IS GOD.
It is all so very simple. How could anyone not see it?

"God did not derive his divinity from Mary; but it does not follow that it is therefore wrong to say that God was born of Mary, that God is Mary's Son, and that Mary is God's mother . . . She is the true mother of God and bearer of God . . . Mary suckled God, rocked God to sleep, prepared broth and soup for God, etc. For God and man are one person, one Christ, one Son, one Jesus, not two Christs . . . just as your son is not two sons . . . even though he has two natures, body and soul, the body from you, the soul from God alone."
Martin Luther, (On the Councils and the Church, 1539).
Interestingly, this is what the first Protestant taught regarding the Mother of GOD.
Who then, in all of Protestantism, is responsible for not following the teaching of their founder?

For those who still deny that the Blessed Virgin Mary is the Mother of GOD, the onus is now upon you to back up what you charge with facts. By denying her the motherhood of GOD, you have only two choices:
Either Jesus Christ is not GOD, or another woman was His mother.
Which choice is yours?

"And if our Gospel be also hid, it is hid to them that are lost, In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of unbelievers, that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of GOD, should not shine unto them."
2Corinthians 4:3-4
The 'god of this world' is Satan.

The Blessed Virgin Mary is the Mother of the Church as well.

"...and he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church,
which is his body, the fulness of him who fills all in all."
Ephesians 1:22-23

Since the Body of Jesus Christ is the Church and she gave birth to His total person, then she is rightfully proclaimed as the Mother of the Church as well as the Mother of GOD.
The Blessed Virgin Mary is also Our Mother.

Adam is the Father of all humanity and Eve is the Mother of all humanity.

"Thus it is written, "The first man Adam became a living being"; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit."
1Corinthians 15:45
The New Adam is Jesus Christ, who is the Creator of all humanity. Since we have a first Adam and a last Adam, and a first Eve as well, then it stands to reason that we have a last Eve, the Blessed Virgin Mary who is known as the New Eve.
Since Eve is the mother of all humanity, then the Blessed Virgin Mary is Mother of us all as well, Our Spiritual Mother.

"When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, "Woman, behold, your son!"
Then he said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother!" And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home."
John 19:26-27
The Apostle John is "the disciple whom he loved", who was standing near the foot of the cross.
John is not the birth son of Mary. His birth parents are shown in Scripture to be Zebedee and Salome.
When Jesus said to John, "Behold, your mother", John represented all of us as receiving The Mother of GOD, to be our spiritual mother as well.

"Do not be troubled or weighed down with grief.
Do not fear any illness, or vexation, anxiety or pain.
Am I not here who am your Mother?
Are you not under my shadow and protection?
Am I not your fountain of life? Are you not in the folds of my mantle?
In the crossing of my arms? Is there anything else you need?"

The Blessed Virgin Mary said these things to Juan Diego on December 9, 1531,
during the Miracle of Guadalupe.

See, "In Defense of The Blessed Virgin Mary" for more.

Written by Bob Stanley, April 28, 2000
Updated June 25, 2003
Updated October 5, 2004

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