Thursday, March 23, 2006

Mary's Assumption

There is no Biblical basis for the Catholic doctrine of the Assumption of Mary

It is reasonable to believe that Mary's Assumption into Heaven is a historical fact. Enoch went straight to Heaven without dying [Genesis 5:24; Hebrews 11:5] and so did Elijah [2 Kings 2:11-12; 1 Maccabees 2:58]; God would probably do the same for the Immaculate Ark of the New Covenant [Exodus 25:11-21; 2 Samuel 6:2,7,9,11,16; Hosea 13:12-13; Micah 4:9-10;1 Chronicles 13:9-10,14; 15; 16; Isaiah 66:7; Jeremiah 13:21; Luke 1:39,41,56; Galatians 4:19; Romans 8:22; Revelation 11:19; 12:1-2,13-17].

Psalm 132:8 prophesies Jesus and Mary being taken up to their eternal resting place in Heaven. Apostolic tradition—of which Paul stresses the importance in 2 Thessalonians 2:15--states that Mary was assumed into Heaven.