Thursday, March 23, 2006

Mary's Assumption

MYTH
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.