LilyM;2673698]No no no. Scripture is NOT all we really know about Christ, nor is it all we really know about Mary. Why are you going around in circles and insisting that it is???
i’m not arguing in circles but stating fact. All that we know of Mary is found only in the scriptures.
We absolutely can and must apply our God-given capacities for logic to scripture and we can and must accept the deductions that plainly derive from it as TRUTH.
The problem is that this is not just about deductions but facts. The facts are: Mary as presented in the NT is not the same as the marian doctrines. It does not necessarily follow logically that Mary must be queen of heaven, prayed to or assumed.
We believe things like that Mary is the source of all blessings, and you should too, simply because it IS truth, deduced by impeccable logic!
All that logic can do is to tell us if we are thinking correctly. Logic cannot tell us what is true.
Why would you do otherwise, fail to accept what is 110% logical about Christ and Mary because it’s not written? I really don’t understand your trouble here with accepting logic as applied to Scripture.
The problem is that just because something may be logical and reasonable to believe does not mean its true in the real world. The Scriptures as i have said do not present Mary as catholics do.
St Paul tells us ‘brethren, do not be CHILDREN in your thinking’ (1 Corinthians 14:20). The prime difference between childish thinking and adult thinking is LOGIC! Our brains are a gift from God too you know! He ain’t happy if we fail to use 'em. That means we must accept that truth which is logically derived from Scripture as well as what is directly stated within. Both are capital T Truth, given to us by the Jesus who IS the Truth.
If only you had the scriptures to back up your claims about her then you would have something.