Bishop Moyer of the TAC recommended the article below, an attempt to explain the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception of the BVM to Evangelical Christians. David Mills is a very dear and close friend of Bishop David and Rita Moyer. He served at one time with Mrs. Moyer when they were members of the legislative council of Forward in Faith/North America. Wednesday is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
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Delivered From All Stain
Dec 6, 2010
“Yeah, right” is the way the more irenic of my Evangelical friends react to the Immaculate Conception, the feast day of which (a holy day of obligation) we celebrate on Wednesday. A few will go so far as to say something like “Whatever floats your boat,” while others react with something like horror or disgust. Very few, in my experience, has a very good idea of the dogma to which they're reacting.
“It says that Mary doesn't need to be saved,” Evangelical friends with doctorates in theology from elite universities have told me, which is, you know, and I do hate to say this, kind of dumb. I can easily understand their believing the dogma made up out of thin air, but even then they should realize that what is made up is a statement about the way Jesus saved his own mother.
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