Jehovah`s Witness/The Virgin Mary

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what are the views of Jehovas Witness on the Virgin Mary today

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Greetings,

Jehovah's Witnesses believe that Mary is the mother of Jesus (Matt. 1:16), conceived from the Holy Spirit, (Matt. 1:20) who is the Son of God (John 1:49).  She was bestowed a great honor by God, but they do not award her any undue honor.  She was a virgin (Matt. 1:18) when she became with child.  They also believe that she did not remain a virgin as Jesus had brothers (Acts 1:14).  They believe that she was born with inherited sin (Rom. 3:23).

Some of these beliefs are in contrast with the Roman Catholic Church.  They view Mary as the Mother of God.  JW's do not.  Prayers and petitions are made to Mary in the RCC.  JW's do not do this.  Some Catholics believe that Mary remained a virgin and that she was born without original sin.  Obviously JW's believe neither.

Please follow up if you seek more information or need biblical references for any of the above statements.

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I am not a Jehovah's Witness, however I can answer many questions concerning the ideas and doctrines on which they disagree with mainstream Christianity. I have spent a great deal of time in ministry with current and ex-Jehovah's Witnesses, as well as those who have started to become disillusioned with the Watchtower Organization.

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Jehovah's Witnesses are generally wonderful and moral people who are zealous for God. However, in their zeal, they have pledged allegiance to what they believe is God's spirit-directed organization. This allegiance blinds them from allowing God's word alone to work in them. My hope is to share the love of Jesus Christ with all who seek salvation, no matter their label or denomination. My experiences come from the relationship that I have with Him as the source of my daily strength. These experiences create an undeniable testimony of salvation by grace through faith in the cleansing blood of the Lamb of God. Through prayer and meditation on God's holy word alone, we find truth as revealed to us through the Holy Spirit.

Organizations
As the word "organization" is misleading in this particular area, I want to be clear that, as a member of the body of Christ, the label or denomination of the church I attend is not the source of my salvation. I do not go to or through any organization for official knowledge or guidance. I go to God's word alone.

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I have a Bachelor and Master's Degree with extensive educational experience.

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