Mary is the Mother of God

As Catholics we believe that Mary is the Mother of God. But where does this Dogma comes from? Why is it a Dogma of the Church?

In the Council of Ephesus, 431 AD, the Church declared Mary as the "Theotokos", which in Greek means God-Bearer, or Mother of God. The Council insisted that this title be given in an effort to preserve the teaching of the Church, that Christ was both Divine and human and that both of His natures were united in His One Person.

“A woman is a man’s mother either if she carried him in her womb or if she was the woman contributing half of his genetic matter or both. Mary was the mother of Jesus in both of these senses, because she not only carried Jesus in her womb but also supplied all of the genetic matter for his human body, since it was through her—not Joseph—that Jesus “was descended from David according to the flesh” (Rom. 1:3). Since Mary is Jesus’ mother, it must be concluded that she is also the Mother of God: If Mary is the mother of Jesus, and if Jesus is God, then Mary is the Mother of God. There is no way out of this logical syllogism.” (Catholic Answers)

As Catholics we have the obligation to believe that Mary truly was Jesus’ Mother, that through His conception, He took on his humanity because of Mary.

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