No Mother of God
Mary and All Creation Inferior to Jesus
Mary was a blessed and righteous woman like Hannah, Ruth, and other godly women in the Bible. Nonetheless, Jesus, as her Creator, was higher in authority to her. This is evident from the Wedding at Cana, His childhood experience in the Temple, and the case of her and his siblings wanting Him to stop His teaching to talk to them (not to mention Php. 2:10; Eph. 1:22; 1 Cor. 15:27-28; Col. 1:14-19).
Wedding at Cana
When Mary wanted Jesus to turn water into wine, He initially refused, and called her "woman" (Heb. gune) instead of mother, indicating His authority as her Creator. It was only when Mary acknowledged His authority, and told the servants to obey whatever He said, that He agreed to perform the miracle.
|“||John 2:3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.
4 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.
5 His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.
6 And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.
7 Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.
8 And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it.
9 When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,
10 And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.
11 This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.
Mary and Siblings Request an Audience
No Special Relation Over Disciples
When Mary and Jesus' siblings attempted to interrupt His ministry and request a special audience, Jesus ignored them; showing that they held no special family position to Him more than other followers of God. Instead He indicated His disciples, and pointed out that all who follow the will of His Father in Heaven are His siblings and mother.
|“||Matthew 12:46 ¶ While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him.
47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.
48 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?
49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!
50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
Responsibility to Do His Father's Will, Not Mary's
Even as a child, Jesus rejected the assertion of any special authority by Mary as His earthly mother. When Mary asked why Jesus had left to teach in the temple at age 12, Jesus questioned why she was so concerned, and pointed out His responsibility was to do the will of His Father in Heaven. This showed Mary lacked parental authority over Jesus, unlike the Father in Heaven. Jesus as her Creator had authority over her, not the other way around.
|“||Luke 2:46 And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions.
47 And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.
48 And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.
49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?
50 And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.
51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.
The Queen of Heaven was Pagan Idolatry in the Old Testament
The concept of a "queen of heaven" worshiped with food and drink offerings, similar to Catholic Mass, is an Old Testament idolatrous practice for which Israel was severely punished.
|“||Jeremiah 7:16 ¶ Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me: for I will not hear thee.
17 Seest thou not what they do in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem?
18 The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.
19 Do they provoke me to anger? saith the LORD: do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces?
20 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, mine anger and my fury shall be poured out upon this place, upon man, and upon beast, and upon the trees of the field, and upon the fruit of the ground; and it shall burn, and shall not be quenched.
Jeremiah 44:15 ¶ Then all the men which knew that their wives had burned incense unto other gods, and all the women that stood by, a great multitude, even all the people that dwelt in the land of Egypt, in Pathros, answered Jeremiah, saying,
Jesus Superior to All Creation
The Bible repeatedly makes clear that Jesus, as the Son of God, is superior to all mankind, including Mary. At His name "every knee shall bow."
|“||Philippians 2:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Ephesians 1:20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
1 Corinthians 15:27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.
Colossians 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: