Does the following from the Gospel of Phillip indicate that Mary is a goddess?
Jesus said: Some say, "Mary conceived by the Holy Spirit." They are in error. They do not know what they are saying. When did a woman ever conceive by a woman? Mary is the virgin whom no archon has ever defiled.
- craig bLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
The Gospel of Phillip is not canon. Why would you address any sort of question / issue from a document that the Church has already rejected outright as truth?
- 1 decade ago
Wow....someone asking about something from the Gospel of Philip. I'm impressed.
You missed a part though......
"She is a great anathema to the Hebrews, who are the apostles and the apostolic men. This virgin whom no power defiled [...] the powers defile themselves. And the Lord would not have said "My Father who is in Heaven" (Mt 16:17), unless he had had another father, but he would have said simply "My father"."
No, I do not believe Mary was a Goddess no more than I believe we are Gods. We have the capacity to think as Gods if we so choose. Beyond that......we be people
- 1 decade ago
I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.
32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?
33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.
34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are agods?
35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;
36 Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Wouldn't it follow, by logic, that the 'Holy
Spirit' is the goddess and not 'Mary'?