So, does the Orthodox Church believe that Mary was sinless? If she was, then her soul was not affected by Original sin. However, if she was sinless, she would have died and not be resurrected. This article will explain why a sinless person would not have been resurrected. It will also explain why the Bible does not support the idea that Mary was sinless.
Orthodox church believes mary was sinless
The Orthodox Church believes that Mary was sinless throughout her lifetime. This belief is not shared by all Christian denominations, including Protestants. Although Protestants reject the doctrine of the immaculate conception, the Orthodox church holds that Mary was born without sin. This belief contradicts Protestant teachings regarding the role of Christ in redemption. If Mary was sinless, why was she chosen to be the mother of Jesus?
Despite the fact that the Western world has a very different view of sinlessness, Orthodox Christians hold that Mary was sinless by choice. While Mary chose to be sinless in this world, her ancestral sin remained. As a result, she suffered the consequences of her ancestral sin. Moreover, she suffered the consequences of her own sin. Thus, a Catholic view would hold that she was sinless, but this view is not accepted by Eastern Christians.
As a result, the Orthodox Church believes that Mary was sinless from conception until her death. This is the reason why it holds that God foreknew the decision of Virgin Mary to become pregnant. This would mean that she could not fulfill her role as a second Eve. Thus, the term “immaculate conception” carries a deeper meaning. It means that Mary was born sinless and had no sin until her conception.
Original sin was not removed from her soul
The dogma of the Immaculate Conception maintains that Mary was born in the state of original sin, and that Christ removed this original taint by granting her sanctifying grace before her soul had time to become contaminated by sin. This means that Mary was not baptized and thus was exempt from the formal active essence of original sin. This doctrine was developed by the Roman Catholic Church after the teaching of St. Augustine.
According to Catholic teaching, God took Mary in her own body and took her soul into heaven. This was the result of the original sin of Adam, and is one of the reasons why the Catholic Church views the Immaculate Conception as such. Regardless of the title of the sanctification process, the immaculate conception is an essential part of the Christian faith. However, the Catholic Church does not view Mary as a Co-Redemptrix.
Catholics believe that Mary was conceived without original sin. This preservation is known as the Immaculate Conception. This does not mean that Mary was free of Original Sin, however. Instead, it means that she was born free of actual sin. Her conception, however, took place before her soul was created by the Holy Spirit. The Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, thus, reflects her status as the most perfect of all the saints.
If a sinless person had died they would have stayed dead
The Bible teaches that sin results in both physical and spiritual death. In other words, if a sinless person had died, they would have stayed dead. However, there are certain types of sin that do cause physical death. For example, Abel died by Cain’s hand and King David lost his infant son after committing adultery. Even if a sinless person did not die, they would still have died.