30 October 2008

Poll - October 2008

Is Mary the Mother of God?

  • Yes 83 (61%)

  • No 52 (38%)
Total votes: 135. Poll closed.

Comments: Mary is the Theotokos (lit 'God-bearer', or loosely translated, 'The Mother of God') because her Son, Jesus, is one Person, and his divine and human natures cannot be divided. The Council of Ephesus (431) rightly affirmed this truth against the Nestorian heresy. The Definition of Chalcedon (451) states: "as regards his manhood [he was] begotten, for us men and for our salvation, of Mary the Virgin, the God-bearer."