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The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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THE BIBLICAL EVIDENCE FOR MARY’S BODILY ASSUMPTION INTO HEAVEN AND HER QUEENSHIP IN HEAVEN The Catholic Church teaches that, after her course of life on Earth, the Blessed Virgin Mary …More
THE BIBLICAL EVIDENCE FOR MARY’S BODILY ASSUMPTION INTO HEAVEN
AND HER QUEENSHIP IN HEAVEN
The Catholic Church teaches that, after her course of life on Earth, the Blessed Virgin Mary
was assumed body and soul into Heaven. Her body did not remain in the grave and suffer
corruption of the flesh; for this is a punishment for original sin, which she did not have.
Since she was free from all original sin and was the privileged Ark, Mary was taken
directly to Heaven, body and soul. That’s called the dogma of Mary’s Bodily Assumption.
Non-Catholics claim there is no evidence in the Bible for the Assumption of Mary. On the
contrary, we find a description of it in Revelation/Apocalypse chapter 12
Revelation 12:1- “And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman
clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown
of twelve stars.”
The woman in Revelation 12:1 signifies a number of things. The fathers of the Church
understood it to signify the Mother of Jesus; they also understood it to signify, on a certain
level, the Church. There is no doubt that it signifies Mary, for the Son of this woman is the
one who rules all nations with an iron rod (Rev. 12:5). That’s Jesus, of course; and thus the
mother must be the Virgin Mary. Therefore, Revelation chapter 12 provides us with a clear
picture of Mary assumed into Heaven and placed as Queen of Heaven.
The Bible also gives us a glimpse of the Assumption of Mary in Psalm 132:8 (Psalm 131:8
in the Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible).
Psalm 132:8- “Arise, O Lord, into thy resting place: thou and the ark, which
thou hast sanctified.”
This interesting psalm speaks of the Lord and the Ark arising or being carried to a
permanent resting place. This is an image of the Assumption; for Jesus is the Lord and
Mary is the new Ark, as we’ve shown. Both of them are taken to Heaven, body and soul.
Jesus ascends on His own; Mary is assumed by Jesus.
If the Ark of the Old Covenant is spoken of as being carried off to a resting place, how
much more the Ark of the new and eternal covenant? We also see that the Ark is spoken of
as sanctified.

THE ASSUMPTION OF MARY INTO HEAVEN FLOWS LOGICALLY FROM HER
PRESERVATION FROM SIN
The bodily Assumption of Mary flows logically from her preservation from all original and
actual sin. The corruption of the flesh in the grave is a consequence of original sin (Genesis
3:19). Most Protestants would agree on this point. As the Ark of the New Covenant, Mary
did not have original sin. As a result, she was free from its consequences. It follows from
this that God did not let her body see corruption.
Psalm 15:10- “Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; nor wilt thou give thy
holy one to see corruption.”
The Biblical Basis for Catholic teachings on Mary
This psalm, which speaks of God not allowing His holy one to see corruption, is quoted in
the New Testament in Acts chapter 2. It refers to Jesus.
Acts 2:31- “Foreseeing this, he spoke of the resurrection of Christ. For neither
was he left in hell, neither did his flesh see corruption.”
Likewise, because Mary was created free from all sin, she did not suffer any corruption of
the flesh in the grave and was assumed body and soul into Heaven. www.mostholyfamilymonastery.com/Articles/the_bible_on_th…