Mary Mother of Jesus

Jesus was born of a virgin — that Jesus was miraculously conceived in Mary’s womb through the work of the Holy Spirit. We agree with the theological conclusion of the Council of Ephesus (AD 431) that Mary is the “mother of God” (theotokos). Still, Mary was “blessed” and “favored” in having the privilege of giving birth to the Godman (Jesus), the second person of the Trinity.

We reject any extrabiblical teachings concerning Mary which include perpetual virginity, the assumption of Mary, the immaculate conception, as well as the queen of heaven.

Matthew 1:18-23; John 8:46; 1 Timothy 2:5