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"We confess, then, our lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God perfect God and perfect man of a rational soul and a body, begotten before all ages from the Father in his godhead, the same in the last days, for us and for our salvation, born of Mary the virgin, according to his humanity, one and the same consubstantial with the Father in godhead and consubstantial with us in humanity, for a union of two natures took place. Therefore we confess one Christ, one Son, one Lord. According to this understanding of the unconfused union, we confess the holy virgin to be the mother of God because God the Word took flesh and became man and from his very conception united to himself the temple he took from her." [431 A.D, Council of Ephesus; 451 A.D., Council of Chalcedon.]

- Which Church Council made the above statement?

- Which Church Council declared that Mary is the Mother of God?

- Was that declaration made as an official Dogma?

- Was Mary the mother of Jesus who was both God and human?

- Does this Dogma affirm John 1:14 where it states: "The Word became flesh and lived among us."

- What do the following Bible passages mean: “For in Him (Jesus) all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell.” [Col. 1:19]

- “For in Him (Jesus) the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily.” [Col. 2:9]

- Was the Blessed Virgin Mary always the Mother of God?

- At what moment did Mary become the Mother of God?

- Was Mary the Mother of the Divine nature of Jesus?

- True or false: Mary is the Mother of the human nature of Jesus through the birth of His physical body and the Mother of His Divine nature as God.

Reference http://www.catholicdoors.com/misc/apologetics/marymother.htm

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