Bible Study Moment: Mary

Historically one of the issues that Protestants have had with the Roman Catholic Church has been in regards to Mary. Protestants believe that the Catholic Church places too much emphasis on Mary, maybe to the point of worshipping her, so those Protestants have over compensated and talked too little about her.

Looking at Luke 1:46-55, what is referred to as The Magnificat, I’ve written before that some scholars compare it to Hannah’s Song in 1 Samuel 2:1-10. I see her words being very similar to the Jewish prophets, especially in verse 52; God has pulled down the powerful and lifted up the lowly.


Mark Phillips