I’ll demonstrate how NOT to do typology by using examples of Catholic apologists twisting the Bible out of shape to squeeze their dogmas about Mary into the Scriptures. The types of Mary are supposedly the New Eve, the Ark of the New Covenant, and the Queen Mother. But when we examine them, we see that they not only aren’t types, they don’t give the dogmas that Catholic apologists pretend they do.
From the “New Eve” they want to say that Mary was immaculately conceived (that she was born without sin and never sinned throughout her life). From the “Ark of the New Covenant” they want to say she was perpetually a virgin (even after Jesus’ birth) and that she was taken bodily up into Heaven at the end of her life. From the “Queen Mother” they want to say she is exalted to the right hand of Jesus and can intercede for us today.
Here are the links to the Catholic sources I mention in this teaching:
- “Dr. Scott Hahn – The Virgin Mary Revealed Through Scripture” Article on The National Catholic Register titled “Amazing Parallels Between Mary and the Ark of the Covenant”: Click here
- Article on the Catholic Answers website called “Mary, the Ark of the New Covenant”: Click here
- Article from Catholic Answers called “Is Mary’s Queenship Biblical?”: Click here
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