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Old 9th December 2016, 03:27 PM
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Default Response to the "all have sinned"

The following is a question that I responded regarding the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception.

{3:23} For all have sinned and all are in need of the glory of God.

Therefore, the Virgin Mary also sinned.

My response:

If we take literally the "all have sinned" then that would include Jesus Christ as well, but He did not sin for He is God. We Catholics interpret Sacred Scriptures in light of Tradition and the Magisterium of the Church. St. Peter, our first Pope, explains that interpretation of some passages of Scripture is difficult for some individuals (2 Peter 3:16), therefore, since the Spirit was given to Peter and the Apostles from Jesus (John 14:26), the Magisterium has the gift of correct interpretation of Sacred Scriptures. Also, not all have been written in the Bible (John 21:25), there are other things that the Holy Spirit continues revealing to the Church (John 16:12-13) - that is the Pope and Bishops in communion with the Pope - the Magisterium, like with the case of the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. So, the "all have sinned" does not include Jesus and the Virgin Mary. Regards,
John 3:27; John 15:5; Matthew 19:26
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