>MA said: And wouldn't it be nice if the 5 times God tells us that ALL HAVE SINNED, simply be believed at face value instead of twisting his holy word and concocting fairy tales about Mary's reproductive cycle!
>1) Romans 3:9
>2) Romans 3:23
>3) Romans 5:12
>4) Galatians 3:22
>5) Hebrews 4:15
What then? Do we excel them? No, not so. For we have charged both Jews, and Greeks, that they are all under sin. (DRB)
For all have sinned, and do need the glory of God. (DRB)
Wherefore as by one man sin entered into this world, and by sin death; and so death passed upon all men, in whom all have sinned. (DRB)
But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise, by the faith of Jesus Christ, might be given to them that believe. (DRB)
For we have not a high priest, who can not have compassion on our infirmities: but one tempted in all things like as we are, without sin. (DRB)
We declare, pronounce, and define that the doctrine which holds that the most Blessed Virgin Mary, in the first instance of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege granted by Almighty God, in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the human race, was preserved free from all stain of original sin, is a doctrine revealed by God and therefore to be believed firmly and constantly by all the faithful.