But if someone were to warn him of the danger ahead resulting in the man not falling into the ditch at all, he would have been saved from falling in the first place. But this way of thinking carried to its logical conclusion would list Jesus Christ in the company of sinners as well. Yet, no Christian can deny the plain texts of Scripture declaring Christ’s full humanity either.
Doctrines, I give eight reasons for belief in the Immaculate Conception: 1. She clearly understood herself to be a sinner if she admits to needing a savior.” The Catholic Answer Not a few Protestants are surprised to discover the Catholic Church actually agrees that Mary was “saved.” Indeed, Mary needed a savior!
Mary is revealed to be the fulfillment of the prophetic "Daughter of Zion" of Zech. What’s more, Mary herself said, ‘My soul rejoices in God my savior’ in Luke .
Mary is revealed to possess a "blessed state" parallel with Christ's in Luke . Mary is not just called "blessed" women, but "more blessed than all women" (including Eve) in Luke . Mary is revealed to be the spotless "Ark of the Covenant" in Luke 1. Mary is revealed to be the "New Eve" in Luke -38; John 2:4; -27; Rev. Here, I will present some snippets from three of these biblical reasons for faith.
Mary is revealed to be free from the pangs of labor in fulfillment of Isaiah 66:7-8.
However, Mary was “saved” from sin in a most sublime manner.
She was given the grace to be “saved” completely from sin so that she never committed even the slightest transgression.
The problem here is Protestants tend to emphasize God’s “salvation” almost exclusively to the forgiveness of sins actually committed.
However, Sacred Scripture indicates that salvation can also refer to man being protected from sinning before the fact.
Romans says, “All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” I John 1:8 adds, “If any man says he has no sin he is a liar and the truth is not in him.” These texts could not be clearer for millions of Protestants: “How could anyone believe Mary was free from all sin in light of these Scriptures?
Mary is revealed to be "the beginning of the new creation" in fufillment of the prophecy of Jer. But first, I must say I am sympathetic to my Protestant friends, and others, who struggle with this teaching of the Catholic Faith.