Dave Armstrong’s goofy claim about Mary being described as the new ark of the covenant, “in Scripture”

Roman Catholic Dave Armstrong, former Evangelical, wrote:

“(and, of course, Mary is described as the new ark of the covenant in Scripture)”

Dave, please demonstrate where Scripture says “Mary is the new ark of the covenant”!

Dave Armstrong’s method (and Roman Catholic centuries later method of stringing texts together to try and make Mary into the “new ark of the covenant” is just exactly like what Irenaeus rebuked the heretics and Gnostics for in his day:

They Connect different passages together without following the context or argument of either passage.

“. . .
In doing so, however, they disregard the order and the connection of the Scriptures, and so far as in them lies, dismember and destroy the truth. By transferring passages, and dressing them up anew, and making one thing out of another, they succeed in deluding many through their wicked art in adapting the oracles of the Lord to their opinions. Their manner of acting is just as if one, when a beautiful image of a king has been constructed by some skillful artist out of precious jewels, should then take this likeness of the man all to pieces, should rearrange the gems, and so fit them together as to make them into the form of a dog or of a fox, and even that but poorly executed; and should then maintain and declare that this was the beautiful image of the king which the skillful artist constructed, pointing to the jewels which had been admirably fitted together by the first artist to form the image of the king, but have been with bad effect transferred by the latter one to the shape of a dog, and by thus exhibiting the jewels, should deceive the ignorant who had no conception what a king’s form was like, and persuade them that that miserable likeness of the fox was, in fact, the beautiful image of the king. In like manner do these persons patch together old wives’ fables, and then endeavor, by violently drawing away from their proper connection, words, expressions, and parables whenever found, to adapt the oracles of God to their baseless fictions. We have already stated how far they proceed in this way with respect to the interior of the Pleroma.”


Irenaeus, Against Heresies, 1:8:1

See more here, I wrote on this a long time ago, fully refuting Dave Armstrong and the Roman Catholic methods, demonstrating that they are the ones like the Gnostics and heretics.

Dave, please demonstrate where Scripture says “Mary is the new ark of the covenant”!

This quote at the top, is from Dave Armstrong’s “Part 1” critique of the new book out about Roman Catholicism by Jerry Walls and Ken Collins; but Dave did not spend much time or text on the issues that Walls and Collins address (in part 1 – mostly a lot of Mary stuff defending Roman Catholic man made methods of over-exalting Mary), but Dave probably got most of his material and interaction from already written material of his laughable and illogical defenses of the Roman Catholic man made traditions about Mary.  Dave Armstrong is the master of “cut and paste” of his previous material, that trying to read him is ponderous and too much, like trying to drink from a fire hydrant.

( I also did a little cut and paste from a previous article at Beggar’s All. Nothing wrong with that, it is just that Dave is the top master at that, from what I can see at his # 1, he took just one little comment in the introduction to the book, and went off going on and on about Mary, and did not seem to get back to the book written by Walls and Collins.)

Dave Armstrong banned me from commenting at his Patheos blog (transferred over there several years ago now), so I cannot resist rebuking him here.

What is Dave Armstrong afraid of ?
Read more at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/davearmstrong/2017/10/armstrong-vs-collins-walls-1-newmans-mariology.html#j2ZKxsztJM04aaDQ.99


About Ken Temple

I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I am a sinner who has been saved by the grace of God alone (Ephesians 2:8-9), through faith alone (Galatians 2:16; Romans 3:28; 4:1-16), in Christ alone (John 14:6). But a true faith does not stay alone, it should result in change, fruit, good works, and deeper levels of repentance and hatred of my own sins of selfishness and pride. I am not better than you! I still make mistakes and sin, but the Lord is working on me, conforming me to His character. (Romans 8:28-29; 2 Corinthians 3:16-18) When I do sin, I hate the sin as it is an affront to God, and seek His forgiveness in repentance. (Mark 1:15; 2 Corinthians 7:7-10; Colossians 3:5-16 ) Praise God for His love for sinners (Romans 5:8), shown by the voluntary coming of Christ and His freely laying down His life for us (John 10:18), becoming flesh/human (John 1:1-5; 1:14; Philippians 2:5-8), dying for sins of people from all nations, tribes, and cultures (Revelation 5:9), on the cross, in history, rising from the dead (Romans 10:9-10; Matthew 28, Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24; John 20-21; 1 Corinthians chapter 15). His resurrection from the dead proved that Jesus is the Messiah, the eternal Son of God, the word of God from eternity past; and that He was all the gospels say He was and that He is truth and the life and the way to salvation. (John 14:6)
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