I agree with many people on this forums board about the importance of Mary. although with that being said she was not deity, and she is not to be worshipped. She is NOT the mother of God, this is a dangerous and very confusing doctrine that was born from men. Mary being the mother of Jesus- and Jesus is God, so she must be the mother of God right ? Wrong.... Jesus as the Son was God and man.... He had a heavenly Father who is eternal from everlasting to everlasting, without beginning or end. He also had an earthly mother(Mary) that was chosen by God to be a vessel to birth the Messiah...... Luke 1:35 King James Version (KJV) 35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.