Some Catholics will say, “But Mary had to have been bodily assumed. There are no relics (bones, ashes, clothing, etc.) from her that were ever found. Surely, if there were, this would have been mentioned in the early church.” But if Mary’s bones would “surely” have been mentioned, then why hasn’t something as important as the Assumption “surely” been mentioned in the same early church?
So why is this topic important in the first place? It is because the Catholic Church is using not just this one teaching, but many different Marian teachings to divert attention away from Jesus onto Mary, His mother. The Mary of the Bible - the humble handmaid of the Lord (Luke 1:38, 48) - would never approve of such attention toward herself, nor the detracting of attention from her Son. As we’ve said before, the real Mary would join with John the baptist in saying, “He (Jesus) must increase, but I (Mary) must decrease (John 3:30). But the very opposite is happening in the Catholic Church worldwide. Whether intentional or not, the Catholic Church has created an idol in Mary through all these unbiblical claims. But the Bible tells us to flee idolatry (1 Corinthians 10:14).