WAS SAINT MARY ALWAYS A VIRGIN?
THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DENOMINATION INSISTS THAT THAT SAINT MARY WAS ALWAYS A VIRGIN - BEFORE THE BIRTH OF CHRIST, DURING THE BIRTH OF CHRIST AND ALWAYS AFTER THE BIRTH OF CHRIST.
THIS IS CLEARLY SCRIPTURAL AND THEOLOGICAL NONSENSE.
MARY WAS A 16 YEAR OLD JEWISH - YES I SAID JEWISH - TEENAGER WHEN GOD'S MESSENGER ASKED HER TO BECOME THE MOTHER OF JESUS.
GOD DID NOT FORCE MARY TO ANSWER "YES". IN FACT MARY WAS CONFUSED, HAD QUESTIONS TO ASK AND HAVING THOUGHT ABOUT IT THEN SAID HER FAMOUS FIAT OR YES.
THE SCRIPTURES TELL US THAT SHE WAS BETROTHED OR ENGAGED TO JOSEPH.
IN SPITE OF HER MIRACLEOUS PREGNANCY DECIDED TO MARRY HER AND CAUSE HER NO SHAME.
EVENTUALLY MARY GAVE BIRTH TO JESUS - GOD'S SON.
THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DENOMINATION INSISTS THAT JOSEPH HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE BIRTH OF JESUS - THAT GOD DIRECTLY MADE MARY PREHNANT.
I DO NOT ACCEPT THIS FAIRY TALE.
WHY WOULD GOD GO TO THE TROUBLE OF CREATING THE MOST MARVELLOUS HUMAN REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM AND THEN DECIDE TO BYPASS IT TO BRING HIS OWN SON INTO THE WORLD - ESPECIALLY WHEN WE BELIEVE THAT JESUS BECAME LIKE US IN ALL THINGS BUT SIN.
THE REASON THAT THE ROMAN DENOMINATION WANTS US TO BELIEVE THAT GOD DID BYPASS JOSEPH IS BECAUSE THEY WANT US TO BELIEVE THAT THE BODY, HUMAN GENITALS, PRE-MENSTRUAL BLEEDING AND GIVING BIRTH IS ALL SINFUL. THEY SAY THIS BECAUSE THEY HAVE ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT THE BODY AND SEX ARE SINS.
THEY ALSO BELIEVE THAT WOMEN ARE SECOND CLASS AND THAT THEY MONTHLY BLEED IS CONNECTED TO SIN AND THE SO CALLED DOWNFALL OF ADAM AND EVE.
THAT'S WHY UP TO A FEW YEARS AGO ROMAN CATHOLIC WOMEN HAD TO GO TO THE PRIEST AFTER SHE GAVE BIRTH TO BE "CHURCHED" OR CLEANSED.
THE BIBLE SAYS THAT WOMEN ARE UNCLEAN:
"And if a woman have an issue, and her issue in her flesh be blood, she shall be put apart seven days: and whosoever toucheth her shall be unclean until the even. And every thing that she lieth upon in her separation shall be unclean: every thing also that she sitteth upon shall be unclean. And whosoever toucheth her bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even. And whosoever toucheth any thing that she sat upon shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even. And if it be on her bed, or on any thing whereon she sitteth, when he toucheth it, he shall be unclean until the even. And if any man lie with her at all, and her flowers be upon him, he shall be unclean seven days; and all the bed whereon he lieth shall be unclean. And if a woman have an issue of her blood many days out of the time of her separation, or if it run beyond the time of her separation; all the days of the issue of her uncleanness shall be as the days of her separation: she shall be unclean. Every bed whereon she lieth all the days of her issue shall be unto her as the bed of her separation: and whatsoever she sitteth upon shall be unclean, as the uncleanness of her separation. And whosoever toucheth those things shall be unclean, and shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even. But if she be cleansed of her issue, then she shall number to herself seven days, and after that she shall be clean. And on the eighth day she shall take unto her two turtles, or two young pigeons, and bring them unto the priest, to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. And the priest shall offer the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering; and the priest shall make an atonement for her before the LORD for the issue of her uncleanness". (LEVITICUS 15;19 - 30)
THE ABOVE, INSANE PASSAGE FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT, IS THE PART OF THE BIBLE THAT THE ROMAN DENOMINATION BASED IT'S CHURCHING PRACTICES ON.
MY MOTHER HAD 18 BABIES. I OFTEN SAT AT THE BACK OF THE CHURCH WATCHING THE PRIEST CLEANSING HER!
BUT IF WE WANT TO BE TRUE TO THE BIBLE WE MUST BELIEVE THAT MARY AND JOSEPH WENT ON TO HAVE OTHER CHILDREN AFTER THE BIRTH OF JESUS.
Jesus’ brothers are mentioned in several Bible verses.Matthew 12:46,Luke 8:19, andMark 3:31say that Jesus’ mother and brothers came to see Him. The Bible tells us that Jesus had four brothers: James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas (Matthew 13:55). The Bible also tells us that Jesus had sisters, but they are not named or numbered (Matthew 13:56). InJohn 7:1-10, His brothers go on to the festival while Jesus stays behind. InActs 1:14, His brothers and mother are described as praying with the disciples.Galatians 1:19mentions that James was Jesus’ brother. The most natural conclusion of these passages is to interpret that Jesus had actual blood half-siblings.
A second Roman Catholic argument is that Jesus’ brothers and sisters were the children of Joseph from a previous marriage. An entire theory of Joseph's being significantly older than Mary, having been previously married, having multiple children, and then being widowed before marrying Mary is invented without any biblical basis. The problem with this is that the Bible does not even hint that Joseph was married or had children before he married Mary. If Joseph had at least six children before he married Mary, why are they not mentioned in Joseph and Mary’s trip to Bethlehem (Luke 2:4-7) or their trip to Egypt (Matthew 2:13-15) or their trip back to Nazareth (Matthew 2:20-23)?
There is no biblical reason to believe that these siblings are anything other than the actual children of Joseph and Mary. Those who oppose the idea that Jesus had half-brothers and half-sisters do so, not from a reading of Scripture, but from a preconceived concept of the perpetual virginity of Mary, which is itself clearly unbiblical: “But he (Joseph) had no union with her (Mary) until she gave birth to a son. And he gave Him the name Jesus” (Matthew 1:25). Jesus had half-siblings, half-brothers and half-sisters, who were the children of Joseph and Mary. That is the clear and unambiguous teaching of God’s Word.
THE TRUTH IS THAT FOR NEARLY 2000 YEARS WE CATHOLICS HAVE BEEN MISLED BY A CHURCH THAT SAW MEN AS SUPERIOR TO WOMEN.
SECONDLY THEY COULD NOT DENY THAT MARY WAS USED BY GOD TO GIVE BIRTH TO HIS SON. BUT THEY HAD SUCH A NEGATIVE ATTITUDE TO WOMEN THAT THEY DECIDED THAT THIS ONE WOMAN MARY HAD TO BE SET ASIDE FROM ALL OTHER WOMEN. THEREFORE THEY INSISTED THAT SHE NEVER HAD SEX AND REMAINED A VIRGIN ALL HER LIFE.
AND THE ROMAN PUT FORWARD THEIR "VIRGIN QUEEN" AS AN EXAMPLE TO ALL WOMEN - VIRGINITY ALWAYS, SEX NEVER, BUT IF YOU HAVE TO HAVE SEX IT WILL HAVE TO BE IN A MARRIAGE CEREMONY WE CONTROL.
AND THEN IF YOU ARE NOT ALWAYS A VIRGIN - YOU ARE A SINNER AND DEFILED.
AND ALL THIS OF COURSE IS EVIDENCE THAT WOMEN CAN HAVE NO POWER IN THE CHURCH -
AND FOR GOD SAKE KEEP THEM AWAY FROM THE ALTAR - THEY WILL DEFILE IT.
THE "MARY - ALWAYS A VIRGIN" CON HAS BEEN ONE OF THE BIGGEST CONS PROMOTED BY ROMAN CATHOLICISM.
THIS IS MY BODY