I thought that all humans after the sin of Adam and Eve, fell from grace and had to earn it back through salvation, so how did she become an exemption?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 12:36 PM on Jan. 29, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by Anonymous at 12:49 PM on Jan. 29, 2010
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:50 PM on Jan. 29, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 12:58 PM on Jan. 29, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 12:59 PM on Jan. 29, 2010
The writing about Mary and her parents is found in the Infancy Gospel of James (aka The Protevangelion of James)
Answer by eringobrough at 1:31 PM on Jan. 29, 2010
doesnt "full of Grace" mean she already had it?
Yep - she was conceived with it which is why the angel greeter her with the Greek term kekaritomene - a perfect passive participle of charitoo, meaning "to fill or endow with grace." Since this term is in the perfect tense, it indicates that Mary was graced in the past but with continuing effects in the present. So, the grace Mary enjoyed was not a result of the angel’s visit. For Catholics we believe it extended over the whole of her life, from conception onward. She was in a state of sanctifying grace from the first moment of her existence.
Answer by eringobrough at 1:36 PM on Jan. 29, 2010
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 3:22 PM on Jan. 29, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 4:15 PM on Jan. 29, 2010
how do we know that this book is real? and not the work of the devil?
What do you mean by "real"? It's real in that it was written - in fact there are several different copies of the text available. It's not a writing inspired by God like the Bible is, but that doesn't mean it it's the work of the devil. Think about how many different books today are written about Jesus - some good, some not so good. So like most writings the Infacy Gospel of James has some good and some bad parts. There are imaginative parts that embellihsments, but it's still a valuable sources of historical information because they reveal to us the beliefs of the period,
Answer by eringobrough at 4:56 PM on Jan. 29, 2010
Answer by Koukla12905 at 9:25 PM on Jan. 29, 2010