So I was reading up on it since my parents and so on are Roman catholic and I myself hated going to the church and decided perhaps I should educate myself on why we believe this and what exactly it is we believe. Well, when I found out that little miss Mary was protected by god from the very beginning to be sinless and pure so that she could give birth to Jesus later on down the road my mouth dropped. Now, I am a very open minded person but something strikes me as unfair and just plain strange in this thinking.
Wasn't the messiah to be born of noble blood and to rule the land as King? He wasn't born of noble blood because that was on Joseph's side right? How can god make Mary sinless yet we are all doomed? What am I missing?
Answer by yesmaam at 7:47 AM on Apr. 6, 2011
Answer by asmcbride at 10:21 AM on Apr. 6, 2011
Jesus was born of noble blood. Luke 1:32,33 reads..He sahll be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. If you trace the family tree, you'll find that the noble blood was on Mary's side, not Joseph's. I don't recall reading in Scripture where it says Mary was completely sinless, but that she found favor with God. Would you mind giving me a reference so I can look it up? Mary was impregnated without having sex because Jesus had to be free from the sinful nature passed on to all other human beings by Adam. Because he was born of a woman, he was a human being; but because he was the Son of God, he was born without any trace of human sin. So he was both fully human and fully divine.
Answer by popzaroo at 10:40 AM on Apr. 6, 2011
Answer by popzaroo at 11:32 PM on Apr. 6, 2011
The whole story, recycled as it is from other myths, is one of those strange tales that I could never accept. God impregnates a virgin (immaculately, too!) with himself? I wonder if baby God (excuse me--Baby Jesus) was wise and all-knowing from birth, and had to pretend to go through all of the developmental stages of infancy and toddler-hood? Isn't it bizarre to think that he had to be breastfed, and have his diaper changed (or whatever version of infant hygiene was used back then). Strange, strange stuff, to contemplate. . .
Answer by jsbenkert at 9:04 AM on Apr. 6, 2011
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Answer by 2autisticsmom at 2:27 PM on Apr. 6, 2011
As I'm very tired after a hard day delivering mail and also getting chased by a blind old dog, that tried to bite me, in the process flipped backwards over a big round flower planter. ( The old body still knows what to do did a perfect roll and landed on my feet) I will be lazy and give you a link to read it explains it. http://www.catholic.com/library/Immaculate_Conception_and_Assum.asp
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