And I’ve heard your position. I believe it is weak and unconvincing.
millions of Christians around the world see it at face value the way I do.
Yeah, because they don’t want to bother to study and find themselves approved. If they did, they would discover that there was a whole different world back then, of Jewish culture, language, and customs which influenced the way the Scriptures were written. Not to mention the Traditions which Jesus Christ established which are the basis of the New Testament.
Until you begin to study those, you will not understand Scripture.
Jews may use the word “until” of Mt. 1:25 differently? really? … the original Greek word (not Hebrew or Aramaic) is heos and is used 53 other times in the New Testament. And guess what it means in those other cases?.. it means … UNTIL … can you believe it?.. it is shocking.
Let’s start with this one.
Michal the daughter of Saul had no children till the day of her death (2 Sam. 6:23).
Do you think that Michal began to have children after she died?
it is shocking.
I think you’re the one in shock, right now.
This is what it was meant to Matthew who wrote it, when he was under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Therefore this is what the Holy Spirit wanted to communicate in Matthew 1:25.
That is what you want it to mean, therefore, “You spin things like a pro.”