=FHC4ALL;7178895]My protestant friend says that Mary being sinless contradicts the bible because the bible states that no one is sinless except Jesus. I cannot find that anywhere, am I missing it? I know it states that no one is sinless or without fault but not explicitly that Jesus is sinless.
Luke 1: 26-35" In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And he came to her and said, "Hail, O favored one, the Lord is with you!" But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be. And the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus..... And Mary said to the angel, "How shall this be, since I have no husband?" And the angel said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you,and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God."
God in order to be God must be and can ONLY be sinless.
Not EVERYTHING in the bible is litteral [yet everything remains true in IT"S MESSAGE]
Read:Matt. 7:3-5 for example.
Mary in an ABSOLUTE sense had to be sinless inorder to qualify as the Mother of a Perfect God. This was a singular gift of God to Mary.
[John 21 4-5 POINTS OUT THAT NOT EVERYTHING IS IN THE BIBLE: " This is the disciple who is bearing witness to these things, and who has written these things; and we know that his testimony is true. But there are also many other things which Jesus did; were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written"
Quite simply Mary had to b perfect inorder for Christ to be perfect. If one finds this hard to accept; **READ Exodus Chapter 25 and what Yahweh DEMANDED for His Ark of The Covenant. PURE GOLD!
If God demanded this for "the Spirit of God" could / would He expect less fo the Living tabernacle of God? OF COURSE NOT!