Gut question about Mary, mother of Jesus?

Question, based on reason, as opposed to one’s particular leaning/proclivity (or church teaching, regardless of church affiliation):

As per scripture Jesus was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit without the co-operation of man, something unique to Mary* (as one of Gods creatures*) and her alone, setting her apart from every other human being, past, present and future. For our brothers and sisters in Christ belonging to non-Catholic churches (those who do not believe the following) do you think it’s possible (gut reaction) that in light of this uniqueness and singular privilege, Mary, mother of God, could have been endowed, by God, with the following attributes: conceived without stain of original sin, free from all motions of concupiscence, free from every personal sin during her whole life i.e. immune from all sin mortal and venial, remained a virgin before, during and after the birth of her Son, bearing her Son without any violation of her virginal integrity, and finally suffered a temporal death and was assumed body and soul into Heaven?:slight_smile:

For our brothers and sisters in Christ belonging to non-Catholic churches (those who do not believe the following) do you think it’s possible (gut reaction) that in light of this uniqueness and singular privilege, Mary, mother of God, could have been endowed, by God, with the following attributes: conceived without stain of original sin, free from all motions of concupiscence, free from every personal sin during her whole life i.e. immune from all sin mortal and venial, remained a virgin before, during and after the birth of her Son, bearing her Son without any violation of her virginal integrity, and finally suffered a temporal death and was assumed body and soul into Heaven?

Sure.

Absolutely.

Alrighty.

No, Mary was not free from sin. She was born from a man, and therefore sinful. The Bible tells us that all of mankind is under sin.

“Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. - But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; - Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: - For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” (Romans 3:20-23)

Mary needed to be saved by the Lord Jesus Christ, just like everyone else who has ever sinned.

“But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.” (Galatians 3:22)

Also, Mary did not remain a virgin. After she gave birth to Christ, she had many children with her husband Joseph. Her sons were named James, Joses, Juda, and Simon. She also had daughters.

“And he went out from thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples follow him. - And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands? - Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him. - But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.” (Mark 6:1-4)

All of the above: profoundly false.

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