[quote=Bob_Bobber0]How was Mary born perfect, if her mother wasn’t?
Immaculate Conception…conceived without original sin.
[quote=Bob_Bobber0]To say that Mary had to be perfect so Jesus could be perfect, wouldn’t that just keep going back like, well her mother was perfect and her mother…ect.
God could have done it that way, but chose not too. He simply created Mary without stain of original sin. Her flesh was given to our Lord - sinless.
Come to think of it, it really wasn’t necessary that Mary be without sin…in the sense that God could have worked it another way if He chose to, and simply prevented that sin from tainting the flesh Our Lord - but in His infinite Wisdom, he didn’t.
Seems rather fitting and proper to me to do it the way He did it…not only because Our Lord would receive his flesh from Mary, but because she would carry him in her womb - and Our Lord should have nothing less than a pure tabernacle!
[quote=Bob_Bobber0]She was set apart before creation correct?
Weren’t we all? Ephesians 1:3-4
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him.
[quote=Bob_Bobber0]How can I explain this to our protestant brothers and sisters?.
Here’s a good article from CA that you can print out for 'em:
Immaculate Conception and Assumption