I received a list of nearly a thousand apologetic scripture verses in over 50 categories. Awesome list and almost everything makes perfect sense but these:
What do these scriptures have to do with Mary’s perpetual virginity? (that is where they were listed)
Some help recognizing the theology here or perhaps some direction as to where these should actually be located would be a blessing.
3 So his brothers said to him, “Leave here and go to Judea, so that your disciples also may see the works you are doing. 4 No one works in secret if he wants to be known publicly. If you do these things, manifest yourself to the world.”See next verse
21 When his relatives heard of this they set out to seize him, for they said, “He is out of his mind.”
20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”
1 Timothy 4:13
13 Until I arrive, attend to the reading, exhortation, and teaching.
1 Corinthians 15:25
25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.
80 The child grew and became strong in spirit, and he was in the desert until the day of his manifestation to Israel.
2 Consecrate to me every firstborn; whatever opens the womb among the Israelites, whether of human being or beast, belongs to me.
And what do these have to do with intercessory prayer to the Saints?
1 Peter 2:5
5 and, like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
18 Jesus answered him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone.
23 His master said to him, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. Since you were faithful in small matters, I will give you great responsibilities. Come, share your master’s joy.’
11 I am the good shepherd. A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 A hired man, who is not a shepherd and whose sheep are not his own, sees a wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away, and the wolf catches and scatters them. 13 This is because he works for pay and has no concern for the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd, and I know mine and mine know me, 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I will lay down my life for the sheep. 16 I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. These also I must lead, and they will hear my voice, and there will be one flock, one shepherd.
Jesus and Peter
15 When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.” 16 He then said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.” 17 He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was distressed that he had said to him a third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” [Jesus] said to him, “Feed my sheep.
11 And he gave some as apostles, others as prophets, others as evangelists, others as pastors and teachers,
1 Therefore, holy “brothers,” sharing in a heavenly calling, reflect on Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession
24 but he, because he remains forever, has a priesthood that does not pass away.
12 he entered once for all into the sanctuary, not with the blood of goats and calves but with his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption. 13 For if the blood of goats and bulls and the sprinkling of a heifer’s ashes can sanctify those who are defiled so that their flesh is cleansed
6 who has made us into a kingdom, priests for his God and Father, to him be glory and power forever [and ever]. Amen.
10 You made them a kingdom and priests for our God,
and they will reign on earth.”