[quote=maesoph]I am familiar with most of the attacks on Mary’s Perpetual Virginity and how to defend Mary against them. I found a new one on CARM recently that states that Psalm 69 (verses 4-9, specifially verse 8) is a Messianic Psalm that clearly states that Mary had other children (doesn’t everything? - LOL).
Anyway, here is the link to the entire article.
Overall the article is weak, but this Psalm 69 argument has its merits and is the only significant statement I have ever seen against Mary’s perpetual Virginity.
Thanks in advance for your reply.
I’m not a professional apologist by any means, and I could be wrong about this, so don’t take my word for it. Hopefully others out there can give you a definite answer.
That having been said, it would seem to me that they have a major problem if they want to say this is a messianic prophecy. Read verse 5:
God, You know my foolishness, and my guilty acts are not hidden from You.
If this is a messianic prophecy, than it not only prophesizes that Mary had other children. but also that Jesus sinned!
Also, remember that the usage of the word ‘sons’ is not always literal. For instance, Revelation 2:23 says, in part, “I will kill her children with the plague.” In this case, Jesus is saying he will kill her SPIRITUAL children, not her literal children. (There was actually a website a while back that used this to say that Revelation was not supposed to be in the Bible!) Remember that Catholics treat Mary as a SPIRITUAL mother.