Who is/are the mother and brothers of Jesus?

Mark 3:31-35 refers to Jesus’ mother and brothers coming to him as he’s teaching. He ignores them and tells his listeners that the one who does the will of God is his brother, and sister and mother. I’m a christian non-catholic man of faith and I want to understand you. Not only does this section in Scripture seem to weigh against your teaching that Mary had no other children but Christ, but suggests Jesus did not vernerate his mom as you do.

My son, a true child of God whom I raised and love, was recently confirmed in your church. I don’t want to debate doctrine with him. I want to encourage him. But, I don’t know how to do that if I don’t understand you and what you are teaching him.

I should think you have a stock response to my inquirey but I do thank you for your time and thoughts. I just registered on this site and I’m sure I’ll be back with more questions.


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Doesn’t Scripture imply that Mary had children other than Jesus?**
]* Did Jesus have brothers?**
]* Perpetual Virginity: Why is this important?**
]* Mary: Ever Virgin**
]* Why should any doctrine not explicitly referred to in the Bible, be listened to?**
]* How do you respond to “Everything you need to know is in the Bible”?**
]* How can we know a doctrine is true if it’s not in the Bible?**
]* How do we know that the Protoevangelium of James is credible?**
]* Does Church Tradition exist only to interpret Scripture?**
]* Non-Canonical Writings…**
]* Oral Traditions not found in the Bible**
*]Immaculate Conception and Assumption

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