REPLY Q #4 pt A
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Q #4: Are these taught by the Apostles in Sacred Tradition?
“The first prophecy referring to Mary is found in the very opening chapters of the Book of Genesis (3:15): “I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed; she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel.” This rendering appears to differ in two respects from the original Hebrew text”
“Still the general Messianic promises made to the house of David cannot be frustrated: “The Lord Himself shall give you a sign. Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel. He shall eat butter and honey, that he may know to refuse the evil and to choose the good. For before the child know to refuse the evil, and to choose the good, the land which thou abhorrest shall be forsaken of the face of her two kings.” Without answering a number of questions connected with the explanation of the prophecy, we must confine ourselves here to the bare proof that the virgin mentioned by the prophetis Mary the Mother of Christ. The argument is based on the premises that the prophet’s virgin is the mother of Emmanuel, and that Emmanuel is Christ. The relation of the virgin to Emmanuel is clearly expressed in the inspired words; the same indicate also the identity of Emmanuel with the Christ”
You’re question cannot be addressed without a full and right understanding of God’s intended transfer of Power of the KEY’S in Mt 16:18-19. & Jn 17:17-20, Mt 28:18-20
Jerusalem at the time of authorship of the NT was “Walled in city”. It was the NORM for such to have a king, who choose a Visar to handle ALL of the day-to-day decisions, answerable ONLY to the KING. This is precisely what is taking place with Jesus & Peter in Mt 16:15-19.
Jesus knew and expected that His Church would be Organic and pragmatic.
Matt.16 Verses 18 to 19 “And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build MY CHURCH [singular] and the powers of death shall not prevail against it. I will give YOU [all of them implied] the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever YOU bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever YOU loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."
Strong’s Hebrew Lexicon Search Results
Result of search for “bind”: [Hebrew]
247 ‘azar aw-zar’ a primitive root; to belt:–bind (compass) about, gird (up, with).
330 ‘etuwn ay-toon’ from an unused root (probably meaning to bind); properly, twisted (yarn), i.e. tapestry:–fine linen.
481 ‘alam aw-lam’ a primitive root; to tie fast; hence (of the mouth) to be tongue-tied:–bind, be dumb, put to silence.