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Mary, Mother of Many Children

The Roman Catholic Faith has been teaching and denies the Biblical fact that Mary had children after the birth of Jesus Christ. Why is this? There is much evidence of Jesus having half Brothers and Sisters in the Bible. Let’s look at some scriptural evidence:

Matthew 13:55-56 Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary, and His brothers, James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? 56 And His sisters, are they not all with us? Where then did this man get all these things?”

Mark 6:3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? Are not His sisters here with us?” And they took offense at Him. 4 Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and among his own relatives and in his own household.”

The Catholic church teaches that in these passages Mary is the mother of Jesus, but Jesus brothers and sisters are children of another woman also named Mary. The children are plainly the offspring of the “Mary” of this passage! But hold on! The Pope of the Roman Catholic Church has come to the conclusion is must be a different Mary! Isn’t that amazing?

Matthew 1: 23-25 says that Mary was kept a virgin until AFTER Jesus was born!

23 “BEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD AND SHALL BEAR A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL,” which translated means, “GOD WITH US.” 24 And Joseph awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took Mary as his wife, 25 but kept her a virgin until she gave birth to a Son; and he called His name Jesus.
Please note the word “until” she gave birth….

A common defense of the word “Brother(s)” by the Roman Catholic Church is to that the word refers to a cousin, relative or someone else. This is NOT TRUE as nowhere in the New Testament is the word “Brother” used for anyone else but an actual Brother (Sibling).

The reason that the Church holds onto the idea of Mary remaining a virgin after the Birth of Jesus is very clear. The Pope teaches that Mary is the Mediatrix between Man and God. By her remaining a Virgin she is interpreted as being pure and Goddess-like.

What is very sad about this to see Catholic church go to amazing lengths to maintain Mary’s virginity, by which it is actually suggests she is breaking the biblical law to be married and fill the earth.

God Bless!

Brian Mason

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