The Pope in Rome claims Mary lived a life without having sex with her husband. The Bible says the Mother of Jesus was a virgin when she gave birth of Jesus, but later had many children.
Why not a Bible school on this blogg. You are welcome as a free student. Freely I have received, and freely I will give. The first topic will be:
Was the Jewish mother of Jesus forever virgin?
From the Catechism of the Catholic Church
«0 Mary “remained a virgin in conceiving her Son, a virgin in giving birth to him, a virgin in carrying him, a virgin in nursing him at her breast, always a virgin».
In every Catholic mass the faithful says: «Mary, ever virgin».
But the Bible explains this is simply not the truth. The Word of God tells that the Jewish Mother of Jesus had many children. At least five sons and two daughters.
Matthew 13:55-56 (New King James version)
“Isn’t this the carpenter’s son? Isn’t his mother’s name Mary, and aren’t his brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas? And His sisters, are they not all with us? Where then did this Man get all these things?”
In this verse his brothers are even mentioned by their names. Also Indirectly in the scripture, the many children of Mary are proven:
Luke 2:44 (New International version)
Thinking he was in their company, they traveled on for a day. Then they began looking for him among their relatives and friends.
A lady with only one child, would never have traveled on for a full day without knowing that her only child was lost or not. If so, this woman would have been the most irresponsible mother of all Jewish mothers.
But a Jewish mother with seven or eight children could easily have lost the overview, and only during a head count have discovered that one of her children were missing.
The last example of a mother with many children is the use of the word «firstborn».
and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
Jesus was the firstborn, not the only child. If he was the only child, the gospel writers would have told us so. Just like in this verse:
A man in the crowd called out, “Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, for he is my only child.
The Pope of Rome is not telling us the truth about the Jewish Mother of Jesus. The Bible is the truth.