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  • it was an emaculate conception.Therefore, she didn't have sex to conceive.
  • It's one of those "goddidit" things. There is no logic behind it. Think about it- there was this guy named Joseph who was her constant companion, traveled with her, was always with her, and suddenly she became pregnant. Gee, I wonder how THAT happened ... And Catholics believe that Mary remained a virgin after giving birth to Jesus, but most Protestants do not- just that she was a virgin before. The Bible mentions Jesus' brothers, most significantly James, so obviously she had sex after Jesus was born.
  • Test tube baby!
  • 'Twas an immaculate conception.
  • Immaculate conception was not the conception of Jesus, as commonly thought. Immaculate Conception refers to the Virgin Mary being conceived free of "original sin", and thus was pure from the first moment as the future mother of Jesus. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immaculate_Conception) Jesus being conceived while Mary was a virgin is known as the doctrine of the Incarnation of Christ. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incarnation_%28Christianity%29)
  • This is one of the few places where you can actually use the word "miracle." It makes a lot more sense than most of the things in the Bible, I can tell you that.
  • Yes, God planted himself in Mary and Jesus was born.
  • It's called a miracle!
  • Supposedly God planted Jesus in her womb. He is God and the Son of God, but carries no genetic traits of Mary. A lot of folks speculate that she just didn't have the heart to tell Joseph it wasn't his though.
  • A miracle is defined as something which breaks the natural laws of the universe. Christians believe that the virgin birth was a miracle.
  • i was taught that it was a virgin birth because no man impregnated her. she was married to joseph and had a few children after jesus. the term virgin has connotations of being pure, and good. so the fact that she is still refferred to as the virgin mary, comments on her goddliness duty to have gods child and that she is of pure goodness.
  • Through God all things are possible. Read Gods Holy word & let the Holy Spirit Guide you to a better understanding of God's word. As far as Marys husband Joseph. God told him what had taken place & why. And with Josephs faith in the Lord. He accepted Mary as Gods choice to have the Lord Jesus. And after the birth of Jesus. Joseph & Mary went on to have other children their selfs. When Mary conceived Jesus, it was by God through the Holy Spirit.....M.C.S.
  • The Holy Ghost moved upon her and placed the seed of Christ within her. It was a miracle of God. -In Christ's service. Thank you and God bless you!
  • That's exactly the point. Only God could do that.
  • The answer is in the Bible, go ahead and read it.
  • She didn't have have sex, Jesus just materialized inside her. There's really no logic behind it. We call these illogical things "miracles."
  • If you choose to accept tales from storybooks, there is no need for logical answers. In all likelihood the entire silly story probably began with a convenient excuse to try to cover up an act of infidelity. None who claim to know for sure are being reasonable.
  • Well, its still possibly to get pregnant, even if youre a virgin. You dont need a penis, just semen.
  • Oh my God, miracle alert!
  • The Christian Church is greatly divided on this issue. The Catholic Church standing is that Mary is “perpetual” virgin meaning, before, during, and after the conception and birth of her Divine Son (Jesus). In the Catholic Encyclopedia there is much information on this issue. Catholics view: See this link: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15448a.htm See this link on definition of virginity in this concept: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15458a.htm Protestants view: Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit. Mary remained a virgin until after Jesus' birth. Later, she started normal sexual relations with her husband Joseph. She had at least four sons and at least two daughters after her first-born, Jesus. Mormons view: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the LDS church often referred to as the Mormons; generally follow the beliefs of other Protestants concerning Mary. The Book of Mormon, which Church members regard to be divinely inspired and authoritative contains a passage in Alma 7:10 that parallels that of historical Protestant and Roman Catholic belief. It states that Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit. However, President Ezra Taft Benson, the 13th President of the Church (1899-1994) taught that: "The body in which He performed His mission in the flesh was sired by that same Holy Being we worship as God, our Eternal Father. Jesus was not the son of Joseph, nor was He begotten by the Holy Ghost." 1 It was once a common belief among the Mormon laity that God came to earth in a physical body and engaged in sexual intercourse with Mary, in order to conceive Jesus. They are many other interpreations and expressions of the "correct" doctrine on this issue, not listed here to preserve space…
  • Actually the bible was translated into english from hebrew. In hebrew virgin also means youth thats why you get virgin olives. So we could have changed the meaning in interpretation. For all we know God may have inpregnated her through joesph makes sense why he is there. She may just be called virgin because of her age.
  • supposedly she gave birth without sex, but clearly we see that's a layer of BS.
  • she wasnt a virgin, immaculate conception is a load of baloney, and is impossible.
  • It is called the Immaculate Conception, and some might say it is impossible, but that's why believing requires FAITH. And she is refered to as a virgin b/c she didn't have sex to become pregnant. The actual act of giving birth has nothing to do with virginity. it is theoreticlly possible with today's technology for a woman to be impregnated without ever actually having sex.
  • There is a big confusion between terms here. the Immaculate Conception is actually a Roman Catholic term referring to the Virgin Mary herself being conceived without original sin, not the birth of Jesus to a virgin. If you speak of the Immaculate Conception, you are not answering the question accurately. The Virgin Birth (Parthenogenesis) of Jesus means that the Holy Spirit of God created a child within Mary without the aid of a man.
  • As a Virgin Mary gave birth only once in that state to Christ. The other 6 were "Normal Human Conceptions" as this Doctrine points out. Enjoy! John DOCTRINE OF THE VIRGIN BIRTH A. The Necessity of our Lord's Virgin Birth. 1. Adam's original sin is the origin of the old sin nature in the human race, Rom 5:12. Therefore, there is an affinity between Adam's original sin and the old sin nature. It is Adam's original sin that is the antecedence for the old nature, not the woman's original sin, since Adam's sin was deliberate; the woman was deceived. Therefore, the old sin nature is transmitted through the twenty-three male chromosomes which fertilize the female ovum in copulation. 2. This imputation of Adam's original sin to the old sin nature is a facsimile of Adam at the point of his fall in the Garden. In this real imputation at birth, there are two factors. a. Adam's original sin. b. Old sin nature. 3. All the cells in your body are contaminated by the old sin nature. (Cancer is a good illustration for the old sin nature). When God the Father imputes Adam's original sin to the old sin nature, spiritual death results. 4. Through meiosis and polar body,twenty-three chromosomes are thrown off the female ovum, leaving twenty-three uncontaminated chromosomes in the female ovum prior to fertilization. All the other cells in the female body are contaminated by the old sin nature; the ovum prior to fertilization is the only exception. 5. Although both the man and the woman in the Garden were equally guilty, the woman's sin of ignorance was the reason she became the bearer of the embryo, 1 Tim 2:13-15. While both man and woman are carriers of the old sin nature, only the man can transmit the old sin nature through the fertilization of the female ovum. 6. Since it is only the male's twenty-three chromosomes that carry the old sin nature and not the female's, this means that if a woman could have a virgin pregnancy, i.e., if her ovum could be fertilized apart from male copulation, the progeny could be born into the world without an old sin nature. And being born without an old sin nature, Adam's original sin could not be imputed to that person, there being no affinity required for this real imputation. 7. This was the case in the birth of the humanity of Christ, originating from Mary's virgin pregnancy and virgin birth. Being born without an old sin nature meant there was no imputation of Adam's original sin to our Lord. 8. This was how our Lord was born as the last Adam. The first Adam was created perfect; the last Adam, Jesus Christ, was born perfect. So Jesus Christ was the facsimile of Adam before the fall. 9. Mary, with an old sin nature, was still a virgin when she became pregnant for the first time with our Lord. In Mt 13:55 and Mk 6:3, Mary's other children are mentioned, so we know she eventually copulated with Joseph. She had at least two daughters and four sons, at least six children by Joseph. So there is no such thing as the perpetual virginity of Mary. 10. Mary's virgin pregnancy was caused by God the Holy Spirit fertilizing the female ovum. He provided twenty-three perfect chromosomes to fertilize her twenty-three perfect chromosomes which were uncontaminated by the old sin nature. In this way, Mary had a virgin pregnancy, PARTHENOGENESIS, the origin of our Lord's humanity into the world. So the virgin pregnancy resulted in the virgin birth, thus excluding the old sin nature from the humanity of Christ. 11. Remember that while Mary was a virgin, she was not perfect or impeccable. Only her virgin-born Son was absolutely perfect at birth. 12. Mary received at birth the imputation of human life to her soul and the imputation of Adam's original sin to her old sin nature; so she was not perfect. But in the case of her Son, Jesus, God the Father imputed human life to his human soul, but divine justice could not impute Adam's original sin since there was no target, no home, no antecedence, no affinity, there being no genetically-formed old sin nature in Him. 13. No old sin nature means no imputation of Adam's original sin. For a real imputation cannot occur without a target, affinity, or antecedence. 14. So it is the virgin birth that is the basis for redemption, because it provided the world with a perfect human being, the only One qualified to be judged for the sins of the world. B. The Contrast Between Our Birth and Our Lord's Birth. 1. Human life is, in each case, created by God and imputed to each person at birth. There is no life in the womb. There is only life when God imputes it to the human soul. 2. Simultaneously, Adam's original sin is imputed to the old sin nature, genetically-formed by the twenty-three male chromosomes. Our personal sins are never imputed to us. They were all collected into one PROM chip for a one-time only printout and judgment to Christ on the cross. 3. At the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, God the Father created human life and imputed it to His human soul. But because our Lord was born without an old sin nature, there could be no imputation of Adam's original sin. So our Lord was born physically alive and spiritually alive. 4. Instead of a sin nature, our Lord was born with a human spirit, born as Adam was created. Instead of receiving the imputation of Adam's original sin, He received the imputation of the prototype divine dynasphere, imputed to His human spirit. In His humanity, Jesus was born filled with the Spirit. He was born trichotomous with a body, soul and spirit. C. The Impeccability of our Lord's Humanity. 1. The doctrines that teach how our Lord was sustained on earth in His humanity all relate to the fact that He was born into the prototype divine dynasphere, the place of the filling of the Spirit. 2. His humanity advanced very rapidly. Jesus "grew in wisdom [Bible doctrine], stature, and in favor with God and man," Lk 2:52. He quickly reached gate #5 and spiritual self-esteem from personal love for God; then gate #6 with spiritual autonomy and impersonal love for all mankind, and eventually reached gate #8, spiritual maturity. This was "evident" by the unique temptations of His evidence testing found in Mt 4. 3. So after being born perfect, our Jesus Christ continued to live perfectly for thirty three years in the prototype divine dynasphere. Not once did He ever sin. He was tempted far beyond anything we will ever understand, but totally apart from sin. He resisted temptations that we will never even experience. He reached the cross with impeccability. D. The Hypostatic Union of the God-Man. 1. This doctrine cannot be taught without an understanding of the doctrine of the Hypostatic Union. 2. Jesus Christ is God, and as God, He is coequal and coeternal with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. All three members of the Trinity have identical essence. When speaking of the attributes of God, God is said to be one. But there are actually three persons in the Godhead, all having identical attributes. Each one has coequal, coeternal, and coinfinite sovereignty, holiness, justice, righteousness, love, eternal life, omniscience, omnipresence, omnipotence, immutability and veracity. So God is One in essence but three in persons. 3. But Jesus Christ became different from the Father and the Holy Spirit at the point of the virgin birth, because He now became true humanity; hence, the God-man. This is the doctrine of the Hypostatic Union. 4. In the person of the incarnate Christ are two natures, inseparably united, without mixture or loss of separate identify, without loss or transfer of properties or attributes, the union both personal and eternal. 5. In other words, since the incarnation, our Lord Jesus Christ is both true humanity and undiminished deity in one person forever. So Jesus Christ is different from the Father and the Spirit in that He is true humanity. He is different from true humanity in that He is God. 6. But note that whoever is the mediator between God and man must be equal with both parties. Jesus Christ is both God and true humanity. Therefore, as God He is equal with party of the first part, God the Father. As true humanity, He is equal and superior to all members of the human race. So as the God-man, He becomes the Mediator between God and man. 7. The preincarnate person of Christ was deity. But once His First Advent occurred at the point of the virgin birth, Jesus Christ became the unique person forever, the God-man. E. The Significance of the Virgin Birth to the Angelic Conflict. 1. While Jesus Christ was the Angel of Jehovah in the Old Testament, He never really became an angel; He simply appeared as an angel. (See the Doctrine of Theophanies.) 2. Note that Jesus Christ bypassed the angelic creation by His human birth. He became true humanity. But Jesus Christ was never a true angel. 3. Once the Lord came in the flesh in the incarnation, there were no more manifestations of the Angel of Jehovah. 4. In bypassing the angelic creation, God did a remarkable thing. He prepared the way in eternity for every believer in Jesus Christ to be superior to angels in his resurrection body. Angels are superior to us now during history, but we will be superior to them for all eternity. This is the subject of Hebrews 1 and 2. F. The Necessity for Christ Becoming a Member of the Human Race. 1. To be our Savior. As God, Jesus Christ could have nothing to do with sin. To provide redemption, the sins of the world had to be imputed to Christ on the cross. Then from His justice, God the Father judged every one of those sins. That's the basis for our so-great salvation. Without becoming true humanity, Jesus could not have been judged for sin. 2. To be our Mediator, 1 Tim 2:5-6; Heb 9:14-15. 3. To be our High Priest. a. Now seated at the right hand of the Father in His humanity, Jesus Christ as our great High Priest now makes intercession for us. b. He is not a Levitical priest as the Jews had in the Old Testament, but with His third royal patent He became a royal priest. c. As His royal family in the Church Age and sharing all He has by positional sanctification, each Church Age believer is a royal priest. d. A priest is defined as a member of the human race representing himself or humanity in general before God. We, the royal family in the Church Age, are a "kingdom of priests," 1 Pet 2:9. 4. To become the Son of David, 2 Sam 7:8-16; Ps 89:20-37. a. Over 3000 years ago, God promised David that he would have a son who would reign forever. b. This promise was made in the form of an unconditional covenant; being unconditional it must be fulfilled. c. So at the First Advent of the virgin birth, our Lord receives His second royal title, "Son of David." In order to become the Son of David, Jesus Christ had to become true humanity. d. In His Second Advent our Lord will fulfill that promise to David. The humanity of Christ, riding a white horse, will come back and reign on earth, not only for the 1000 years of the Millennium, but for all eternity in the new earth. e. So the promise was offered in the First Advent; it is fulfilled in the Second Advent. f. When the apostles dealt with the Jews after the Day of Pentecost in the early part of Acts, they always brought up the question: how can Jesus Christ be the Son of David and at the same time God? Of course, the answer is found in the Hypostatic Union, which in turn leads to the concept of redemption. G. Scripture. 1. The first prophecy of the virgin birth: Gen 3:15-16. 1. The Jewish prophecy of the virgin birth: Isa 7:14, 9:6. 2. The historical fulfillment of the virgin birth: Mt 1:19-25. 3. The result of the virgin birth: Jn 1:14; Rom 1:3; 1 Tim 3:16; Heb 2:14; Phil 2:5-11. 
  • Divine intervention!
  • I can't believe Joseph fell for that line.
  • Hello. If you haven't read the bible, start reading the New Testament with the book of Matthew. Thanks.
  • Virgo.... New Moon.... (its an ancient myth found in many of the Mediteranian cultures. Symbolic of the the new years sun being born(Dec 25th).)
  • God created all the universe -- he gave us the moon for night and the sun for day. I have a Bachelor's degree to teach Biology -- the more I studied, the more faith I had because of the profound order of all living things and the universe. I have no doubt that The Virgin Mary was a virgin. The Lord Jesus Christ came to us through the emmaculate conception. If you have not read the Bible, I would suggest that you do so. The Old Testament is filled with numerous prophecies of his coming. The New Testament would be a good place to start. As you read, pay attention to where ever the Trinity -- The Father, The Son & the Holy Spirit are mentioned. You don't need a Bible Study guide. I do not recommend any other translation other than the King James Version of the Bible. A virgin of course means that Mary had not been with a man...she gave birth but was still a virgin. Pray for guidance as you read. The Bible is a supernatural powerful book. One verse says "Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." If I can be of any help to you let me know. Peace and God's blessing to you.
  • Well, Christians believe that it was an immaculate conception, meaning that Yahweh made Mary pregnant. However, the necessity of a virgin birth in Christian dogma is based upon a mistranslation of Isaiah 7:14, in which the Hebrew word "almah" (young woman) is used. (The Hebrew word for virgin is "bethulah", btw.) It was mistranslated into the Greek "parthenos" (which does denote a female virgin). The Greek was read by the authors of the New Testament, and thus the New Testament emphasizes that Jesus was born of a virgin as a sign that He was the Messiah. In fact, the Jews never did expect the Messiah to be born of a virgin. By Jewish tradition, the Messiah would have to be the biological son of a male (patrilineal descent) from King David. The Messiah was to be a political and military leader of Israel. However, due to this mistranslation, the immaculate conception and virgin birth became a cornerstone of the Christian faith.
  • did you know that virgin births still occur!!! Ejaculating on a woman's vagina, not intercourse can and does produce children. I wonder why it's so difficult to understand why God would have difficulty making a virgin pregnant when out of dirt He made man.
  • Divine insemination...and, no, I am not trying to be a smart a$$ or disrespectful.
  • Read it again. She became pregnant because God made her pregnant (according to the bible) - and being omnipotent, as the bible says, God can do that without making her lose her virginity. I'm not being sacriligeous either, by the way...
  • Jesus was the sinless Son of God and if he'd had an earthly father, he would not have been sinless. BTW the "virgin" Mary did lose her virginity after Jesus was born.
  • I always try and stay away from these questions cause people have thier diffrent beliefs it is a question of faith I have mine you have questions about yours but it was the devine intervention of God who choose Mary to carry his only child . So he could spread the word of God to all
  • Re: Immaculate Conception yo...
  • You know, he can do so much, like get a woman pregnant (which I still think is not true) without taking her virginity, yet he can't end the suffering of people who did nothing for them to merit suffering. Like for example, cancer patients. Which I think is really unfair, especially since the wicked tend to live for a very long time.
  • The creation of the universe, the very earth we live on was by the spoken Word of God. So, it isnt hard for me to believe that God spoke an egg and sperm into existence in her womb.
  • Read your Bible. You will feel the Lord's compelling influence.
  • I'd say, read your Bible for your answer! As only God knoweth, perhaps you should handball the Q to Him, by reading the scriptures.
  • Man, Bad translation... Pure, pure, pure.
  • Virginity has to do with sexual intercourse not childbirth. Since Mary was pregnant by a miracle from God and she did not have sexual relations with Joseph, she was still a virgin. With love in Christ.
  • How God did it (the details) we don't know. His knowledge is vastly superior to ours. But we can do it today using artificial insemination. And I really doubt that is the only possible way.
  • it was the "virgin birth"...Mary was a sinner ,not perfect as we all aren't...she was chosen , had the honor of no other human woman, she was righeous in God's eyes ..HE chose Mary the same way HE chose all HIS other "righteous vessels"....Joseph and Mary knew one another...they lived a normal family life , both Jews...Jesus grew and lived a family like everyone else.. HE had 4 brothers, and HE may of had 2 sisters.....UNTIL HIS TIME CAME....
  • ZE ALMIGHTY POWERFUL GOD SPERMS!!!!!
  • Presumably because Jesus was supposed to be the son of God so God was supposed to have been the father. The conception was supposed to have taken place without sex.
  • The bible is a fairy-tale. There have been many gods throughout history that have come from a virgin.
  • The Bible says that Mary was basically, without having had sex, 'with child' through The Holy Spirit. In a word, if God created the world, including humans, then He pretty much knows how to make something happen. The (theoretical) reason Mary had Jesus as a virgin is said that it's because in order for Jesus to be a 100% pure vessel for sacrifice, he could not have been born of something sinful. Therefore, He could not have a human father, but a Holy one. I encourage you to not get hung up on this one - there are a lot of thing even today which science can't explain, but that means they don't exist or aren't true. Get wisdom, get understanding, search the scriptures, but don't let unanswered questions get in the way of faith - while we are alive, we will never be capable of understanding it all.
  • That's how fiction works, my dear.
  • She can't, and she wasn't. The whole idea of "virgin birth" was inserted into the story a hundred years after it happened. IF it ever happened anyway.
  • You are right, this is troubling. It bases on a particular definition of virginity. Here the presentation of this dogma, from the Catechism of the Catholic Church: "Mary's virginity 496 From the first formulations of her faith, the Church has confessed that Jesus was conceived solely by the power of the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mary, affirming also the corporeal aspect of this event: Jesus was conceived "by the Holy Spirit without human seed".146 The Fathers see in the virginal conception the sign that it truly was the Son of God who came in a humanity like our own. Thus St. Ignatius of Antioch at the beginning of the second century says: You are firmly convinced about our Lord, who is truly of the race of David according to the flesh, Son of God according to the will and power of God, truly born of a virgin,. . . he was truly nailed to a tree for us in his flesh under Pontius Pilate. . . he truly suffered, as he is also truly risen.147 497 The Gospel accounts understand the virginal conception of Jesus as a divine work that surpasses all human understanding and possibility:148 "That which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit", said the angel to Joseph about Mary his fiancee.149 The Church sees here the fulfillment of the divine promise given through the prophet Isaiah: "Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son."150 498 People are sometimes troubled by the silence of St. Mark's Gospel and the New Testament Epistles about Jesus' virginal conception. Some might wonder if we were merely dealing with legends or theological constructs not claiming to be history. To this we must respond: Faith in the virginal conception of Jesus met with the lively opposition, mockery or incomprehension of non-believers, Jews and pagans alike;151 so it could hardly have been motivated by pagan mythology or by some adaptation to the ideas of the age. The meaning of this event is accessible only to faith, which understands in it the "connection of these mysteries with one another"152 in the totality of Christ's mysteries, from his Incarnation to his Passover. St. Ignatius of Antioch already bears witness to this connection: "Mary's virginity and giving birth, and even the Lord's death escaped the notice of the prince of this world: these three mysteries worthy of proclamation were accomplished in God's silence."153 Mary - "ever-virgin" 499 The deepening of faith in the virginal motherhood led the Church to confess Mary's real and perpetual virginity even in the act of giving birth to the Son of God made man.154 In fact, Christ's birth "did not diminish his mother's virginal integrity but sanctified it."155 And so the liturgy of the Church celebrates Mary as Aeiparthenos, the "Ever-virgin".156 500 Against this doctrine the objection is sometimes raised that the Bible mentions brothers and sisters of Jesus.157 The Church has always understood these passages as not referring to other children of the Virgin Mary. In fact James and Joseph, "brothers of Jesus", are the sons of another Mary, a disciple of Christ, whom St. Matthew significantly calls "the other Mary".158 They are close relations of Jesus, according to an Old Testament expression.159 501 Jesus is Mary's only son, but her spiritual motherhood extends to all men whom indeed he came to save: "The Son whom she brought forth is he whom God placed as the first-born among many brethren, that is, the faithful in whose generation and formation she co-operates with a mother's love."160 Mary's virginal motherhood in God's plan 502 The eyes of faith can discover in the context of the whole of Revelation the mysterious reasons why God in his saving plan wanted his Son to be born of a virgin. These reasons touch both on the person of Christ and his redemptive mission, and on the welcome Mary gave that mission on behalf of all men. 503 Mary's virginity manifests God's absolute initiative in the Incarnation. Jesus has only God as Father. "He was never estranged from the Father because of the human nature which he assumed. . . He is naturally Son of the Father as to his divinity and naturally son of his mother as to his humanity, but properly Son of the Father in both natures."161 504 Jesus is conceived by the Holy Spirit in the Virgin Mary's womb because he is the New Adam, who inaugurates the new creation: "The first man was from the earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven."162 From his conception, Christ's humanity is filled with the Holy Spirit, for God "gives him the Spirit without measure."163 From "his fullness" as the head of redeemed humanity "we have all received, grace upon grace."164 505 By his virginal conception, Jesus, the New Adam, ushers in the new birth of children adopted in the Holy Spirit through faith. "How can this be?"165 Participation in the divine life arises "not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God".166 The acceptance of this life is virginal because it is entirely the Spirit's gift to man. The spousal character of the human vocation in relation to God167 is fulfilled perfectly in Mary's virginal motherhood. 506 Mary is a virgin because her virginity is the sign of her faith "unadulterated by any doubt", and of her undivided gift of herself to God's will.168 It is her faith that enables her to become the mother of the Savior: "Mary is more blessed because she embraces faith in Christ than because she conceives the flesh of Christ."169 507 At once virgin and mother, Mary is the symbol and the most perfect realization of the Church: "the Church indeed. . . by receiving the word of God in faith becomes herself a mother. By preaching and Baptism she brings forth sons, who are conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of God, to a new and immortal life. She herself is a virgin, who keeps in its entirety and purity the faith she pledged to her spouse."170 IN BRIEF 508 From among the descendants of Eve, God chose the Virgin Mary to be the mother of his Son. "Full of grace", Mary is "the most excellent fruit of redemption" (SC 103): from the first instant of her conception, she was totally preserved from the stain of original sin and she remained pure from all personal sin throughout her life. 509 Mary is truly "Mother of God" since she is the mother of the eternal Son of God made man, who is God himself. 510 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" (St. Augustine, Serm. 186, 1: PL 38, 999): with her whole being she is "the handmaid of the Lord" (Lk 1:38). 511 The Virgin Mary "cooperated through free faith and obedience in human salvation" (LG 56). She uttered her yes "in the name of all human nature" (St. Thomas Aquinas, STh III, 30, 1). By her obedience she became the new Eve, mother of the living." Source and further information: http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/p122a3p2.htm#II
  • He could've come by plane, train or automobile, By trolley car, or ferris wheel. He came to do the job he volunteered to do It really made no difference--anyhoo!
  • God did it by remote control
  • God can work miracles, and i dont question that she was a virgin. if Gods word said she was i believe that with all my heart.
  • Mary gave birth to Jesus by God implanting the seed in her womb. Still, after Jesus, she was not a virgin, as she married Joseph, and Jesus had brothers and sisters.
  • I gather she was impregnated by the Holy Ghost through her ear. It's a pity AB didn't exist then, because she could have asked an interesting pregnancy question. :)
  • I wonder how you all are going to explain yourself when the day comes to meet THe Almighty God.
  • Two words...fairy tale.
  • It is a miracle and it should be that way to run a business.
  • Because she was never 'known' to man.
  • You'll never understand it, until you read it yourself. I would advise you NOT to go through life relying solely on what people tell you, without investigating it on your own.
  • She was only the virgin mary until birth, then she became the blessed mother. I'll save you a long read, at the end, we die. +4

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