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In fact, there is nothing in the Gospels to suggest that the motherhood of Jesus was imposed on Mary. Her words of submission to the angel (Lk 1:38), her hurried journey to the house of Elizabeth (1:39), her loud calling of Elizabeth at the gates of the latter (1:42), their joyful exchange of greetings (1:40-45), the Magnificat (1:46-55) - all are ...


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The reason for committing Mary to the Apostle John, rather than to James the brother of Jesus is because James was not a believer. John was. John was at the cross, James was not. Now the Jews' feast of tabernacles was at hand. His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence [from Galilee], and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may see the works ...


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Jesus’ Mother and Brothers 46 While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him. 47 Someone told him, “Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.” 48 He replied to him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” 49 Pointing to his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother ...


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Why did Jesus commit Mary into the care of the beloved disciple, not James, who is known as his brother? This question seems to be more involved in interpretations concerning the the Sacred Texts of the Gospels rather than the opinions various denominations. Almost all Christians are in accord that at the moment of Christ’s death, Joseph the husband of Mary ...


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In Genesis, we could read the story of Adam and Eve. They have the free will to choose to eat the fruit of knowledge of good and evil. It was NOT the will of God for them to eat the fruit He has forbade them, but still Adam and Eve ate the fruit. It is clear that humans have free will to choose, and so Mary decided in her own free will to bear the child ...


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Gary Michuta is an apologist, author and speaker and a member of St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Livonia. He wrote the following found in Detroit Catholic Few passages in Scripture have been as hotly contested by non-Christians as Matthew 1:23, “Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel …” Jewish writers and ...


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OP: "But it seems that Isaiah 7:14 (following which Evangelist Luke appears to have used the term `virgin') used the original Hebrew word almah, which per se denotes the marital status of the girl, and not her physical status of being uninitiated into sexual life." Isa 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall ...


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while considering eastern orthodox teachings I think we should carefully consider the teachings.for instance,Ethiopia one of the oriental churches has strong teaching regarding mariology.regarding the original sin Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido church briefly teaches that saint mary was spotless and free from the original sin which resulted from disobedience ...


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The question assumes (and seems to even presume) two major things: 1) That Christ came predominantly as an example to be emulated and 2) That the example of Christ, the man, has particular application to the male gender individually and societally. Given these assumptions the question asks Reformed Theology for a female role model likened unto Mary as ...


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First of all, we need to look at the context of the passage. More specifically the kind of genre. Zechariah is prophetic literature which is filled with symbolism, metaphors and simile to describe future events. Zechariah specifically - [as opposed to say Isaiah who writes many prophecies about the first advent of the Messiah] is writing about the second ...


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What is the Biblical evidence that Jesus' mother was one of His disciples? Not only was Mary the Mother of Jesus, she was also one of his most devoted disciples. She was certainly very contemplative: 16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. 17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which ...


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First, we should look at one specific word "disciple" in the question, which creates some confusion. Jesus had scores of followers and "disciples" but there were 12 close followers of Christ, whom he specifically called, and these were the ones who often traveled with Jesus in his ministry, and the ones who were the eye-witnesses, and ...


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