According to traditional Christianity, Mary, the mother of Jesus, is a perpetual virgin. But does the Bible support this popular belief? In this blog, I will share to you biblical proofs that Mary has other children aside from Jesus Christ.
First, the truth
The Bible reveals that Mary is a virgin when she conceived Jesus Christ. This is proven by the Gospels’ account of her pregnancy along with Isaiah’s prophecy. Here are the proofs.
Many centuries ago, the appearing of the Messiah has been prophesied to happen through a virgin conception as what Isaiah 7:14 mentioned: “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”
This was fulfilled through a virgin woman named Mary who is betrothed to Joseph. This can be read in Matthew 1:18:
“Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah happened in this way. When his mother Mary was engaged to Joseph, before they lived together she was discovered to be pregnant by the Holy Spirit.”
But before they are able to be married and have marital relationship, the angel of the Lord appeared to Mary that she will have a Son and Mary immediately answered, “How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?” (Luke 1:34). The expression I know not a man is a soft way to say that she never had sexual encounter with any man especially to Joseph.
With this, we can be certain that the birth of Jesus Christ is unique miracle. His divine birth is made with the power of God.
Now, the SHOCKING truth
Though we can see that Mary was a virgin when she conceived Jesus Christ, WE DO NOT SEE ANY PROOF THAT SHE REMAINED TO BE SO AFTERWARDS. This might shock you but after Jesus’ birth, Mary again conceived not once, but at least six times! Joseph fathered more than five children to Mary.
What’s the proof?
Please read Matthew 13:55-56:
“Is this not the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary? And His brothers James, Joses, Simon, and Judas? And His sisters, are they not all with us? Where then did this Man get all these things?”
In this passage, we can be certain that Jesus has at least SIX siblings! We can perceive that Jesus had at least two sisters (“sisters” as being plural) and four brothers. The same can be read in Mark 6:3.
“Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.”
People knew each other well in the small town of where Jesus lived and grew up. When Jesus was preaching in His own country, people were amazed that a person whom they are familiar with, whom they have seen growing up, whom they knew His family background well, can perform such miracles and teachings.
Another scripture telling us that James and Jude are the half brothers of Jesus Christ can be found in Galatians and Jude.
“But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord’s brother” (Galatians 1:19).
“Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ” (Jude 1).
Rejecting false teaching
Now that you have seen the proofs, it is time for you to reject satanic deception and learn the truth.
Mary was a virgin when she conceived Christ.
She had children after she gave birth to Jesus.
We can therefore conclude that the doctrine of perpetual virginity of Mary is gravely MISTAKEN, false, hoax, and wrong.
Sadly, people are led to pray to Mary instead of praying directly to God the Father and in the name of Jesus Christ. Mary is not in heaven as many suppose to be since we can read in the scripture that no one ascended to heaven (John 3:13).
Worshiping other human beings is deeply rooted in paganism and should NEVER BE PRACTICED BY TRUE CHRISTIANS. We are only to worship God the Father and Jesus Christ and no one else.
So the next time someone tells you that Mary is perpetually virgin, you can confidently say that the Bible tells otherwise.
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