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How Was Mary A Virgin

I'm not understanding how Mary can be a virgin if she had a child. Is it like she's metorphical a virgin because I was told that if you have sexaul intercourse with another person that's having sex, so please help me answer my question.

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God supernaturally impregnated Mary with His Son. Mary, was chosen by God. A virgin. she was going to bore our Savior. Holy God. Holy Jesus. Holy Son of God. Before all of this took place, she had never slept with any man, not even Joseph.
---catherine on 8/12/10


Mary was a virgin at her birth. She grew up still being a virgin. In other words, she being pure & Not knowing any man, if she wasn't pure, The Lord would Not have chose her for what was to come to pass.
---Lawrence on 8/12/10


with God anything is possible.
We know not His ways, nor can we comprehend it...Just Trust in the Lord Jesus.it is how we trust in Him...Just Believe in the Bible.The Blessed Mother Mary of the Lord Jesus her son conceived in the womb by the Holy Spirit.Miracles happen all the time.

Mary knew who she was carrying in her womb.
the other bothers and sisters are irrelevant. Everyone knows that back then it was common to call your friends, neighbors, cousins (YOUR BROTHER OR SISTER)
---lisa on 2/1/08


Mary was a virgin when she conceived Jesus in her womb by the Holy Spirit. She gave birth to Jesus as a virgin. Scripture says that Joseph "knew her not" until after the birth, so it is logical to surmise that he had normal marital relations with her after the birth of Jesus and they went on to have other children.
---Debbie on 2/1/08


Amen to prodigal24, I totally agree!
---Shonell on 6/5/07




I promised myself not to go around this ad nauseum circle, yet again. I can't resist.

Mary and Joseph HAD SEX, and other kids. ..after, Jesus was born (Joseph honoured God not to KNEW his wife until Jesus was born).

If anyone thinks, that the Lord would allow Mary and Joseph to be 'married' and deny them normal, god given marital intimacy, then thats as dumb as thinking the pope is the Vicar of Christ (substitute for God, vicar comes from the Greek word = vicarious = substitute)
---Prodigal24 on 6/4/07


Mary, Christ is a zealous God, and THOU SHALT HAVE NO OTHER GODS/IDOLS other than Him, we are to adore Christ and Christ alone - so through out all your 'man made' religions icons/statues, they are dead pieces of porcelain/wood -- cannot answer zip - Mary IS NOT to be worshipped, its Catholocism - either is CONFESSION to a priest the way to seek forgiveness, its found by confessing our sins to one another or CHRIST, not MAN!
---Prodigal24 on 6/4/07


There was a time when people only married and communed with those of like faith. The Lord knows how to preserve his saints. He gave Mary to a household that would be present with the others to receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost. He gave her to the one that came to the cross and not her sons and daughters that weren't present. And, he gave her to the one that loved him most. A type and shadow of the pastor he will lead us to for our wellbeing. One that loves him more than anything.
---Frank on 6/4/07


Mary was a virgin when she gave birth unto Jesus. Jesus is listed as having sisters and brothers. She wasn't a virgin all her life. The blessing was the impossibility of a virgin birth. To fulfill scripture such as a root out of dry ground.(Isaiah 53:2)
Frank
---Frank on 6/4/07


She had never been touched by a man. She carried the baby Jesus inside of her but God placed it there through the Holy Spirit. It was a spiritual birth not a natural birth. You are only thinking in the natural realm. Sexual intercourse never took place.
---Robyn on 6/4/07




Emcee: "I do believe a post is directed to some body. I do not see any No Name POSTERS.If you are desiring a reply."

My reply is to the originator of this blog - Mary. I'm not is the habit of putting people down like most bloggers do to each other. Just sharing my thoughts.
---Steveng on 5/24/07


Emcee, you said it. God is NEVER wrong but guess what, you and I can be . What other proof do you need that Mary had children after Jesus? Millions of Muslims are in agreement about their beliefs. Does that make them right?
---Dima on 5/21/07


No man had ever known her until after Jesus was born. Hence she was a virgin. I do not know why that is so hard to get ahold of. Jesus was conceived through the Holy Spirit. And this folks is an issue that is not to be pride into. It was and is God's business. We don't even understand how or what goes on during conception with the forming of arms and legs.
---catherine on 5/21/07


That was really graphic, Steveng. I guess that is the nature of your biz.
---Simon on 5/20/07


Dima ::Are we talking Belief Or Proof,or what are you Talking or walking around the mullberry bush.?
---Emcee on 5/20/07


Steveng::I do believe a post is directed to some body. I do not see any No Name POSTERS.If you are desiring a reply.
---Emcee on 5/20/07


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It was a miracle that she was impregnated by the Holy Spirit. The hymen was not broken, therefore a virgin bith. They obviously had to break the hymen to give birth. The purpose of marriage was to bear children. Mary was then able to give birth to other children. It boggles my mind that you know God in a worldly way but deny His power to do things. I'm sure if He could create the universe, He could make anything happen. Miracles happen and you, in a worldly sense, cannot understand.
---Steveng on 5/20/07


Emcee, I hadn't even touched Matt 16:17-19 yet. Your ''millions attest'' statement left a lot to be desired.You don't believe something just because a lot of people believe in it.
---Dima on 5/20/07


Dima::God is never Wrong & the millions are in agreement no if's and's But'sThis is a truth.
---Emcee on 5/20/07


Dima::The word "Could "by you shows you are ,In doubt so please do not lump yourself with Those who Have already aligned on The side of Mary & Jesus, because they are the positives & prove their allegience to Matt16 :17-19.Remember mary & Jesus are a unit one& jesus said "Those not with mw are against me"
---Emcee on 5/19/07


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Emcee: As millions attest

Are we now using numbers to determine the truth of a dogma? Plus, I am not so much worried about losing credibility with people. Millions may believe, but millions could be ''attestingly'' wrong.
---Dima on 5/19/07


Dima:: As Sherlock would have said Delusionary my desr Watson.But you do sound like 2 peas in a pod --how odd!!Besides one never speaks of a lady disrespectfully she is the mother of the God & chosen by him.You lose your Credibility when you enter this sanctum.She was Pure spotless as millions attest. Those who deny & defile do so out of spite & ignorance.Jesus gave such respect to women Then you should too.
---Emcee on 5/19/07


Emcee, I seem to strike a sore nerve with you quite a bit. Why would I need to consult with Mima?
---Dima on 5/18/07


Alan of Uk::Smiles - Usurping me? surely you jest! I do call upon the HS to guide me this is the first Time of the appraisal, possibly because of your errant Fingering Nah Mods are too busy.
---Emcee on 5/13/07


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Alan of Uk::Smiles - Usurping me? surely you jest!I do call upon the HS to guide me this is the first Time of the appraisal, possibly because of your errant Fingering Nah! Mods are too busy.
---Emcee on 5/13/07


FRM Catholic::You made a discovery?You mean you did not know that as a Catholic?Mary has never Saved Or pretended to Save SHE POINTS the way to the saviour.Luke1;46-47.shees!! you have forgotten your Catechism.
---Emcee on 5/13/07


NVB::From the Clinical point which you express you may be medically correct.But the claim that she had other children is in correct because according to Jewish Law there was no one of Her household to take care of Her after Jesus Death.This disproves the claim that she had other children which she did NOT& this keeps her virginity intact,as she says she Knew No Man.The Mother of God & the word does not lie But the interpretation is misconstrued.
---Emcee on 5/13/07


NVB::Clinically,which you express you may be medically correct.The claim she had other children is incorrect because according to Jewish Law there was no one of Her household to take care of Her after Jesus Death.This disproves the claim that she had other children which she did NOT& this keeps her virginity intact,as she says she Knew No Man.The Mother of God & the word does not lie But the interpretation is misconstrued by those who are opposed & object to her as being Eva2,as Jesus being Man is Adam2.
---Emcee on 5/13/07


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Dima:: Read my reply to NVB.You may keep your innuendoes for future,maybe your own enlightenmentOr consult with Mima.
---Emcee on 5/13/07


Mary is a virgin because she did not have sexual intercourse with a person prior to the birth of Christ. God created the pregnancy out of nothing, a virgin womb, without human sperm and made God incarnate. it is a miracle, you can't scientifically explain it. But If God can do anything he can make a Y chromosome.
---Jared on 5/13/07


Emcee ... "I think there is someone ursuping you?Mary had no connection with Jacob.You are more precise" No, that was me!!
I don't know how my fingers said Jacob, or maybe it was the Mods "editing" to make it more interesting.
---alan_of_UK on 5/13/07


Not to get too clinical here however---Mary was a virgin when she conceived Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit.
But AFTER she gave birth she could not physically still be a virgin IMO.
---NVBarbara on 5/13/07


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I have noticed that in the last 10 years Catholics are throwing the term born again around a lot. They actually think that they are. They don't know what it really is. You can pray and worship Mary from the time you can reason to the day you die. It could be for a hundred years. Mary cannot save you, or even hear your prayers. There is one thing that I know for sure, if you pray to Mary, you cannot possibly be Born Again.
---former_Catholic on 5/13/07


Ruben:

Knowing how to conceive and actually conceiving are two very different things.

The Angel was telling her she was about to conceive a child and she knew she was not married & had not had relations with a man.

It is soooo basic, I do not know why it is so confusing to some.
---Debbie_in_Ohio on 5/12/07


Dima-Ruben, please, she wasn't even married to Joseph yet....


Do you have to be married to know how to conceive? Besides the angel gave her a future action..."You will conceived"
---Ruben on 5/12/07


Emcee, how am I drawing a faulty conclusion? Doesn't the Bible state that she was married? And that she had sons and daughters after Jesus? I know the RC arguments all too well. Was the marriage a lie? Why did God not choose to have her remain unmarried? Were they roommates under the guise of marriage? PLEASE!What is the role of the Holy Spirit in your life personally? Do you know Him AT ALL?
---Dima on 5/12/07


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Ruben, please, she wasn't even married to Joseph yet.... that's why it would have been a scandal . Why did she get married then? To save face? God could have had it where she never got married . Did they get married just so they could sit there and look at each other? Please.
---Dima on 5/11/07


DIMA::True God does not change his word but you are; as you are drawing a conclusion by your understanding &faulty man made interpretation.But then You are not the First one, since you are not Rcc, which is guided by the H/S.
---Emcee on 5/12/07


Alan of Uk:: I think there is someone ursuping you?Mary had no connection with Jacob.You are more precise.
---Emcee on 5/12/07


The angel told her she was to be with child and she was confused as she was not married. The angel didn't tell her she would NEVER have a normal relationship with her future husband and Joseph mentioned later that he "knew her not" until after Jesus' birth. Pretty self explanatory, I believe.
---Debbie_in_Ohio on 5/11/07


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Dima-Why would anybody marry someone ,call them their husband or wife, and never consumate the marriage?


Why would Mary respond with Luke 1:34 "Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? "' When the angel told her of a (future event)?
---Ruben on 5/11/07


I don't beleive that Mary was sinless, either before or after the birth of Jesus.
She was virgin up till the birth of Jesus, and then very likely had a normal married relationship with Jacob, and had further children.
But in spite of what Dima says, the Bible does not give incontrovertible evidence of this
---alan_of_UK on 5/11/07


She was, but did not remain in a perpetual state of virginity after the birth of Jesus.
She was obedient to God's call on her life.
She is in heaven with her King, but she is not the Queen of heaven. She is there in spirit, waiting like others that have died, for her glorified body.
---Joyce on 5/9/07


Emcee, you can call Mary whatever you want, but God does not change His Word to suit our personal feelings. The Scriptures are VERY CLEAR that she did not remain a virgin. Why don't you see that? One day, Peter and Mary are gonna tell ALL Catholics and say '' You guys had us all wrong!''.If God wanted her to remain a virgin, she wouldn't have gotten married! Give me a break!
---Dima on 5/9/07


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I have heard it said that Mary was only about 14 years old when she conceived Christ, Many girls of that age are Virgins, The Spirit of God came upon her called [immaculate conception] yet after that she married Joseph, and obviously went on to have more sons and daughters as the scriptures say, therefore, Virgin no more.
---Cynthia_1 on 5/9/07


Mary was a virgin when she give birth to our Lord Jesus Christ, through the power of the Holy Spirit.
After the birth of Jesus Christ, she had other children. She grew old and died like the rest of mankind.
To prove these facts/truths research the Holy Bible.
---agnea on 5/9/07


Mary, as any other woman, was a virgin until she intimately knew a man. In her case, the Bible says she was a virgin and didn't know her husband until after Jesus was born. That would then obviously end her virginity.
---john on 5/9/07


Mary did conceive Jesus without intercourse, through the power of the Holy Spirit, that's clear in the scriptures, however, she did not remain a virgin all her life, contrary to some teachings.She had a husband with whom she had sexual relations after the birth of Jesus. Why would anybody marry someone ,call them their husband or wife, and never consumate the marriage? That is not a marriage as ordained by God, the courts wouldn't even recognize it today.
---Dima on 5/8/07


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Jack: Can you give me scripture reference so I can read it in its entirety please? I don't like taking things out of context which is what I suspect you did here to prove some point (i.e. that Joseph did NOT "know" his wife???). Not sure why Joseph having normal marital relations with his wife is a sin or wrong in your eyes???
---Debbie_in_Ohio on 5/8/07


Mary

just a thought IF GOD spoke the universe in to existence and maintains itby thought then GOD would have no problem in creating a baby in a virgins womb.
---willow on 5/8/07


Mary::since you know what makes women unvirgins Then obviously It did not happen in Marys Case.She concieved by the Holy Spiritas an act of Gods will.Same way as he created the worldin Genesis.Be rest assured you are not the only one who does not understand.Gods ways are different to Mans ways.Just trust & believe .
---Emcee on 5/8/07


The Virgin by Gods grace concieved. That should be the end of the STORY. 1 its immaterial,very personal & sacred subject in the eyes of any human Being.Those who seek an answer have no reason.2Holy Mother church, past Doctors have assured us as well as history that this Pure Virgin Lady the mother of the God who we worship. Some Dare to impinge on the dignity of a pure spotless human Being created BY God.The only conclusion,is the work of Satan, who waits for his head crushing as Said by God in Genesis.
---Emcee on 5/8/07


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Mary had to be a virgin to carry the Son of God because he was perfect. The lamb of God had to be without blemish in the womb too. It fulfills scripture. God in Heaven made all of creation and He put His ONLY and Perfect son in Mary's womb to become the perfect sacrifice so that we may spend eternity with Him.
---Amy on 5/8/07


Mary was a virgin because she never had a sexual relationship. God through the Holy Spirit, made Mary pregnant with Jesus. It's written in the Holy Scriptures.
---Dale on 5/8/07


I do not like the sound of this question. Mary was a virgin when she had Jesus, so that makes up titled as virgin Mary.
---catherine on 5/8/07


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The virgin birth is a miracle just as Moses parting the sea, Jesus walking on water, turning water into wine, multiplying the fish and loaves, raising the dead, and raising from the dead Himself are all miracles.
---Ed on 5/8/07


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The Bible states that Mary was a virgin when she gave birth to Jesus (God in flesh) (Luke 1:23; Mat 1:18). Jesus, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, left Heaven, and became human through the gateway of human birth.

The beliefs of The Incarnation of the Son, and the virgin birth are both mysteries; just like The Trinity. We do not fully understand it. The Holy Spirit empowered Mary; that's all we know.

Did Mary remain a Virgin all her life? No.(Mat 1:25; 12:46-47; Luke 8:19-20).
---Ramon on 5/8/07


** Scripture says that Joseph "knew her not" until after the birth, so it is logical to surmise that he had normal marital relations with her after the birth of Jesus and they went on to have other children.**

The same Gospel says that Jesus will be with us "even until [EOS, same word in Greek] the end of the world", so it is logical to surmise that when the world ends, Jesus is no longer with us.
---Jack on 5/8/07


The whole point is, Mary, that Mary conceived Jesus without having sexual intercourse.
So she was a virgin
---alan_of_UK on 5/8/07


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