This is because Jesus is pre-existent to time unlike other beings that are born, he willed to be born of a virgin (Mudler, 2012, p.120), but in order for this to occur Mary needed to be free from original sin to prevent from impacting the pure nature of Jesus. The church believed and continues to believe that all humans inherit the stain of original sin from their parents at the moment of conception: thus we are all born in sin (McNally, 2009, p.101). Thus, Mary is born with sin; “but the woman destined to give birth to Jesus Christ can not have been born in original sin” (McNally, 2009, p.102), as previously stated. For Mary to be born without original sin her predestined life must have extended further than her birth but began at her conception. Pope Pius IX declared this is Innefabilis Deus: “Mary had been preserved from original sin from the first instant of her creation by a special grace in view of the foreseen merits of her son” (1854).
2-5 depict the significance of the predicted birth of the promised child (Christ). The child is not an ordinary child; instead the child holds the key to the salvation of all. He is the coming Messiah; he will be their saving grace, their freedom. Verses 2-3 talks about the joy that they will receive with the coming birth of the child saying that, “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned. You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as warriors rejoice when dividing the plunder”.
2:5-11 Paul gives us a very clear picture of Jesus’ deity “Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus, who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be used for His own advantage…” (NLT). Throughout Jesus’ earthly ministry He gave clues about His deity when he said things like, “Your sins are forgiven” or calling the angels
In Genesis 14 (New International Version), God promises Abram a son through a vision He gave him. The Lord said, "This man will not be your heir; but one who will come forth from your own body, he shall be your heir." And He took him outside and said, "Now look toward the heavens, and count the stars, if you are able to count them." And He said to him, "So shall your descendants be." Sarai is discouraged by not being able to conceive a child for Abram, so she goes to Abram and tells him to go sleep wither the maid servant, Hagar.
Although the common opinion of mankind is more inclined to overlook, “the Adultery”, of the husband than that of the wife, modern law has ignored the distinction between the two crimes, and technically they are alike. But the ancient Jewish law, as well as other systems of law which grew out of a patriarchal state of society, does not recognize the husband's infidelity to his marriage vows as a crime, and it was not until comparatively recent times that the woman was legally entitled to enforce her husband's faithfulness, and was given the right to demand a bill of divorce for his sexual immorality. The sin of keeping concubine is, however, already severely condemned under is
The pastor speaks on perfection, which man was, flawless, before the original sin. Jeanette finds herself questioning what the pastor said and ends up realizing that she doesn’t agree. A fantasy story is then told of a prince who is in search of the perfect wife. He searches all over to find a woman he deems as flawless, his own idea of perfection, and when he believes he has found her she will not marry him. The woman reveals that perfection is not from without flaws but from balancing all of one’s character.
For example, a frame that surrounds a portrait of the Virgin Mary and Christ Child from the eleventh century reads: “PORTA PARADISI PRIMAEVA(M) CLAUSA PER AEVAM: NUNC EST PER S(AN)C(T)AM CUNCTIS PATEFACTA MARIA(M).” In other words, the Virgin Mary has been accredited with the opening of the gates of paradise— once closed by the sin of Eve—to all. The Virgin, therefore, becomes the gate to heaven. It is also believed that the depiction of the Virgin Mary as a tightly shut doorway is a stand in for “her perpetual virginity, or penetrable, as a means to attain heavenly respite.” The Virgin Mary in this case is the doorway to Christ as the Metropolitan Mary depicts. She embraces, inside her doors, a chamber depicting his crucifixion: the reason we are able to reach salvation in the heavenly
In the Bible we read that God created each one of us in his own image (Gen 1:27), which carries incredible value towards humans. God not only created us but also loves us unconditionally and we need to channel that love towards our neighbors and children. Jesus was very sensitive towards children and spoke harsh words to anyone who misguided little children “But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.” The Bible talks about how parents should treat their children with love and care (Ephesians 6:4, Colossians 3:21). Even though we do not see the bible addressing child abuse
And one night at Mary’s house, the angel sent by God named Gabriel appeared and called out to Mary saying “Hail, you are highly favored, the Lord is with you, blessed are you among women.” Mary was troubled at first and was shocked of what manner of salutation this should be. But
God who helped Moses is the same God today. "And thou shalt speak unto all that are wise hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron's garments to consecrate him, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office." Exodus 28:3... 3.Live Justly and blamelessly: "The Spirit of wisdom" teaches us to avoid every evil, especially sin, setting the heart against it, and the eye to watch and detect temptations to it. He leads us to seek every good, especially holiness and obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ. The Spirit of wisdom guides the heart to fix on a high state of holiness—and then to use the most likely means to obtain