Truth Is, Mary Gave Birth to Other Children After Jesus

12/08/2018 0 Comments

Biological brothers and sisters of Christ

It is very unfortunate that, due to the wrong teachings of many religions, lots of people today are confused about some religious beliefs – to the point that they have become ignorant of pertinent biblical facts.

For instance, many people, especially Catholic believers, are not aware that, apart from Jesus, Mary had other children whom she also gave birth to, and that Jesus had other siblings by Mary.

Before Jesus was born, there was a prophecy about him. This prophecy is written in Psalms 69:8 which says,

“I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother’s children.”

That was a prophecy about Christ, implying that his mother had other children by Joseph. To prove that, Mark 6:3 says,

“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 with us? And they were offended at him.”

When the Lord Jesus was already preaching, the Jews asked, “Is not this the carpenter?” He was a carpenter, a profession which he inherited from Joseph. His foster father, Joseph, was a carpenter. The verse, likewise, made reference to His other siblings – the children of Mary and Joseph. And this was given confirmation by the Apostle Paul in Galatians 1:19, which says,

“But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord’s brother.”

Therefore, Christ had other siblings, but only maternal siblings because He was not a biological son of Joseph. Before Joseph and Mary got married, Mary was already with a child. Matthew 1:18-20 states,

“Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph thou son of David, fear not to take thee Mary thy wife; for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.”

The angel Gabriel had told Mary, “You will conceive and bear a son.” Mary conceived although she didn’t have any sexual relations with Joseph yet. It is clear that Joseph was only the foster father of Christ; he was His adoptive father. However, what the people knew then was that He was the son of Joseph but, that is not true. Only Mary was His biological parent; Mary conceived Him through the work of the Holy Spirit.

What happened next? Matthew 1:25 says,

“And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn so: and he called his name JESUS.”

Joseph “did not know” Mary until she had brought forth her firstborn son. Meaning, Joseph did not have any sexual relations with Mary until Christ, the firstborn, was born. He was called the firstborn, or prototokos in Greek, because He had other siblings born of Mary.

The teaching that Mary remained a forever virgin is another fabrication. It is not biblical. How can she be a forever virgin after giving birth? A virgin is a woman whose hymen is intact. Medically speaking, a woman whose hymen is no longer intact is not a virgin anymore. She no longer has the token of virginity. Mary had given birth, and she couldn’t have given birth without breaking her hymen.

During the sexual intercourse of a man and a woman, the hymen breaks. That is why a woman bleeds when having sex for the first time. That is the token of virginity. It is attested by medical science and it is also written in the Bible. Deuteronomy 22:13-14 says,

“If any man take a wife, and go in unto her, and hate her, and lay shameful things to her charge, and bring up an evil name upon her, and say, I took this woman, and when I came nigh to her, I found not in her the tokens of virginity:”

A man can tell if the woman he had sex with has a token of virginity. Bleeding occurs because the hymen of a virgin, which is intact, gets broken. That is the token of virginity. Although Mary had no sexual relations yet, she had lost her virginity when her hymen got broken as she gave birth to Jesus. But after the birth of Jesus, Mary and Joseph had sexual relations, and she gave birth to other children.

So, to say that Mary remained a virgin forever is not only medically wrong but also biblically wrong.

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