Saturday, August 15, 2015
Catholic Apologetics: The Blessed Mother
Mary - Is Mary the mother of God? Yes, for St. Elizabeth herself calls her "the mother of my Lord" in Scripture (Luke 1:43). Jesus Christ is God (Hebrews 1:8) and Mary is His mother, therefore, Mary is the mother of God (the Son) for Christ was both God and human in the womb of Mary. Did Mary remain a virgin her whole life? Yes, for the "gate" in which the Lord passed is closed to all others (Ezekiel 44:2). The brothers of the Lord spoken of in the Gospels are most likely St. Joseph's children from a previous marriage or Jesus's cousins as there is no word for "cousin" in the Aramaic language. In addition, Jesus is mentioned as "the" son of Mary, not "a" son of Mary in Scripture (Mark 6:3).