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STRENGTH, COURAGE, FAITH AND FAILURE PART XXXI

    Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 1:18

    Mary, "Mother of God" as she is called by the Catholic and other denominational churches was an ordinary woman who although as a virgin she conceived by a supernatural work of the Holy Spirit, nonetheless she was just a chosen vessel who would become to many, a supernatural goddess, looked upon as a deity to be worshiped instead of being the mother of Jesus.

    Contrary to popular belief Mary had other children and Jesus had brothers and sisters. It's hard to swallow but Mary was a normal housewife and mother who was also a sinner just like us. In a message I wrote several years ago, "The Immaculate Deception" I exposed the lies, myths and deception about the virgin birth and the worship of Mary. There are historical accounts of Mary being a jovial housewife and a little pudgy, but was very friendly and benevolent to others.

    Mary was certainly famous for her part in the birth and upbringing of the Son of God, a noble task with extreme consequences and persecution, but the outcome gave the world a Savior come to set men free from their sins and deliver them from judgment. Mary was certainly a virtuous wife and mother as spoken of in Proverbs 31, but she was only a woman of flesh and blood and never to be looked upon as a deity.

    Now when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were completed, they brought Jesus to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord, and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the law of the Lord. "A pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons." Luke 2:22-24  Ref: (Leviticus 12:1,2  A sin offering for impurity after birth.)

Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin

Raising Up Godly Leaders for the Church

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