Posted by Tom Jablonski on Friday, Apr, 13, And the same goes for: The Ark of the New Covenant, Mary. Indede wedlocke is an honourable thynge, yf it be chastely kepte, but perpetuall virginite is a farre more honourabie thynge, yf it be so, that it be wylfully purposely taken, and for the love of godlynes and vertue. The staves shall be in the rings of the ark: It was the first Adam who was responsible for us inheriting Original Sin. The sublime confession of the Church will then read thus:
Perpetual virginity of Mary
Another interesting argument I heard, and one which supports her perpetual virginity as well, is as follows: After what has been said by the annotator on "The True Mary" and its editor, it may be hoped that Bishop Pearson's exposition of the scriptural argument will not be found tedious:. To this effect, the symmetry between the Old and New Testaments is striking. How is the Gospel advanced? In a learned note Bishop Pearson informs his readers who and of what account they were in the ancient Church, who denied this doctrine. Honor Thy Father and Mother As the obedient, infinitely holy Son of God, the Lord Jesus was a very firm believer in the commandment to honor one's father and mother. Though this document was rejected by the Church as being a part of infallible Scripture, it is very early evidence of the belief, held as possisble from the beginning of the Church, that Jesus had "brothers" because his earthly father, Joseph, had children when he married Mary, a consecrated virgin.
Ship of Fools: Purgatory: Perpetual virginity and vaginal birth
Heresy, not only affirms the same doctrine, but abundantly proves it [ fuse probat ]; and concludes his account of the heresy with a full knowledge, let me add, of all that had been written on the subject before his time in these words: We are saved from our fallen nature by His grace alone through faith that worketh in charity. If the child that "opens the womb" is a female child, there is no "firstborn" for the family because the child that "opened the womb" is not a masculine child. Yes, there was a pagan Canaanite goddess referred to as "queen of heaven" -- but there is also a pagan king in Ezra 7: They were not translations from an oral tradition in Aramaic.
But if we know that Paul's principle has an exception for the Second Adam, then it also has an exception for the Second Eve: That which was Holy, set apart for the Lord, would not be used in normal ways. For in this particular the Scripture notion of priority excludeth an antecedent, but inferreth not a consequent: The one dishonored Her by pretending to honor Her too much, the other by denying what was Her due; and it is remarkable that our knowledge of both are derived from the same source, that they have been refuted and held up to reprobation by the same historian and defender of the true Faith. He created Eve without sin, would He not create His own Mother without sin, also?