Originally posted by avalanchethecatWhat is this - day one in sunday school? Yes, Mary was a virgin.
Thought so. But Mary was a virgin, right?
Originally posted by darvlaySure, but it starts with "Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham". Does Matthew say Mary was a virgin?
What is this - day one in sunday school? Yes, Mary was a virgin.
If you read the begats in Matthew 1 - they connect Abraham with Joseph, Jesus' father -- not Mary.
Not sure if that information is of any use to you, but there you go.
Originally posted by avalanchethecatConsidering the following options:
Seriously, you believe the whole lot is made up?
Originally posted by PBE6Oh sure, (2) no doubt, but still it seems there's likely to be a certain amount of garbled history in the thing, don't you think?
Considering the following options:
1) God created man in his image, and willed that an accurate record of God's works be created by the hand of man.
2) Several different men, at different times and in different places, created God in man's image, and cobbled together several books in order to support tales of God's works as described by powerful men of the times.
Which seems more feasible to you?