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“Is Mary the mother of God?”


The phrase “mother of God” originated with and continues to be used in the Roman Catholic Church. One of the topics at the Council of Ephesus in AD 431 was the use of the Greek termTheotókos, or “God-bearer,” in reference … Continue reading

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“When were Joseph and Mary considered married?”


There are three passages of Scripture that pertain specifically to the time of Joseph and Mary’s betrothal, the consummation of their marriage, and the birth of Jesus: Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-56; Luke 2:1-7. Each passage reveals something about their relationship … Continue reading

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“Why is the Virgin Birth so important?”


The doctrine of the virgin birth is crucially important (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:27,34). First, let’s look at how Scripture describes the event. In response to Mary’s question, “How will this be?” (Luke 1:24), Gabriel says, “The Holy Spirit … Continue reading

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