A Catholic nun in Spain has found herself on the receiving end of an on-line petition and death threats from her fellow Catholics due to her “controversial” statements on Mary and Joseph’s martial relationship.
Now what kind of “controversy” could she create in order to receive such treatment? She simply suggested Joseph and Mary had a relationship that every scriptural husband and wife are allowed to enjoy.
“I think Mary was in love with Joseph and that they were a normal couple – and having sex is a normal thing…It’s hard to believe and hard to take in. We’ve ended up with the rules we’ve invented without getting to the true message.“
Sadly, history has shown that such has been and present day shows that such will always be the result of daring to question the invented rules (her words, not mine) that have underpinned the Catholic Church’s dogma concerning Mary while undermining the doctrinal truth of God’s word.
Is Lucía Caram right in suggesting that Mary and Joseph enjoyed a “normal” marital relationship, or was the Constantinople Council right in demanding a belief in Mary’s enjoyment of a perpetual virginity? The answer is obvious, if you ask the right source.
“Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.” Then Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I do not know a man?” And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.” (Luke 1:30-35 NKJV – emphasis mine)
““Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife, and did not know her till she had brought forth her firstborn Son. And he called His name Jesus.” (Matthew 1:23-25 NKJV – emphasis mine)