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Did Mary have to be sinless to conceive a sinless child? Why or why not.


11 posted on 05/12/2010 7:47:13 AM PDT by dartuser ("Palin 2012 ... nothing else will do.")
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To: dartuser

Have you ever heard of the Ark of the Old Covenant — how it was kept so holy. The High Priest could only enter at a certain time, etc. Anyone who touched it would die. All biblical quotes.

Mary is considered to be the Ark of the New Covenenat. Christ was the New Covenant and was within her womb, a very holy, Ark.


13 posted on 05/12/2010 8:51:17 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: dartuser
Did Mary have to be sinless to conceive a sinless child? Why or why not.

No. I believe this was addressed in the proclamation of the dogma, but obviously if Mary had to be sinless than St. Anne had to be sinless and right on back to Adam--destroying the whole concept of Original Sin.

It was certainly fitting that Mary be sinless, but it was not strictly necessary.

15 posted on 05/12/2010 11:33:50 AM PDT by Claud
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