Who says it was "necessary"?
Proverbs 17:6 states that "parents are the pride of their children". Though Christ is the all-holy God, it would have redounded to His dishonor had His sole human parent been an enemy of God, a child of darkness. Jesus received all his flesh from Mary's flesh. Had she been a sinner, though sinless Himself He would still be uniting to Himself flesh which was once infected with sin. This would be a disgrace to Him!
The Bible says that Jesus is a High Priest who is "holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens" (Hb 7:26). If His closest relative was a sinner, how could we truly say that He is "separate from sinners"? So it was most fitting that the Virgin Mary should never, even for a moment, be a sinner and slave of the devil, so that Jesus could truly be said to be separate from sinners and free from the reproach of having a sinful mother.
posted on 07/03/2002 6:30:29 PM PDT
***had His sole human parent been an enemy of God, a child of darkness****
Mary was a believer, these terms are not applicable to a believer after conversion.
giving thanks unto the Father, who made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light; who delivered us out of the power of darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of his love; in whom we have our redemption, the forgiveness of our sins COL. 1:12-14
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