Passed down from the early church fathers, the many Christians (Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, and Catholics) have always believed that Mary, Jesus’ mother, remained a perpetual virgin… before, during and after His birth.

The Case for Mary’s Perpetual Virginity: Tim Staples addresses common objections to the perpetual virginity of Mary such as whether our Lord had brothers and sisters (Matthew 13:55-56). He tackles the question of whether the Bible says that Mary was only a virgin until the birth of our Lord, but not after (Matthew 1:24-25). He also makes an affirmative case that there are many Biblical texts that support the perpetual virginity of Mary. [ Read More… ]

 

5 Protestants Who Surprisingly Defended Mary’s Perpetual Virginity: It is a dogma of the Catholic faith that the Blessed Virgin Mary was not only a virgin when she conceived and bore Jesus but that she remained a virgin ever after. Most Protestant Christians today deny this – but you know that many of their early leaders believed it including Martin Luther, John Calvin, Huldrych Zwingli, Thomas Cranmer and John Wesley? [ Read more… ]

 

Research and Sources:

ORTHODOX THEOLOGIAN ARTICLE: “The Ever-Virginity of the Mother of God” https://www.goarch.org/-/the-ever-vir…

ZOHAR BOOK IN THE JEWISH KABBALAH (about Moses not having sex with his wife) https://www.sefaria.org/Yevamot.62a.1… https://books.google.com/books?id=dWA…

“SPIRITUAL” MARRIAGES IN EARLY CHRISTIANITY https://www.amazon.com/Sayings-Desert…

Mary and the Fathers of the Church: The Blessed Virgin Mary in Patristic Thought by Luigi S. M. Gambero https://www.amazon.com/Mary-Fathers-C…

IRENAEUS “Against Heresies” http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/0103…

JEROME’S ESSAY “Against Helvidius” http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/3007…

EUSEBIUS’ “Church History” https://www.amazon.com/Eusebius-Churc…