One, among the teachings of the Catholic Church that Protestants do reject generally is the teaching that Mary remained a virgin throughout her entire life.
Typically, they will point to Mark 6:3, which says, “brothers and sisters” of Jesus, as if Catholics were simply unaware of this verse!
Clearly, the term in the original language can however, mean cousins and this has always been the understanding of the Church.
Actually, with those verses out of the way, because they can mean cousins, let’s move on to actually PROVE that the BIBLE shows that Mary is ever virgin!
Firstly, we must prove that she is the ARK of the NEW COVENANT, which holds the WORD OF GOD (the Word made flesh for the New Covenant).
The Ark goes to Jerusalem and the glory of God is revealed in the Temple: As Luke 2:22 explains further Mary (the Ark) had already returned to Jerusalem, and now the newborn Jesus (the glory of God) is revealed in the Temple.
And Bible went further to explain that Jesus, who had been inside the Ark, went on to be brought back to life to prove He is the eternal High Priest.
As compared to Numbers 17, which says, “the rod of Aaron, which was kept inside the Ark, came back to life to prove he was a true High Priest”.
Surely, it all makes sense. Because, Jesus is the WORD of GOD, just as the stone tablets held the WORD of GOD as well. And the WORD dwelt inside the Ark of the Covenant.
However, the Old Covenant was in stone, but the New Covenant had a heart of flesh. So, the Ark of this New Covenant of flesh was Mary.
Next thing we must know is what happened to people who touched the ARK OF THE COVENANT-
According to the book of Samuel, (1 Samuel 6)
“The great stone, beside which they set down the ark of the LORD, is a witness to this day in the field of Joshua of Beth-she′mesh. And he slew some of the men of Beth-she′mesh, because they looked into the ark of the LORD; he slew seventy men of them, and the people mourned because the LORD had made a great slaughter among the people”.
And the book of 2 Samuel further says, (2 Samuel 6)
“And when they came to the threshing floor of Nacon, Uzzah put out his hand to the ark of God and took hold of it, for the oxen stumbled. And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there because he put forth his hand to the ark; and he died there beside the ark of God”.AdvertisementAdvertisement
The above explains clearly that NO ONE can touch the ARK! That would include St. Joseph. Cause, he certainly did not enter into the ARK and Mary remains EVER VIRGIN.
This is a BIBLICAL teaching that many Protestants don’t know about.