Well because the whole subject of Mary CaN become a big stumbling block for US<quoted text>
Why put off to eternity?(smile), what you can resolve today?(smiles)
Oh, it may take much time and prayer..., but it does seem to be a rather central topic of concern to many.
The question remains, "Who are Jesus' brothers?"
And don't let Preston's attitude bother you. I don't.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV) New International Version (NIV)
13 When they arrived, they went upstairs to the room where they were staying. Peter, John, James and Andrew were there. Philip, Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew were there too. So were James, son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, and Judas, son of James. 13 When they arrived, they went upstairs to the room where they were staying. Those present were Peter, John, James and Andrew; Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew; James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James.
14 They all came together regularly to pray. The women joined them too. So did Jesus' mother Mary and his brothers. 14 They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.
Naming the,disciples ..the women and Mary ...AND JESUS BROTHERS .
It's very clear THa t brothers,dies,nit mean disciples as it names,them.
I honestly think whether or not Mary had other children is a foolish thing to argue on and her being a wife to Joseph WOUKD not take away anything from her being the Woman who crushed Satan's head
..And why the,RCC thinks,so when James of Jerusalem is,the brother of Jesus..I have no idea.
None of it has to do with SALVATION..nor the state of my soul .
So you a 'll can fight about it...I m not ..