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bible contradiction mary blessed or not

Here’s a Bible contradiction that the Skeptic Annotated Bible has stated as not yet having any Christian response so we’re going to respond to it.

We begin with the question: “Was Mary (the mother of Jesus) blessed?”

Here’s the answer the skeptic gave along with the Scriptures:

Yes, according to the angel Gabriel.

Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth, 27 to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the descendants of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And coming in, he said to her, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.” (Luke 1:26-28)

No, according Jesus.

27 While Jesus was saying these things, one of the women in the crowd raised her voice and said to Him, “Blessed is the womb that bore You and the breasts at which You nursed.” 28 But He said, “On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it.” (Luke 11:27-28)

Note the above translation comes from the New American Standard Bible.

Let’s take a closer look at whether or not there is a contradiction:

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