Pearl Thusi ignited a theological discussion when she raised a thought-provoking question about Mary, the mother of Jesus.
The actress took to her social media on Wednesday, revisiting the Nativity story. Despite being a Christian, she found herself intrigued by Mary’s life and put forth a thought-provoking query.
“Did God ask Mary for permission? Like, this thought has me so perplexed right now. Despite my Christian beliefs, I’m genuinely curious. Are we not questioning it just because he’s God? (Don’t criticize me — I’m sincerely asking),” she posted.
A controversial perspective…
Did God seek Mary’s permission?
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Like, this idea has me so bewildered right now. I love God, and I’m essentially Christian, so I’m apprehensive even as I type this. Are we refraining from questioning it simply because he’s God?
(Don’t criticize me — I’m genuinely asking)
Several local Twitter users joined the conversation, expressing support for her curiosity.
“Great question, and it’s a bit sad that you have to apologize for it. My initial thought is that God knew Mary—her circumstances, her heart, and how Joseph would handle it. So, he didn’t need to seek consent,” one Twitter user responded.
“There’s nothing wrong with asking controversial questions; in fact, it helps strengthen faith,” commented another.
“I ask controversial questions all the time: Why was David favored after coveting another man’s woman and plotting the husband’s death? Why engage with a widower before marrying her?” added another participant in the discussion.
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