Is there a difference between 'immaculate conception' and 'virgin birth'?

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To me they are the same thing, but some people seem to think that they refer to two separate concepts.

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(I know conception and birth are two separate things - what I'm talking about is that some people seem to think that 'immaculate conception' refers to Mary being born without original sin).

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  • hace 5 años
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    Is there a difference between 'immaculate conception' and 'virgin birth'?

    ~~~ No, and they are both imagination!

  • hace 5 años

    Yes, Catholics believe that Mary was born without original sin. This was named the Immaculate conception. Most Protestants do not believe in the Immaculate Conception. Some hear that terrm and believe it must refer to the virgin birth. That is a common mistake and largely because few Protestant churches teach about the Immaculate Conception because they don't believe in it. Anglicans, Lutherans, and Episcopalians might believe in it, but I'm not sure.

  • Erika
    Lv 4
    hace 4 años

    Immaculate Birth

  • Sofia
    Lv 6
    hace 5 años

    There is a very big difference since they are about two separate people: the immaculate conception about the birth of Mary and the belief she was born without original sin, and the conception of Jesus by the Holy Spirit.

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  • Anónimo
    hace 5 años

    Don't believe in those Immaculate Deceptions.

  • Anónimo
    hace 5 años

    Immaculate Conception means that Mary was conceived without sin.

  • Al
    Lv 7
    hace 5 años

    Yes, a lot of people get this wrong, the immaculate conception refers to Jesus' maternal grandmother, Mary's mom, that Mary was born without 'sin' while 'virgin birth' is the birth of Jesus, who was impregnated by the "Holy Ghost".

    Fuente(s): Christian mythology
  • User
    Lv 7
    hace 5 años

    In Christianity, absolutely.

    Both terms refer to *specific* Christian doctrines.

    "Virgin birth" refers specifically to the conception and birth of Jesus by a virgin. We could say that in general it refers to such a birth.

    "Immaculate conception" refers to the conception of Mary and refers to a wholly human conception that was miraculously "immaculate", that miraculously did not involve the transference of original sin to the child conceived (namely: Mary). In the doctrine of the immaculate conception (which, I believe, is taught only by Catholics), **virginity is not a characteristic**. The mother was not a virgin, the mother conceived as a result of engaging in sexual intercourse with a man, but despite that the conception was "immaculate", and immaculate only in the sense already described: that is, the child conceived did not "contract" or "inherit" original sin.

  • hace 5 años

    Yes. Immaculate conception refers to Mary being born with out original sin. Virgin birth refers to the birth of her son, Jesus. I was raised in that particular mythology.

    EDIT: Your update is wrong. They are separate things in Catholic theology, no matter what you think.

  • hace 5 años

    They ARE two different things.

    The Immaculate conception concerns the birth of Mary... The virgin birth is about the birth of the widdle baby Jesus.

  • hace 5 años

    Yes, about 9 months. But the key character is Jesus. He was conceived without sin, and born of a virgin, as prophesied in Isaiah.

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