A professor from Minnesota believes the virgin Mary may not have given "consent" when the angel Gabriel told her she would give birth to the baby Jesus.
In a tweet, Eric Sprankle, professor of clinical psychology and sexuality studies at Minnesota State University Mankato, wrote, "The virgin birth story is about an all-knowing, all-powerful deity impregnating a human teen. There is no definition of consent that would include that scenario. Happy Holidays."
One Twitter user swiftly replied to Sprankle's assertion, informing him the virgin Mary did, in fact, consent to her significant role in Jesus' birth. In Luke 1:38b, Mary told the angel, "I am the servant of the Lord. May it be unto me according to your word."
Get Spirit-filled content delivered right to your inbox! Click here to subscribe to our newsletter.
Join us on our podcast each weekday for an interesting story, well told, from Charisma News. Listen at charismapodcastnetwork.com.
Great Resources to help you excel in 2019! #1 John Eckhardt's "Prayers That..." 6-Book Bundle. Prayer helps you overcome anything life throws at you. Get a FREE Bonus with this bundle. #2 Learn to walk in the fullness of your purpose and destiny by living each day with Holy Spirit. Buy a set of Life in the Spirit, get a second set FREE.