The gospel of Matthew makes a pretty clear indication that:
Joseph did not know her till after the birth.
The word "till" translates into "until" in other parts of the scriptures.
Joseph did not know her until after the birth.
But we get told by men 553 years later that "she was forever a virgin and never engaged in physical relation with St. Joseph".
Funniest thing about this argument is that truly it would NOT MATTER. If you think about it, a woman is pure if she is with her husband. So Mary & Joseph would be pure in a physical relationship bound in matrimony that GOD promoted.
YIM (unless I'm mistaken, this seems to be the commonly used abbreviation of your name), ...
3) I asked a question earlier directed to you, but perhaps you didn't see it because I didn't specifically address you. Now I do: Who is the father of Jesus?
This is a crucial question. There are some protestants who believe that Joseph is the biological father of Jesus and that Christ became God with His baptism. Now isn't that what Arianism preaches, that there was a time when Jesus was not God?