I am beginning to see that one’s opinions regarding the Virgin Mary directly impact one’s opinions regarding the Incarnation of Christ. I can also see that the Immaculate Conception is the center of the Marian doctrines of the Church. My question is: why didn’t Christ assume a sinless human nature directly? Is there a theological reason why Christ had to assume this nature through inheritance? If God could circumvent the stain of original sin in Mary’s conception, why not simply do it directly in Christ?