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Contending for the Faith
The Virgin Birth—Does It Matter?
Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 7:00am

READ: Luke 1:26-37

 

I find it interesting that people choose parts of the Bible to accept as true.

The virgin birth is often a rejected miracle.  The argument I hear is, “As long as I believe in Jesus, the rest doesn’t matter.” But that rationale isn’t logical.

Apart from the virgin birth, Jesus would have been just another man and therefore unworthy of anyone’s faith.

Consider the implications if Mary were not a virgin. If that were the case, then the following things would be true:

  1. She was a liar who claimed to have been visited by an angel and told that she would bear the Son of God;

  2. She was unfaithful to her intended husband and, consequently,

  3. Jesus was an illegitimate child with no divine nature.

  4. Not only that, but if the virgin birth were a lie, then Jesus was a crazy man who claimed to be the Son of God and died a martyr’s death trying to prove it.

In fact, for Jesus’ death to provide atonement, the virgin birth had to be true.

·       A child born of a man and woman comes into the world with a sinful “flesh” nature (Rom. 5:12), but God required a perfect sacrifice to pay for sin. That message is all through the  Old Testament (Deut. 17:1).

·       Only Jesus, who was born of the Holy Spirit (Matt. 1:18), could have paid our penalty in our place.

We cannot treat God’s Word like a religious buffet, where we choose the parts we will believe. Every fact, promise, and principle is included for a reason.

The Father placed His Son in the womb of a virgin so that no one could doubt He was something special—the Lamb of God, Savior of the world.


Source: Adapted from a devotional by Charles Stanley here: http://www.intouch.org

Note:  All Scripture references are from the New American Standard Bible (NASB), with links to the www.classic.biblegateway.com


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"Saint Pete", Sr.

 

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