for the Faith
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:
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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