- Two Things That People Need To Recognize:
-The virgin birth is a fundamental doctrine of the Christian religion.
- Four Reasons Why We As Christians Must Embrace The Virgin Birth:
*Jesus has no parents. In other words, He is eternal (John 1:1-3). He has no beginning or end. He is the Son of God. If Joseph, Mary's husband, was Jesus Christ's biological father, then He could not possess any of these divine attributes, as the Scriptures clearly ascribe to Him.
^ The Sinless Nature Of The Lord Jesus Christ:
* If Jesus had a biological father, then He would in reality be just like everybody else. He would not in any way be different than we are. In other words, He would have our same inherent sinful nature. He would be infected with original sin, just like we are. However, the Scriptures enforce the sinlessness of the Lord Jesus Christ (1 Peter 2:22; 1 John 3:5). If Jesus was the Son of Joseph (or any other literal man), then His sinlessness would simply be folklore.
^ The Perfect Sacrifice Of Jesus Christ:
*If Jesus Christ was not sinless, then it would have been impossible for Him to make the necessary atonement sacrifice for the redemption of mankind. Jesus needed to be sinless for our salvation because only a perfect sacrifice for sin will satisfy the wrath of God (Exodus 12:5; Hebrews 10). Atonement for sin requires a perfect substitute. If He was a sinner like everybody else, then He could never save anybody from their sins. The entire purpose of Jesus Christ coming down from heaven to earth was to save mankind from sin (Galatians 4:4-5). We need His sinlessness in order to be saved. Hence, the doctrine of the virgin birth is a fundamental doctrine of Christianity because it directly relates to the salvation of our souls.
^ The Uniqueness Of The Lord Jesus Christ:
*Just as nobody is able to resurrect and depart from the world in the same manner as Jesus did, nobody other than Him can be born in the same manner, that is, without the need of sexual intercourse. He was conceived into Mary's body by the power of the Holy Ghost. The life of Jesus in itself is a miracle.
- If The Virgin Birth Of Jesus Christ Is Of Any Importance, Then Why Did Only The Gospel Writers Matthew And Luke Bother To Record It?:
+Scripture is inerrant, for it was originally breathed out by God (2 Timothy 3:15-17).
+The frequency of a recorded event or the size of consensus does not refute established claims, reduce validity, effect historicity, or even alter relevance.
+If we are going to deny the overall reliability of the birth narratives as recorded in the Bible, then why should we trust the four gospels when they tell us that Jesus Christ resurrected from the dead? When will the decline in trusting the written Word of God come to a final stopping point?