Why The Virgin Birth Is Important

Jesus was born of a virgin.
Ok, Christians have no problem with that. We believe the Bible and the Bible says Jesus’ mother was the Virgin Mary but, let’s be honest; Virgin birth’s aren’t the norm so, lots of people have scoffed at the idea of a Virgin birth. But, the Virgin birth is absolutely essential to our faith. Why is that?
Let’s go back to the beginning of time. In Genesis the Bible says that man sinned by taking the fruit. Man’s punishment for sin is death. Every person that comes into the world comes in as a sinner because we are all descendants of Adam. So, we are born as sinners. There is nothing we can do about it.
God recognized this and knew that man had to have a Savior. But this Savior had to be without sin. That meant, it couldn’t be just anyone because every human being that comes into the world from the womb of a woman will be a sinner.
So, God in His power, caused Mary to become pregnant. She had never had sexual intercourse with Joseph yet, the angel said she was great with child. So, Jesus came into world born of a virgin. Mary was His Mother but God was His Father.
Why is that so important? Because if Jesus comes into the world like everyone else, He is a sinner and can’t save us. But instead, He came into the world born of a virgin which means He is sinless.
Isaiah 7:14 says, “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign; The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.”
The virgin birth is absolutely essential to the Christian faith. If Jesus is not virgin born, we have no Savior. He had to be perfect and thank God, He was and is!
Now, as you can imagine, many have scoffed at the Virgin birth. They will say, “it’s impossible; women don’t get pregnant by God!”
And, it is miraculous, no doubt. But as the angel said to Mary, “Nothing is impossible with God” (Luke 1:37).
As we celebrate Christmas, let’s give thanks for the virgin birth of Jesus and the salvation it provides us.

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