Why Believe in the Virgin Birth?
Introduction. (Matthew 1:18) This text clearly teaches that Jesus was born without the ordinary natural human conception of a man and a woman. Mary was found to be with child “of the Holy Spirit.” Some Deny The Virgin Birth
What is the Truth? In this lesson we will seek to answer the question, why believe in the virgin conception?
I. It was prophesied (Isaiah 7:14; 9:6-7; Genesis 3:14-15).
II. It is Taught in All of the New Testament (Matthew 1:16; 18-24; Luke 1:26-38; Galatians 4:4-5; John 8:23; 19:26-27; John 1:1-3; 14; note: the phrase “only begotten”).
III. Without it Jesus is not God (Colossians 2:9-10; Hebrews 1:1-4; John 20:26-29). If Jesus was simply to natural son of Joseph and Mary, there would be no clear proof that Jesus was God in the flesh.
IV. Without it Scripture is not Inspired (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21). To deny the virgin birth we must deny that Scripture was given by Divine inspiration. If this is not accurate what else is inaccurate? Salvation? Hell? Life after death?
V. What is the alternative? How else can it be clear that Jesus is the Son of God? The virgin conception makes it clear that Jesus is of Divine origin.
Conclusion. What About the Charges?
Matthew 1:20-21 teaches that Jesus’ birth by virgin conception was connected with the promise that. “He will save His people from their sins.” This is the real issue. Jesus is God in the flesh, born of a virgin, in order to bring salvation. The challenge is will we accept this salvation or not?