But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Listen, you will conceive in your womb and bear a Son, and shall call His name JESUS.”
The Bible tells us the miraculous birth of Jesus, of how He was born of a virgin. There are many modern, liberal theologians who deny the reality of the Virgin Birth. Does this theological debate matter?
We believe in the Virgin Birth of Christ because it is essential for the atonement and the redemption of mankind. It’s necessary because of the sin of Adam, our first parent, which descended down through the whole human race, corrupting all of mankind. And it’s necessary since the atonement for sin had to be accomplished by a sacrifice that was pure and without corruption—one without guilt which did not partake of the sin of all of men. And so someone separate from sin, someone pure and perfect, was needed to offer an atoning sacrifice that could be accepted by God.
Jesus was both the Son of Man and the Son of God. He was the infinite God-man, born of a virgin.
Question to ponder: Do you think it matters that Jesus was born of a virgin?