Jesus’ virgin birth is unique to Christianity.
Even though history confirms the unique nature of Jesus Christ, Satan is clearly working through the hearts of men to destroy Christ’s reputation. Several years ago a movie called Zeitgeist become popular. Although I agree with most of what is said in the movie against the Federal Reserve, the director and writer fouls up trying to teach against Jesus.
It’s teaching isn’t new, however, but it was presented to an new generation which didn’t have the proper education to refute the lies and heresy. Here is a quick video from Inspiring Philosophy to help you when these points come up:
Christ is always the one attacked when you are dealing with cults, false religious movements, and intellectuals. Could you imagine what Christianity would be like if the One upon Whom our entire doctrine hinged was no more than a fake? Zeitgeist not only get’s Christ wrong, but it gets the history of origins incorrect along with it. If we start with the Bible, our history falls completely in line making sense out of difficult questions.
Without the virgin birth of Jesus Christianity is in big trouble. If Christ was born by regular means we would have two major issues:
- The Bible says it was a virgin birth. If it wasn’t then how can we trust what the Bible says?
- If Christ was not virgin born He couldn’t die for our sins.
These are two insurmountable issues one would have if Jesus’ birth was not distinctly special. Who would be a perfect sacrificial lamb if they were born tainted with humanity’s sin nature?
As the writer of Hebrews states:
For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens. He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, since he did this once for all when he offered up himself. For the law appoints men in their weakness as high priests, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect forever,” (Hebrews 7:26-28 ESV, emphasis mine)
Rest assured that the Bible is true. Celebrating the incarnation is true and right for we base it upon the true and right Word of God.
Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Soli Deo Gloria
Special thanks to Apologia radio as this was seen on their Facebook page.