THE VIRGIN MARY! Was Jesus born of a VIRGIN?

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THE VIRGIN MARY!


Was Jesus born of a VIRGIN?


Was Jesus conceived in the womb of the Virgin Mary by the Holy Spirit as the Bible teaches? Or was Joseph the “biological” father of Jesus, as in, Jesus was CONCEIVED by the SEED of Joseph in the womb of Mary? For you see, some Christians are claiming that the Roman Catholic Church ADDED the VIRGIN birth of Jesus to the Bible in the fourth century.

Obviously, an atheist or even an agnostic might have a problem with Jesus being born of a VIRGIN because they do not believe in an Almighty God who created all things, including mankind. In other words, they do not believe that God CREATED the first Adam, and thus, they wrongly believe in their doctrine of “evolution”.

But for a Christian to wrongly believe that it is impossible for Almighty God to have His Messiah conceived in the womb of a VIRGIN comes as a shocking surprise to me. What I mean by this is that just recently I became aware that “some” Christians sincerely believe that Jesus was NOT born of a “virgin” and that they believe that Joseph is the “BIOLOGICAL” father of Jesus. And in my own opinion, they are sincerely WRONG! For those of you who may doubt that Jesus was conceived in the womb of the Virgin Mary, please allow me the grace to explain why I believe that you are sincerely wrong by denying the VIRGIN birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.

First of all, you must ask yourself the question, “WHY do you and some other Christians DENY the virgin birth of Jesus? WHY do you and other Christians NOT believe the gospel of Matthew and the gospel of Luke concerning the virgin birth of Jesus but yet you believe the rest of the gospel of Matthew and the gospel of Luke? I mean, in order for any “Christian” to deny the virgin birth of Jesus, then they must also DENY the gospel of Matthew and the gospel of Luke which CLEARLY teaches us that Jesus was born of the VIRGIN Mary. So how can you simply pick and chose which parts of the gospels of Matthew and Luke are sound Biblical teaching and which parts are supposedly fraudulent and or metaphorical, as some claim?

In other words, if any Christian denies the validity and or the literalness of the gospel of Luke then they must ALSO DENY the Book of Acts as well because it was ALSO written by Luke. And it is believed by almost every Bible scholar that Luke sat under the teaching of the Apostle Paul. So to deny the gospel of Luke would also call into question the teachings of the Apostle Paul whose teachings are confirmed to be trusted by the Apostle Peter. So in reality, to deny the virgin birth of Jesus is to basically deny the ENTIRE New Testament of the Bible. In fact, to deny the virgin birth of Jesus is to DENY that Jesus is the SON OF Almighty God Himself. 

So then, WHY do some Christians NOT believe in the virgin birth of Jesus but yet they believe the rest of the Bible? In other words, what is the CORE reason or what are the four possible core reasons as to why they ever called into QUESTION the Scriptures that clearly teach us that the child Jesus was CONCEIVED in the womb of the VIRGIN Mary?

Well, in my own opinion, one of the reasons why they first began to QUESTION the virgin birth of Jesus is the false teaching of the Roman Catholic Church which WRONGLY teaches that the Virgin Mary REMAINED a virgin her entire life. In other words, the Roman Catholic Church erroneously teaches that Mary did NOT have any other children after Jesus was born. And thus, Roman Catholic Christians try to reason away all the verses of Scripture in the New Testament that CLEARY teaches us that the Virgin Mary did NOT REMAIN a virgin after the birth of Jesus. But at the same time, almost all Protestant Christians do NOT believe that the Virgin Mary REMAINED a virgin her entire life and yet we still believe that Jesus was MIRACULOUSLY conceived in the womb of the VIRGIN Mary. So for the few Christians who deny the virgin birth of Jesus please understand that you do NOT have to deny the virgin birth of Jesus just to prove to the Roman Catholic Christians that the Virgin Mary did not REMAIN a virgin after the virgin birth of Jesus. And for all my Roman Catholic Christian readers, please consider the following verses of Scripture which prove that Mary did not remain a virgin her entire life.


Matthew 1:22-25.


“Now all this was done, that it might be FULFILLED which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying

23.  Behold, a VIRGIN shall be with child and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. 

24.  Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: 

25.  And KNEW her NOT till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.”


The Greek word translated as KNEW means that Joseph did NOT have sexual intercourse with Mary until AFTER Jesus was born. Now, this one verse of Scripture alone proves beyond any shadow of a doubt the Joseph was NOT the “BIOLOGICAL” father of Jesus because Mary did NOT have sexual intercourse with Joseph until AFTER Jesus was born. Also, the mere fact that Joseph did indeed have sexual intercourse with Mary AFTER Jesus was born proves beyond any shadow of a doubt that Mary did NOT REMAIN a virgin her whole life. There are also several passages of Scripture that clearly teach us that Jesus had brothers and sisters who were fathered by Joseph in the womb of Mary, and here is one of those verses.


Mark 6:3-4.


“Is not this the carpenter, (Speaking of Jesus being a carpenter by trade, the same trade as Joseph) the son of Mary, the BROTHER of James, and Joses, and of Judah, and Simon? And are not his SISTERS here with us? And they were offended at him. (Now, most certainly, the Jews were offended at Jesus but what some Christians have overlooked is that SOME his very own brothers and sisters of his OWN household or own family were also offended at Jesus. Please read the context in the very next verse of Scripture where Jesus is specifically addressing his very own brothers and sisters who were also the children of Mary that were also puzzled in unbelief at Jesus being a Prophet of God. In other words, some of his own brothers and sisters did not honor him as being a true Prophet of God)

4.  But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is NOT without honor, BUT in his OWN country, and among his OWN kin, and in his OWN house.”


In other words, Jesus is saying that those who do not know me personally HONOR me as a true Prophet of God, BUT in my own country and among my own relatives and even my very own brothers and sisters do NOT honor me or believe that I am a true Prophet of God. So then, CLEARLY, the Virgin Mary did NOT REMAIN a virgin her entire life as the Roman Catholic Church WRONGLY teaches because Joseph had sexual intercourse with Mary AFTER Jesus was born and Mary bore other sons and daughters. And we are even told the names of the four brothers of Jesus. Thus, to all my readers who DENY the virgin birth of Jesus, there is no need to go to the EXTREME to try and prove that the Roman Catholic Church supposedly fabricated the parts of the gospel of Matthew and Luke which clearly teach us that Jesus was CONCEIVED in the womb of the VIRGIN Mary just so you can have some more evidence to refute the erroneous doctrine that Mary REMAINED a virgin her whole life. 

Please consider the ERROR made by the Jehovah’s Witnesses who also went to the EXTREME to prove that the doctrine of the Trinity is false teaching. What I mean by the phrase “going to the EXTREME” is that they ALSO went TOO FAR in their zeal to prove the false teaching in the mainstream church denominations. In other words, in their zeal to prove that the Holy Spirit was not the THIRD person of the so-called Trinity God, they went TOO FAR by wrongly claiming that the Holy Spirit is NOT a PERSON at all. But rather, they erroneously teach that the Holy Spirit is just a power used by God. And in the same way, those Christians who deny the virgin birth of Jesus have gone TOO FAR in their proving that Mary did not REMAIN a virgin her whole life by WRONGLY claiming that Jesus was NOT CONCEIVED in the womb of the VIRGIN Mary. In other words, there is more than enough sound Biblical proof in the Scriptures that the Virgin Mary did NOT REMAIN a Virgin her entire life as the Roman Catholic Church WRONGLY teaches. So there is no need to make the CLAIM that the Roman Catholic Church ADDED the virgin birth to the New Testament in the fourth century. Here are some quotes from some early church writers who were contesting with the unbelieving Jews that Jesus was truly born of a virgin and that Jesus was NOT an “illegitimate” child as the Jews claimed.


Ignatius (35-117AD, the third Bishop and Patriarch of Antioch)

“He was truly born of a virgin” (from his “Letter to the Smyrnaeans”, written around 103AD)

 

Justin Martyr (100-165AD, the early Christian Apologist)

“But you (Jews) and your teachers venture to claim that in the prophecy of Isaiah it is not said, ‘Behold the virgin will conceive,’ but, ‘Behold, the young woman will conceive, and bear a son.’ Furthermore, you explain the prophecy as if (it referred) to Hezekiah, who was your king. Therefore, I will endeavor to soon discuss this point in opposition to you“. (from his “Dialogue with Trypho”, written around 160AD)

 

Clement of Alexandria (150-215AD, the Christian Theologian)

“… Jesus, whom of the lightning flash of Divinity the virgin bore.” (from his “Paedagogus, Book I”, written around 195AD)

 

Tertullian (160-220AD, the Christian Apologist)

This ray of God, then, as it was always foretold in ancient time, descended into a certain virgin, And He was made flesh in her womb. So, in His birth, God and man were united.” (from his “Apology”, written around 195AD)

 

Origen (185-254AD, the Christian Apologist and Theologian)

“A sign has been given to the house of David. For the virgin conceived, was pregnant, and brought forth a son.” (from his “Contra Celsus, Book I”, written around 225AD)

 

Irenaeus’ “Rule of Faith” (Late 1st to Early 2nd Century)

Irenaeus’ early written work was highly influential to believers at the time, and he was an excellent apologist for the faith. He found himself battling with a number of false teachings within Christendom, and as a result, he developed a statement of faith designed to affirm a number of Christian truths, including the “virgin conception”:

“…this faith: in one God, the Father Almighty, who made the heaven and the earth and the seas and all the things that are in them; And in one Christ Jesus, the Son of God, who was made flesh for our salvation; And in the Holy Spirit, who made known through the prophets the plan of salvation, and the coming, and the birth from a virgin, and the passion, and the resurrection from the dead, and the bodily ascension into heaven of the beloved Christ Jesus, our Lord, and his future appearing from heaven in the glory of the Father, to sum up, all things and to raise anew all flesh of the whole human race…”

The “Interrogatory” Creed of Hippolytus (approximately 215 AD)

Hippolytus was a disciple of Irenaeus and he included language that was distinctly similar to Irenaeus’ “Rule of Faith” in his “Baptismal Instructions”. Hippolytus used the following instructional statement to prepare his new converts for baptism and to confirm that they had a correct understanding of the Christian Worldview:

 

“Do you believe in God the Father All Governing? Do you believe in Christ Jesus, the Son of God, Who was begotten by the Holy Spirit from the Virgin Mary, Who was crucified under Pontius Pilate, and died (and was buried) and rose the third day living from the dead, and ascended into the heavens, and sat down on the right hand of the Father, and will come to judge the living and the dead? Do you believe in the Holy Spirit, in the holy Church, and in the resurrection of the body?”

 

The Apostle’s Creed

The first widely accepted creed of the Christian Church continued the claims of both Irenaeus and Hippolytus related to the “virgin conception”:

“I believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day, he rose again. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic (Which means universal) Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen”

 


So then, the sound Biblical teaching of the VIRGIN birth of Jesus was NOT ADDED to the Bible in the fourth century as some Christians CLAIM. The virgin birth of Jesus is NOT some Roman Catholic invention as some Christians CLAIM. This sound Biblical teaching was carefully copied down in the Greek manuscripts and the reason that full complete manuscripts are dated to the fourth century as the earliest complete manuscripts is that the older copies of the early manuscripts were simply worn out and decayed. That is why only “fragments” of the earlier manuscripts can be found.

Also, please notice in the gospel of MARK that the writer says the son of Mary and NOT the son of Joseph. Now in Jewish culture, they always refer to the children as being the son or the daughter of the father and NOT the son or the daughter of the mother unless they have doubt as to whether the father is the “biological” father of the child. It is their way of shaming the mother for committing fornication and or adultery to bear a child that is not the child of her husband. So the truth of that matter is that it was the unsaved unbelieving Jews who CLAIMED that Jesus was born out of wedlock by Joseph and Mary committing FORNICATION. Please remember that a VEIL remains over the eyes of the Jews even unto this day in their understanding of the Scriptures, according to 2 Corinthians 3:14-16.


2 Corinthians 3:14-16.


“But their minds (Speaking of the unbelieving Jews) were blinded: for until this day remains the same veil untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ. (In other words, for any Christian to believe the teaching of the Jews OVER what the Bible itself teaches us is like believing that Jesus has a Devil simply because the JEWS claimed that Jesus had a Devil. So to me, for any Christian to take the argument of the unbelieving Jews that the Hebrew word “almah” does NOT mean virgin OVER the teachings of the very eyewitnesses of Jesus in the New Testament is to DENY that Jesus is the SON OF Almighty God. The Jews FALSELY accused Jesus of making himself EQUAL to God but yet Jesus defended himself saying that he could do NOTHING of himself and that it was God dwelling in him who was doing the works. So you cannot take what the Jews wrongly believe over what the New Testament teaches under the New Covenant)

15.  But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart. 

16,  Nevertheless, when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.” 


In other words, when an unbelieving heart turns to the Lord to seek the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God then God will take away the blindness of not being able to understand the truly correct sound Biblical meaning of the Old Testament Scriptures in the LIGHT of the New Testament Scriptures. Also, please know and understand that around two hundred years BEFORE the virgin birth of Jesus the Greek Septuagint translation of the Hebrew Old Testament Scriptures was written. And in the Greek Septuagint translations of the Hebrew Old Testament Scriptures, the Greek word “almah” in Isaiah 7:14 is translated as “parthenos” which means VIRGINITY in the Greek language. And that was nearly two hundred years BEFORE Jesus was born of the VIRGIN Mary.

My point is that if you try to explain away the virgin birth of Jesus then you also have to try and explain away the gospel of Mark as supposedly being fabricated by the Roman Catholic Church as well. But why would the Roman Catholic Church fabricate Mark 6:3,4 when it DISPROVES their teaching that the Virgin Mary REMAINED a virgin her whole lifetime? The whole argument that the account of the virgin birth of Jesus found in the gospel of Matthew and in the gospel of Luke was ADDED by the Roman Catholic Church in the fourth century is preposterous and should not be entertained by any Christian even for a second. Let us move on to the second reason why some Christians deny the virgin birth of Jesus.

So then, what other reason is there to deny the virgin birth of Jesus? Well, some Christians who deny the virgin birth of Jesus argue that after a child is conceived in the womb then a woman is NO LONGER a virgin. Now, I agree that this is true in NORMAL conception but there is nothing NORMAL about the CONCEPTION of Jesus, according to the teachings of the very disciples of Jesus. In other words, in normal conception, the male must have sexual intercourse with a woman in order for a child to be CONCEIVED in her womb AFTER a woman has had sexual intercourse will a male. And, obviously, after a woman has had sexual intercourse with a male then she is no longer a virgin. Now, obviously, a woman can have ARTIFICIAL insemination of the male sperm or SEED to be implanted in her womb but that is NOT the “normal way” that women become pregnant. And while artificial insemination may be called a “miracle” of medicine it is not a miracle of Almighty God. I say that because some people who claim to be Christians sincerely believe that the angel Gabriel was an “extraterrestrial who “artificially” inseminated the Virgin Mary and that is how Mary became pregnant as a virgin. 

So let me define what the Bible itself means by Jesus being born of a VIRGIN. It simply means that Mary did not have ANY sexual intercourse with ANY human being and that Mary did NOT have sexual intercourse with Almighty God Himself. Nor did some so-called alien artificially inseminate the Virgin Mary. The sound Biblical meaning of the word “virgin” means that a woman has never had sexual intercourse. So the term “the virgin BIRTH of Jesus” should be more accurately defined as “the virgin CONCEPTION of Jesus” or that the Messiah was “CONCEIVED” in the womb of a virgin which means that Mary was found to be with child in her WOMB without ever having sexual intercourse with ANYONE, including having sexual intercourse with Almighty God.

Now, I myself believe that the Bible teaches us that Almighty God CREATED Jesus in the womb of the VIRGIN Mary which means that the Virgin Mary did NOT have ANY sexual intercourse with Joseph, or with any other man, and certainly Mary did NOT have sexual intercourse with Almighty God in order for her to be FOUND with a child in her womb. Let us read Matthew 1:18 and then I will show you why I believe that Almighty God CREATED the fetus or the unborn child in the womb of the Virgin Mary.


Please read Matthew 1:18.


“Now the BIRTH of Jesus Christ was on this wise: (Or the way in which Jesus was conceived in the womb of a woman to be BORN happened in this way) When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph before they came together, (Or BEFORE Mary and Joseph had any sexual intercourse) she was FOUND with child OF the Holy Ghost.” 


Notice that this is BEFORE Mary and Joseph came together as one flesh in the act of sexual intercourse. Also, notice that the Virgin Mary was found to be pregnant and that the disciples of Jesus recorded that she became pregnant OF or BY the Holy Spirit and NOT by Joseph.

Now, Joseph, seeing that his bride-to-be was pregnant knowing that the child was NOT his child, thought to put away his fiance privately so as to not publicly shame her. In other words, IF SO BE, that Joseph had premarital sexual intercourse with Mary, his bride-to-be, as the unbelieving Jews and some Sabbath-keeping Christians CLAIM, then Joseph would not have thought to put Mary away in secret. So to me, Joseph obviously thought that Mary had sexual intercourse with another man but he did not want to shame Mary. And while Joseph pondered what he should do, an angel of the Lord appeared to him and told Joseph not to fear. So then, if so be that Joseph was the “biological” father of Jesus as some Christians claim, then why did Almighty God send an angel to appear to Joseph in a dream and tell Joseph that the child was conceived OF the Holy Spirit? God is NOT a man that He should lie, and Christians who argue that Joseph is the biological father of Jesus, is the same as calling Almighty God a liar.


Please read Matthew 1:19-25.


“Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. 

20.  But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto you Mary your wife: for that which is CONCEIVED in her is OF the Holy Ghost. (In other words, Almighty God sent an angel to appear to Joseph in a dream to tell him not to worry and be concerned that Mary had sexual intercourse with another man as Joseph was thinking. The angel of God assured Joseph that the child in her womb was CONCEIVED by Almighty God Himself. So now we have three choices knowing that Jesus was CONCEIVED BY the Eternal Holy Spirit. #1. Almighty God had literal sexual intercourse with the Virgin Mary, which to me, is absolutely preposterous. #2. God Himself manifested Himself to become the Son of Man which contradicts Numbers 23:19 and a whole host of other Scriptures. #3. Almighty God CREATED the child in the womb of the Virgin Mary by performing His spoken word of PROPHECY to FULFILL what He instructed His prophets to prophesy)

21.  And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shall call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. 

22.  Now all this was done, that it might be FULFILLED which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying

23.  Behold, a VIRGIN shall be with child and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. (This is prophesied in Isaiah 7:14 in both the Hebrew Scriptures and in the Greek Septuagint that was written around two hundred years BEFORE the VIRGIN birth of Jesus. Please understand that two hundred years BEFORE Jesus was ever born is LONG before the fourth century which is when it is CLAIMED that the Roman Catholic Church ADDED the virgin birth to the Greek manuscripts to supposedly appease the Pagan Christians. Again, the Greek Septuagint translates the Hebrew word “almah” as “parthenos” which means VIRGINITY so anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear can clearly see that the account of the virgin birth of Jesus was NOT ADDED to the Greek manuscripts later in the fourth century as some Christians CLAIM)

24.  Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: (Or then, after hearing from Almighty God that Mary did NOT have sexual intercourse with another man, Joseph was no longer worried about marrying his fiance, Mary even though she was noticeable with a child before they actually got married. Joseph no longer feared what other people would THINK about him and Mary because he believed what the ANGEL of Almighty God told him in a dream and that his bride to be was found with child OF the Holy Spirit)

25  And (Joseph) knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: (Or Joseph did NOT have any sexual intercourse with his VIRGIN fiance UNTIL AFTER Jesus was BORN) and he (Joseph) called his (The miraculously CONCEIVED child in the womb of the VIRGIN Mary by the) name JESUS.”


So in order for any Christian to even be able to remotely DENY the virgin birth of Jesus then they must get rid of all the verses of Scripture in the Bible that clearly teach us that Jesus was born of a VIRGIN by being CONCEIVED in the womb of Mary BY or OF the Holy Spirit. In other words, they must EXPLAIN AWAY all these clear New Testament verses of Scripture by trying to argue that they were ADDED by the Roman Catholic Church as early as the fourth century. Or they must argue that we are not to take all these clear verses of Scripture in a LITERAL sense, but rather, they are to be interpreted “METAPHORICALLY”. And to do either of these things is to cast DOUBT upon the entire New Testament. In other words, are we to take the RESURRECTION of Jesus “METAPHORICALLY”? Absolutely NOT! So then why do some Christians take the account of the virgin birth as a metaphor? Before we take a look at the third reason why some Christians deny the virgin birth of Jesus, I want you to closely consider another PROPHECY, which to me, clearly teaches us that God CREATED the child Jesus in the womb of the Virgin Mary.


Please read Jeremiah 31:22.


“How long will you go about, O you backsliding daughter? For the LORD has CREATED a NEW THING in the earth, a woman shall compass a man.” 


Now the literal translation of the Hebrew word “man” is a woman shall encompass the “master”. The Hebrew word “geber” means valiant, mighty, and to be strong. And the root word “gabar” means to PREVAIL or to master over something. When I read these meanings the Holy Spirit brought to my remembrance the conversation that He had with Cain warning Cain that he must MASTER the enemy that was tempting him to kill his brother Abel. My point is that the NEW THING that Yahweh CREATED in the womb of a woman is a MAN child who will PREVAIL over the enemy, Satan. If you desire to know more Scriptures that to me, teach us that Jesus was CREATED by God then please read the studies under the heading >>>WAS JESUS CREATED?<<< But for now, let us continue the study at hand.

So then, what other possible reason could some Christians have for denying the virgin birth of Jesus? Well, as I said before, some Christians go to the extreme when they show from the Bible itself that a church doctrine is false teaching. In other words, the Orthodox Christian church denomination wrongly twists the virgin birth of Jesus to mean that Jesus was a God/man as opposed to him being fully human void of any divine nature during the days of his flesh. And thus, some Christians deny the virgin birth of Jesus completely because in their minds they feel that if Jesus was truly conceived by Almighty God Himself then Jesus must have had divine nature during the days of his flesh. So to THEM, if they can get rid of the virgin birth all together then they can satisfy their OWN belief that if Jesus was conceived by God then that would make Jesus be the DIVINE Son of God DURING the days of his flesh. 

To say this another way, they have wrongly held on to what they were previously taught by Trinitarian Christians and the Oneness Pentecostal Christians that say that since Jesus was conceived by God then Jesus must have DIVINE NATURE. For you see, Trinitarian Christians and Oneness Pentecostal Christians reason in their minds that if humans beget human NATURE then surely God must beget DIVINE NATURE or DIVINITY. And thus, Trinitarian Christians and Oneness Pentecostal Christians both wrongly teach that Jesus is DEITY, as in Jesus IS fully Almighty God Himself because he was CONCEIVED by or of the Holy Spirit. 

Therefore, SOME of the Christians who do NOT believe that Jesus was DEITY during the days of his flesh wrongly feel that they must COMPLETELY DENY the virgin birth of Jesus entirely. For you see, in their eyes, the ONLY way to THEM for Jesus to NOT be DEITY is for Jesus to have a HUMAN father because they have been “brainwashed” so to speak to wrongly believe that since Almighty God is the FATHER OF Jesus then Jesus MUST have DIVINE NATURE and human nature at the same time. Did the first Adam have both divine nature and human nature since his ORIGIN was OF God? Absolutely NOT! The first Adam was fully human void of any divine nature and so was the second Adam fully human and void of any divine nature until AFTER the cross. For you see, that is when Almighty God GAVE the Son of MAN, Jesus the DIVINE NATURE of immortality to be having in himself even as the Father has always had eternal life in Himself. 

Now, the truth of the whole matter is that almost all other “unitarian” Christians do, indeed, believe in the VIRGIN birth of Jesus but they reject the false teaching that Jesus was a deity during the days of his flesh. Now, I myself am a “unitarian” Christian but more precisely I am a BIBLICAL Unitarian Christian. So what is a “unitarian” Christian? Well, simply put, all unitarian Christians do NOT believe in the doctrine of the Trinity which wrongly teaches that there are three separate persons in the one true God. But rather, all unitarian Christians believe that there is ONE person in the one true God. However, not all unitarian Christians agree with who Jesus is. In other words, there are many different groups of unitarian Christians. Please read the study “WHAT IS BIBLICAL UNITARIANISM?” 

But for now, please know that I teach almost word for word what BIBLICAL Unitarian Christians teach concerning who is Jesus. I believe that the Bible itself clearly teaches us that the ONE true God is one Almighty God in ONE person who ALONE is the FATHER and that Jesus is the SON OF the one true God. I believe that God CONCEIVED FOR Himself a HUMAN Son FIRST and then AFTER the cross the Father GAVE His human Son to be having the divine nature of immortality. To me, it was AFTER the cross that the human Son of God BECAME DEITY by his God and Father highly exalting him to be MADE Lord and God to rule over the earth FOR Yahweh in the NAME OF Yahweh in the world to come. And all the “Christians” who deny the “virgin” birth of Jesus ALSO believe that it was after the cross that the human Son of God became deity by his God and Father highly exalting his to be made Lord and God to rule for Yahweh for 1000 years in the world to come. But yet I do not have to DENY the virgin birth of Jesus to prove that God is NOT a so-called Trinity Godhead supposedly made up of three separate persons as Trinitarian Christians erroneously teach. Nor do I have to deny the virgin birth of Jesus in order to prove that the Oneness Pentecostal doctrine is also false teaching.

Now, these three or the four reasons that we just covered are the ONLY reasons that I have heard argued for WHY some Christians deny the virgin birth of Jesus. To me, there has to be a CORE reason for why any Christian would even try to explain away the gospel of Matthew and the gospel of Luke in order to support their denying the virgin birth of Jesus. So let us summarize these three reasons as to why some Christians deny the virgin birth of Jesus before we look at the fourth reason for denying the virgin birth of Jesus.


Reason #1.


The Roman Catholic Church doctrine that the Virgin Mary REMAINED a virgin her entire life.

To me, this is not a valid reason to DENY that Jesus was CONCEIVED in the Virgin Mary because almost all NON-Catholic Christians do NOT believe that the Virgin Mary remained a virgin her whole life.


Reason #2.


The fact that a woman does not remain a virgin after she has had sexual intercourse.

Again, this is not a valid reason either to go to the extreme to try and explain away all of the Scriptures in the New Testament as being ADDED by the Roman Catholic Church in the fourth century. This reason is basically an argument against the Virgin Mary “remaining” a virgin after Jesus was born. And there is more than enough Scriptural evidence to disprove that so-called perpetual virginity of the Virgin Mary WITHOUT trying to explain away the gospel of Matthew and the gospel of Luke concerning HOW Jesus was born of a virgin.


Reason #3.


The Orthodox Christian doctrine of the DEITY of Jesus during the days of his flesh.

Again, to me, this is not a valid reason either because other unitarian Christians refute the false doctrine of the deity of Jesus during the days of his flesh WITHOUT denying the virgin birth of Jesus.


Now I said earlier that I could only find four reasons as being the CORE reasons for why any Christian would even attempt to try and explain away all of the Scriptures in the New Testament that clearly teach us that Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary. But we have only covered three of the four reasons. I saved the fourth reason for last because I feel that Satan is the MAIN core reason as to why any Christian tries to explain away any Scriptures in the Bible, both in the Old Testament and in the New Testament. In other words, every false teaching has its ROOTS in the deception of Satan. And the teaching that Jesus was NOT born of the Virgin Mary is no different than any other false teaching that the Bible calls “doctrines of Devils”.


Reason #4.


To me, the main core reason why some Christians deny the virgin birth of Jesus is the deception of Satan. And Satan has deceived many Christians to wrongly believe that it was NECESSARY for Jesus to be born of a virgin.


Let me explain what I mean by reason #4. All Christians pretty much agree that Satan takes a little truth and then mixes that little truth with his lies to deceive whosoever will believe his lies.

Now, the first lie of Satan is his doctrine of the original sin of Adam to deceive Christians is his lie that ALL humans are BORN with a sinful nature that all humans supposedly inherited from Adam’s original sin.  Please read the study “THE FALSE DOCTRINE OF ORIGINAL SIN!” And thus, the first lie then leads to the second lie of Satan where something is being claimed to be the ONLY WAY, such as the false claim, “the ONLY WAY for Jesus to be born sinless and without a so-called sinful nature inherited from Adam is for Jesus to be born with DIVINE NATURE. Then Satan's next lie is his doctrine that ONLY Almighty God Himself must die on the cross in order for the sins of the world to be forgiven.

So then, when you hear Christian church denominations claim that the ONLY WAY is this or that then take heed to what they are teaching. For you see, Satan uses that strategy of saying “the ONLY WAY” as the opening line of his doctrines of Devils. It seems that for some reason when Christians hear the words “the ONLY WAY” then they close their minds to any other possible way. For example, when Christians hear the words “the ONLY WAY to interpret this Scripture is...” and then they HEAR their interpretation of what that Scripture means to them as supposedly being the ONLY WAY to interpret that Scripture, then some Christians BLINDLY accept that there must be no other way to interpret that Scripture simply because they made the CLAIM that there is NO OTHER WAY to interpret that Scripture.

So now that you understand at least this one strategy of Satan making something appear as the ONLY WAY, let us examine the way in which Satan has got some Christians to first begin to QUESTION the sound Biblical teaching that Jesus was born of a VIRGIN. First of all, Satan plants a little seed of TRUTH that SINCE the Hebrew word “almah” means young maid then the translators must have incorrectly translated the Hebrew word “almah” to the English word “virgin” in Isaiah 7:14 in the King James Version of the Bible. And thus, Satan has deceived some Christians to wrongly believe that the Hebrew word “almah can ONLY mean a young woman and that it can NEVER mean that a young woman is a VIRGIN. Let us read this controversial verse of Scripture in Isaiah 7:14 so you can see what I mean.


Isaiah 7:14.


“Therefore, the Lord himself shall give you a SIGN; Behold, a VIRGIN shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”


Now, those who deny the virgin birth of Jesus argue that the Hebrew word “almah” that is translated as the English word “virgin” is incorrectly translated and it should have been translated as a “young woman” shall conceive and bear a son. But the writer of the gospel of Matthew quotes Isaiah 7:14 as a VIRGIN shall conceive and bear a son and says that this is one of the FULFILLMENT of the Scriptures to prove that Jesus is the Messiah, the one PROPHESIED to come to be the Savior. Remember that the New Testament was written in the Greek language so the disciples of Jesus obviously read the Greek Septuagint translation of the Hebrew Old Testament Scriptures which again was written some two hundred years BEFORE the VIRGIN birth of Jesus. 

Now, to me, a SIGN is something noticeable which the children of Israel were to be watching for so that they would know WHO their Messiah was when he came. So to me, the argument that the translators incorrectly translated the Hebrew word “almah” with the English word VIRGIN and that Isaiah 7:14 should read “...Behold a MAID shall conceive and bear a son…” is NOT a SIGN. I mean practically every young maid conceives and bears a child unless she is barren. But for a son to be conceived in the womb of the young maid WITHOUT ever having sexual intercourse is TRULY a SIGN to behold.

Think back to what you read by the early church writers who described the virgin birth of Jesus as a “FLASH of lightning” and as a “RAY of God”. Where did they get that description? Yes, they could have made it up, but more likely they heard the story of what actually happened at the CONCEPTION of the holy child Jesus OF the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mary. All Christians know and understand that the GLORY of God SHINES like a bright light. Now, while we know that no one except for the angel Gabriel was present with the Virgin Mary at the time that Jesus was CONCEIVED in her womb OF the Holy Spirit as the Holy Spirit came upon her. But Mary was there and she may very well have SEEN the GLORY of Almighty God SHINE as a bright light all around her. And then Mary told Jesus later how a FLASH of light that was like lighting shining around her when she BELIEVED the words that Almighty God spoke to her by the angel Gabriel. Now to me, that is a SIGN! 

My point is that in no way can it be proven that the Hebrew word “almah” can NOT possibly mean virgin. In other words, there are no verses of Scripture that even remotely hint that a young maid is NOT a virgin. But on the contrary, a Hebrew young woman is almost always viewed as being a virgin.

Here is how E-Sword defines the Hebrew word “almah”. Please notice that this Hebrew word also carries the meaning of being veiled. God kept His plan of salvation a SECRET or veiled from the enemy. So that is just one possible reason why the Hebrew word “almah” was used as opposed to Isaiah using the Hebrew word “bethulah which almost always means virgin. Also, notice that the Hebrew word “almah” does indeed mean “virgin” as well as meaning a young maiden.


H5959

עַלְמָה

‛almâh

al-maw'

Feminine of H5958; a lass (as veiled or private): - damsel, maid, virgin.

Total KJV occurrences: 7


This Hebrew word “almah” is found 7 times in the King James Version of the Bible. Here are the 7 Scripture references for you to search out for yourself: Genesis 24:43; Exodus 2:8; Psalm 68:25; Proverbs 30:19; Song of Songs 1:1 and 6:8; and, of course, the controversial verse in Isaiah 7:14 which we already read from the King James Version of the Bible.

In this particular study, I will only quote Genesis 24:43 because we know that Abraham sent his servant to the land of his father’s house in order to find a wife for his son Isaac. And, obviously, Abraham desired his son to marry a virgin. We also know that the woman named Rebekah was a virgin, according to Genesis 24:16. But let us first read Genesis 24:43 which uses the Hebrew word “almah” which is CORRECTLY translated as VIRGIN because Rebekah is also referred to by the Hebrew word “bethulah” in Genesis 24:16.


Here is Genesis 24:43.


“Behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall come to pass, that when the VIRGIN (H5959 almah) comes forth to draw water, and I say to her, Give me, I pray you, a little water of your pitcher to drink;”


Now, the context in Genesis 24:12-14 teaches us that the servant of Abraham basically put out a fleece before God so that he would know the young woman that God Himself appointed to be the wife of Isaac. So let us read that fleece so to speak so that you can see another reason why God chose His prophets to use the Hebrew word “almah” instead of using the Hebrew word “bethulah”.


Genesis 24:12-16.


“And he said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray you, send me good speed this day, and show kindness unto my master Abraham. 

13.  Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water: (Or Yahweh the God of my master Abraham I am pleading with you for you to reveal to me the woman that you have chosen to be the wife of my master's son. Here is what I want you to do so I will know which woman to take back with me to my master. I am standing here by a well of water and I know that many unmarried daughters will come and draw water. So here is what I want you to do or let it come to pass as I SAY so I will know which woman is the right woman for my master’s son)

14.  And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down your pitcher, I pray you, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give your camels drink also: let the same be she that You have  appointed for Your servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that You have shown kindness unto my master. (Now, when we dig a little deeper and read the meaning of the root word from which “almah” comes then we learn that the Hebrew word “almah” means to be KEPT a SECRET or to be kept out of sight. So to me, another reason that God chose his prophets to use the Hebrew word “almah” for the women in the linage of His Messiah is so that His enemy Satan would not know who the Messiah was until it was too late. For you see, had they known then they, Satan and the fallen angels who are the principalities and powers in the air would not have crucified the Lord of glory, according to 1 Corinthians 2:8 and Ephesians 2:2; 6:12)

15.  And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder. 

16.  And the damsel (H5291 “naarah” which means MAID, damsel, and YOUNG WOMAN just like the Hebrew word “almah”. So why did God choose the Hebrew word “naarah” here and not the Hebrew word “almah” or the Hebrew word “bethulah? Well, to me, seeing that the Hebrew word “bethulah” carries the meaning of SEPARATING a VIRGIN from her PRIVACY which means that Rebekah would, indeed, have sexual intercourse with Isaac. Whereas, the Virgin Mary would NOT have sexual intercourse with any man until God’s Messiah was born and that is yet another reason why God chose to use the Hebrew word “almah in the prophecy in Isaiah 7:14) was very fair to look upon, a virgin, (H1330 “bethulah” which almost always means virgin) neither had any man known her: (Or NO, as in, of a truth not any man has known her) and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up.”


In other words, God made sure that we understand that His “almah” that He has chosen is a VIRGIN by using other words that can only mean that she has never had sexual intercourse with ANY man. God DOUBLE emphasizes that his chosen “almah” is a VIRGIN and that she would not be separated from her virginity by a man until after His Messiah was born.

Now, those who deny that Jesus was born of a virgin can not argue that the translators have incorrectly translated the Hebrew word in verse 16 as VIRGIN. For you see it is a different Hebrew word “bethulah” which is almost always translated as “virgin” and “virgins” as opposed to the Hebrew word “almah” which by the way is translated 4 of the seven times that it is found in the King James Version Bible as “virgin” in the singular two times and as “virgins” in the plural two times. Now, that is more than half of the times that the Hebrew word “almah” is found in the Bible that the translators chose to use the English word VIRGIN over the English word maid or young woman. So to dogmatically demand that the Hebrew word “almah” can NOT POSSIBLY mean virgin is not sound Biblical teaching.

So then, WHY did God choose for His prophet Isaiah to use the Hebrew word “almah” instead of the Hebrew word “bethulah”? Was it because God wanted us to know that His Messiah was NOT born of a VIRGIN as some Christians CLAIM? Or is there a deeper reason for God choosing that His prophet, Isaiah, used the Hebrew word “almah” as opposed to using the Hebrew word “bethulah”? Well, I am glad you asked that question! For you see, as I said before, the Hebrew word “almah” carries the meaning of veiled or covered. It also means kept secret or hidden. In other words, God APPOINTED the Virgin Mary to bear His Messiah as why God chose to use a different word for the young maid who would bear His Messiah.

Remember that God chose to partially blind the eyes of his people Israel so that they would hear the word of God but they would not see or understand the Scriptures. Jesus spoke in PARABLES for the same reason. And many PROPHECIES of the Messiah are also HIDDEN in plain sight for those who have eyes to see. So I believe that one of the main reasons why God chose His prophets to use the Hebrew word “almah” was to keep His plan of salvation a SECRET from His enemy Satan until it was too late to interfere with God’s chosen Messiah dying on the cross to redeem mankind. It was also to fulfill the prophecies that the children of Israel, the Jews, would not understand the prophecies until God opens their eyes to see. Jesus even needed to expound or explain the Scriptures to his disciples AFTER God raised him from the dead. Even though Jesus told them BEFORE the cross that he would be crucified they did not TRULY understand what Jesus meant until he EXPOUNDED the Scriptures to them after the resurrection.


Please read Luke 24:25-32.


“Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe ALL that the prophets have spoken

26.  Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? 

27.  And beginning at Moses and ALL the prophets, he expounded unto them in ALL the Scriptures the things concerning himself. (And Moses wrote about the seed of a WOMAN in Genesis 3:15 as opposed to the seed of a woman AND the seed of a MAN. God is very specific that a WOMAN will conceive by saying HER seed rather than saying his and her seed. Now to me, if so be that Jesus explained to his disciples Isaiah 7:14 to mean that he was NOT born of a woman as some Christians CLAIM, then surely none of the disciples of Jesus would have recorded the words of Jesus to be the exact OPPOSITE of what Jesus EXPOUNDED to them and incorrectly say that Jesus was conceived in the womb of the VIRGIN Mary OF the Holy Spirit. In other words, why would the Apostles of Jesus write that Jesus was born of the VIRGIN Mary if so be that Jesus said he was born of a YOUNG MAIDEN? I mean that is a LOT to add to the Scriptures by the Roman Catholic Church in the fourth century as some CLAIM. Surely, IF this so-called addition to the Scriptures was true then there would have been much controversy on such an addition to the Scriptures in the early church writings. And yet there is no such controversy found in the early church writings. But rather, the early church writings CONFIRM what is written in the New Testament)

28.  And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further. 

29.  But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them. 

30.  And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them. (Notice that it took a while to sink into the thick skulls for their eyes to be opened to the correct understanding of the Scriptures that Jesus EXPOUNDED to them of ALL the prophets concerning the Scripture that spoke of him which would include Isaiah 7:14) 

31.  And their eyes were opened, and they knew him, and he vanished out of their sight. 

32.  And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the Scriptures?” 


Sometimes, it takes a while to have the Holy Spirit open the eyes of those being deceived by Satan. And sometimes, all it takes for them to understand the correct meaning of the Scriptures is for them to hear the TRUTH taught to them in a different way, and then it all clicks in their brain and makes perfect sense to them. So I pray that what I have written in this study in God’s word will open the eyes of understanding of those who deny the virgin birth of Jesus. And please understand that once a person hears the TRUTH and they still cling to that which is false to teach others what is false then God will hold them accountable for deceiving others.

In summary, the main argument that is used to DENY the virgin birth of Jesus is the CLAIM that the translators of the Greek Septuagint, that was translated some two hundred years before the virgin birth of Jesus, was a “MISTRANSLATION”. Now, I want you to think this through yourself. Are we supposed to believe that the writers of the gospels and the rest of the New Testament wrote down what they INTERPRETED the Old Testament to mean? In other words, did Matthew and Luke simply READ the Greek translation of the Old Testament and then write down what they “interpreted” the Old Testament Scriptures to mean? Is that what we are supposed to believe happened? OR are we to believe that the writers of the gospels RECORDED what they were TAUGHT by Jesus and what they SAW as being eyewitnesses of Jesus? For you see, if they wrote down what they were TAUGHT by Jesus then it is Jesus who made the error of using the Greek Septuagint translation of the Hebrew Scripture. And since Jesus did only what the Father led him to do then it was Almighty God Himself who made a mistake by putting His words into the mouth of His Prophet Jesus to speak to his disciples.

In other words, IF SO BE that those who DENY the virgin birth are correct then the writers of the New Testament added many things that are not specifically PROPHESIED in the Old Testament. So are we supposed to fall for the LIE of Satan and believe that Matthew and Luke FABRICATED the accounts that they wrote down concerning the virgin birth of Jesus? Absolutely NOT!

Think about all the vast DETAIL that Luke RECORDS as to what the disciples were TAUGHT as opposed to what the disciples supposedly INTERPRETED by reading the Greek Septuagint on their own. Why, the disciples of Jesus could not even understand the Scriptures until Jesus expounded to them what the Scriptures meant. Let us go ahead and read the entire account recorded in the gospel of Luke so you can see that the “FLIMSY” argument that the Hebrew word “almah” cannot possibly mean virgin and that Matthew made an error by supposedly using the Greek Septuagint as his SOURCE for writing the gospel of Matthew.

We will skip over the VAST numerous details that Luke RECORDS concerning the birth of John the Baptist and read Luke 1:1-4 and then skip to Luke 1:26-56.


Luke 1:1-4.


“Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are MOST SURELY believed among us

2.  Even as they DELIVERED them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word; (Which means that Luke was TAUGHT by the very eyewitnesses of Jesus and he RECORDED what he was TAUGHT and not what he himself INTERPRETED the Greek Septuagint to mean as some Christians CLAIM)

3.  It seemed good to me ALSO, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto you in order, most excellent Theophilus, 

4.  That you might know the CERTAINTY of those things, wherein you have been INSTRUCTED.”


So then, the gospel of Luke and also of OTHERS is a RECORD of what they were TAUGHT, as in what the EYEWITNESSES of Jesus DELIVERED to them and INSTRUCTED them as to what to believe. So both Luke and Matthew are liars or those who DENY the virgin birth of Jesus have been DECEIVED by Satan. For you see, none of the writers of the New Testament say that they are writing down what they have INTERPRETED the Scriptures in the Greek Septuagint to mean. They simply RECORDED what they were TAUGHT by Jesus who taught his disciples who then discipled or TAUGHT others. With that in mind let us continue and read Luke 1:26-56. It is a rather long passage of Scripture but I want you to notice just how much Luke SUPPOSEDLY fabricated in great DETAIL.


Luke 1:26-56.


“And in the sixth month (Speaking about the sixth month of the pregnancy of Elizabeth which was also a miracle but not as great of a SIGN as the virgin birth of Jesus) the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, 

27.  To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. (So how do we know with CERTAINTY that Mary was a VIRGIN? First of all, Luke is RECORDING what he was TAUGHT and NOT his own personal interpretation of the Greek Septuagint of the Old Testament Scriptures. Also, Mary says that she is a VIRGIN by saying that she has not had sexual intercourse with any man. And then we have the angel Gabriel who does NOT correct Mary’s words saying that she is a VIRGIN. Now, notice all the DETAIL that the angel Gabriel speaks to the Virgin Mary. Some of which is not prophesied in the Greek Septuagint translation of the Hebrew Old Testament Scriptures. So according to those who deny the virgin birth of Jesus, Luke is a LIAR because he said that he is writing down what was DELIVERED unto him which he most certainly believes. Go back and read what Luke wrote in Luke 1:4 as to WHY Luke wrote the WHOLE gospel of Luke. It is so that WE will BELIEVE what Luke recorded as being TAUGHT to him and all the other disciples of Jesus)

28.  And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, you that are highly favored, the Lord is with you: blessed are you among women. 

29.  And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. 

30.  And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for you have found favor with God. 

31.  And, behold, you shall CONCEIVE  in your womb, and bring forth a son, and shall call his name JESUS. (Those who DENY the virgin birth of Jesus argue that the PROPHECY also argue that the prophecy says that the one born of a virgin shall be called Immanuel but yet the disciples of Jesus wrote that the holy child's name shall be called or named Jesus. Now, they argue that point to try and show that the Apostles mad a MISTAKE so that they can try and add support to their claim that the record of the virgin birth is also a mistake. Now, there are other ways to say that God is with us other than NAMING the one born of a virgin by the NAME Immanuel. For example, Nicodemus came to Jesus at night and called Jesus Immanuel by saying, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that you do, except God be with himAnd since God was WITH Jesus that means that God was WITH the Jews. The Hebrew word “shem” also means his AUTHORITY and his RENOWN is Immanuel which is literally interpreted as WITH us is God. And that is exactly what Nicodemus is saying. God is with us because no man can do what you do, Jesus except for God being with you so we know you came from God)

32. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 

33.  And he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom, there shall be no end. (Why would Luke add all this detail if so be that Luke fabricated the virgin birth of Jesus by supposedly interpreting the Greek Septuagint?)

34.  Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? (Or in other words, Mary is saying how will I conceive in my womb seeing that I am a VIRGIN? For you see, not knowing a man means not ever having sexually intercourse with any man which means that Mary was a VIRGIN) 

35.  And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore, also that holy thing which shall be born of you shall be called the Son of God. (Now if so be that Mary committed fornication as the unsaved unbelieving Jews and even some Christians CLAIM, then why did the angel Gabriel NOT say, Shame on you Mary for lying to God for He knows that you had premarital sex with Joseph and that is how the HOLY THING in you was conceived. Can you not see how ridiculous the arguments are against the virgin birth of Jesus? Would the angel Gabriel call that which shall be born of Mary a HOLY THING if so be Mary committed the sin of fornication? Remember that angels speak what God TELLS them to speak. But yet those who DENY the virgin birth of Jesus make the angel Gabriel out to be a LIAR by saying that the Virgin Mary was conceived OF the Holy Spirit)

36.  And, behold, your cousin Elisabeth, she has ALSO conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. (Again, why all this DETAIL if so be that Luke and Matthew supposedly FABRICATED the whole virgin birth of Jesus as some claim? This particular detail was to build Mary’s FAITH to BELIEVE the words of Almighty God that she would CONCEIVE OF the Holy Spirit in her womb a Holy thing and name him Jesus)

37.  For with God nothing shall be impossible. (Again, building the FAITH of Mary to BELIEVE God’s word being spoken to her. In other words, seeing that it is not impossible with God for a BARREN woman in her OLD age to conceive a son through the seed of an OLD man, her husband then it is possible for you to conceive in your womb OF the Holy Spirit)

38.  And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to your word. And the angel departed from her. (In other words, Mary BELIEVED the word of God spoken to her by the angel Gabriel that it would be done to her exactly as God said)

39.  And Mary arose in those days, (Speaking of the SIXTH month of the pregnancy of her cousin Elisabeth) and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda; 

40.  And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth.  

41.  And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: (Another DETAIL that was supposedly fabricated if so be that those who deny the virgin birth are correct. And I assure you that they are NOT correct in their denying that Mary was a VIRGIN)

42.  And she spake out with a loud voice, (Or she PROPHESIED by the Holy Spirit with a loud voice seeing that she had just been filled with the Holy Spirit) and said, Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. (Again, why would Elizabeth prophesy of the Holy Spirit that Jesus would be blessed if so be that Mary committed the sin of fornication with Joseph?)

43.  And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? (Now how did Elizabeth know that Jesus would be MADE her Lord unless the Holy Spirit REVEALED this truth to her? And why would Luke supposedly ADD all these details just to say that Mary was a VIRGIN? Can you not see that all these things ACTUALLY happened and that Luke is simply RECORDED what he was TAUGHT? Luke did not simply read some so-called faulty Septuagint translation of the Hebrew Old Testament Scriptures and then write down what he INTERPRETED the Scriptures to mean)

44.  For, lo, as soon as the voice of your salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. (Another DETAIL) 

45.  And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord. (Notice how this is worded. It does not say blessed are YOU who believed, but rather, it says blessed is SHE that believed and that there will be a performance of the things that were told to HER as opposed to told to YOU. To me, this appears that Elizabeth is still PROPHESYING what the Holy Spirit is giving to her to speak forth to Mary. Also, notice that God seemed to need Mary to BELIEVE His words before Yahweh could PERFORM the things that God TOLD to the Virgin Mary)

46.  And Mary said, My soul does magnify the Lord, 

47.  And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. 

48.  For he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden:(Who was, indeed, a VIRGIN when the child, Jesus was CONCEIVED in her womb BY the Eternal Holy Spirit) for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. 

49.  For He that is mighty (Speaking of Almighty God) has done (Or has FULFILLED, or has PERFORMED His word) to me great things; (Or a wonderful WORK) and holy is His name. (Or holy is His called one referring to Jesus who was given AUTHORITY by God)

50.  And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation. 

51.  He has shown strength with His arm; (Speaking of Jesus as being the ARM of Yahweh who will rule FOR Yahweh in Yahweh’s name for 1000 years in the world to come) He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. (Again, it sounds as if Mary is also PROPHESYING by the Holy Spirit starting with verse 48b and ending with verse 55) 

52.  He has put down the mighty from their seats and exalted them of low degree. 

53.  He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent empty away. 

54.  He has holpen (Or He has helped) His servant Israel, in remembrance of His mercy; 

55.  As He spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed forever. 

56.  And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her own house.”
 

So then, Mary stayed with her cousin Elizabeth until the NINTH month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy which makes the Virgin Mary around six months pregnant when John the Baptist was born. So that would make John the baptist right around one year older than Jesus.

Now, I am not aware of anyone denying the MIRACULOUS birth of John the Baptist and his brother is recorded in the SAME gospel of Luke right alongside the miraculous virgin birth of Jesus. So how can Luke be correct and accurate in recording the miraculous birth of John the Baptist but yet supposedly be in ERROR by recording what he was TAUGHT by the eyewitness of Jesus that Mary was a VIRGIN? Can you not see that Luke and Matthew simply recorded what they heard and saw? In other words, Matthew and Luke did NOT write down what they INTERPRETED the Hebrew Scriptures to mean, but rather, they recorded as a RECORD of what they were TAUGHT by Jesus.

While I was doing my own research to learn which groups of Christians DENY the VIRGIN birth of Jesus, I found that it was basically only the Jewish Christians and the Sabbath-keeping Christians that deny that Mary was a virgin and their sole argument is that the Hebrew word almah means young woman. Also, those who deny the virgin birth of Jesus deny the doctrine of the Trinity and that Jesus is Almighty God Himself in the flesh. But again, simply because a Christians denies the false teaching that Jesus is fully Almighty God Himself and a human being at the same time having two natures, one divine, and one human, does not mean that you must also deny the miraculous birth of Jesus. For you see, NOTHING is impossible with God, and since God CREATED the entire universe and everything in the universe then why is it supposedly impossible for God to CREATE a fetus in the womb of the Virgin Mary? Please read the studies under the heading >>>WAS JESUS CREATED?<<<

Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you continue to seek the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.


Your Brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.


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