The Virgin Birth of Christ

Friday, December 25, 2015

Allow me to say only a few things here concerning the virgin birth of Jesus. We find it intimated in God's chastisement of Adam and Eve, and the old serpent in the Garden of Eden, when he said the seed of the woman should bruise the serpent's head, and he should bruise her heel. If Christ were to be born in the common course of nature, the Lord would have said the seed of the man should bruise the serpent's head. But he said the seed of the woman. Gen. 3:15. The very first promise of a Redeemer is a strong point in the argument of the Virgin birth. No human could have any power or virtue, to redeem the rest of humanity. Then the prophet Isaiah, hundreds of years before the birth of Christ, writes, "Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign. Behold a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanual." Isa. 7:14.

"And the angel said, Joseph, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife; for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shall call his name Jesus for he shall save his people from their sins," Matt. 1:20, 21. And then the angel in verse 23 quoted the prophecy of Isa. 12: 7, "Behold a virgin shall conceive and bring forth a son," etc. Doesn't all this look like that Christ was divine; that He was indeed the Son of God. When Christ was baptized in the river Jordon, the Holy Spirit descended in a bodily shape like a dove and abode upon him "That was miraculous, and God spoke out from heaven and said, "This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased." Yes, beyond any sensible doubt as the Centurion said, "Truly this was the Son of God." Matt. 27:54. Don't try to do away with His divinity - then we have no Savior on this day.

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