I have been trying to keep up with Albert Mohler’s blog for some time now. One recurring theme he has been posting about lately is the reliability of the virgin birth of Jesus. This is interesting, because a lot of theologians, pastors and elders fall down on both sides of for and against the doctrine. I have not really given it much thought until reading these posts on the subject from Mohler, the latest being “Must we Believe in a Virgin Birth?” So in the spirit of Christmas and all the Nativity scenes I thought about blogging about the topic to help challenge myself and hopefully others on the topic. here is a short blurb from Mohler’s article challenging Christians to really think hard about the topic:
“Must one believe in the Virgin Birth to be a Christian? This is not a hard question to answer. It is conceivable that someone might come to Christ and trust Christ as Savior without yet learning that the Bible teaches that Jesus was born of a virgin. A new believer is not yet aware of the full structure of Christian truth. The real question is this: Can a Christian, once aware of the Bible’s teaching, reject the Virgin Birth? ”
Full Article Here:
I have a couple questions for us:
1) Have you ever put much thought in being able to “give an account” for the virgin birth? (1 Peter 3:15)
2) If not, have you wrestled with it or given it much thought? If so, what answer would you give to a secular audience that questioning the reliability of the bible because of this “supernatural” event?
3) Do you agree or disagree with Mohler’s article in the defense of the doctrine?