The Virgin Birth…Did it really happen?

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:

http://www.albertmohler.com/2011/12/14/must-we-believe-in-the-virgin-birth/

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?

 

 

2 thoughts on “The Virgin Birth…Did it really happen?

  1. “Even if the Virgin Birth was taught by only one biblical passage, that would be sufficient to obligate all Christians to the belief. We have no right to weigh the relative truthfulness of biblical teachings by their repetition in Scripture. We cannot claim to believe that the Bible is the Word of God and then turn around and cast suspicion on its teaching.”

    Hmmmm. I wonder if we should also think that way with the beggining of the bible; i.e. 6 day creation…..

  2. Sweet post Chris! I think this is a great topic for discussion. You know, I haven’t ever really questioned the virgin birth and I completely agree with Dr. Mohler. I mean 2 Tim. 3:16 is super clear that Scripture is fully authoritative on our life and our theology. If we discount what the bible says about one point, whats going to stop us from discounting other things. Not only in Matthew and Luke do we get evidence of the virgin-birth, but in order for Jesus Christ to be the Savior, being fully God and fully man, the virgin-birth is the only option.

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