Was the Virgin Birth Necessary? Why was the Virgin Birth So Important? The person who asks these questions typically falls into one of two groups:
- The person doubts that the virgin birth took place.
- The person wants a better understanding of the virgin birth.
The atheist's logic, though it certainly starts on a totally faulty foundation, is correct. The atheist says, "There is no higher power and consequently there is nothing supernatural. Therefore there are no miracles, which means that the way in which the virgin birth occurred in the Bible is impossible." But to someone who believes in God, to state that God exists and therefore the virgin birth is an impossibility makes no logical sense. If God exists, the supernatural exists. If God exists, all things are possible.
The second group is a more diverse group. Anyone, whether a Christian or not, might desire a better understanding of the virgin birth in order to get a better grasp of Christianity. However, it must be pointed out that only to the Christian will this information have any deep value or meaning. Because, for the Christian, knowledge isn't the end, it's the means to a greater end— worship of the Most High God. For the Christian, the virgin birth is the beginning of the unwrapping of God's great plan for salvation. But to the person who isn't a Christian, the virgin birth, at the very most, is the beginning of a nice moral (and, for the most part, historically inaccurate) story.
Was the Virgin Birth Necessary? Why was the Virgin Birth So Important? (Part 2)
The Virgin Birth - Matthew 1:18
Isaiah's Prophecy: It's Fulfillment (Part 1) - Matthew 1:22-23
Jesus' Purpose: To Save His People From Their Sins (Part 1) - Matthew 1:21
Joseph's Dilemma - Matthew 1:19