Why the Virgin Birth Matters – Part 1

Apologetics and Agape

As it is December, believers turn their thoughts to the Christmas season and the Biblical and theological meaning of the Incarnation and the virgin birth.  The secularists, atheists, and skeptics, and even Muslims will be busy attacking the Christian faith, even though Islam agrees that Jesus was born of the virgin Mary (Qur’an, Surah 3:45-48; 19:19-21), Islam denies the Incarnation, that Jesus pre-existed, is eternal, that He is the eternal Son and eternal Word of God, and that the Word became flesh (John 1:1-5; John 1:14; Philippians 2:5-8).  Although the Qur’an calls Jesus “the Word of God” (Kalimat’Allah, کلمه الله ; based on the phrase, “a word from him”, (Surah 4:171) – even though the Qur’an calls Jesus “the Word”, it denies that the Word is God by nature/substance.  Muslim theology interprets that phrase as pointing to the command that Allah gave, “Be! and it happened”.

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About Ken Temple

I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I am a sinner who has been saved by the grace of God alone (Ephesians 2:8-9), through faith alone (Galatians 2:16; Romans 3:28; 4:1-16), in Christ alone (John 14:6). But a true faith does not stay alone, it should result in change, fruit, good works, and deeper levels of repentance and hatred of my own sins of selfishness and pride. I am not better than you! I still make mistakes and sin, but the Lord is working on me, conforming me to His character. (Romans 8:28-29; 2 Corinthians 3:16-18) When I do sin, I hate the sin as it is an affront to God, and seek His forgiveness in repentance. (Mark 1:15; 2 Corinthians 7:7-10; Colossians 3:5-16 ) Praise God for His love for sinners (Romans 5:8), shown by the voluntary coming of Christ and His freely laying down His life for us (John 10:18), becoming flesh/human (John 1:1-5; 1:14; Philippians 2:5-8), dying for sins of people from all nations, tribes, and cultures (Revelation 5:9), on the cross, in history, rising from the dead (Romans 10:9-10; Matthew 28, Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24; John 20-21; 1 Corinthians chapter 15). His resurrection from the dead proved that Jesus is the Messiah, the eternal Son of God, the word of God from eternity past; and that He was all the gospels say He was and that He is truth and the life and the way to salvation. (John 14:6)
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