Friday Devotional - A Christmas Miracle
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
— 1 Corinthians 10:31
Today we’re going to talk about the virgin birth of Christ. What?! A different kind of Christmas devotion, for sure. You might even think it’s a little strange, but it may be one of the more foundational topics you’ll hear this season. Let’s find out.
Recently, I watched a video that a friend of mine sent me on the virgin birth. It was a video of a pastor challenging those who were listening to make sure the virgin birth stays a foundational piece of Christian Faith. I also had a few conversations with some folks on this topic this week. Part of the conversations included the idea that maybe this part of Scripture isn’t that important. But, I believe it is a topic that is very important.
The question is, is it real or not?
As a theology major in college, I can say that the one major thing that I learned and has stuck with me is that all Scripture matters, and that truths are built on other truths. If you take one truth out and make it optional, it tears down the other truths.
Isaiah 7:14 clearly teaches, 700 years before Jesus was born that a “virgin will conceive and bear a son.”
Matthew 1:18 says, “she was found with child of the Holy Spirit.”
Luke 1:35 says that an angel told Mary that, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you.”…the power of the Most High will come over you. “THEREFORE, the Holy one who is to be born will be called the son of God.”
This truth has only been challenged the last 100-150 years. All early Christians, theologians, and creeds involve the virgin birth.
Again, is this real or not? Is it the Word of God or not?
The 2nd coming is built on the resurrection, the resurrection is built on a sacrificial death, the sacrificial death is built on a sinless life, and the sinless life is built on the virgin birth. Take the virgin birth out, and the rest falls to the ground. It all matters my friends. As you enter into Christmas, understand and claim all the Truths of Scripture.
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