Yes! You had better believe it was!
The virgin begettal of Jesus Christ is essential to Christianity because it has been essential to Christianity.
Yet, many people today, discount it.
The Christian church can and has gotten many things wrong, sometimes
even for a long time. But if Christians have professed belief in the
virgin begettal for two thousand years, ever since the apostles lived,
maybe we should be slow to think it is inconsequential.
We don't know precisely how the
Christ child came to be in Mary's womb, but we are told in the Bible
that the begettal was "from the Holy Spirit" (Matthew 1:20)
We do know that Mary understood the
miraculous nature of this begettal, because she asked the angel, "how
will this be, since I am a virgin?" (Luke 1:34)
The Gospels do not present the virgin
begettal as some prehistoric myth or pagan copycat, but as "an orderly
account" of actual history from eyewitnesses (Luke 1:1-4).
The virgin begettal shows that Jesus
was truly human AND truly divine, for it establishes the identity of
our Lord and Savior. If Jesus had not been born of a human, we could
not believe HIS FULL HUMANITY. But if His birth were like any other
human birth--through the union of a man and woman--we would question
HIS FULL DIVINITY. The virgin conception is necessary to secure both a
real human nature and also a completely divine nature.
The virgin begettal means Jesus did not inherit the curse of depravity that clings to Adam's descendants.
Jesus was like us, except for sin.
(Hebrews 4:15; 7:26-27) Every human father begets a son or daughter
with his sin nature. We don't understand how this works, but this is
the way of the world after the fall. Sinners beget sinners (Psalm 51:5)
So if Joseph was His father, or if
Mary had slept around, Jesus was not spotless, not perfectly holy. As a
result, we would have no mediator, no imputation of Christ's
righteousness, because He has no righteousness to impute to us. and
therefore; no salvation.
Yes, the virgin begettal is
essential! NO MATTER WHAT SOME OF THE, and I quote,"EASIER TO READ
VERSIONS OF THE BIBLE" printed since the 1970s may say.
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