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The virgin birth is non-negotiable

If God became a man, he wouldn’t enter the world as the rest of humanity. He had to be unique so he could fulfill his mission from the Father (John 3:16).

As prophesied, there would be a spiritual war and the seed of woman would bring a victory over Satan (Genesis 3:15).  Prophecy was specific about the miracle to come.

“Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name ‘Immanuel'” (Isaiah 7:14, NKJV).

Matthew tells us that Immanuel means “God with us” (Matthew 1:23). To be the perfect Savior, he had to be fully man and fully God, intimately acquainted with both. Jesus was that man and we can’t accept him as Lord without also recognizing his divinity (John 1:1-5, 14).

While mankind may be hesitant to accept the miraculous, it’s impossible to ignore if we wish to be honest (Psalm 139:7-12). Sadly, even those who claim to be Christians will denounce miracles because they’re afraid of science and being seen as ignorant.

Simply stated, it’s impossible to claim to be a believer and deny the virgin birth of Jesus. It’s non-negotiable and that’s the way God wanted it. “…for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins” (John 8:24).

A non-divine Jesus is a non-Lord. Peer pressure and compromises with science aren’t valid excuses to overthrow faith. Without it, we will be doomed to an eternal hell (Hebrews 11:6; Matthew 25:46).

Faith is indispensable to salvation and we must be able to accept that which is impossible by human standards (Hebrews 11:1). He will never think and act like us and therefore we must broaden our horizons (1 Samuel 16:7).

The Bible speaks truth and we’re free to agree or suffer the consequences (Ezekiel 18:19-24).

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Richard lives in Florence, Alabama and is married to Deirdre. They have three daughters. He is an avid reader, devoted writer and lover of history and research. He is the author of "The Most Important Question" and is working on more books.

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