Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Yes, the Virgin Birth Matters
Every year at this time I hear people -- even Christians -- arguing that the virgin birth of Christ is a legend like other myths, or is theologically unimportant.
Phooey on that.
The virgin birth of Christ is critically important. Matthew and Luke clearly represent the virgin birth as historical fact. The virgin birth means Jesus was both fully human (Mary as mother) and fully divine (God as father). Jesus did not inherit the curse of depravity through Adam's descendants.