Is the virgin birth even possible?

December 11, 2012 admin

All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”— which means, “God with us.” Matthew 1:22,23

Isaiah is sometimes referred to as the Prophet of the Messiah, because he was entrusted with multiple predictions relating to the coming Christ.

But think of this: his many prophecies – including the quotation above – were not forecasting an event years or decades into the future. His prophetic declarations were given to him by God seven centuries before Jesus was born!

But virgin birth?? Is it possible for anyone who has taken Grade 7 Health class to take that seriously? Everyone knows that what is required for human eggs to be fertilized is exactly what rescinds virginity.

Besides, we are bombarded with the philosophical position that all life results from naturalistic causes acting totally without design, purpose, and solely by random chance. And it always happens the same way.

Or does it?

The Bible’s assertion is that this world of intelligent design – brains, babies, sunsets, predictable planetary orbit, the human genome, and changing seasons – is the creation of the Intelligent Designer.

Is it inconceivable that the One who fashioned the intricate processes of human birth, could have changed any part of that progression for His own purposes? Are any laws of logic breached in believing that for the Incarnation of God Himself, birth and virginity could be mutually inclusive – both part of the same life equation?

Rather, when considering the unbelievable power of the God who spoke worlds into being, is it not illogical to think otherwise?

Takeaway: as followers of Christ, let’s deepen our appreciation for the historical – and historic – miracle of His birth: God became man. Is there anything more amazing?