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Why a Virgin Birth?

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4 portraits 1 Jesus "What is the theological significance of the virginal conception? Some have argued it was necessary to protect Jesus’ sinless nature, but the narratives themselves do not indicate this purpose. The Messiah could have entered human life free from sin with or without a virginal conception... 

In the final analysis, the details remain a mystery. What is certain from the text is that the conception of Jesus was a supernatural act of God, confirming that God himself was about to accomplish the salvation which no human being could achieve.

- from Four Portraits, One Jesus by Mark L. Strauss

What about you? What do you say when someone asks why a virgin birth?


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