A Prayer
of Jesus
I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes; yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will.
Edition No. 36         WE ARE HERE TO LISTEN TO      August 1, 2004
The Voice of Jesus
This is my Son, my Chosen; Listen to Him!

Christendom's False Doctrines
#5 - The Doctrine of the Virgin Birth
The False Teaching

From the Catholics:There can be no doubt as to the Church's teaching and as to the existence of an early Christian tradition maintaining the perpetual virginity of our Blessed Lady and the virgin birth of Jesus Christ.
Orthodox doctrine: The consequences of this hypo- static union of the two natures in Christ are the coinherence of human and divine nature, the communicatio idiomatum, the natural sonship of Christ's humanity, one worship of the two natures in Christ, deifica- tion of Christ's human nature, Christ's double knowledge and power (however, attributed to one person), Christ's abso- lute unsinfulness, and the Mother of God being truly Theotokos and Virgin before, during, and after she gave birth to the only-begotten Son of God.
Southern Baptists: Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.
John Calvin: The Son of God descended miraculously from heaven, yet without abandoning heaven; was pleased to be conceived miraculously in the Virgin's womb, to live on the earth, and hang upon the cross, and yet always filled the world as from the beginning.
Billy Graham:Jesus Christ, who was born of a virgin, walked among us and showed us what the Father is like.

All false!
Exposing the Error

The nativity stories in the first two chapters of Matthew and Luke are mythical, as is the virgin birth of Jesus described there. Another false doctrine, that of original sin, required this one. If sin came into the world through Adam and spread to all men, then, in Adam, all die (Rom. 5:12f, I Cor. 15:22). If Jesus was of the seed of Adam, sin spread to him and he, also, died!  This would not do!  Besides, the pagan's had their virgin-born dieties so the early Christians also needed one to compete. The signs of falsehood are manifold, and include the many contradictions between Luke's and Matthew's versions, and with the known facts of history. Most revealing is the reliance, in Matt. 1:23, on Isaiah 7:14 as a prophecy of the virgin birth. The Hebrew word in Isaiah is ALMA, which does not mean "virgin" but a girl old enough to marry. If this doctrine were TRUE , Jesus must have taught it, for he specified that we receive all Truth from his words: If you abide in my word, . . . you will know the truth (John 8:31,32). A doctrine he does not teach is not Truth. He confirms this here:
I have given them your word ... your word is truth
(Jn.17: 14,17)  Still not convinced? Listen again to him:
But you be looking; I have foretold you everything (Mk.13:23). Not yet convinced? -all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you (John 15:15), and For the Father loves the Son, and shows him all that he himself is doing (Jn.5:20). What therefore I speak, just as the father has spoken to me, thusly I speak (Jn.12:50).
Declaring the Truth
Jesus of Nazareth was not virgin born. He tells us that 80 times in the gospels, 30 in Matthew alone. For example:
For even the son of man did not come to be served (Mk.10: 45). Yes, Jesus calls himself son of man.This identifies him with the one foretold in Dan. 7:13: ...with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man . . .. But there is more to it, for if he was not a son of man, then he was lying when he said so. In Truth, a son of man is required to be man to lead men to the Father, thus Jesus is the son of man. The Greek OT has ANTHROPOS for ADAM (in Gen. 1). Jesus spoke of himself as the son of ANTHROPOS in the Greek NT, or the son of Adam!  The true gospel according to Jesus requires that he be a son of Adam, whereas the false gospel of Paul demands that he not be a son of Adam. Then how are we to explain this: For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me (Jn.6:38)?  <Did Jesus, the son of man, come from heaven? Listen:No one has ascended into heaven but he who descended from heaven, the son of man (Jn.3:13). Jesus, the son of man, was received into heaven where he received the eternal Word directly from the Father, who then sent him back to the earth, still the son of man, to sow it in men's hearts. His Ascension later into heaven was not his first trip as son of man -- nor his last!