“Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:
“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” — (Matthew 1:18–23)
Virgins don't get pregnant and you don't have to take Human Reproduction 101 to know this simple biological fact. The whole idea of a virgin conceiving a child is scandalous! It was scandalous to Joseph 2000 years ago and it's scandalous today among so called "religious scholars" who assure their savvy 21st century followers that they need not believe what this text says. Instead, they offer their learned 'insights' in order to buttress today's popular pious unbelief (that's what they are, pious unbelievers, spiritual skeptics and mystical scoffers). But God is not interested in doing things in a way that would earn him credibility in the Religious Academic Community. His ways are not our ways, His thoughts are not our thoughts. The LORD spoke the universe and all of creation into existence in six days and this text tells us that the Holy Spirit overshadowed the virgin Mary and she conceived the Son of God in her womb. All of this was to fulfill the word's spoken centuries earlier through the prophet Isaiah that "the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel."
Am I saying that a literal virgin, literally conceived the literal Son of God in her literal womb via the miraculous power of Almighty God? Yes. And if you call yourself a Christian and do not believe what this text says then you're not displaying the marks of a believer (because Christians are believers). Instead, you're bearing the marks of an unbeliever, a skeptic and a scoffer. Christians do not waste their time with people who are trying to convince them to believe the exact opposite of what God's word says. Christians believe what it says knowing that God is the common author of all of scripture and that He doesn't lie.
This same text which so clearly says that Jesus was conceived in the womb of the virgin Mary also tells us that Jesus is Immanuel (God with us) and he was born to "save his people from their sins." If you want to persist in unbelief regarding who Jesus is and how he was conceived then you sound nothing like "His people" who trust in Immanuel's death on the cross for the forgiveness of their sins. Instead, you sound exactly like an unbeliever who is still in bondage to sin death and the devil. Your "Jesus" sounds like an idol that you concocted in your heart to conform with what you have determined is reasonable to believe and by doing so you've stripped Jesus of His divinity.
Repent you wicked scoffer! Your false Jesus, who wasn't born of a virgin, cannot save you from your sins! Your false Jesus, whom the skeptical religious scholars soothingly assure you is more credible and reasonable to believe in than the virgin born Jesus will not be there on the day of judgement to welcome you into his kingdom. Your false Jesus doesn't exist!
The only Jesus who truly exists is the virgin born Jesus and His people believe His Word and He grants them eternal life.
"But," you say, "if I believe in the virgin born Jesus then I will lose credibility among my peers and they will jeer and scoff at me. If I believe in the virgin born Jesus then I will not be invited to the important Christmas parties hosted by the socially respected religious elite. What you're asking me to do is to sacrifice MY reputation and MY influence and MY career path and MY, MY, MY,"
Hear the words of the virgin born Jesus!
“Truly, I say to you, in the new world, when the Son of Man will sit on his glorious throne...And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name’s sake, will receive a hundredfold and will inherit eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last first.” — (Matthew 19:28–30)
Repent of YOUR reputation!
Repent of YOUR influence!
Repent of YOUR career path!
Forsake it all!
The virgin born Jesus is God With Us and He has come to save His people from their sins!
Who are his people?
Listen again to the virgin born Jesus!
“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.”” (John 3:14–21)
The reason you hate the virgin born Jesus and love your false Jesus is because you hate the light.
Repent! You and your false "Jesus" stand condemned by the virgin born Jesus.
Repent! Because the virgin born Jesus has come to save you from your sins.
The virgin born Jesus is the only real Jesus and only the real Jesus can save you from your sins and give you eternal life.
χάρις ἔλεος εἰρήνη σοι,