Is Jesus God Because of His Virgin Birth?

One of the most important elements of church doctrine has been Jesus’ virgin birth. (The miracle was conception, not birth, so it can more properly be called “the virginal conception.”) Jesus’ virgin birth is only mentioned in two New Testament (NT) gospels (Matthew 1.18- 25; Luke 1.26-38; 2.1-21). Together, they relate that Mary miraculously conceived in her womb by the power of the Holy Spirit, and she remained a virgin until Jesus was born.Many Christians have believed that Jesus was God b … [Read more...]

As a Sinless Man Christ Made Him a Name, But God Become Man Detracts from his Fame

I believe the Christian story is far greater if Jesus was no more than a man and therefore not God. And I believe that is what the Bible teaches. Many of my Christian brethren (I know--most of them don't think I'm their brother in Christ because that's what they have been taught), besides objecting to my assertion that Jesus was and is not God, they are offended that I say Jesus was a mere man. I don't mean by this to be disrespectful of my Lord and Savior, Jesus. Heaven forbid!Jesus' virgin … [Read more...]