Why the Virgin Birth?
December 10, 2010 • Matthew 1:18- 25
Does it matter if the virgin birth is literal or not? Advances in science always bring Christians back to the Bible to reevaluate and reaffirm its truth. In the Christmas story, God became man in Christ and was born of Mary, a human. Yet Matthew is careful to record that Mary is young and that she has not yet had an intimate relationship with Joseph. Why is Mary’s virginity such an important fact in Matthew’s Gospel? Does it still hold that same importance for us today?