The following articles are related to the topic of VIRGIN BIRTH

The Miraculous and the Origin of Christianity

There are numerous contrasts between Christianity and the other leading religions of the world. One of these is the difference between the miraculous phenomena (either real or alleged) associated with the various systems. Let me illustrate what I mean. The "faith" that was to be known eventually as "Christian" was characterized by the "miraculous" from the beginning. The Old Testament ... read more »

The Berkeley Project

Everyone has heard the phrase, "With friends like these, who needs enemies?" I was recently reminded of that saying when I heard of a so-called "Christian" project that apparently originated out of Berkeley, California. (Can anything sane come out of Berkeley?) This bizarre movement is dubbed "The Second Coming Project." It is so utterly ludicrous as to invoke both pity ... read more »

Mary’s First Communion

Some seven centuries before the birth of Christ, Isaiah prophesied that a certain "virgin" would conceive and bear a son whose name would be called "Immanuel," an expression which would suggest, "God is with us" (Isaiah 7:14). The name was symbolic, reflecting what the Person would be, not what his proper name would be called (Matthew 1:21). The inspired Matthew ... read more »

Flesh and Blood Did Not Reveal It

About six months before his death, in the northern region of Palestine near Caesarea-Philippi, Christ asked his disciples a probing question. "Who do men say that the Son of man is?" Various answers were given-Elijah, Jeremiah, John the Baptizer, or simply "one of the prophets." The Lord then inquired: "Who do you say that I am?" Peter responded: "You are ... read more »

The Mormons Seek a Face Lift

Our Mormon friends are opting for a "face lift." They are attempting to phase out the designation "Mormon Church" (which has a cultic connotation in the minds of many), and so popularize themselves with a more "Christian-like" designation. In a recent issue of U.S. News & World Report (March 19, 2001), there appeared an article titled, "Don't call it 'Mormon'" ... read more »

Matthew 2:19-20 – The Death of Herod the Great

Herod, popularly known as "the great," is given considerable space in the New Testament (see Matthew 2). He was an Idumean (a descendant of Esau) by ancestry. After the death of Julius Caesar, Herod was appointed "king of the Jews," though his administration was not formally secured until after a series of military victories consummated by the capture of Jerusalem ... read more »

The Language of God

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., is the director of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health. He led the successful effort to complete the Human Genome Project, a complex scientific enterprise aimed at mapping and sequencing human DNA, and determining various aspects of its function. Dr. Collins has authored a book titled, The Language of ... read more »

What About the Baptism of Young Children?

"A young child (in this case, seven years old) wants to be baptized because he heard his mother say that those who are not baptized cannot go to heaven. He is an intelligent little boy with a wonderful, pure heart, and he cried when he heard his mother say what she did. He is serious about this issue and keeps ... read more »

RU-486: Murder by Mouth

While feminists rejoiced and the news media exploited the story, many sensitive souls again hung their heads in sorrow on account of the ongoing slaughter of innocent babies in this country. "Abortion Pill Ok'd," the headlines shouted, and Gloria Feldt, president of Planned Parenthood (what a misnomer!) called it "an historic moment." The Food and Drug Administration had just handed ... read more »

Luke, the Beloved Historian

The gospel of Luke begins with the following remarks: "Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to draw up a narrative concerning those matters which have been fulfilled among us, even as they delivered them unto us, who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word, it seemed good to me also, having traced the course of all ... read more »