The following articles are related to the topic of VIRGIN BIRTH

Effective Bible Study — An Urgent Need For Everyone

It was never the will of God that direct, supernatural communication - from heaven to earth - be a perpetual phenomenon throughout this planet's history. Rather, "the things of God" (cf. 1 Cor. 2:11) were to be committed to a series of inspired documents, collectively known as the Bible. The Holy Scriptures were designed to provide men with all things ... read more »

What Must I Know To Be Saved?

Three times in the book of Acts the question is posed concerning what one must "do" to be saved. The Jews, on the day of Pentecost, framed the question (Acts 2:37), as did Saul of Tarsus en route to Damascus (22:10; cf. 9:6). The jailor in Philippi likewise inquired about this crucial issue (16:30). This is a tremendously important question ... read more »

The Jesus Seminar – Part 1

Recently (June 26, 2000), ABC News presented a special two-hour television program titled, In Search of Jesus, with popular broadcaster Peter Jennings as host. While the program touted itself as an objective investigation into the nature of the Jesus of history, it was really little more than a propaganda piece for the radical assertions of the self-proclaimed Jesus Seminar. In ... read more »

The Perfecting of Jesus Christ

The fifth chapter of the book of Hebrews has to do with Jesus Christ as our high priest. The chapter naturally divides into four segments. - The nature of the high priest's office under the Mosaic system. - The appointment of Jesus as our high priest. - The Lord's qualifications to be high priest. - The Christian's responsibility to Christ ... read more »

Book Review: The True Martin Luther King, Jr.

Any student of recent American history knows that one of the significant figures in the civil rights movement was Martin Luther King, Jr. And though some of his methods for achieving racial equality were not consistent with New Testament principles for changing wrong attitudes, America, nonetheless, owes a great deal to him. In Martin Luther King's famous "I-have-a-dream," speech (1963), ... read more »

Was Mohammed a Prophet?

"How do I answer the Muslims when they say that Christ was just one of the prophets, and that the last prophet was Mohammed?" The answer - in two words - is: "evidence" and "logic." Let me explain. If it is the case that there is sufficient evidence to establish the proposition that Jesus of Nazareth was the promised Messiah ... read more »

The Sweet Fragrance of a Subtle Argument

The idea that there is an "entity" in man that survives the death of his body reaches far back into antiquity. The Egyptians, for example, in their religious ideology, believed in preserving the body as a future depository for the soul, hence, they utilized the process of embalming. Herodotus, the Greek historian, described in detail the Egyptian embalming process, even ... read more »

The Historicity of Jesus Christ

E.F. Harrison wrote: "Some religions, both ancient and modern, require no historical basis, for they depend upon ideas rather than events. Christianity is not one of these" (1968, 11). The religion of Jesus Christ stands or falls upon the events of history. Did Jesus of Nazareth ever live? Is the New Testament data regarding him reliable? This is a crucial ... read more »

Jesus Christ: Pioneer in Human Development

There is very little information in the New Testament regarding the first thirty years of Jesus' life upon this earth. And that is not without purpose. The details of those early years are obviously not essential to the divine scheme of redemption. The fact is, the brevity of the Gospel narratives provides subtle evidence of biblical inspiration. Mere human authors ... read more »

Matthew’s Use of the Term “Fulfilled”

The general thrust of Matthew's Gospel record is to establish, on behalf of the Hebrews, that Jesus of Nazareth is the promised Messiah of Old Testament Scripture. The Greek New Testament (Aland et al. 1983) lists approximately sixty-eight Old Testament references cited in the Gospel of Matthew. In addition, the technical expression, "it is written," in the perfect tense (gegraptai), ... read more »