Is the Virgin Birth Necessary? (2 of 15) by Jerry Vines

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Is the Virgin Birth Necessary? (2 of 15)
Series: Deeper Life Conference
Jerry Vines
Luke 1:26-38
5/5/04

The birth of a baby is not an unusual thing. The Bible says that when Jesus was born He was virgin born. The virgin birth of Jesus Christ is unique, never one like it. Jesus is the only baby ever born who had an earthly mother but no earthly father. He had a heavenly father but no heavenly mother. He is the only baby ever born who was older than His mother and as old as His father. When Jesus was born the Bible says that God was born. When Jesus was born the Infinite became an infant. The Creator became a child. The Ancient of Days became a baby in Bethlehem. When Jesus was born there was omnipotence sheaved in the little muscles of that tiny baby. There was omniscience strung in the optic nerves of that little baby. There was omnipresence shaped in the form of that little baby. When Jesus was born, the God who thunders in the storm became a little baby crying in a manger. The virgin birth of the Lord Jesus Christ.

There are some truths in the Bible which are what we call fundamentals. A fundamental is something which is absolutely basic and essential. There are certain fundamentals to the faith. Have you ever heard the word "fundamentalist"? I have been called a fundamentalist all of my ministry.

There are two ways to use the word fundamentalist. There's fundamentalist with a capital "F" and fundamentalist with a little "f." Some people use the word fundamentalist with a capital "F" in a pejorative sense to mean some extreme, right wing, ignorant, dirt under his fingernails, country bumpkin. I have been called that.

A fundamentalist with a little "f" is someone who believes in and ascribes to the fundamentals of the faith. There are certain fundamentals of the Christian faith which are absolutely essential. If you take any one of them away, then you don't have Christianity anymore. For instance, the substitutionary ...


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