The Validity of the Virgin Birth

BIBLE4.gif Luke 1:35 And the messenger answering said to her, The holy SPIRIT shall descend on you, and the power of ELYON envelop you, therefore the holy One[1] Who is being conceived shall be named the Son of EL.

Matthew 1:18 Now the birth of Jesus MESSIAH was in this manner: When his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together,[2] she was found with child of the holy SPIRIT.

1.      Confirmation of the Virgin Birth by the Old Testament Prophecies

A.    Gen.3:15 And enmity, will I (ELOHIM) put between you (Diabolos) and the woman, and between your seed (Diabolos’ seed) and her seed (Jesus MESSIAH), He (Jesus MESSIAH) shall crush your (Diabolos’) head, but, you (Diabolos), shall crush His (Jesus MESSIAH’s) heel.

See Gal.4:4; Heb.2:14 hence Rom.1:4

B.     Isa 7:14

C.     Isa.9:6-7

D.    Jer.31:22 – new thing

E.     Micah 5:2 

2.      Confirmation by the New Testament Witnesses 

A.    Affirmation of the Virgin Birth by Mary

Luke 1:26-38 (note v.34)

B.     Affirmation of the Virgin Birth by Joseph

Mat.1:16-25 – pay close attention to the use of the words conceive and begat in Mat.1

n  Use of the word “whom” in v.16

C.     Affirmation of the Virgin Birth by Jesus Messiah

Mat.22:34-46 – ramifications to Jesus’ question (Jn.2:16)

D.    Affirmation of the Virgin Birth by the writings of Paul




[1] holy One—Greek—hagios—meaning: sacred (physically pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially consecrated): - (most) holy (one), saint. The Authorized Version and translations that follow their rendering “that holy thing” miss the point. The point is that an individual is being conceived who is holy (morally blameless). This individual is Man and ELOHIM—the ELOHIM—man.

[2] The connotation of the Greek is "before they came together in marital and domestic union."