Virgin Birth debate interrupts regular ‘War on Christmas’ program
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The other war on Christmas — not the one over saying “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas” — broke into a skirmish after a well-known evangelical preacher suggested he doesn’t have a problem with people who doubt the Virgin Birth. Andy Stanley, founder of North Point Minis
Message: So this came to my attention. And it reminded me that more than 10 years ago Rob Bell was in the cross-hairs for the same statement. I don’t want to impose my own personal theology on this page, I prefer the discussion to be open and non-judgey, so I don’t say “this I believe” much anymore. But to be honest, this is one of those things that I looked into a long while back and I have my own questions as to whether the virgin birth is really even a thing. Looking at the original languages, especially the prophecy the “virgin” birth is foretold, I honestly think it’s talking about ‘young girl’ rather than ‘never had sex’. But more than that, I honestly feel that it’s not really necessary to believe it. I might lose some of you over this, but whether the virgin birth is ‘true’ or not has no bearing on who Jesus was, his teaching, or his death and resurrection. What are your thoughts? #Jesus #Mary #VirginBirth #AndyStanely #NorthPoint
December 29, 2016 at 10:14AM

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