I caught the tail end of a television interview the other day that somehow managed to stick in my mind. The subject of Christmas had come up with this man who was obviously not a believer of Christ. He made a statement that left me shaking my head. He said something like this; “IF I believed Jesus was sent from God to save us all, I still could not believe in a Virgin Birth because that is scientifically impossible.” What?? Why would anyone follow a God who didn’t have the ability to operate in the supernatural?
Jesus came into this world in a Supernatural way, lived his life here supernaturally, and left this earth Supernaturally. And furthermore, he continues to operate through the Holy Spirit today Supernaturally and just so happens to step into our lives on a daily basis with expectations of doing something… SUPERNATURALLY!
Jesus coming to us through a Virgin birth was the key to who He was and is. In order for anyone to believe Jesus is Christ, sent from God, it begins with this Christmas story of the Virgin Birth. God, and man, joined as one in order to save the world and restore the relationship lost to man in the Garden of Eden.
(Matthew 1:20 NLT)
As he considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. “Joseph, son of David,” the angel said, “do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit.
Because Jesus was born of a Virgin Birth, he was part human through Mary, yet he retained His Heavenly authority over the entire universe through His position as the Son of God. By restoring the lost relationship with man, He also shared His supernatural authority over any situation on this earth with all Believers! Jesus has the authority, and He has given it to us for a purpose:
(Matthew 28:18-19 NLT)
Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations,baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
In this Christmas season, we should reflect on the gift of life we received by the birth of Jesus Christ. We should also reflect on the power and authority we received by His work on the Cross, and follow His command to use that given authority to ‘make Disciples.’
The orthodox position is Jesus was fully human and fully God.