The Birth of Jesus

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Matthew

The story of Jesus to Christians is a believable one because we have accepted the reality we have sinned against God in Adam and need a savior. But for the world, this is a hard message to accept as they struggle with the reality of death. It is hard for the world; although God has provided profs of his truth through physical genealogy we can trace back to a time when men mentioned in the bible once walked the earth.

Having this proof, the world will not even consider the bible historical facts that they might believe, that they might see the kingdom of God. This is because the world has not accepted the facts provided concerning human rebellion, born in a world modified, one filled with the norms of death, sickness, and sadness, the world has accepted the end of dying without faith in a savior.

But the reality we have before us are the facts we can prove, names we can trace back in history to confirm the stories we read in the bible to know that there was a man born as promised to save the world from God’s judgment that we might enter in his kingdom a restored world in which we will live if we so accept his mercy.

What is hard to believe for the world is the truth that a man called Jesus was born into this world by a virgin named Mary. But if it is too hard for us to understand why Jesus was born of a virgin, or even why this miracle took place we would have to go back a few thousand years. We would have to go back to another believable story for Christians, but an unbelievable story for the world, back to the time God first created the world and place humankind in his garden.

It goes back to one law, “The Lord God commanded the man, saying, of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eat thereof thou shalt surely die. Genesis 2:16-17. We can debate the fruits and its’ contents, but the point we seek to establish is the reality of human rebellion, a rebellion that initiates the birth and need for a savior.

It is because of this rebellion, we came to need a savior, because of one man’s act, we came under the curse of death. The principle was in the earth, God’s ever unchanging law was established according to his nature, but not taking God at his word Adam thought is wise to act against the throne of God to suffer the penalty of death.

Because of his actions, and rebellion, the world is what it is today. And although we may have accepted the world for what it is today it is important we understand this is not the norm. Christ came into the world to demonstrate what it is to be normal which is to walk with God and to have eternal life in the presence of God. And because the world we see today is not normal, God came in the form of human weakness that he might redeem us form this abnormal condition of death, sickness, and sadness.

It is for that reason we have the story of Jesus Christ and how he came into the world, because from the beginning and moment of human rebellion God made preparation to redeem humanity. He made a covenant with undeserving man, stating to the serpent, “Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” Genesis 3:14-15.

When he came into the world born of a virgin, and without sin, because he was not born of human seed but God’s Spirit, Jesus came to fulfill the promise he made to crush the head of the serpent. That is the government of the enemy. And coming into the world he performs the words of his mouth and has openly disgraced the enemy whom he came to put down. Because he has done this, the world can now come out of the shadows, we can now come to life in normal life because God through his human nature has taken on human weakness has made us strong and impassable to the enemy.

Therefore, it was necessary for us to have Jesus, it was necessary for Jesus to come into the world, and although the world may find this unbelievable the only option they have is to either believe the story concerning their savior and the truth behind Jesus coming into the world born of a virgin.

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