Why a Virgin Birth was Necessary

Then Mary said to the
angel, “How can this be, since I do not know a man?” And the angel
answered and said to her, The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of
the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be
born will be called the Son of God
(Luke 1:34-35).
After Adam and Eve sinned, God had to find a way to bring
man back to Himself. He couldn’t just forgive his sin. That would violate God’s
morality and would be unjust. All sin must be judged. Psalm 89:14 says that
justice and judgment are the foundation of the throne of God.
God must be fair to Himself, to man, and to Satan His enemy.
After Adam’s sin, God could not make another man from the dust of the ground
and use him to redeem the human race. The dust of the ground was tainted by sin
after the fall. Satan legally obtained the temporary control over the earth
that God gave Adam. And besides that, if God could have created a human from
the dirt the way he did Adam, that human would not be blood related to Adam and
So here’s God’s problem. Adam, a man, sinned. Now a man must pay the legal price for the
mistakes of Adam and Eve. It’s not an issue of whether God loves man or not. Of
course He does. But because God is just and fair, all sin must be judged. He has to
judge sin to be fair to Satan and fair to His own moral law.
Satan knew this. Satan was kicked out of heaven because
iniquity was found in Him. There is no
redemption available for Satan.
He was a perfect spirit being created by
God and he sinned. The payment for his sin is eternity in the lake of fire.
Satan is an eternal spirit rebel. If he was allowed to freely travel in the
universe he would corrupt it. So his eternal judgment is being confined to the
lake of fire.
Adam’s judgment for sin had to equal Satan’s for God to be
fair. So Adam’s sin penalty is likewise hell, the final judgment, and then
being cast into the lake of fire.
Because Jesus was God incarnate, the problem of God finding
a suitable sacrifice for sin has been solved! This is the wisdom of God in our
redemption! Jesus, born of a virgin, was not tainted with sin. His flesh was
sinless, yet He was a man. Satan had no legal control over Jesus. Jesus was a
pure Man. He
is a spotless Man. Jesus was born in
fellowship with God and out from under Satan’s
control and out from under the curse. Jesus had the same relationship with God
that Adam had before He sinned.
Because of all of this, Jesus could legally bear man’s sin
penalty. So Jesus lived a perfect life. He faced successfully every temptation
that man faces without sinning. Then, Jesus was somehow made to be man’s sin (2
Corinthians 5:21). Then, Jesus experienced physical death. When He died, He
went to hell. He stayed there until God was satisfied that man’s sin penalty
was legally and completely paid.
Then God raised Him from the dead and set Jesus at His right
had as man’s eternal lawyer. The penalty for mankind’s sin has been eternally
paid by the innocent Son of God. Satan’s mouth of condemnation toward man has
been stripped of power. The Father has proved His loved for us based on His
absolute justice. The Virgin Birth gave us back our relationship with the

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