Please note at the end of this article, the short YouTube video with script verses, following.
Lord God who created the world, the sun, moon and stars, is the same One who engineered The Incarnation. That miracle of the sinless Christ being born (from) and into the human sinful flesh world, is perhaps, not only the most unfathomable miracle but also the most misunderstood. The Christ had to be sinless so that He could be the “spotless (sinless) ‘Lamb of God’ to be the Savior (of sin) for the whole world of humanity.
Sin contaminated (non-faith) human reason, would have it, that it would have been impossible for the sinless Christ to be born into this world through the natural human birthing process, unless that birth mother, would herself, be sinless. However, that particular reasoning, does not square with Scripture. Lord God-blessed, Virgin Mother Mary, even proclaimed herself a sinner when she, by Holy Spirit-inspiration, uttered her Magnificat thanksgiving prayer to her Lord God and Savior:
“My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant; for behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed. For He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name………… – Gospel of Luke 1:46-56 – NKJV
So, how was Christ born, a sinless human being?
How was it possible for Holy Christ to be born from sinner, Virgin, Mother Mary? And, for those who would even object to this question; believe Holy Scripture; accept another divine revelation paradox. Understand that Holy Writ says that “’all’ have sinned.” That “all” is, with the exception of the God / Man Jesus Christ; who, that same Scripture makes clear, was brought about (begotten) by God, the Holy Spirit:
“Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And having come in, the angel said to her, ‘Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!’
But when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was. Then the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.’
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…………'” – Gospel of Luke 1: 26-38 – NKJV
What makes the “Miracle Of The Incarnation” so gloriously stupendous, a mystery and incomprehensible, is, that Creator God could (and, He did) place a sinless body inside Virgin Mother Mary’s womb, to be physically nourished by her motherly presence; and, at the same time, not be touched (altered) by sin, which is passed-on to all humans. [Psalm 51:5 ; Romans 3:9-23 ; Romans 5:12]
The Christian New Testament Scripture relates what took place. It does not spell out the “how” intricacies. It is enough to accept by faith that what Lord God did, He did, well; and in keeping with his Holy Nature. After all, could not He who created all that we see, hear, smell, sense and experience (aka “nature”) specially prepare the God / Man body that would be the Sinless / Savior, Christ?
“For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins.
Therefore, when He came into the world, He said:
‘Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but a body You have prepared for Me. In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin You had no pleasure. Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come — In the volume of the book it is written of Me — To do Your will, O God.’” – Hebrews 10:4-7 – NKJV
The Incarnation Miracle
The “Incarnation Miracle” was that Jesus Christ, “very God of very God,” took on human nature. But, He did not take on human DNA. Creator God (aka, Father God) prepared the body of Christ. and by His Holy Spirit, placed that body inside Mother Mary’s body, to be physically nourished until His holy birth.
Related to the above:
- Why God became a man – thechristianmessage.org
- The True Christmas Message is Not the Cradle, but the Cross – thechristianmessage.org
- The “peace” of the Christmas Season, often misunderstood for the “peace” that Christ came to bring – thechristianmessage.org
- “Mary,” the mother of Jesus Christ — Not the “Mother of God” – thechristianmessage.org
- Immaculate Conception or Incarnation? – By Joyce L. Bickel – moralmatters.org
- Understanding the Bible – Reasons Why Non Christians Don’t Comprehend the Holy Scriptures – thechristianmessage.org
- Miracles – Why some people have a difficult time accepting their reality – thechristianmessage.org/
The Nicene Creed 325 A.D.
Of The Father’s Love Begotten (Corde Natus Ex Parentis) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_4MkT7WrMw
Of the Father’s love begotten, ere the worlds began to be,
He is Alpha and Omega, He the source, the ending He,
Of the things that are, that have been,
And that future years shall see, evermore and evermore!
At His Word the worlds were framèd; He commanded; it was done:
Heaven and earth and depths of ocean in their threefold order one;
All that grows beneath the shining
Of the moon and burning sun, evermore and evermore!
O that birth forever blessèd, when the virgin, full of grace,
By the Holy Ghost conceiving, bare the Saviour of our race;
And the Babe, the worlds Redeemer,
First revealed His sacred face, evermore and evermore!
This is He Whom seers in old time chanted of with one accord;
Whom the voices of the prophets promised in their faithful word;
Now He shines, the long expected,
Let creation praise its Lord, evermore and evermore!
O ye heights of heaven adore Him; angel hosts, His praises sing;
Powers, dominions, bow before Him, and extol our God and King!
Let no tongue on earth be silent,
Every voice in concert sing, evermore and evermore!
Christ, to Thee with God the Father, and, O Holy Ghost, to Thee,
Hymn and chant with high thanksgiving, and unwearied praises be:
Honour, glory, and dominion,
And eternal victory, evermore and evermore!
From the original Latin of Aurelius Prudentius (5thc.) translated by John M. Neale & Henry W. Baker (19thc.)
“A thinking person will question what he hears; examine what he sees; and evaluate what others would have him believe.”
“When did big government and its mainstream media tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?”
[Pastor emeritus Nathan M. Bickel]