Why The Virgin Birth is Vital to Salvation

by Dale Partridge

As we approach Christmas, the focal point of the season is the virgin birth of Christ. Many secular philosophers and cultic religious leaders deny the virgin birth of Christ. But why? What’s at stake if Christ was not born by divine conception? Well, as we will see, if Jesus has a human father the entire Gospel falls apart.

In this episode of Real Christianity, pastor Dale Partridge confronts these questions by reviewing why the virgin birth is so vital to salvation.

This Episode’s Question

“Pastor Dale, I’m a little embarrassed to say this, but I know the virgin birth of Christ is critical to Christian theology but, honestly, I don’t know why. I feel if a person asked me a question about it, I would be unprepared to give an accurate response. Can you help me understand this issue so I can defend and explain it to anyone who may ask? 

Darlene -St. Louis, Missouri

Additional Resources

Scripture References

  • Romans 5:12-19.

    “12 Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men[e] because all sinned— 13 for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law. 14 Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come. 15 But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man’s trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many. 16 And the free gift is not like the result of that one man’s sin. For the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses brought justification. 17 For if, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ. 18 Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men. 19 For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous.”

  • 1 Corinthians 15:22

    “For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.”

  • Romans 6:23

    “The wages of sin is death.”

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