Daily Devotional
Did the Virgin Birth Actually Happen?

“Therefore, the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.”

Isaiah 7:14


Ponder This

There are people who sneer at the idea of a virgin birth. “Ha!” they say, “How could this happen?” The angel said to Mary, “With God, nothing shall be impossible.”

Do you believe that? If you have trouble with the virgin birth, your real trouble is with God. Be reasonable. If God could make the first man without a father or mother, don’t you think He could bring His Son into this world through a virgin birth?

If you don’t believe in the virgin birth, you have some character problems.

  • The character of Mary.
    If Mary had a child out of wedlock, then Mary was an impure woman.
  • The character of Jesus.
    If Jesus had not been born of a virgin, he would have been the son of Adam, and in Adam, all die. Jesus Christ would have had the same human proclivities you and I have, who are by nature the children of wrath.
  • The character of the Word of God.
    If the virgin birth did not happen, then the Word of God is flawed, because the Word of God clearly, plainly teaches it.

Practice This

Think about this today: Your salvation is inextricably interwoven with the virgin birth. No virgin birth, no deity. No deity, no sinless life. No sinless life, no sacrificial death. No sacrificial death, no salvation. No salvation, you’re going to hell. Jesus came to Earth that we might go to Heaven; born of a virgin that we might be born again. Thank God for the virgin birth.

FOR YOUR GIFT TO THE MINISTRY

Read the New Adrian Rogers Biography

Adrian Rogers as the Moon Port Pastor

This biography, written by Dr. Phil Kramer, covers Pastor Rogers’ early years of ministry in Merritt Island, Florida. Merritt Island, nicknamed the “Moon Port,” was a major hub for scientists and astronauts during the race to the moon in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Pastor Rogers saw his purpose to “point men beyond the stars" and soon he became known as the “Moon Port Pastor.” As you read how these ministry years became foundational to Pastor Rogers' leadership development, your commitment to the Word of God will be fortified and your leadership skills will challenged and encouraged.