As we celebrate Christmas once again, it is important to remember the importance of the Virgin Birth. The Virgin Birth is foundational to the Christian Faith. If there is no Virgin Birth, then there is no Sinless Savior, and if no Sinless Savior then no Sacrifice for Sin and if no Sacrifice for Sin then no Salvation.
The Virgin Birth is first introduced in Genesis 3:15:“And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel.”Here we get a glimpse of the virgin birth. Technically, the seed belongs to the man. However, in the case of Mary, the mother of Jesus, she is the only woman in human history who had a seed within her that did not come from a man. Jesus was born without a male seed. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. Thus you have a God/man!
The Virgin Birth is prophesied in Isaiah 7:14:“Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, (1) a virgin will be with child and (2) bear a son, and she will (3) call His name Immanuel.” Isaiah, seven hundred years before Jesus’ birth, prophesied that God would one day give the world a three-fold sign: (1) a pregnant virgin (2) would have a son and (3) His name would be called Immanuel. In this passage, Isaiah adds some striking details that expand on what was stated in Genesis 3:15.