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Presenting biblical answers to tough questions

Q: I heard that the Virgin Birth was invented by the Church 300 years after Christ lived. Is that true?

A: The Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ is a cardinal doctrine of the Church and has been from it’s beginning. It is clearly taught in Scripture (Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-37), which was written in the 1st century A.D. within a few decades of Christ’s ascension. There is a great deal of extra-biblical evidence to support this, which has persuaded many skeptics down through the years to embrace Christ as Lord and Savior. Yet we still hear of many who claim that Christianity has been proven to be...


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