The Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ - One More Evidence
Written By: Dan Stanley | Posted: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
It has been well established that the Bible's events are set in what we call a historical setting. That is why we find names, dates, cities and nations in its account. In fact, no book in the history of the world that is as old as the Bible has a better historical and therefore verifiable basis in history. And it would be accurate to conclude that if the Bible's history is not true (based on rules of historiography) then all other history as we know it (especially ancient history) is worthless and must be discarded.
The virgin birth of Jesus Christ is an example of the accuracy of the Bible record. If you read Matthew's account, it states that when "Herod... saw that he was mocked of the wise men... (he)was exceeding wroth (angry)... and slew (killed) all the children that were in Bethlehem... two years old and under..." Some have argued this did not happen because it was not recorded in Roman or Jewish history. It should have been, they say, due to the mass killings that took place. In answering that, it is amazing to read J. G. Machen's response, an unarguable scholar in every sense of the word, recognized by all serious students of history. It not only gives a sound answer as to why the killing of the children was not recorded in ancient history, it goes further and shows how what is recorded in history actually supports the Bible record of Herod killing the infants in Bethlehem during the time of birth of Jesus Christ.
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