Monday, December 20, 2010

The Most Important Verse for Christmas

The Christmas season is a time of fun, food, and family. And rampant skepticism. The Christmas story goes from one supernatural element to another climaxing with the virgin birth — elements that many people can't quite stomach.

Though there are certainly plenty of atheists, agnostics, and deists among the doubters, many of these skeptics are theists of one stripe or another — even Christians.

Why do people who believe in the resurrection doubt the virgin birth? I have no idea. But what do we do?

For the doubting Christian, one verse in the Bible out weighs all the rest:
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."
Do you believe God made the universe from scratch? If not, there's not much I can say about Christmas, but if you do, ask yourself: If God can make a universe, is a virgin birth or a special "star" (whatever it may have been) really that hard?

Can't the God who made DNA make some for a virgin birth? Can't the one who made the heavens find a way to get the magi to Bethlehem?

Asking questions is healthy; stubborn skepticism is not. Don't let a few miracles ruin the Christmas season.

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