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The Miraculous Birth of Jesus

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The doctrine of the Virgin birth is based on two explicit and harmonious accounts recorded in the Synoptic Gospels—Matthew 1:28–25 and Luke 1:26–38, each clearly independent of the other. Both narratives teach the birth of Jesus resulted from a miraculous conception by the power of the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mary apart from any sexual relationship. This doctrine must be distinguished from latter doctrinal developments concerning Mary, such as her perpetual virginity, her immaculate conception (being free from the stains of original sin), and her assumption into heaven—all of which are without biblical warrant.Possibility and Probability...

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