The aggrieved 111 complained that the Moderator has |used the press to voice his personal scepticism' and Professor Torrance (not one of the Crieff group) insisted that the Christian view of Jesus as fully human yet truly divine was linked to the Virgin Birth
. |The mystery of the birth and mystery of the Person of Christ cannot be separated.'
In fact, as Christians we should be proud that the new Kyproulla state would result from a virgin birth
because the last time this happened was a little over 2,000 years ago and it produced the Messiah.
"Many Christians have questioned the idea of a virgin birth
for centuries and I do so because I think it is just one interpretation of what is written in the bible.
Zander Dunn does not take the virgin birth
literally, but metaphorically.
The controversy that ensued may have seemed like a significant battle to die-hard fundamentalists because the clergy are apt to take such matters as the virgin birth
and the bodily resurrection of Christ seriously.
Anastasiades needs to make the new Cyprus that would emerge from a settlement (by virgin birth
or otherwise) his message and avoid engaging in exchanges about constitutional theories and interpretations that never end.
When we look back to the very earliest, original Christian documents from Paul and others we find they know nothing of the gospel stories: No Virgin Birth
, Mary or Bethlehem, no Nazareth or Galilee, no disciples, miracles or parables and no suggestion Jesus was betrayed by a Judas, tried by Pilate and crucified in Jerusalem.
SCULPTURES of a vicar who works as a professional clown and a bishop who questioned the virgin birth
are on display in the city.
He covers basic facts about the gospels, miracles and David Friedrich Strauss, the virgin birth
, the resurrection, whether Mark is history or dogma, the sayings gospel Q, the prelude to Jesus' public ministry, and Jesus as apocalyptic prophet.
There was no immaculate conception, no virgin birth
in a stable.
I was dismayed to read in Calvin Brown's January article, Debating The Virgin Birth
, that "some liberal Christians who deny the virgin birth
of Jesus in any realistic sense" are undermining "the whole authority of scripture." I understand Brown to mean that the virgin birth
literally happened--it was an historical event.
In the Episcopal Church, groups like Episcopalians United and Forward in Faith have opposed the ordination of women, the ordination of gay priests, and the views of liberal clergy such as retired Archbishop John Shelby Spong, who has challenged the Virgin birth
, the Incarnation, Jesus' physical Resurrection, and other Christian doctrines.