Potpourri

Billy Graham Interview, The Virgin Birth and a letter to Clarence the Angel: all in todays potpourri post.

Must We Believe in the Virgin Birth?  – Al Mohler takes a look at this important question.  In the course of his examination he addresses the question, “Must one believe in the Virgin birth to be saved?” — The answer is “No”.  “It is conceivable that someone might come to Christ and trust Christ as Savior without yet learning that the Bible teaches that Jesus was born of a virgin. A new believer is not yet aware of the full structure of Christian truth. The real question is this: Can a Christian, once aware of the Bible’s teaching, reject the Virgin Birth? The answer must be no.”

An Open Letter to Clarence, the Angel (It’s A Wonderful Life).  Michael Johnson writes an excellent letter to Clarence, the Angel as he considers the question, “What IS a Wonderful Life?

Billy Graham, in interview with Greta Van Susteren Speaks of his relationship with the Bush Family and what Christmas means to him.

2 Responses

  1. Skip Welles
    Skip Welles January 1, 2011 at 11:54 pm |

    Tim,
    The Virgin Birth article introduction (above) is followed by two sentences that you omitted, but which completely reverse the impression left by it:
    “The real question is this: Can a Christian, once aware of the Bible’s teaching, reject the Virgin Birth? The answer must be no.”

    1. Tim
      Tim January 2, 2011 at 8:21 am |

      Hi Skip! You are correct … there is an entire article which I omitted since it’s too long to repost here but I provided the link. Mohler concludes that article with: “This much we know: All those who find salvation will be saved by the atoning work of Jesus the Christ — the virgin-born Savior. Anything less than this is just not Christianity, whatever it may call itself. A true Christian will not deny the Virgin Birth.”

      I believe the premise of Mohler’s aticle is that while a belief in the virgin birth is not necessary to become saved, it is also true, at the same time, that one who is truly saved will not deny the Virgin Bith.

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