There are some out there who consider themselves too smart to believe in the doctrine of the virgin birth. The “enlightened” say modern science says it can’t happen and no doctor in the world would ever agree with the idea.
My answer to such an “educated” stance is 1) science deals with the natural and God (who created the natural) knows how to deal in the supernatural which overrules the previous, and 2) one of the writers who recorded one of the gospels which contains the account of the virgin birth was a doctor (Colossians 4:4)! It’s true there were no MRI machines or even thermometers some 2,000 years ago, but doctors have understood for a very long time where babies come from. Doctor Luke believed in the evidence presented and in the sign promised by God so long ago, so there’s no reason that some “educated” mind can’t do the same today.
If we want to receive the benefit of knowing that God is with us and that He’ll deliver us (the very purpose of the virgin birth – Immanuel/Jesus) then we’ll have to show our faith in the gospel…including the way it begins. If one can believe that water was turned to wine, that people were healed by touch and great distances, that thousands were fed by a few pieces of food, that people were raised from the dead and that the very child who was born of a virgin, grew up, was betrayed, was crucified, was buried and was risen again the third day, then why should one wonder about and stumble His birth?
If we don’t have the faith that it takes to believe God and His word then we’ll give into all the skeptics, critics, naysayers, joke makers and unbelievers who will try to drain us of our faith; because at the end of the day, unless we believe in the sign revealed at Bethlehem we won’t believe in the One who the rest of the signs point toward (John 20:30-31).
There may be some out there who are too smart – but they’re too smart for their own good.
“For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence. But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God — and righteousness and sanctification and redemption — that, as it is written, “He who glories, let him glory in the Lord.” (1 Corinthians 1:26-31 – NKJV)