The Virgin Birth of Christ

“Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”

Isa. 7:14

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost…  behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him [Joseph] in a dream, saying, ‘Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.  And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.'”

Mt. 1:18-21

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Subsection

On the Perpetual Virginity of Mary

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Order of Contents

Article  1
Book  1
Latin  2

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Article

Machen, J. Gresham – ‘The Virgin Birth’  (1924)  28 paragraphs  With a historical introduction.  Originally appeared in The Bible To-Day, 19.3 (Dec., 1924): pp. 75-79.  An address at the National Bible Institute Bible Conference, New York City.  This address was likely in response to the Auburn Affirmation earlier in 1924, which was a liberal attack on five fundamentals of Christianity in the American Presbyterian Church.

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Book

Machen, J. Gresham – The Virgin Birth of Christ  (1930)

For an introduction to this work, see the introduction to Machen’s 1924 article, ‘The Virgin Birth’.

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Latin

Andrea, Samuel – A Theological Disquisition on the Nativity of Immanuel from the Virgin, According to the Prophecy in Isaiah 7:14  (Marburg, 1679)

Andrea (1640-1699) was a German, reformed professor of rhetoric, history and theology at Marburg.

van Bashuysen, Heinrich Jakob – A Theological Dissertation on the Sanctity & Virginity of the Mother of Jesus Christ, Illustrating Isa. 7:14  (Servestae, 1720)

Bashuysen (1679-1750) was a reformed professor of Oriental Languages, Church History and theology in Germany.

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And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary…  And the angel said unto her, ‘Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favor with God.  And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JesusHe shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:  And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.’

Then said Mary unto the angel, ‘How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?’  And the angel answered and said unto her, ‘The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God…  For with God nothing shall be impossible.'”

Lk. 1:26-37

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Related Pages

Contra the Immaculate Conception of Mary

On the Perpetual Virginity of Mary