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How Jesus was Born

How was Jesus Born

The birth of Jesus Christ, a central event in Christian doctrine, is recounted in the New Testament of the Bible. According to the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, Jesus was born in Bethlehem to Mary, who was a virgin at the time of his birth. The conception of Jesus was miraculous, brought about by the Holy Spirit. This event is celebrated by Christians around the world as Christmas.

Relevant Bible Verses:

  • Luke 2:4-7: “Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.”
  • Matthew 1:18-23: “Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, ‘Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.’ All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: ‘Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel’ (which means, God with us).”

Three Main Takeaways:

  1. The Miracle of the Virgin Birth: The birth of Jesus to a virgin, Mary, through the Holy Spirit, is a foundational miracle of Christianity. It emphasizes Jesus’s divine nature from the very beginning of his life on earth.
  2. Fulfillment of Prophecy: Jesus’s birth in Bethlehem and to a virgin fulfills Old Testament prophecies, underscoring the belief that Jesus is the Messiah promised to the people of Israel.
  3. Humility and Majesty: The circumstances of Jesus’s birth—in a humble manger, yet heralded by angels and visited by shepherds and wise men—reflect a profound mystery of Christianity: the King of Kings entering the world in the most modest of circumstances. This juxtaposition of humility and majesty invites believers to appreciate the accessibility and grandeur of Jesus’s life and mission.

These events and their implications are central to Christian doctrine, underscoring the belief in Jesus Christ’s divine origin, his fulfillment of prophecy, and his unique role in offering salvation to humanity.


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