A message from Harvest Ministry Pastor Greg Laurie on The Virgin Mother

I got this off of Pastor Greg Laurie’s Facebook page and thought I would share it with you all.

I have heard people say that it isn’t important to believe in the virgin birth of Jesus as long as you believe in His death and resurrection. But I beg to differ. If you doubt the Virgin Birth, then you doubt the Word of God. If you doubt the Virgin Birth, then you are actually saying that Mary was an immoral woman who conceived Jesus out of wedlock.

If you doubt the Virgin Birth, then you doubt the character of Jesus. If Jesus had not been born of a Virgin, then He would have been a mere man with no ability to atone for our sins. If there was no Virgin Birth, then there was no sinless Christ. If there was no sinless Christ, then there was no atonement. If there was no atonement, then there is no forgiveness. If there is no forgiveness, then there is no hope of heaven. If you take away the Virgin Birth, you lose everything.

So don’t tell me the Virgin Birth is an optional belief. It is essential that we believe the Word of God when it says that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was supernaturally conceived in Mary’s womb. The Lord Jesus was born of a Virgin, He lived, and He voluntarily went to a cross and died for the sins of the world. Then He rose again.

When Mary and Joseph dedicated Jesus in the temple, Simeon said, “Behold, this Child is destined for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign which will be spoken against” (Luke 2:34). We either believe in Jesus, or we reject Him.

Gabriel’s announcement to Mary introduced the pivotal point in redemptive history. How people respond to the Child whom Gabriel spoke of will determine their eternal destinies.

Amen!:thumbsup:

:thumbsup: Exactly!

She is the Mother of God and Queen of Heaven!

:frowning: Unfortunately I have noticed that the secular societies care less about the principle of virginity in general !!!

So no doubt that you will hear people saying that.

Coming from a Evangelist pastor it is Impressive an a beautiful explanation

Well said.

There is nothing remarkable about what Greg Laurie said. Nearly all Evangelical pastors would say the same thing. But ask Pastor Laurie if Mary had other children and he would likely say, “Yes, Mary had at least seven children.” Ask Pastor Laurie if Mary was assumed into Heaven and he would likely give you a puzzled look. Ask Pastor Laurie if Mary led a completely sinless life and he would likely say, “Of course not! We are all sinners.”

zenas, you are right, but i say a least in my case that I have been listen other evangelist pastors, talk so bad about Mary, and some other just think she was a normal women, because Jesus always refer to her as a “women” so that is why i think that a least This pastor was respectful

I’ve heard Pastor Greg Laurie numerous times preach and he follows the Bible’s teachings. If you wish to email a question to him, google Harvest ministries and and go to their website and ask him. I am a cradle Catholic and Pastor Laurie its a great preache r. I’ve watchedhim bring a stadium of over 7,500 people to God. I’d watch him over Joyce Meyer, & Joel Osteen. Pastor Laurie is Awesome!

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