In talking with a Muslim friend she informed me that the preacher at their Mosque gave a sermon last week on why Jesus was NOT the Son of GOD. His justification went something like this. Christians claim Jesus was the Son of GOD because it was a miraculous birth. But alas Elizabeth was not able to have children yet her and Zechariah gave birth to John the Baptist. So John’s birth was just as much a miracle as Jesus birth. Then he went on to say that we’re all sons and daughters of GOD not just Jesus.
I tried explaining the obvious MAJOR difference that Mary was not unable to have children, she conceived as a virgin through the power of the Holy Spirit. The response was yes but it was still a miracle. Yes it was a miracle just like all creation is a miracle. But this particular birth was not from a man and woman. The Holy Spirit overshadowed Mary. Again it was yes but it was still a miracle no different than John the Baptist. I tried my best to explain that it wasn’t so much the miracle aspect of Jesus birth, more that it was through the power of the Holy Spirit. It was a miracle yes but the fact that the Holy Spirit overshadowed Mary meant that Jesus was now the true Son of GOD. Eventually I felt like I was talking to a brick wall because the canned response was we’re all sons and daughters of GOD and many births are miracles. :banghead:
It just further confirmed for me how much misunderstanding there is of who Jesus was and is.