Hello everyone. If you’ve read my posts you know that I am a lapsed Catholic who has been attending the Presbyterian church for the past few years. I’ve been feeling called back to Catholicism and am going about this slowly and studiously, listening to God’s call to my heart.
I was at my Presbyterian church the other day and I borrowed a book from the library called Presbyterian Questions, Presbyterian Answers – it’s basically a theology book, not very long. I figured since I plan to study up on Catholicism I can see what Reformed theology is all about too (even though I know what it is all about and cannot reconcile myself to Calvinism, but I am an analytical person by nature and wanted to give Catholic and Protestant views both a “fair” study).
The book is made up of several different groupings of theology thought, with questions and answers. In it, the author says that some Reformed Christians believe that Jesus was born of a virgin with no earthly biological father, while some don’t – and that it doesn’t/shouldn’t MATTER.
I was so shocked. To me, the virgin birth is a BIG part of Christianity. If you start to deny it, what’s next, denying that Jesus rose from the dead? And if you do that, what’s the point of being a Christian?