Re: Virgin Birth

From: Stuart d Kirkley (
Date: Tue Feb 26 2002 - 15:23:45 EST

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    I have been pondering this very question myself lately. I think if you look at it in a spiritual sense you can get a better understanding. Mary was a virgin, not just physically, but mentally and spiritually also. She held her consciousness pure and sinless, and it was her pure understanding of the nature of God and man, ie. her 'conception' of God as the Divine Parent and as man as the blessed child of God, wholly spiritual and pure in nature, which allowed her to gestate and bring forth the most holy person to ever tread on this earth. What occurred biologically is a mystery that can never be solved, but Mary's holy consciousness was so virginally pure and untainted that she became filled with the Holy Ghost to the point where a pure 'conception'of man's true sinless nature allowed her to become the human mother of a truly holy person.

    On Tue, 26 Feb 2002 10:29:22
     Moorad Alexanian wrote:
    >How else could Christ become the Son of God? Moorad
    >----- Original Message -----
    >From: "Jonathan Clarke" <>
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    >Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2002 12:03 AM
    >Subject: Virgin Birth
    >> Time for something completely different.
    >> My understanding, without background references is that the traditional
    >> justification for the virgin birth was that it was how Christ obtained a
    >> sinless nature. My suspicion is this related to ancient ideas on how
    >> conception occurred, that the man planted the seed in the woman who
    >> essentially provided the a suitable host. This idea of conception seems
    >> to have survived into the early microscope era, I recall seeing early
    >> drawings of sperm where people thought they could see homunculi in the
    >> sperm. Thus with the virgin birth, God provided the seed and mary was
    >> simply the cooperative recipient. Am I correct in this, or right off
    >> base?
    >> Now I take the Virgin Birth as a "given". In that case, in the light of
    >> the modern understanding of what happens at conception, how do we
    >> understand it, and more importantly, what is the theolological
    >> justification?
    >> Jon

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