Must one believe in the Virgin Birth to be a Christian?

Al Mohler:

Must one believe in the Virgin Birth to be a Christian? This is not a hard question to answer. It is conceivable that someone might come to Christ and trust Christ as Savior without yet learning that the Bible teaches that Jesus was born of a virgin. A new believer is not yet aware of the full structure of Christian truth. The real question is this: Can a Christian, once aware of the Bible’s teaching, reject the Virgin Birth? The answer must be no.

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Peter serves as a pastor-teacher, at home and abroad, resourcing gospel-centred communities.

2 thoughts on “Must one believe in the Virgin Birth to be a Christian?

  1. I believe firmly in the virgin birth. I also believe it is important to be able to defend the doctrines of our faith cogently.

    To declare, however, as Mohler does, that anyone who doesn’t believe in the virgin birth is not a Christian, feels to me like very shaky ground. Surely it is one’s relationship to Christ and one’s trust in Him as Lord and Saviour that brings salvation, not the precise content of one’s doctrine.

    Am I to believe that Christ will turn away at the last, one who has trusted in Him for salvation, on a point of doctrine? Salvation, ultimately, is by grace. Not by works or by intellectual understanding or by doctrinal correctness.

    • All belief is based upon some doctrine or other. The question, as always, is what does the bible reveal and require us to believe? The Saviour we trust in was born of a virgin. There was no other way for his deity to remain intact. And if not God, then not Saviour.

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