The Birth of Jesus in The Bible

By lan Warner


The life of Jesus is central to the entire Christian faith. If Jesus was not born, then there is no salvation or ability to be in a relationship with God. But there are other religions and historical texts that believe Jesus was a man who lived. The birth of Jesus in the Bible clears all misconceptions. 

The Christian faith is also built on Jesus being born of immaculate conception and living a life being both fully human and fully divine at the same time. He was God on earth but experienced everything we as humans experience.

Isaiah 9:6 Talks About
The Birth of Jesus

A child is born to us!
A son is given to us!
And he will be our ruler.
He will be called, “Wonderful Counselor,”
“Mighty God,” “Eternal Father,”
“Prince of Peace.” 


Verses That Foreshadow The Birth of Jesus in The Bible

Isaiah 9:6 

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 7:14 

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Daniel 7:13 

“I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and he came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before
him.

Verses That Talk About The Birth of Jesus in The Bible

Luke 2:7 

And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

Matthew 2:1 

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem,

Matthew 1:18-25  

Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:

Hebrews 11:17 

By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was in the act of offering up his only son.

Immaculate Conception - Fully Human and Divine

A man named Jesus is not unique to the Bible. There are other religions and history books that believe a man named Jesus was here, and he was a good man that lived a good life. Others think that he was just a prophet.

What separates the Christian face is believing that he was conceived by God's work and that he lived he was human and divine at the same time.

Verse for The Immaculate Conception 

Matthew 1: 20-23

But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins." All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: "Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they call his name Immanuel."

Verse for Being Fully Human

Colossians 2:9

For him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, 

Hebrews 4:15

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. 

Verses for Being Fully Divine 

Hebrews 1:3 

He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by ​the word of his power. After Making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. 

Acts 2:24

God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it. 

Why The Birth of Jesus in the Bible Matters? 

Jesus lived the life that no one else could live. To come down as man to save broken people who were undeserving and this speaks to God's character.

For God's word to be true someone had to pay for the sins of this world. He could not just wipe the slate clean to be nice. Jesus died after living a perfect life and not sinning even one time. 

He was able to take on the the sin when he died an unjust death that we all deserved. He then rose three days later proving that he is exactly who he said he was. 

John 3:16

​“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

John 1:14

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:1

​In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

lan Warner

Ian Warner is a believer, husband, and father of three. He grew up running track in Toronto before earning a scholarship to Iowa State University. At Iowa State, he became an All-American and made the 2012 Olympic team. He currently helps people to build better habits and follow Jesus Christ.

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