The Real Story of the Birth of God's Son
There are people who get mixed up concerning the story of the Lord Jesus Christ. In relation to this, one of the most frequently asked questions is, Which happened first, Mary’s conception of Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit, or His being begotten from the bosom of the Father?
Biblically speaking, His being begotten from the bosom of the Father happened first of all. Proverbs 8:12 says,
The wisdom of God is the one speaking in this verse. But who is the wisdom of God? 1 Corinthians 1:24 says,
Using the definite article “the”, the wisdom of God being referred to is Christ. And to further prove this, 1 Corinthians 2:6-8 says,
Who is this wisdom? 1 Corinthians 2:8 says,
So, it is very clear that the wisdom of God is our Lord Jesus Christ. The next question is, when was He brought forth by God? Proverbs 8:22-27 says,
Therefore, the wisdom was already there even before the earth was created. To further prove that, John 17:5 says,
He was brought forth from the bosom of the Father before the beginning of the world. Now, He was conceived by the virgin Mary, and He was brought forth as Jesus, the son of Mary. Therefore, it is clear now that the bringing forth of Christ from the bosom of God happened first. John 1:1-3 says,
There are two ways by which Christ is being referred to in the Bible: He is called as the Son of God and the Son of man. Why Son of God? Because He was the begotten Son of God. However, there are feeble-minded people who would contest, how could God beget when He is a being in the masculine gender. Psalms 94:9 states,
If God created the eyes that can see, the ears that can hear, and the womb of a woman, could He not beget? It is none of anybody’s business to ask how God would do that. If He wants to beget, so be it.
He said, “Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.” Therefore, it was not Mary who gave birth to that. Which is that? That is the Son of God. In His spirit being, Christ is the Son of God, but in his flesh, He is the Son of Mary. He is called the Son of God and the Son of man. The Son of man is the flesh, but the Son of God is the spirit that dwells in the human body. Colossians 2:9 says,
It has to be understood that there is a Son of God that dwells inside that body. The son of Mary is the flesh or the physical body. The body is different from the spirit being of Christ. Hebrews 10:5 says,
It implies that He did not originate here; He just came into the world. To continue with the verse . . .
The body came from the world but, that which entered into the world is not from the world. He is not from the world. The question is, where did He come from? John 6:38 says,
That is the secret: He came down from heaven. From where in heaven did He come? John 13:3 says,
John 1:18 says,
He came from the bosom of the Father; He was brought forth. And then from heaven, He came into the world; He took a human body which was prepared for Him when He descended. This is the story of our Lord.