Jesus Christ Was Conceived by the Holy Spirit, and Born of the Virgin Mary

[Commenting on Mt. 1:18-25]

These verses begin by telling us two great truths. They tell us how the Lord Jesus Christ took our nature upon Him, and became man. They tell us also that His birth was miraculous. His mother Mary was a virgin.

These are very mysterious subjects. They are depths, which we have no line to fathom. They are truths, which we have not mind enough to comprehend. Let us not attempt to explain things which are above our feeble reason. Let us be content to believe with reverence, and not speculate about matters which we cannot understand. Enough for us to know, that with Him who made the world nothing is impossible. Let us rest in the words of the Apostles’ Creed:

“Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary.”

J.C. Ryle, Expository Thoughts on Matthew

HT: Reformed Quotes

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4 thoughts on “Jesus Christ Was Conceived by the Holy Spirit, and Born of the Virgin Mary

  1. Matt, I appreciate your post. These are such great mysteries and we must believe them by faith. Sadly, you find that when people deny or diminish either Christ’s divinity or humanity, the consequences to the Christian faith are devastating as both are necessary for our salvation. We also find great comfort in Jesus who is both the all powerful God, but also came as human and can sympathize with our weakness. There’s much more that can be said here, as it is such an amazing truth! I’m planning a post on this subject later today. Eric

  2. Yes Christ is simultaneously and completely God and man, the God with us. Hebrews 4.15-16 loses all of its significance if Jesus is not both! PTL, and thank you for you comment.

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