Jesus’ Divine Birth .
To Trinitarian Christians, ‘The word ‘(God) became flesh ,
John 1: 14
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
How did God become flesh?
Luke 1: 35
The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.
Now as we can see from above in accordance to Christian belief, baby (god) Jesus was in the womb of Mary for around nine months and then delivered into this world acting like all babies do crying, eating, drinking, secreting faeces … who would then later grow in wisdom and age.
And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.
What is more puzzling is the idea that the birth of (god) Jesus would leave his mother (Mary) unclean, We read in Luke 2: 22-24:
22 When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every firstborn male is to be consecrated to the Lord”]), 24 and to offer a sacrifice in keeping with what is said in the Law of the Lord: “A pair of doves or two young pigeons.
Why a pair of doves and what does it mean? In order to clearly understand, we would have to go to Leviticus 12
Purification After Childbirth
12 The LORD said to Moses, 2 “Say to the Israelites: ‘A woman who becomes pregnant and gives birth to a son will be ceremonially unclean for seven days, just as she is unclean during her monthly period. 3 On the eighth day the boy is to be circumcised. 4 Then the woman must wait thirty-three days to be purified from her bleeding. She must not touch anything sacred or go to the sanctuary until the days of her purification are over. 5 If she gives birth to a daughter, for two weeks the woman will be unclean, as during her period. Then she must wait sixty-six days to be purified from her bleeding.6 “‘WHEN THE DAYS OF HER PURIFICATION FOR A SON OR DAUGHTER ARE OVER, SHE IS TO BRING TO THE PRIEST AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE TENT OF MEETING A YEAR-OLD LAMB FOR A BURNT OFFERING AND A YOUNG PIGEON OR A DOVE FOR A SIN OFFERING. 7 He shall offer them before the LORD to make atonement for her, and then she will be ceremonially clean from her flow of blood.“‘These are the regulations for the woman who gives birth to a boy or a girl. 8 But if she cannot afford a lamb, she is to bring two doves or two young pigeons, one for a burnt offering and the other for a sin offering. In this way the priest will make atonement for her, and she will be clean.’”
The act of delivering a child leads to:
- The mother (Mary) becoming unclean.
- She (Mary) is to offer a sin sacrifice for delivering a child (baby Jesus -god).
- If the mother delivers a boy it will take her “thirty-three days to be purified” while if she delivers a girl then it will take her “sixty-six days to be purified”.
In conclusion such beliefs attribute weakness and uncleanness to God, contradicting His eternal and unlimited characteristics. If the heavens and the earth cannot contain God even according to the Bible how then could baby Jesus ?
1 Kings 8:27
“But will God really dwell on earth? The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you. How much less this temple I have built!
2 Chronicles 6:18
“But will God really dwell on earth with men? The heavens, even the highest heavens, cannot contain you. How much less this temple I have built!
2 Chronicles 2:6
But who is able to build a temple for him, since the heavens, even the highest heavens, cannot contain him? Who then am I to build a temple for him, except as a place to burn sacrifices before him?
The simple reasonable and logical answer to the above dilemma would be to accept Jesus as a Prophet of God.
يَا أَهْلَ الْكِتَابِ لَا تَغْلُوا فِي دِينِكُمْ وَلَا تَقُولُوا عَلَى اللَّهِ إِلَّا الْحَقَّ ۚ إِنَّمَا الْمَسِيحُ عِيسَى ابْنُ مَرْيَمَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ وَكَلِمَتُهُ أَلْقَاهَا إِلَىٰ مَرْيَمَ وَرُوحٌ مِنْهُ ۖ فَآمِنُوا بِاللَّهِ وَرُسُلِهِ ۖ وَلَا تَقُولُوا ثَلَاثَةٌ ۚ انْتَهُوا خَيْرًا لَكُمْ ۚ إِنَّمَا اللَّهُ إِلَٰهٌ وَاحِدٌ ۖ سُبْحَانَهُ أَنْ يَكُونَ لَهُ وَلَدٌ ۘ لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ ۗ وَكَفَىٰ بِاللَّهِ وَكِيلًا
O People of the Book! Commit no excesses in your religion: Nor say of Allah aught but the truth. Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) a messenger of Allah, and His Word, which He bestowed on Mary, and a spirit proceeding from Him: so believe in Allah and His messengers. Say not “Trinity”: desist: it will be better for you: for Allah is one Allah: Glory be to Him: (far exalted is He) above having a son. To Him belong all things in the heavens and on earth.