THE VIRGIN BIRTH

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Shelby G. Floyd

The cross of Christ is the event in human history that towers above time and eternity. Before our Lord died upon the cross he had to enter our world, and he entered our world by a supernatural transaction that we call the virgin birth. Continue reading “THE VIRGIN BIRTH”

GOD’S SURE PROPHETIC WORD

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Shelby G. Floyd

Prophetic Word

Simon Peter claims the authorship of his second letter written to the persecuted Christians who were scattered abroad:

2 Peter 3:1-2
This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, 2 that you should remember the predictions of the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles,
ESV

Peter wants his readers to remember what was said by the Old Testament prophets and the apostles of Jesus Christ, as well as what the Lord spoke. It is always good to have our memory jogged. Continue reading “GOD’S SURE PROPHETIC WORD”

The Virgin Birth

By

Shelby G. Floyd

The above title is a specific and accurate des­cription of how God brought Christ into the world to be our savior. Jesus Christ is both divine and human (cf. Romans 1:3-4).

Jesus Christ Was Human and Divine

From the divine standpoint, he has always existed and always will. Late in the first century, the apostle John spoke of the preexistence of Christ in these words: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the begin­ning with God” (John 1:1-2). Then, later in the chap­ter, John described the human nature of Christ when he said, “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only be­gotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth” (John 1: 14). This is definitely a reference to the virgin birth of Christ. Continue reading “The Virgin Birth”