Historians create whatever narrative that fits their belief system. Fortunately, we do not have to make our decisions based upon historians' interpretations of events that occurred in times past. The sad truth about history is evidenced by the fact historians often claim to have debunked the historical accounts of other historians. Academia is full of people who are trying to make a name for themselves, on the one hand, but, who, on the other hand, have to pull the party line and comply with the belief system that is being promoted by the powers-that-be. Then there are the histories that are recorded by the victors that distort the true picture of events.
When it comes to the Bible, archaeological evidence supports the historical narrative. Many people express their ignorance and claim they are knowledgeable about historical facts, yet scoff when shown solid undeniable archaeological evidence that verifies the historical truth of the Scriptures. On top of this, we can add the prophetic witness. Then there is the invitation to encounter the risen Savior for those who genuinely desire the truth.
For those who want to use the Bible to support any claim that Jesus was not the pre-existent Son of God before He entered the body of the baby born of Mary, there is the appropriate evidence. For those who want to twist Scripture to fit their own narrative there is no evidence, just mere fabrication and omission of data.
Speaking about clues, here is the most important clue: If people, who have genuinely discovered Lord Jesus Christ to have risen from the dead, testify that He is the Son of God, obviously, there is no need to go looking for needles in haystacks that do not exist. Yet those who want to discredit themselves to support some assumption that Mary was not a virgin when she gave birth to the male child, reject the truth, and go looking for non-existent clues.
Jesus had no biological father. The Holy Spirit brought about conception within her womb. Human beings do not understand this, although they are willing to promote same sex marriage but overlook that unless a marriage is consummated it is not a marriage. Joseph, though married to Mary, did not consummate the marriage until after the birth of the Holy Child.
Nevertheless, even though Jesus had other half-brothers, He made a point of saying that those who do the will of God are the ones who belong to His family.
- And his mother and his brothers came; and standing outside they sent to him and called him. And a crowd was sitting about him; and they said to him, “Your mother and your brothers are outside, asking for you.” And he replied, “Who are my mother and my brothers?” And looking around on those who sat about him, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does the will of God is my brother, and sister, and mother.” (Mark 3:31–35)
- And when they saw him they were astonished; and his mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been looking for you anxiously.” And he said to them, “How is it that you sought me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?”
- For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.(2 Corinthians 5:21)
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