Can One Be A Christian And Not Believe In The Virgin Birth Of Christ Our Lord?
Reader so many of what Christians argue and contend for are just topics and doctrines that we can disagree on. Things like Merry Christmas, politics, worship music, preaching style, Sunday vs. Saturday, even baptism (sprinkling vs. dunking.) But there are a set of doctrines that distinctly Christian. They are firm, rock solid, closed handed, will die on this hill type of beliefs. One of those beliefs is the Virgin birth of Christ our Lord.
Andy Stanley says that it is "interesting" that only half the gospels mention the Virgin Birth. Andy Stanley the pastor of one of America's largest megachurches stirred up Christmas controversy after preaching that the story of Jesus' virgin birth is not crucial to the Christian faith. It is so sad at the way Truth has been compromised by many preachers in an effort to come across as intellectual, profound, appealing, hip or a number of other reasons. I don't care how big your church is, your popularity, your style, how many books you sell or how many TV stations air your program. It is TRUTH that sets people free - no matter how inconvenient or unpopular.