On the Virgin Conception, the Sinlessness of Christ, and Hell Slinking Away, Defeated and Exhausted (Another Special Christmas Episode, with Steve Wellum)
In this special Christmas episode, the Bible Talk crew chats with SBTS professor Steve Wellum about why the virgin conception isn’t incidental to but essential for our redemption.
5:31 / When we refer the virgin birth of Christ, what exactly are we asserting?
7:58 / Is God’s miraculous work in Sarah and Rebecca a type of the virgin conception?
10:09 / Does Genesis 3:15 allude to a particularly remarkable conception of the “seed of the woman?”
10:52 / Where is the virgin birth explicitly taught in Scripture?
14:39 / What does a belief in the virgin birth preserve about Jesus that makes it so necessary?
21:26 / What’s the relationship between the virgin birth and the sinlessness of Christ?
26:46 / Is the “sinlessness of Christ” shorthand for he did not sin or he could not sin, and therefore, did not sin?
31:19 / How ought a ferocious belief in the virgin birth help us to worship in our daily lives as Christians?
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RESOURCES REFERENCED IN EPISODE
- The first special Christmas episode of Bible Talk: On The Virgin Mary, a Hail Mary, and Casper the Friendly Ghost (Matt. 1-2)
- God the Son Incarnate, by Stephen Wellum
- The Person of Christ, by Stephen Wellum
- Christ Alone, by Stephen Wellum
- Christ Over All
Painting: Nativity with St. Francis and St. Lawrence, Caravaggio (1609)