16 "And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus,"
Matthew 1: (KJV)
23 "Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel"
Matthew 1: (KJV)
25 "And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS. "
I know what we can do, do you remember the game in all those Waldo books--"Where's Waldo?"
Let's look for "Emmanuel."
Where is "Emmanuel?"
* Emmanuel Christ? No, I don't think so!
* Hmmm, do Christians pray in the name of Emmanuel? No! I don't think so.
* Emmanuel H. Christ (the Christian holy exclamation)? Doesn't have quite the same ring to it!
* Emmanuel Freaks? Nope, not quite the same.
* "But Emmanuel said unto him, Follow me..." Yeah, that's the ticket!
So? Where is "Emmanuel?"
Christians have only themselves to blame, for they mistranslated Isaiah 7.14 to deliberately follow established pagan god standards and create a pagan "virgin-birth" scenario.
"Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel." Isaiah 7.14 (KJV)
Hmmm, wonder if those people at the time of Mary's pregnancy had a gynecologist to verify her "virginity?" Come to think of it, virginity isn't much of a sign, now is it Mr. & Mrs. Christianan? So, if your daughter came home saying she was pregnant by a “holy ghost,” what would you do? What would you say? Hmmm, how would you verify it, oh that’s right she could tell you it came to her in a dream. Ah, now I see!
"Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense." -Voltaire (1694-1778)