So-Called 'History Channel' Says Jesus Not Virgin Born

By David J. Stewart | November 2013

Isaiah 7:14, “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”

       The Devil's hands have been busy. There's a new Walt Disney owned History Channel documentary called “Bible Secrets Revealed” which began airing on November 11, 2013. The unscholarly series is produced by Prometheus Entertainment for the History Channel. Truly, the series is nothing more or less than intellectual fraud. 1st Corinthians 1:21, “For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.”

In the series Dr. Francesca Stavrakopoulou repeats a claim she’s made to the BBC in the past:

“The idea that Jesus must have been born of a virgin is essentially a mistranslation.”

SOURCE: Dr. Francesca Stavrakopoulou, from the History Channel series, “Bible Secrets Revealed”

My friend, there are no “secrets” in the Bible, it is all there for you to read. Daniel 2:28, “But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these.” It is God Who revealeth secrets, and He has revealed to us the truth in the inspired Word of God. John 17:17, “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” Praise God for the trustworthy King James Bible!!!

Jesus not born of a virgin? How crazy! God said that Jesus was born of a virgin. That settles the matter! There is no controversy if you believe the Bible. “Secrets of the bible”? You have got to be kidding me! The series is massive fraud. Just like dishonest evolutionists who falsely speak of facts, observations and scientific data, who in reality have NOTHING to support their bogus claims, so also do the producers of “Bible Secrets Revealed” twist the facts, ignore documented Messianic prophecy (history) and blatantly attack the Word of God. This series is a joke. The history channel is giving in to conspiracy type groups, instead of giving us actual history! Sad! Shame on Walt Disney! They should change their name to the “what if” channel.

Jesus Christ Was Born Of A Virgin!

Seven hundred years before Christ was born, the Lord God prophesied through the prophet Isaiah that the Messiah would be born of a VIRGIN...

Isaiah 7:14, “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”

This Old Testament prophesy was quoted in Matthew 1:23...

Matthew 1:19-25, “Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.”

And again we read in Luke 1:34-35...

Luke 1:34-35, “Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.”

Notice carefully in Luke 1:34-35 (which you just read) that the Bible plainly teaches that Jesus had no earthly father, without mentioning the word “virgin” in this particular passage. Thus, even if Isaiah 7:14 were a mistranslation (which it is not) as Dr. Stavrakopoulou alleges in the series, there is still irrefutable Biblical evidence for Christ's virgin birth in other passages, such as Luke 1:34-35. Jesus is the virgin born Son of almighty God, which makes Him 100% equal with God the Father. This is what the inspired, inerrant, infallible, preserved Word of God teaches. John 10:33, “The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.” Jesus claimed to be God in the flesh and the Jews tried to murder Him for it. The greatest attack which Satan can make against man is to convince him that Jesus was not virgin born; thus, He couldn't possibly be God, nor risen from the dead, and therefore cannot offer salvation to humanity.

The Wisdom Of Man Is His Own Worst Enemy

Proverbs 16:25, “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” The biggest mistake you'll ever make in life my friend is to foolishly lean upon your own human understanding instead of trusting the Bible. Proverbs 3:5-7, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.”

I'd like to know when/if the History Channel is going to do a series on the Koran? I’m sure a “Lost in Translation” episode would work there too. An episode on “The Real Muhammad” would be great also. How about a series titled, “Secrets of the Koran.” I’d love to see that. Why don't we see some critical Islamic scholars from secular state universities place the same unfair and biased scrutiny upon Islam and the Quran as they do Christianity and the Bible? I'll tell you why, because Satan is the god of this evil world and he BLINDS the minds of unbelievers. 2nd Corinthians 4:3-4, “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” The Devil's intent is to keep the lost in darkness, to hinder them from coming to the light of the glorious gospel to be saved by faith in Jesus, Who is THE VIRGIN BORN SON OF GOD, THE CHRIST. John 20:31, “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.”

“Bible Secrets Revealed” are all a pack of lies from Satan. The Bible is the true Word of God and God doesn’t lie. Only true Christians know and understand the Bible and the people who think they know all the answers are relying on their own worldly wisdom, not God’s. 1st Corinthians 1:21, “For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.”

I hear so many people expressing their frustrations that they pray and God doesn't answer. Others, who are unbelievers, say that if God exists, then why doesn't He simply reveal Himself to mankind. They miss the whole point of faith. Romans 1:20 teaches, “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.” God has made the universe in such a way that any honest person can CLEARLY SEE the things of God. Unbelievers choose not to believe. To him that believeth, no explanation is necessary; but to him that believeth not, no explanation is possible. The existence of a good, omnipotent and intelligent divine Creator is proclaimed magnificently in all of nature, science and the universe. Only a spiritually blind person fails to see God.

Even more wonderful is the fact that God hasn't left us to guess, wonder or figure out Who He is or what He expects from us to please Him. God has authored the precious Bible. The Lord has laid out the big picture in the Bible—the past, present and future of mankind and beyond—all of history encapsulated in Biblical prophecy. And never forget that the purpose of all prophecy is to testify of our precious Lord Jesus Christ. Revelation 19:10, “...for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” John 5:39, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” Always look for Jesus in the Bible as you read, study and search the holy Scriptures!

When we pray, God won't usually answer in visible ways. He doesn't need to. For the same reason that God doesn't openly reveal Himself in nature, he also answers our prayers in a manner that transcends our human, limited and finite understanding. I have learned simply to pray and then trust God, for that is what we are commanded to do. 1st Thessalonians 5:17 teaches to “PRAY WITHOUT CEASING.” That is our responsibility. We are to bring everything to the Lord in prayer (Philippians 4:6-7). Most people pray and then quit when they don't receive immediate, visible and expected results. Prayer doesn't work that way because God doesn't work that way.

God's ways are far above man's ways, as we learn in Isaiah 55:8-9, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” God wants us to trust Him. It pleases the Lord greatly when we keep praying despite not seeing any visible answer(s). Hebrews 11:6 teaches that without faith it is IMPOSSIBLE to please God. Notice that it is not difficult; but rather, absolutely IMPOSSIBLE. If you grasp this Biblical truth, then it becomes very clear why God doesn't answer our prayers in obvious, detectable and observable ways. Ah, but over time, as the years unfold, in hindsight we eventually see how the hand of God was working all the time in response to our prayers. Prayer works, one way or another, prayer works!

A Precious Truth Tucked Away In Matthew 1:19

As I read Matthew 1:19 a truth jumped out at me...

Matthew 1:19, “Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily.”

I couldn't help but notice that the Bible says Joseph didn't want to make an example out of Mary because he was a “just” man. The Greek word for “just” is dikaios and means “equitable (in character or act); by implication innocent, holy (absolutely or relatively).” Proverbs 19:11, “The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.” Since Joseph and Mary had been in courtship to be married, her pregnancy was a major embarrassment. (This was before the angel of the Lord told Joseph that Mary was carrying the Messiah.) Rather than defend his own personal honor and integrity by publickly shaming Mary, Joseph in his own heart humbly said “We have sinned,” even though he was innocent of any sin here.

Oh how we all need to stop pointing fingers and saying, “She has sinned” and “He has sinned”; but rather, start saying “WE HAVE SINNED!!!” Proverb:10:12, “Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.” 1st Timothy 5:24, “Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after.” Aren't we all just a bunch of dirty, filthy, rotten, sinners! Yes we are, every stinking sinful one of us!!! Praise God for the literal, physical, sin-cleansing blood of our precious Lord Jesus Christ, or else we'd all go straight to Hell to burn forever and ever and get what we all justly deserve!!! Thank God that He is merciful!

Mark 13:22, “For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.”

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