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“Christ, of the substance of Mary” – A history of the defence of the doctrine

Elsewhere on this website a defense is given of the truth that, in His incarnation, the Lord Jesus took of the substance of the virgin Mary (See Did the Lord Take Anything from Mary?). Below is an account of the centuries-long battle that has been fought over this particular issue, given so that the current generation might learn from the valiant and principled defence that preachers and theologians have given of the real, true and blessed humanity of our incarnate…

The virgin birth of Christ

Dr A.J. Higgins M.D. (New Jersey, USA) takes up the vital, foundational topic of the virgin birth of Christ: Apart from the resurrection of Christ, no truth is so maligned by the scientifically conditioned and rational mind as the virgin birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. While it is sung about in carols, recited in creeds, depicted in crèches, and sentimentalised in Christmas cards, surveys reveal that the majority of those who label themselves ‘Christian’, do not really believe it.…

Did Christ die for everyone?

According to one dictionary, the word “vicarious” means “acting or done for another”. It is in this sense that we use the word to describe the death of the Lord Jesus. He did not undergo death for Himself, but for others. This raises an obvious question. Who are those ‘others’ for whom He died? Certainly, He died for believers. We do not need to go outside Paul’s writings to find ample testimony to this. As an individual, he writes of…

If Christ died for all how can anyone perish?

The Scriptures teach that not everyone will be saved. The reason is that, in order to be saved, one must repent of one’s sins and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. The testimony of the Word on this is so plentiful that we need only give a few sample quotes: “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19); “Whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16); “He that…