Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Words of Comfort: Virgin or young woman?


"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.’  Christians say that this verse is a prophecy of Jesus' birth to a virgin.  Virgin in this verse is a mistranslation of the Hebrew word almah, which actually means ‘young woman.’"  

You say that miraculous sign was that "a young woman" would give birth. How could that be a "sign" from God?  Billions of young women have given birth. The sign was that a virgin would conceive. That’s a sign.

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