The Incarnation and Inspiration of the Word

The virgin birth of the Lord Jesus is an important part of “the faith
which was once delivered unto the saints.” (Jude 3) The virgin birth of
Christ is important for a number of reasons, but perhaps the primary
one is that it relates to the personal holiness of Christ. (Luke 1:35)
It assures that He had no relationship to the first man. He came in the
“likeness of sinful flesh,” but without sin, having no connection to
the first man, Adam. (Rom. 8:3; 2 Cor. 5:21) This assures us that He
was the Lamb of God “without blemish and without spot.” (1 Pet. 1:19)

The truth of the inspiration of Scripture is important in a similar
way. The Holy Spirit moved the writers of Scripture as they penned
God’s Word. He carried them along so there is nothing from the first
man in the Word of God.

Thankfully, when we read the Scriptures we can
be assured they are not the product of man’s wisdom. We can have
confidence that we have the pure Word of God.