Jesus Christ Myth #1:
Jesus came into the world by "virgin birth" and has no
Jesus Christ was conceived according to the
natural laws that govern human conception: with a sperm and an
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It is an otherwise undisputed
scientific fact that all human beings are conceived according to
the natural laws that govern human conception: with a sperm and
an egg. The sperm that impregnated Jesus' mother did not come
from a spirit, rather it came from Jesus' biological father in
accordance to the will of God. Does the Bible offer any clue
about the identity of Jesus' biological father? Yes. The first
clue is the location where Mary stayed shortly after the angel
Gabriel revealed that Mary would give birth to Jesus. Mary
stayed in the home of Zecharias and his wife Elizabeth, Mary's
sister. (Luke 1:56) She stayed there for three months. Why did
the angel Gabriel say that Jesus would be conceived by the "Holy
Spirit?" Gabriel said that in order to reveal to Mary that
Jesus' biological father was to be a holy man chosen by God. Did
Mary have contact with such a holy man during the time in which
Jesus was conceived? Yes. Jesus' biological father is none other
than the priest Zecharias, the father of John the Baptist. Jesus
and John the Baptist are half-brothers. Jesus has a biological
father and mother just like everyone else. The purpose of this
group is to investigate and explore the full implications of
this earthshaking discovery as vital to liberating Jesus' heart
due to the widespread misunderstanding about his origins and his
life including the unimaginable difficulties and mistreatment he
experienced even within his own family. Far surpassing the
revelatory nature of Dan Brown's fictional mystery-detective
"The Da Vinci Code", Mark Gibbs' new groundbreaking non-fiction
book "The Virgin and The Priest" (www.thevirginandthepriest.com)
is now disseminating this undeniable truth in shocking detail
and with amazing clarity to learned readers and scholars around
undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been
among us, 2just as they were handed
down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and
servants of the word. 3Therefore,
since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the
beginning, it seemed good also to me to write an orderly account
for you, most excellent Theophilus, 4so
that you may know the certainty of the things you have been
The Birth of John the Baptist Foretold
5In the time
of Herod king of Judea there was a priest named Zechariah, who
belonged to the priestly division of Abijah; his wife Elizabeth
was also a descendant of Aaron. 6Both
of them were upright in the sight of God, observing all the
Lord's commandments and regulations blamelessly.
7But they had no children, because
Elizabeth was barren; and they were both well along in years.
8Once when Zechariah's
division was on duty and he was serving as priest before God,
9he was chosen by lot, according to
the custom of the priesthood, to go into the temple of the Lord
and burn incense. 10And when the
time for the burning of incense came, all the assembled
worshipers were praying outside.
11Then an angel of the
Lord appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar of
incense. 12When Zechariah saw him,
he was startled and was gripped with fear.
13But the angel said to him: "Do
not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife
Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to give him the name
John. 14He will be a joy and
delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth,
15for he will be great in the sight
of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink,
and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even from birth.[b]
16Many of the people of Israel will
he bring back to the Lord their God. 17And
he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of
Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and
the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous—to make ready a
people prepared for the Lord."
18Zechariah asked the
angel, "How can I be sure of this? I am an old man and my wife
is well along in years."
19The angel answered, "I
am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I have been sent
to speak to you and to tell you this good news.
20And now you will be silent and
not able to speak until the day this happens, because you did
not believe my words, which will come true at their proper
21Meanwhile, the people
were waiting for Zechariah and wondering why he stayed so long
in the temple. 22When he came out,
he could not speak to them. They realized he had seen a vision
in the temple, for he kept making signs to them but remained
unable to speak.
23When his time of
service was completed, he returned home. 24After this his wife Elizabeth became pregnant and for
five months remained in seclusion. 25"The
Lord has done this for me," she said. "In these days he has
shown his favor and taken away my disgrace among the people."
The Birth of Jesus Foretold
sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in
Galilee, 27to a virgin pledged to
be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The
virgin's name was Mary. 28The angel
went to her and said, "Greetings, you who are highly favored!
The Lord is with you."
29Mary was greatly
troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this
might be. 30But the angel said to
her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God.
31You will be with child and give
birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus.
32He will be great and will be
called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the
throne of his father David, 33and
he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will
34"How will this be,"
Mary asked the angel, "since I am a virgin?"
35The angel answered,
"The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most
High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be
the Son of God. 36Even Elizabeth
your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she
who was said to be barren is in her sixth month.
37For nothing is impossible with
38"I am the Lord's
servant," Mary answered. "May it be to me as you have said."
Then the angel left her.
Mary Visits Elizabeth
time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of
Judea, 40where she entered
Zechariah's home and greeted Elizabeth. 41When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in
her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
42In a loud voice she exclaimed:
"Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will
bear! 43But why am I so favored,
that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
44As soon as the sound of your
greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.
45Blessed is she who has believed
that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!"
"My soul glorifies the Lord
47and my spirit rejoices in
God my Savior,
48for he has been mindful
of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
49for the Mighty One has
done great things for me—
holy is his name.
50His mercy extends to those
who fear him,
from generation to generation.
51He has performed mighty deeds
with his arm;
he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost
52He has brought down rulers
from their thrones
but has lifted up the humble.
53He has filled the hungry with
but has sent the rich away empty.
54He has helped his servant
remembering to be merciful
55to Abraham and his
even as he said to our fathers."
56Mary stayed with
Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home.
The Birth of John the Baptist
57When it was
time for Elizabeth to have her baby, she gave birth to a son.
58Her neighbors and relatives heard
that the Lord had shown her great mercy, and they shared her
59On the eighth day they
came to circumcise the child, and they were going to name him
after his father Zechariah, 60but
his mother spoke up and said, "No! He is to be called John."
61They said to her,
"There is no one among your relatives who has that name."
62Then they made signs to
his father, to find out what he would like to name the child.
63He asked for a writing tablet,
and to everyone's astonishment he wrote, "His name is John."
64Immediately his mouth was opened
and his tongue was loosed, and he began to speak, praising God.
65The neighbors were all filled
with awe, and throughout the hill country of Judea people were
talking about all these things. 66Everyone
who heard this wondered about it, asking, "What then is this
child going to be?" For the Lord's hand was with him.
Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied:
68"Praise be to the Lord, the
God of Israel,
because he has come and has redeemed his people.
69He has raised up a horn[d]
of salvation for us
in the house of his servant David
70(as he said through his holy
prophets of long ago),
71salvation from our enemies
and from the hand of all who hate us—
72to show mercy to our fathers
and to remember his holy covenant,
73the oath he swore to our
74to rescue us from the hand of
and to enable us to serve him without fear
75in holiness and righteousness
before him all our days.
76And you, my child, will be
called a prophet of the Most High;
for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for
77to give his people the
knowledge of salvation
through the forgiveness of their sins,
78because of the tender mercy
of our God,
by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven
79to shine on those living in
and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the path of peace."
80And the child grew and
became strong in spirit; and he lived in the desert until he
appeared publicly to Israel.
There are two different lines of lineage. On
Satan's side there is the elder son, elder king and elder
parents. This group has to be restored back in order to
rejoin the heavenly lineage. Simply speaking, we have to
restore the secular families back to the heavenly families. This
is what is needed. From God's point of view there are two
different kinds of mothers and children. In order to
restore them it requires that the younger son take the elder
son's position. Father should become the son and the son
should become the father. This kind of reversal is needed.
Adam was in the position of head of the
family. Jacob was in the position of head of the tribe. In
Jacob's time, he had to implement this course of restoration
which was the reverse course. In the Garden of Eden, Eve
cheated God's elder son, Adam and God. Through this she
turned over the entire family to Satan. Therefore at the time of
Jacob, Isaac's wife Rebecca, who was the mother of Jacob,
cheated her husband, father and elder son figure, Esau. Rebecca
took this family back to the elder son and God. This was
the reversal of this course. That is the course of indemnity.
Rebecca, in Eve's position, had to take the indemnity way and
reverse the course.
Israel means victory. What is the
meaning of this victory? The reversal of the lineage from Satan
back to God's side. At the time of Tamar, she was married to two
of Judah's sons. Both of them died without leaving children.
Tamar felt the importance of the continuation of this lineage
and knew she was the one to carry it on. She wanted to
marry the third son. However, Judah forbade it. Risking
her life, Tamar deceived Judah, her father-in-law, into having a
sexual relationship with her by disguising herself as a
prostitute in order to continue this lineage. She
conceived twins, who fought in her womb to be born first. God
told her that two nations were fighting in her womb. The
restoration which took place at the time of Jacob between the
elder and younger brother, now took place directly inside the
womb of Tamar between her two sons.
Through this complicated course of
restoration through indemnity at the time of Jesus, mother Mary,
had to indemnify the course of Tamar before she could give birth
to Jesus. This is the brief history of the Old Testament
era and the dawning of the New Testament era. By the time Jesus
was born the Roman Empire had spread throughout the world.
Therefore, Jesus needed the national level foundation in order
to deal with the Roman Empire. If Jesus had not died, but
rather had been supported and accepted by the Israelites and
Judaism, then and only then, upon that foundation he could have
conquered the Roman Empire within seven years. However, he was
We need to clearly understand the
relationship between mother Mary and Zachariah's family. If
Jacob's family was the starting point at the tribal level, then
Mary and Zachariah's family were the starting point of the
national level providence. In the family of Jacob, Rachel
should have become the first wife, not Leah. However, Leah
became the first wife. In this regard, that particular
providence failed. The mother was supposed to assist her
daughters so that order could be established in the correct way.
However, this was reversed. If Rachel's mother had been
totally united with Rachel and had pushed Leah away, then at the
tribal level Rachel could have become the first wife of Jacob.
At the time of Adam and Eve, Eve was supposed
to become the first wife of Adam, but only after she had made a
relationship with Satan did she become Adam's wife. This meant
the order was reversed. Same situation. In the family of
Jacob, the two sisters, Leah and Rachel were never able to unite
with one another. There was always disharmony.
Eventually their children formed into two separate tribes.
The mission of the prophet Elijah was to unify these two tribes
before the coming of the Messiah in order to make straight the
way of the Lord as predicted in the Old Testament.
At the time of Jesus, on the national level,
in the family of Zachariah this order had to be straightened
out. The position of the original wife was taken by Elizabeth,
Zachariah's wife. Elizabeth's son was John the Baptist.
However, through them alone there was no way to complete the
restoration. There had to exist the younger sister's
position in order to establish the heavenly lineage. In
the family of Zachariah, Elizabeth was in the position of elder
sister and Mary was in the position of younger sister. The
younger sister, in the course of restoration, was supposed to
take over the elder sister's husband. Mary became the
elder sister and Elizabeth became the younger sister.
Because of the Fall of Man, restoration always has to come about
through the second wife, the concubine line. That has been
the history of restoration.
In Jacob's family, Leah hated her younger
sister Rachel and she completely dominated Jacob and produced
ten children, whereas Rachel had only two children.
However, Elizabeth, the wife of Zachariah actually volunteered
to introduce Mary to Zachariah because of her revelation from
God. This was completely opposite to Leah
who desired to occupy Jacob and his family. Whereas Elizabeth's
desire was how to save God's providential foundation within their
family. Because of God's revelation she invited her younger sister
Mary to take the position of wife to her husband.
She allowed Mary to stay in her family for
three months. A woman doesn't become pregnant through staying
overnight. If you really research into the Bible you will see
this. Therefore, after three months of staying in
Zachariah's household Mary became pregnant. Mary had the
responsibility to indemnify the failure of Eve as well as the
failure of Rachel and Leah. Therefore while she was
pregnant she had to deceive her husband figure (Joseph) as well
as her father figure. Let us imagine ourselves in that
time when the younger sister Mary actually took away Elizabeth's
husband and became pregnant.
Mary was Jesus' mother, but Joseph was not
his father. When Joseph married her, Mary was pregnant and
Joseph knew that it was not his child she carried. Joseph did
not know anything except what he was told in one short dream. He
was a righteous man so he married Mary as he was instructed to
do by an angel, but how long do you think Joseph could feel
righteous and happy about it? Don't you think he kept on
wondering and repeatedly asking her, "Whose baby is it?" Could
Mary just casually answer, "Oh, it was conceived by the Holy
Spirit, so you should be happy'? Even if Mary had
truthfully said that, do you think that Joseph would have
responded with joy?
Be realistic and imagine yourself in that
position. Suppose everyone respects you as a very generous man,
but you have to marry some woman who is pregnant with someone
else's child. If she told you that it was conceived by the
Holy Spirit then perhaps one day you would not have resentment,
but could you still feel generous for all the years afterward?
If one of you were in Joseph's situation, hearing gossip and
criticism all around, would you feel very happy and content with
Mary? Would you be glad to serve the child once he was
born and sacrifice to protect him from evil? It is likely
that Joseph asked Mary many times whose baby she carried,
because he was curious and because he tried to understand.
Remember that at that time an unmarried woman
who became pregnant was required by Mosaic law to be stoned for
committing adultery. At first Joseph probably thought he would
understand, but in the long run he could not accept the
situation. Do you think that their relationship was happy for
very long? It is probable that they quarreled and distrusted
each other rather than fully understanding and cooperating in
love. Once Jesus was born the rift no doubt became even
greater, and Joseph looked upon Jesus as something which was not
wanted and which had ruined his relationship with Mary.
Judging from the reality of human nature this
was the situation that probably existed all through Jesus' life.
Because of their parents' attitude towards Jesus, even his own
brothers and sisters would not have respected him, much less
have thought that he was the son of God. They would have
even treated him worse than other children because he was
Because of Mary's success in
reversing the course which had failed at the time of Eve,
Rebecca and Tamar, now the son she had in her womb at the
national level was sanctified. That is why she was able to
give birth to the Holy Son of God, Jesus. Jesus was born
completely free of Satanic accusation. God controlled everything
concerning his conception and birth. He was God's begotten true
son; begotten son, begotten father, begotten king, like Adam.
Turn back everything to God from Satan's world.
At the time of Jesus, John the Baptist
stood in the position of Cain while Jesus stood in the position
of Abel. This means that John the Baptist stood in the
position of the Archangel while Jesus stood in the position of
John the Baptist was in the position to offer his
absolute obedience to Jesus. Mary and Jesus
took the position of the first wife and first son. By doing so,
Jesus took the position of the elder son and Mary took the
position of the elder wife. That is how this satanic lineage was
restored back to God. By doing so vertically, from one parent, same
parents, one mother line, one lineage was established. The main
reason that John the Baptist could not follow Jesus with his whole
heart and soul, was because John the Baptist knew that Jesus was his