“Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14
The virgin birth of Jesus Christ is actually an often debated topic among Atheists and agnostics to disprove the credibility of Christianity. They usually point to false gods like Zeus, Tammuz, or Horus to claim Christianity stole the idea of the “Virgin Birth” from Greek Mythology.
First what Atheists fail to understand is the “Virgin Birth” was first prophesied by Isaiah 700 years before Jesus was born. This was not an idea or concept generated by Christians, this was Judaism prophecy fulfilled.
Second if your really examine the stories of Zeus, Horus,Tammuz ect. None of their stories even come close to resembling the story of Jesus Christ. These are misleading claims that most take for granted without every really examining the evidence.
So why did God use a Virgin Birth to deliver our Savior? Well Jesus first mission was to become “The Lamb of God” to take away the sins of the world. In order for Jesus to accomplish this, he had to remain sinless. Being born through a Virgin by the Holy Spirit is the way God accomplished this.
What about Immanuel? This is actually a title and not a name. Just like Christ meaning Messiah is a title for Jesus and not his name. Immanuel means “God is with us” meaning God became human to dwell among us here and died for our sins.
Heavenly Father, we pray that the world comes to know you through your Son, we pray everyone comes to salvation in Jesus Name Amen!