- 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
- Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel, which translated means, God with us. - Matthew 1:23
- to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the descendants of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. - Luke 1:27
Like the Father, Jesus is eternal with no beginning and no end. Jesus was with God at creation and was God at creation. In order for Christ to be the payment for the sins of humanity, He not only had to be wholly God, but He also had to be completely human. Within Mary’s womb, Jesus took on His human nature. Like any other person, He had flesh, bones, and blood. As well, Jesus experienced feelings such as hunger, sleep, and thirst.
Since the sin nature passed down through the male progenitor, Jesus had to be born of a virgin in order to be the sinless sacrifice for sins. Being a virgin, Mary had no relations with a man when she conceived the human body of Jesus. The Holy Spirit was the agent of conception. Thus, Jesus was born without a sin nature.
Jesus did not give up His deity, nor did He change His deity. He was and is one hundred percent deity while becoming one hundred percent flesh. The two natures of Christ have never mixed; they are distinct and will remain as such forever. Without Christ taking on flesh, He would never have tasted death for humanity and become the Savior.