4th March 2016

“Jesus was born to a pure virgin thanks to the good offices of the Holy Ghost. He lived a good life, preaching and performing miracles, then died, cruelly but necessarily, to redeem the original sin of all mankind. But, many Christians tell me that 'virgin' is a mis-translation of 'girl', in other words, Jesus was not conceived by miraculous means, although he was still 'God' in a spiritual sense, and still died to save us from our sin. I am also told that Genesis is largely regarded as a creation myth, which, while it embodies spiritual truths, isn't literally true. So, why did Jesus have to die to redeem us from a myth?”

F. J. Johnstone