Is it scientifically possible? yes it is .
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Emmanuel. How can a virgin have a baby?
The Catholic Church has condemned the heresy of Valentinus who wrongly taught that Jesus did not take genetic material from Mary, but rather passed through her “like water through a straw.” The heresy of Valentinus wrongly taught that Mary was merely an incubator of Christ, but not His true mother. This heresy is clearly incorrect and does not account for many teachings in the Gospels of St Matthew and St Luke.So we know from Catholic magisterial teaching that Christ acquired his genetic material from Mary. He was derived from her human substance and was truly His mother and thus the Mother of God – Christ Himself being divine.With the advent of modern genetics, the question arises: Did Christ derive all of his genetic material from Mary? Well, women have XX chromosomes and men have XY. It seem then that the Holy Spirit provided extra genetic material which would be combined with the genetic code of Mary. To speak clearly, Christ could not have been male if the Holy Spirit did not add something. Since this is the case, Christ would not be the genetic twin of Mary. Their genetic code was similar but not identical.It’s true that the Church Fathers did not know what we know about DNA and chromosomes. Saint Augustine referred the active principle of human conception as the “seminal virtue.” Saint Thomas Aquinas explains how this applies to Christ, Mary but also to the supernatural operation of the Holy Spirit at the Incarnation:
Skeptics have often stated that it is impossible for a virgin to give birth to a child. While it would be a scientific anomaly to give birth while a virgin, it is not a scientific impossibility. This has been known to happen in nature, although it is rare. When it does happen, all offspring are female, since the female has 2 X chromosomes two so that the offspring inherit, also, two X chromosomes . However, it could be possible in humans for a woman to give birth to a male. The way that it could happen is if the woman had both an X and Y chromosomes , which occurs in 1 in 5 million women. So, this possibility cannot be completely ruled out as impossible.
Of course, the Bible describes the virgin birth as a miracle that resulted from the action of the Holy Spirit. We don’t know exactly what was involved, but it would probably require at least some genetic source from the Holy Spirit.From alight of the creation
Regardless of the method by which Jesus was conceived, it would have been very risky to document and claim that He was born of a virgin. In the Middle East there were “honor killings” for women who conceived out of wedlock, so to speak of a virgin birth was extremely dishonorable. In fact, the Bible alludes to some disparaging remarks made by the opponents of Jesus.In addition, if you look at the anti-Christian literature at the time, much of it focused on this aspect of Christianity. This makes one wonder why, if Christians were just making up a religion, It makes no sense to make up something offensive in the middle east, unless it were true.
If anyone knew about the difficulties surrounding a virgin birth, it was Luke. Luke, the writer of this Gospel, was a physician by trade and a Greek by culture. His mind was committed to details, data, and order. His writings reflect organization and careful research. No hint of fairy tale, myth, or fable surrounds his words. Luke was a scholar and an intellect. If anyone should know that a virgin cannot give birth, it would be a doctor. Yet it was precisely a doctor who wrote of the virgin birth as fluidly as taking down notes on a patient’s chart.
When you go to the doctor you usually have a written list of questions you want to ask; after all, it’s not every day we can get in to see the doctor. On top of that, a doctor’s time is usually rushed. I’ve found that if I don’t have my questions prepared and written, I’ll go through my appointment, get out to my car, and then remember that one important thing I had intended to ask.
Having dealt with his own patients throughout his years of practice, Luke probably grew to anticipate questions as well. Considering the uniqueness of Mary’s situation, he might have known that most people would ask: how could a virgin have a baby? Maybe that’s why he chose to make the point so clear from the start.
Twice in this passage, Luke used the word virgin. Twice he drew attention to the single detail that’s critical to everything else. Twice he piqued our interest with such a seemingly obvious contradiction. After all, everyone knows that a virgin can’t have a baby!
Luke’s emphasis highlighted God’s role in this event. This was no ordinary conception. Don’t miss that. Without it, Mary’s child would have been like everyone else’s.
Yet in this one unique conception and birth, the immaterial and the material merged. Nobility entered poverty. Divine holiness combined with humanity.
Matthew wasn’t a doctor, but in his Gospel, he gave another testimony to highlight the virgin birth. In our Lord’s genealogy, he wrote, “Jacob fathered Joseph the husband of Mary, who gave birth to Jesus who is called the Messiah” (Matt. 1:16).
The word who is important in Matthew 1:16. It is a feminine singular relative pronoun in the Greek. Now, don’t get tripped up by all of those terms. Basically what the language tells us is that Jesus was conceived through Mary, but not by Joseph. In other words, Joseph was Mary’s husband, not yet wed and promised to her but he wasn’t Jesus’ father. Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit so that His human nature might be sinless. His humanity had both a heavenly origin through the power of God’s Spirit and an earthly origin through the virgin named Mary. The virgin birth thus circumvented the transfer of a sinful nature.
The angel Gabriel had been sent by God to communicate the unique circumstances of Jesus’ conception and birth to Mary. It was certainly unique to have an angelic visit, and his words were even more unique. But, Gabriel said, none of this should cause fear in Mary because, “The Lord is with you.”
Unique? Yes, but it was all under God’s direction and favor … which is exactly how a virgin can give birth.
So, while it’s possible for a human baby to be born of a virgin mother, it’s very, very unlikely: These two genetic deletions might each have a one in 1 billion chance of occurring, and that’s not counting the calcium spike and division problem required to initiate parthenogenesis in the first place.
During the holidays, Christians celebrate the birth of a human baby to his virginal mother. We know that female Wasps , fish, birds, and lizards , can produce healthy offspring without having sex, but what about people? Are natural human virgin births possible?
Yes, in theory. However, a number of rare events would have to occur in close succession, and the chances of these all happening in real life are virtually zero. For a virgin to get pregnant, one of her eggs would have to produce, on its own, the biochemical changes indicative of fertilization, and then divide abnormally to compensate for the lack of sperm DNA. That’s the easy part: These two events occur in the eggs or egg precursor cells of one out of every few thousand women. But the egg would also need to be carrying at least two specific genetic deletions to produce a viable offspring.
An egg will only start dividing once it senses a spike in cellular calcium. This normally occurs as a result of a sperm’s entry during fertilization. But if the egg happens to experience a spontaneous calcium spike, it will start reacting as if it’s been fertilized. A defective sperm that lacks DNA can produce a spurious calcium spike. In the lab, scientists can coax unfertilized eggs into beginning the post-fertilization process by simply injecting them with calcium.
Once fertilization—or faux fertilization—occurs, an egg can complete the final stage of a cell division known as meiosis II, during which it loses half of its genetic material to make room for the sperm’s DNA. But if there’s no sperm, each half of the divided egg cell will end up short, and both will die. In order for our virgin birth to proceed, the faux-fertilized egg must, therefore, not complete meiosis.
Both of these events—the calcium spike and the division mistake—could occur as the result of random dysfunctions or genetic defects. Assuming they do, the egg cell may then begin the process of “parthenogenesis,” or virginal development. When this happens to an egg-precursor cell, it can give rise to a tumor made up of many different type of tissues, like a dermoid mass , you can read about dermoid and cystic teratomas this mass can have liver, teeth, eye, and hair, for example.
Parthenogenesis in humans never produces viable embryos, though, because unfertilized eggs lack specific instructions about gene expression from the sperm. In general, our cells have two functional copies of each gene—one inherited from the mother and one from the father. For some genes, however, only one copy is ever used, while the other remains dormant. Some of the signals for which copies should be turned off come from the sperm cell. So, if there’s no sperm, certain genes will be over expressed, and the “embryo” will die when it is only about five days old.
NOTICE THAT FOR ANY CLONING THEY MUST HAVE ELECTRICITY, CHEMICAL to stimulate the egg to fertilized and help the gain more calcium.I think in the future different type of light energy will be used to this stimulation .and I will call it the God touch .Using light to act similar to electricity to stimulate fertility.
Again to clone they must use an energy source ,electricity or chemical reaction to stimulate the egg and that’s help to get more calcium need it for fertility.God used his holy breath and light to do this job as simple as this and one day the scientists will come to know that we can use light to do this job.
There’s a way around this problem, too. By eliminating a pair of maternal genes, a Japanese team was able to create, via parthenogenesis, a viable baby mouse that was seemingly unaffected by its lack of paternal imprinting. Although the scientists engineered these changes in the lab, there’s at least a theoretical possibility that this could happen spontaneously via random gene deletions.
Are there any case reports of virgin births in the medical literature? Sort of. According to a 1995 report in the journal Nature Genetics, a mother brought her infant boy to the doctor after noticing that his head was developing abnormally. When doctors analyzed his blood, they found something truly bizarre: Despite his anatomically male features, the boy’s blood cells were entirely female, consisting only of genetic material from his mother. Some of his other cells—such as those found in his urine—were normal, consisting of a combination of both maternal and paternal DNA. No one knows exactly how this occurred, but the best guess is that immediately after being fertilized, one of his mother’s eggs fused with a neighboring unfertilized egg that was dividing parthogenetically. This gave rise to a boy who was considered half-parthenogenetic, since approximately half of his cells were derived from a “faux” conception, containing no remnants of his father’s DNA.
- A virgin (or maiden) is, originally, a young woman characterized by absence of sexual experience (see Etymology). Virginity is the state of being a virgin (never had vaginal intercourse). It is derived from the Latin virgo, which means “sexually inexperienced woman.
- Virginity is when the hymen is intact. The problem here is that a woman’s hymen can be broken by other means than by a male’s penis. Also this definition makes virginity only apply to females and not males.
- Virginity is lost when sex is willingly given. The motivation behind this is to be able to tell rape victims and abused children that they are still virgins.
- Virginity ends when a person has a sexual experience with another person.
When the holy books states that Mary was a virgin prior to Jesus’ birth, it simply means that Mary never had a sexual experience with anyone before. “”Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel,” Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife, and did not know her till she had brought forth her firstborn Son. And he called His name Jesus” (Matthew 1;23-25).
I want you to focus on the phrase “did not know her.” This is an older way of saying he was not intimate with her. He did not come to know her body and she did not come to know his body until after Jesus was born. Later Mari married and had many children and she wasn’t a virgin after that. (She had several more children after Jesus. “Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Mary, and brother of James, Jose’s, Judas, and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us?” (Mark 6;3).
From a biblical viewpoint, the definitions of virginity which aim to soothe a person’s self-pride mask the significance of Jesus’ birth. The angel announced to Joseph that the virgin Mary was with child. It was a significant event which had never been seen before in the world. If only consensual sex took away virginity, then the virgin birth of Jesus would not be significant.
I think it is more likely that God breath ( nafakhna fehi men rawhena ) by the holy spirit . let us look into these facts;
Vitamin D: Also called “the sunshine vitamin,” vitamin D is calcium’s best friend. When your body senses calcium, a hormone sends a message to your kidneys to activate vitamin D. Then vitamin D takes care of calcium business! It helps to move calcium through the intestines so it can be absorbed, and it kick-starts the circulation of the calcium that has been locked up in the bones. You should be getting between 200 IU and 400 IU of vitamin D per day (600 IU if you are older than 71) from the sun, supplements, or foods like eggs, fatty fish, cheese, or fortified milks and cereals.
Calcium is the most plentiful element in the body, with most in the bones, teeth and nerves. Sadly, most people do not ingest nearly enough bioavailable calcium because when dairy products are pasteurized and homogenized, the calcium they contain is made less available to the body. Also, few other foods contain much calcium today.
Calcium is the primary structural mineral in the body, meaning it allows us to stand upright by giving strength to our bones. However, it has many other functions as well.
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body with more than 99% present in the bones and teeth. Calcium is also important in the activity of many enzymes, contraction of muscles, release of neurotransmitters, regulation of heartbeat, and clotting of the blood. Calcium deficiencies can results in bone deformities, growth retardation in children, osteomalacia (softening of the bones), and osteoporosis in adults.Calcium is important for fertility with out it the female egg will not reactivate. it’s not just getting the calcium that is important, it’s absorbing the calcium that is key! Absorbing calcium depends on a very important vitamin – Vitamin D.
Yes, we can get fortified sources of Vitamin D, but our best source of natural Vitamin D actually comes from the Sun. And since many of us have been roped into the myth that the sun is our enemy and we need to avoid the sunshine unless we are slathered with sunscreen, we block the possibility of getting our most important source of Vitamin D which leaves us deficient in calcium.
The sun is really our friend, and we need to get at least 20-30 minutes of sunshine daily between the hours of 10:00 am and 4:00 pm – without sunscreen! Before or after those times, we don’t get enough Vitamin D absorption.
If your skin is not used to seeing the sun, then start with 5-10 minutes daily and work up. If you feel you need skin protection, then put on a little olive oil which nourishes the skin but does not block the UV rays that we need. For extended periods in the sun, be wise and cover up: hats, long sleeves, umbrella – then, and only, use a high quality sunscreen (only) that contains zinc oxide or titanium, and avoid damaging sunblocks entirely! I think that the virgin Mary birth was done by God breath with the holy spirit and as we know that God is pure light, the ever lasting living light and this light can heal, can kill, can do miracles of creations this light in certain level can activate the calcium need it in virgin Mary to fertilize the egg with out the need of a man. I think in the future many scientists will look into my idea to use certain light level and intensity with electricity to activate the female egg and help fertilize it , I thought about this idea back in 1976 in high school before the cloning even started.
The doctrine of the virgin birth is crucially important (Isaiah 7;14 , Matthew 1;23 , Luke 1/27-34 First, let’s look at how Scripture describes the event. In response to Mary’s question, “How will this be?” (Luke 1;34), Gabriel says, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you” (Luke 1;35 ). The angel encourages Joseph to not fear marrying Mary with these words: “What is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 1;20). Matthew states that the virgin “was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 1;18).Galatians 4;4 also teaches the Virgin Birth: “God sent His Son, born of a woman.”
From these passages, it is certainly clear that Jesus’ birth was the result of the Holy Spirit working within Mary’s body. The immaterial (the Spirit) and the material (Mary’s womb) were both involved. Mary, of course, could not impregnate herself, and in that sense she was simply a “vessel.” Only God could perform the miracle of the Incarnation.
However, denying a physical connection between Mary and Jesus would imply that Jesus was not truly human. Scripture teaches that Jesus was fully human, with a physical body like ours. This He received from Mary. At the same time, Jesus was fully God, with an eternal, sinless nature
Jesus was not born in sin; that is, He had no sin nature . It would seem that the sin nature is passed down from generation to generation through the father (Romans 5;12;17;19). The Virgin Birth circumvented the transmission of the sin nature and allowed the eternal God to become a perfect man.
Thank you for reading. SAAD Steve Ramsey, PhD.Calgary, Alberta -Canada.