I wrote about Marys miraculous conception last year in www.kinberg.net/wordpress/stellan/2018/12/08/1-virgin-marys-miraculous-20181208/
Let me paste the text of Luke 1:26-38
26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the House of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. 28 He went in and said to her, ‘Rejoice, you who enjoy God’s favour! The Lord is with you.’ 29 She was deeply disturbed by these words and asked herself what this greeting could mean, 30 but the angel said to her, ‘Mary, do not be afraid; you have won God’s favour. 31 Look! You are to conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you must name him Jesus.”
Despite being a doctor, Luke did not know that the birth of a boy requires a egg. and Mary had all eggs created since before her own birth.
“every woman is born with all her eggs already inside her ovaries” ( Source: www.naturalcycles.com/cyclematters/5-facts-about-the-female-egg-cell )
So the miracle is really a miraculous fertilizing of one of those 7 million eggs released from the ovaries at ovulation.
Of course noone at the time of Jesus knew about this.
And probably many Christians listening to Luke today still don’t.
So half of Jesus was already created when Mary was in her mothers womb, maybe 13 years earlier.
So if Luke would have known this, he would have had problems writing that Jesus is “Son of God”instead of “the son of God and Mary”
Despite this, the story Luke wrote is a well written and, nice and motivated tale.
This tale was necessary at the time of Luke
- the authority of Jesus was questioned as is written in the Gospels.
- important people. Like Alexander the Great and Caesar were accoding to believes, born miraculously from virgins.
I omitted this part in my demythologized Luke Gospel as I feel that the authority of Jesus is not given by the way he was conceived but by his words and actions.
We should not get blinded by miracle stories and not listen to the great teaching of Jesus.
As jesus said
“Unless you see signs and wonders,
you will in no way believe.” (Jn 4:48)