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Gramps,

Someone asked me a question for which I did not have an answer: Was Jesus Conceived sexually?  I don’t have a good answer.

Ken

 

Answer

 

Ken,

Harold B. Lee had this to say:

We are very much concerned that some of our Church teachers seem to be obsessed of the idea of teaching doctrine which cannot be substantiated and making comments beyond what the Lord has actually said.

 

You asked about the birth of the Savior. Never have I talked about sexual intercourse between Deity and the mother of the Savior. If teachers were wise in speaking of this matter about which the Lord has said but very little, they would rest their discussion on this subject with merely the words which are recorded on this subject in Luke 1:34-35: “Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.”

 

Remember that the being who was brought about by [Mary’s] conception was a divine personage. We need not question His method to accomplish His purposes. Perhaps we would do well to remember the words of Isaiah 55:8-9: “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

 

Let the Lord rest His case with this declaration and wait until He sees fit to tell us more.

In using the search function on the Ask Gramps website, I was also able to find these previous questions and answers:

Was God the Father the literal father of Jesus Christ?

Can you explain any difference between the virgin birth of Christ and the immaculate conception?

Who was the literal father of Jesus Christ?

Why was Jesus born from a virgin?

Was Jesus Christ both human and divine?

 

Gramps

 

 

 

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