- The Messiah would be born in Bethlehem
- The Messiah would be born of a virgin
- The Messiah would be a descendent of King David
- The Messiah would be rejected
- The Messiah would be from the tribe of Judah
- The Messiah would be preceded by a messenger
- The Messiah would enter Jerusalem on a donkey
- The Messiah would be betrayed by a friend
- The Messiah would have His hands and feet pierced
- The Messiah would have his garments gambled over by casting lots
- The Messiah would not have any bones broken
- The Messiah would be ressurected
- The Messiah would ascend to the Father
In fact there are over 400 direct prophecies in the Old Testament alone that the Messiah must fulfill, which Jesus being the only Son of God, does.
These fulfilled prophecies of the Old Testament are proofs that Jesus was and is who He claimed to be, the Son of God. In fact, if you look at what the probability of one man fulfilling just 8 of the prophecies surrounding Jesus of Nazareth, you get a number 1 in 10 to the 17th power.
"Now, remember from this time forth, and forever, that Jesus Christ was not begotten by the Holy Ghost," (Journal of Discourses, vol. 1, p. 51).
“And Christ was born into the world as the literal Son of this Holy Being; he was born in the same personal, real, and literal sense that any mortal son is born to a mortal father. There is nothing figurative about his paternity; he was begotten, conceived and born in the normal and natural course of events,...Christ is the Son of Man, meaning that his Father (the Eternal God!) is a Holy Man.” Bruce R. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, 1966, p. 742
Now obviously as we read through these teachings, we see a myriad of problems, but for this post we will stick to the virgin birth. If these doctrines are real, than Jesus can in no way be the Messiah, and is disqualified from being the Son of God. Not only this, we are left with a Jesus who is a product of incest, and adultery on the part of both Mary and God, who would then be a sinner, and again, not God. So what does the Bible teach us regarding the conception of Mary?
Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.
We end up with a Jesus who was not born of a virgin, a God who had a sexual relationship with His own daughter, as Mormonism teaches we are literally the offspring of God, which results in incest. Not only this, Mormonism teaches God has a wife, so this would make God an adulterer, and Mary was betrothed to Joseph which would make her an adulterer as well. In short, we end up with Jesus as the product of an adulterous incestual relationship between God the Father and His own creation, and in the process, nullifying the prophecies needing fulfillment for the Son to be the Messiah.
I pray you will take some time to search through the Bible regarding the miraculous birth of Jesus, and why the Mormon concept of the virgin birth is a lie with eternal consequences if it is believed!