One of the most ridiculed Christian beliefs outside the church has to do with the conception and birth of Jesus. For the writers of the Apostles’ Creed to use a portion of the very limited space in this creed on the virgin birth, this doctrine must be incredibly important to our faith. Why does it matter so much? Well, if Jesus was not conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin, it makes Mary a liar, Jesus deceptive for never correcting her account, and the Bible totally unreliable. As you can see, this doctrine is massively important! This line in the creed teaches us once more that nothing is impossible for our God. Supernatural events, miracles, virgin births, resurrections–all in His wheelhouse! It also teaches us that when we had no way to get to God, He came to us! Because Jesus was miraculously conceived by the Spirit & born to a virgin, hope is alive, forgiveness is available, and freedom is possible!