Or so was the question posed last night. As we know from the Creeds, the Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ expressly state that it was a doctrine of the Church. Yet, Paul never once mentions it.
What made Jesus, well, Jesus? For Paul, it was the resurrection and the Davidic line:
This letter is from Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, chosen by God to be an apostle and sent out to preach his Good News. God promised this Good News long ago through his prophets in the holy Scriptures.
The Good News is about his Son, Jesus. In his earthly life he was born into King David’s family line, and he was shown to be the Son of God when he was raised from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit. He is Jesus Christ our Lord.(Rom 1:1-4 NLT)
Of course, there is that one instance in Galatians…
But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law. (Gal 4:4 NLT)
In my opinion, Paul may be thinking of Genesis 3.15:
And I will cause hostility between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will strike your head, and you will strike his heel.” (Gen 3:15 NLT)
For Paul, which is summed up in 1st Corinthians 15, the Gospel comes down to the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. But, then again, he may not have needed to address a Virgin Birth….
Oh, and other people during that time period claimed the same miraculous birth – such as Vespasian.
So, why do you think Paul didn’t include the Virgin Birth in his preamble to the Romans, or anywhere really, to show who Jesus Christ was?
Oh, and because I have to clarify in to day and time… yes, I believe in the Virgin Birth…how the authors meant it.