Theologian Michael Heiser believes that there are some compelling elements surrounding the gospel story — facets that convince him, without question, of its authenticity. Hear what he has to say below:
“It is completely intellectually coherent to think that there is a God and, if you take that step, then the next thing you ask yourself is, ‘Well, can that God actually do anything?'” he told “The Billy Hallowell Podcast.” “Why would I think that this God could not become a man? On what basis am I limiting his abilities?”
In the end, Heiser said that there’s “no coherent basis” on which to limit God’s abilities and that, if there’s a God, he would absolutely be able to do such a thing.
But beyond that, the theologian cited the nativity story’s quite “normal” nature, noting that, outside of the divine nature of Jesus, the central figures are all typical men and women..
“The trappings of the story are actually, on the surface, pretty normal,” he said.