He shall be called the son of God – for what reason

Anthony Buzzard’s (and hence the Restoration Fellowship’s) position of retaining the virgin birth doctrine hangs largely on this single verse.

Luke 1:35
The angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy child shall be called the son of God.

However, if we read this verse in context we discover a couple of problems with it as somehow it doesn’t fit into the context.

Son of David – from the tribe of Judah

The traditional doctrine of the virginal conception is taken for granted by most Christians. They are unaware that the idea disqualifies Jesus as the son of David through Solomon, from the tribe of Judah. Indeed, trying to prove to Jews, who are skilled in their ancient traditions, that Jesus qualifies to the throne of the Kingdom leads to utter failure.