Megachurch pastor Andy Stanley is questioning the significance of the virgin birth by making the claim that it is not the most crucial element of the Christian faith. “If somebody can predict their own death and resurrection, I’m not all that concerned about how they got into the world,” Andy Stanley said in a message titled “Who Needs Christmas.”

“Christianity doesn’t hinge on the truth or even the stories around the birth of Jesus. It hinges on the resurrection of Jesus,” he added. The Dec. 4 sermon focused on the events leading up to the birth of Jesus Christ and although the North Point Community Church pastor doesn’t deny the virgin birth, he said he wanted to acknowledge the viewpoint of individuals who are skeptical about it. READ MORE