If evolution is true, then Jesus is not Emmanuel.
The beauty of Jesus’ birth is marvelously demonstrated in the fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy of a future saviour. The prophecy, and the fulfillment recorded in Matthew’s gospel, is that the virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel–which means, “God with us.”
The entire narrative arc of the Bible spans a history of God creating men and women in his image, these image-bearers sinning against God, and God’s will and desire to satisfy judgment for that sin and the sin of every human being on earth.
And the story of the gospel proclaims Jesus as God’s way of satisfying the debt of sin of all humanity. And Jesus was God himself on earth–God with us. And he was necessarily born of a virgin so as not to be tainted by the sin of mankind through the seed of Adam.
It is beautiful.
But it is also complete nonsense if evolution is true. Evolution, if true, sucks the beauty out of everything. There is no beauty in a world of matter cobbled together by purposeless nature. Beauty requires meaning and there is no meaning in a purposeless natural universe of matter splattered by the Big Bang.
Evolution, if true, means that you have no historical connection to Adam; Adam never actually existed. Evolution, if true, means that Jesus had no historical connection to Adam as well; Jesus was just one of a line of meaningless, purposeless products of nature.
And an evolutionary explanation for the virgin birth? Or for a human that was also a God on earth?
If evolution is true God is NOT with us.
God help us all.