Let’s start with WHY no human could be the father of Jesus. “… she (Mary) was found with child of the Holy Spirit … that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 1:18,20) “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you” (Luke 1:35) This miracle of the Holy Spirit ensured that Jesus would not inherit man’s sin nature. Some verses from David … enjoy! “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me.” (Psalm 51:5) “The wicked (sons of men, verse 1) are estranged from the womb; they go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies.” (Psalm 58:3) “The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men … They have all turned aside, they have all become corrupt; there is none who does good, no, not one.” (Psalm 14:2-3) “God looks down from heaven upon the children of men … Every one of them has turned aside; they have all become corrupt; there is none who does good, no, not one.” (Psalm 53:2-3) “… for in Your sight no one living is righteous.” (Psalm 143:2) Next up … various and sundry verses … enjoy! “… (for there is no one who does not sin) …” (1 Kings 8:46, 2 Chronicles 6:36) “For there is not a just man on earth who does good and does not sin.” (Ecclesiastes 7:20) “Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? No one!” (Job 14:4) “For I knew that you (Israel) … were called a transgressor from the womb.” (Isaiah 48:8) “For we are all like an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags (women’s menstral cloths)” (Isaiah 64:6) The Pharisees said to a man, “You were completely born in sins …” (John 9:34) Jesus, of course, understood man’s disasterous spiritual condition “If you (Jesus’ disciples) then, being evil, know how to give good gifts …” (Luke 11:13) Did Jesus purposely choose evil men to be His disciples? No, He’s just saying that all men are evil. “But Jesus did not commit Himself to them, because He knew all men, and had no need that anyone should tell Him about man, for He knew what was in man.” (John 2:23-25) “I am He who searches the minds and hearts.” (Revelation 2:23) “Out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness (lies), blasphemies.” (Matthew 15:19) Paul (the Jewish scholar) just repeated what his Old Covenant Scriptures say “As it is written: ‘There is none righteous, no, not one … there is none who does good, no, not one.’ ” (Romans 3:10-12). Paul is quoting here from Psalm 53:2-3. “The Scripture has confined all under sin …” (Galatians 3:22) “… through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned …” (Romans 5:12) “I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. … the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing.” (Romans 7:18-19) “… through one man’s offense (Adam’s sin) judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation … in Adam all die (spiritually) …” (1 Corinthians 15:18, 22) “And you He made alive, who were (spiritually) dead in trespasses and sins” (Eph. 2:1-3) The Fall of Man affected more than just the human race What happened between … Genesis 1:31 “Then God saw everything that he had made, and indeed it was very good.” and … Romans 8:21-22 “… the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.” What happened was “the Fall of Man” and this caused: (1) a cursed man … an inherited sin nature, evil, sickness, physical death, spiritual death. (2) a cursed creation … suffering, pain, disorder/chaos, death of God’s creatures. Noah and his family carried the sin nature Noah left the ark, built an altar, and offered a burnt offering to the Lord (Genesis 8:18-20). ”Then the Lord said in His heart, ‘… the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth …’ ” (Genesis 8:21) Jews … how can you not believe in original sin? Muslims … how can you say God’s prophets were all sinless? Christians … how can you (especially) not believe in original sin? .