A lot of people who love science have problem withthe Virgin Birth of Christ.
“Almost 99% of the mass of the human body is made up of six elements: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus. Only about 0.85% is composed of another five elements: potassium, sulfur, sodium, chlorine, and magnesium. All 11 are necessary for life.”
All of these elements are various ratios of protons, neutrons and electrons.
Here are some points about about the transforming of people and things around us that God has engineered.
God raised Lazarus from the dead in Chapter 11 of the Gospel of John. This will become relevant in a bit.
Raising from the dead requires the re-creation of the person. That is a massive rebuilding of the body, and a re-infusion of life-force.
God created Adam from the dust
Then created Eve from a rib of Adam
And in The Gospel of John, Chapter 2, God turns water into wine
And He raised Lazarus from the dead
All of these events required the manipulation of protons, neutrons and electrons, and the ability to transfer the force of life.
God can do that.
The Virgin Birth.
Some people have trouble with the virgin birth, which some call the Immaculate Conception,
where the Holy Spirit impregnanted Mary, with her consent (Gospel of Luke, Chapter 1) then Jesus was born.
So how was Mary impregnated?
Mary was obviously ovulating.
The lining of the uterus (endometrium) ranges from 4mm at the female's least fertile time, up to 16mm, just before her period begins.
That is nearly ½” difference in the thickness of the uterine lining. Here is a link that discusses the endometrium (lining) of the uterus..
I have no problem believing that the Holy Spirit transformed a tablespoon of the uterine lining build-up, into Holy semen.
Thus, on the male-side, Jesus has God's DNA, and is part of the Holy Trinity.
God can do that, using the materials-at-hand;
Like creating Adam from the dust,
like using Adam’s rib in the Garden of Eden to create Eve,
the raising back to life 4-day dead-decaying body of Lazarus in his tomb
and a transforming few firkins of ordinary water into wine for a wedding.
Yep. God can do that. And then, with the Virgin Birth, Jesus who existed in Heaven with God the Father, from the beginning,
finally had a mortal body to reside in, to do what He was called to do while on earth.
Jesus existed before He was born?
Yes, Jesus is part of the eternal Godhead, the Holy Trinityy, and has existed forever.
Gospel of John, Chapter 1: (Jesus is also call 'the Word')
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.
5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
6 There was a man sent from God whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.
9 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.
10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.
11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.
12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—
13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
(In my opinion, this is the most important verse in the Bible, because it details the purpose of Jesus coming to earth;
this is the Virgin Birth,)
15 (John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying, “This is the one I spoke about when I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’”) 16 Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given.
17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
18 No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father,
has made him known.
The Virgin Birth.
One reason has a problem with this because it is a unoque event in the history of our physical existance.
Scientists rely on 'rates-of recurrance' to establish scientific theory,
and a one-time event gives them little tangible evidence to work with.
Jesus only needed to be born once.