Many folks in the modern world readily dismiss the supernatural elements of the Bible. In a culture which believes philosophy has done away with the very possibility of miraculous events occurring in the real world, the New Testament, with its miraculous accounts of the life of Jesus, is sometimes considered hard to take at face value. Such skepticism becomes particularly acute during those times of the year when we celebrate events in the life of Christ that center in the miraculous. Such as Christmas with its virgin birth. Read more.