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Luke 2:33, "And Joseph and his mother marveled at those things which were spoken of him."

The child tarried "behind in Jerusalem, and his parents knew not of it." "And when they saw him they were amazed, and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? Behold thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing?" verse 43, 48. Ibid. 4:22, "And they said, Is not this Joseph’s son?" See also John 1:45, "Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph;" and ibid. 6:42, "Is not this Jesus the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know?"

These passages afford a complete refutation of the doctrine of the miraculous conception of Jesus, and thereby undermined the groundwork of the Christian faith.