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Jesus Christ - declared Son of God when? by Sallis
Q: Hello. I have a couple of questions to Christians that hopefully have read the bible thoroughly.
I have been researching the bible for some time and it says three strange things told from different apostles(?), if it was Peterus, Matias and someone else. Forgive me for my insolence, but I dont remember their name.
One of them said at least that Jesus Christ was declared the Son of God once he was born.
Another said he was declared the son of God when he was batiste.
The third said he was blessed with the rank of Son of God when he got crucified.
I also have a question. In the bible, Jesus Christ never, ever apparently expressed anything himself that people should worship him. He only claimed that people should follow him. So Christianity is basically based upon the writings of priests, evangelists and historians. What makes what true?
Jesus seemed like a cool and chill guy, but has man exploited Christianity or changed what Jesus Christs (Jesua) message was?
I'm just curious, and if you dont believe my statement about the 3 theories of Son of God and that Jesus never said that he was to be worshipped, go to your bible.
(one more thing..according to the old testament a simple ''dirty'' thought is enough to send you to hell, this I have no biblical proof of though so can someone clarify this, and if it true who wrote it? Why would God sound more cruel than any other god in any other religion..or Lucifer.)
A: jesus him self said he was the son of god he was god from the beginning of creation RNKJV: John 3:18. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of יהוה. RNKJV: John 5:25. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of יהוה: and they that hear shall live. RNKJV: John Chapter 9  YAHUSHUA heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of יהוה?  He answered and said, Who is he, Sir, that I might believe on him?  And YAHUSHUA said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee. yes jesus told them he was god the christ he existed before all at the beginning RNKJV: John 8:58. YAHUSHUA said unto them, Verily,verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. he told them he gave them eternal life RNKJV: John Chapter 10  My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:  And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.  My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.  I and my Father are one.  Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. god says a sin condemns one to hell for breaking the laws of god God does not sound more cruel people make him that way by their refusal to believe in what he says
How many sons of God were there? by paperback_writer2003
Q: After all, in Genesis, there is reference to the Nephilim, the Sons of God, who came down from Heaven and bred women. If you have a literal, word-for-word interpretation of the Bible, how do you reconcile the Nephilim with Jesus Christ who is later termed to be the only Son of God?
Now now now. No cheating. You have to reconcile one passage with another passage. If you believe in biblical inerrancy, you have to be troubled by this gaping inconsistency.
A: In fact Bible has got Sons of God in Tons, here are few examples... ((TONS A ton is 2000 lbs weight, that is about a thousand kilograms.) 'Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the SON OF GOD." LUKE 3:38 "That the SONS OF GOD saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took wives of all which they chose. ". . when the SONS OF GOD came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown." GENESIS 6:2 and 4 " . . Thus- saith the Lord, Israel is MY SON even my FIRSTBORN." EXODUS 4:22 " . . and Ephraim is my FIRSTBORN," JEREMIAH 31:9 " . . Thou (o David) ART MY SON; this day have I (God) BEGOTTEN thee. " PSALMS 2:7 ("FIRST BORN:" How can there be two "firstborns"?) ("BEGOTTEN" How can God beget David at the age of forty? "This day'?) "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the SONS OF GOD. ' ROMANS 8:14
How is Jesus the only son of God? by Ryan
Q: How is Jesus Gods only Begoten son when God created Adam and Eve directly, they were not born . Arent we all Gods children? Isnt that what he ment when he said "know not ye are gods, sons of the most high"?
A: The phrase “only begotten Son” occurs in John 3:16, which reads in the King James Version as, "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." The phrase "only begotten" translates the Greek word monogenes. This word is variously translated into English as "only," "one and only," and "only begotten." It's this last phrase ("only begotten" used in the KJV, NASB and the NKJV) that causes problems. False teachers have latched onto this phrase to try to prove their false teaching that Jesus Christ isn't God; i.e., that Jesus isn't equal in essence to God as the Second Person of the Trinity. They see the word "begotten" and say that Jesus is a created being because only someone who had a beginning in time can be "begotten." What this fails to note is that "begotten" is an English translation of a Greek word. As such, we have to look at the original meaning of the Greek word, not transfer English meanings into the text. So what does monogenes mean? According to the Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature (BAGD, 3rd Edition), monogenes has two primary definitions. The first definition is "pertaining to being the only one of its kind within a specific relationship." This is the meaning attached to its use in Hebrews 11:17 when the writer refers to Isaac as Abraham's "only begotten son." Abraham had more than one son, but Isaac was the only son he had by Sarah and the only son of the covenant. The second definition is "pertaining to being the only one of its kind or class, unique in kind." This is the meaning that is implied in John 3:16. In fact, John is the only New Testament writer who uses this word in reference to Jesus (see John 1:14, 18; 3:16, 18; 1 John 4:9). John was primarily concerned with demonstrating that Jesus was the Son of God (John 20:31), and he uses this word to highlight Jesus as uniquely God's Son—sharing the same divine nature as God—as opposed to believers who are God's sons and daughters through faith. The bottom line is that terms such as "Father" and "Son," that are descriptive of God and Jesus, are human terms used to help us understand the relationship between the different Persons of the Trinity. If you can understand the relationship between a human father and a human son, then you can understand, in part, the relationship between the First and Second Persons of the Trinity. The analogy breaks down if you try to take it too far and teach, as some Christian cults (such as the Jehovah’s Witnesses), that Jesus was literally "begotten" as in “produced” or “created” by God the Father. Read more:
Who are these sons of God? Is Satan also the son of God? by Adam Liauw
1:6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them
Are these sons of God the kings of other world other than the earth created by God?
Did Adam lost his right as king of this earth and forfeited it to Satan after sinning?
A: The sons of God are the angels, because when you read the book of Job in chapter one verse 6 it says: Now it came to be the day when the sons of the true God entered to take their station before Jehovah and even Satan proceeded to enter right among them. So in order for these ones to be able to stand before the most powerful God Jehovah himself, they had to be angels, because only spirit creatures can dwell in the heavens. Satan was once a son of God, because God created him as a perfect angel. But when he rebelled against Jehovah, Michael, (who is Jesus Christ) threw him out of heaven to the vicinity of the earth. You can read this account at Rev 12:7-9,and verse 12. As far as we know there are no other known worlds. Also, God did not appoint them to be kings over the earth either, because the bible lets us know in Rev 14:1-3 that Jehovah has chosen 144,000 faithful followers of Jesus to be rulers in his heavenly kingdom. Jesus is the appointed king of God's kingdom, and the 144,000 are associate kings and priests in God's arrangement. Daniel 7:13,14 Concerning Adam he was never appointed as king over the earth, but his job was to be caretaker of the earth, and have the animals in subjectiion to him, and to make the whole earth a paradise.
Difference between Sons of God and Son of God? by Allegory
Q: Adam1 & Adam2 seem to be Sons of God, but of which God?
Christ seems to be neither Adam, but is the true Son of God.
God did not send Sons that some only might be saved;
Rather God sent his Son that the world might be saved.
Jesus is not Saviour of the world, but Saviour of Israel.
Christ is not Saviour of Israel, but Saviour of the world.
Eternal salvation is notably "THROUGH Jesus-->Christ".
Reconciling the world is notably done "in Christ" thereof.
Reconciling is neither to Jesus nor to Christ, but to God.
"Be ye reconciled (through Jesus --> Christ) --> to God".
Jesus is the babe & the child.
Christ is the man of babe/child/man.
God is not a man that he should lie(law);
Nor the Son of man that he should repent(change).
Which things are an "allegory" & a "mystery" to solve.
Jesus = Son of man and Son of God, but both are vengeful.
Christ = Son of God, and not vengeful
Jesus brought division and not peace.
Christ brought peace, and not division.
Jesus stands right of God on high.
Christ sitteth right of a higher God.
A: We can only know God and his Son Jesus Christ through personal revelation. That comes only through sincere prayer, and living a righteous life. "And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent." (John 17:3) "And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven." (Matthew 16:17) "For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. " (Galatians 1:12) "17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: 18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,... " (Ephesians 1:17,18)
Was Jesus the TRUE son of God? by
Q: If Jesus was "the one and only son of God" than why does the bible also say that we are ALL the children of God?
A: the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. [Genesis 6:2] I say you are all gods and sons of the Most High. [Psalms 82:6] All descendants from Adam are sons of god, and Jesus was a descendant. Therefore, Jesus is not special from any other humans.
Is Yeshua the son of God? by Jair
Q: So I ask you "what gives light to the earth". And you'll say "the Sun".
What's the difference in pronunciation of "Son & Sun", none whatsoever. Somewhere in the darkness of man it has been misinterpreted voluntarily or involuntarily. But investigation of the scriptures show that Yeshua was stating the He is the Light. He is the Sun of God. He is the Sun (Light) of God. Nonetheless He is the son of man who was chosen or bestowed as the Sun (Light) of God.
Look at this, when the Holy Spirit said through Yeshua, " I am the Light of the world". this is no different from saying, " I am the Sun of the world, or "I am the Sun (not son) of God."
Do you think it's time for us as believer's to start understanding the dialogue? Even God is represented as the Sun and Yeshua as the Light in Revelation 21:22-24 also in Isaiah 60: 19-20 (KJV/NIS study bible, NAS), these scriptures shows the evidence in relating God and God's Holy Spirit to the Sun and God's Prophets as the Light.
As the "Holy Spirit" stated in Yeshua, "I am the Sun of God".
I am the Light (Sun) of God. No difference. But it's a big difference when you put "son". With this perception, the teaching of Holy Spirit is counter attacked by false knowledge. Yes I am aware that the scriptures were translated from the hebrew bible, but scholars and those like the pope have the worldly power to change words. They too, admit that Yeshua is the son of God, sounds the same doesn't it, but totally different meaning.
The English language is blessed, because in it you can hear the similarities of words like Adam & Atom or Sun vs. son. However, only those with ears will hear. Let God's Spirit re-teach you not man.
Remember man has the power to change words.
A: It is the hallmark of pagan, idolatrous faiths, to confuse God with human beings, either that God becomes human, or that humans become God. In Biblical history, one sees this confusion with Pharaoh, and with Haman (boo, hiss!), as well as with Antiochus, the Assyrian King against whom the Maccabbees rebelled. Furthermore, as one example, in Hosea 11:9 God tell us, "For I am God and not a man." The Jewish idea of God is that God is One and Indivisible. We cannot divide God up into separate parts, where each part of God is UnEqual to each of the other parts, but somehow they are one and the same. The Hebrew Scriptures describes God as an absolute One, but the Christian's New Testament describes the Christian idea of God as divisible into three parts called a trinity. In the Christian's New Testament, Jesus at one point claims to have different knowledge than other parts of the Christian Trinity. For example, Matthew 24:36 or Mark 13:32. In another verse, Jesus does not have the same power as other parts of the Christian Trinity, for example, Luke 23:34. And in Matthew 26:42, Jesus's will is not the same as the will of the Father. Indeed, Jesus often contrasted himself with the Father, for example, in John 14:28, or Luke 18:19. Furthermore, Jesus supposedly said that the punishment for blaspheming against one part of the Trinity is not the same punishment for blaspheming against another part of the Trinity. In the Hebrew Scriptures, however, God is One, as we read in Deuteronomy 6:4, as well as in Isaiah 44:6, where God tells us, "I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God." When Isaiah tells us that God said, "I am the first," it means that God has no father. When Isaiah tells us that God said, "I am the last," it means that God has no literal son. And when Isaiah tells us that God said, "Besides me there is no God," it means that God does not share being God with any other god, or demi-god, or semi-god, or persons, and there is no trinity.
was jesus son of god? by LoNeLy GoThiC Soul
Q: does the bible explicitly say jesus the son of god?
why did jews reject him?
muslims say they worship god of jesus(isa).
does that mean yahwah=allah?
Is it true mohammed was a false prophet who altered bible?
did jesus write any book? PLease don't use FOUL language.
i was raised a christian.i'm no religious scholar. If he was son of god then why did he say " my god my god why have you forsaken me".Please clear my doubt.
A: 1 John 1:49 “Rabbi, you are the Son of God, you are King of Israel.” John 5:25-26 “Most truly I say to YOU, The hour is coming, and it is now, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who have given heed will live. 26 For just as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted also to the Son to have life in himself. John 11:27 She said to him: “Yes, Lord; I have believed that you are the Christ the Son of God, the One coming into the world.” John 20:30-31 To be sure, Jesus performed many other signs also before the disciples, which are not written down in this scroll. 31 But these have been written down that YOU may believe that Jesus is the Christ the Son of God, . . . Acts 9:20 and immediately in the synagogues he began to preach Jesus, that this One is the Son of God. 2 The jews did not what to let go of power! 3 No they worship a name less God who is not The God of The Bible! 4 "Yahwah" is a transliteration of God Personal Name in fron The Hebrew YHWH, in Elgnish it is Jehovah. 5 A false prophet who disagress with Bible teachings. 6 No his followers did all the writing.
Jesus the son of God? by Kitty
Q: Im starting to learn more about God and reading the bible but I am confused on the trilogy, I've always heard that Jesus is God but as Im reading the bible I don't get that message. From what I am reading I am understanding that Jesus was Gods first creation before he created the universe and that Jesus helped God with all other creations, that Jesus is a spiritual creature next to God and he came to the Earth to do Gods will. For he loved the world so much that he gave his only begotten son...Where does it say in the bible that God and Jesus are the same? if God is almighty and there is only one why do people say he's jesus too? Jesus is the son of God and therefor has a beginning but God does not so how are they the same? Remember, im just learning im not an expert and i just need clarification because im really confused i don't see where Jesus is God. i read john 3:35, 14:31. it seems like Jesus just wanted to do his fathers will and then be by his side. thank you for your help.
trinity sorry, and I am reading the new world testament...i just want to get closer to God, I wish I could do it with out religion, every one has a different translation and Im worried I will never know the truth.
A: good for your dear.....(about the studying) the only way for faith to mature (grow) is to study Rom 10:17 So then faith [cometh] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. just remember knowledge and wisdom are not always the same exact thing wisdom comes from GOD (all WISDOM) ...satan has the knowledge to be good (and bad) :) i originally wrote this yesterday for another question seems appropriate for this one as well the bible speaks of THE FATHER (correct) the bible speaks of THE SON (correct) the bible speaks of THE HOLY SPIRIT (correct) so where is the problem? we have ONE GOD (not 3) THE FATHER and SON (are ONE) ALMIGHTY GOD has a body (soul) and spirit ...like us all but HE is supernatural....(while we are not) HE is the creator (we are the created) Gen 1:26-27 shows us something remarkable let us make man in our image and (likeness) JESUS is THE FATHER (with us) = IMMANUEL Isaiah 9:6-7 is true I AM THAT I AM (is how this happened) EhYeh asher EhYeh which means (I WILL BE WHAT I WILL BE ....COME) GOD can do anything HE was born of woman (to save us) to give us GRACE through HIS BLOOD.... <>< Source(s): Isa 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. we have ONE FATHER (not many fathers) Isa 9:7 Of the increase of [his] government and peace [there shall be] no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this. The ROLE of SAVIOR was THE LIVING WORDS ....(see John 1:1-5) only GOD can heal us only GOD can save us only GOD can forgive sin only GOD can make a man born blind (see) only GOD can raise the dead only GOD can sit upon HIS THRONE.. all things were placed into the HANDS of JESUS (YESHUA) .....think as to why this is..... (they were already HIS) ------------------ ------------ ADDING: (today) everything JESUS did was for us (for our example) to copy (like Mat 6 shows) so when HE spoke to THE FATHER publically and when THE FATHER replied this was for our benefit (not HIS) this always had people present (to show what we need to do) the very first thing JESUS did after the crucifixion was to rent the veil into THE HOLY OF HOLIES.... (so we could approach THE FATHER) JESUS is our HIGH PRIEST (forevermore) HE is the one we need to approach THE FATHER... JESUS is our savior....and our friend (and our brother and our FATHER) Isaiah 9:6 is clear - if you have seen THE SON (you have seen THE FATHER) Jhn 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Jhn 14:7 ¶ If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. Jhn 14:8 Philip saith unto him, => Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. <= Jhn 14:9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? ==> he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; <== . . .and how sayest thou [then], Shew us the Father? Jhn 14:10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Jhn 14:11 Believe me that I [am] in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake. -AGAPE- <><
How many sons does God have? by Rario
Q: God has only one son (Jesus).
He that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. -- John 3:18
God sent his only begotten son into the world. -- 1 John 4:9
Adam was also God's son.
Adam, which was the son of God. Luke 3:38
Some of God's sons had sex with women producing a race of giants.
That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. ... There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them. -- Genesis 6:2-4
Satan and his companions were sons of God.
The sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them. Job 1:6
Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD. -- Job 2:1
God's sons were present when the universe was created.
Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof; When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? -- Job 38:6-7
Christians are God's sons.
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God. -- John 1:12
A: The Bible uses the term 'Son of God' to describe Jesus in many places, for example, Mark 1:1, Mark 3:11, Heb. 4:14, and 1 John 5:5. The New Testament also calls Adam in Luke 3:38 the son of God and Melchizedek in Hebrews 7:3 the same. So the NT identifies only three individuals as sons of God. In the case of Melchizedek, many biblical scholars believe that King and high priest of Salem could have actually been Jesus due to the description of Melchizedek in Hebrews 7:3 (KJV), "Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually," and because both Jesus and Melchizedek are priests of the order of Melchizedek (Heb. 6:20). It should be pointed out that the term 'Sons of God' is also used in the Bible in two senses. The first is when speaking of the angels and the second when speaking in the future of what humans may become. As to angels, in Genesis 6:2 when speaking of the Grigori, a group of angels, who mated with mortal women and their offspring became giants the Bible calls them 'Sons of God'. Also in the context of a meeting in heaven where the Sons of God (angels) and Lucifer presented themselves to the Lord to discuss Job's fate (Job 1.6 and 3.1; also see Job 38:6-7). It should be noted that the NIV translates the Hebrew language expression 'Sons of God' as angels in Gen. 6:2 and in other places, while in different places like Matt. 5:9 and Galatians 3:26 the NIV uses the term 'sons of God' when the KJV uses 'children of God'. Both translations though hit on the concept that in the future humans will become sons or children of God. For example, Romans 8:19 (NIV) says, "The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. John 1:12 (KJV) appears to reinforce this because it says, "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name." Luke 20:35-36 (KJV) summarizes it well: "But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection." As to the current number of Sons of God, the angels Daniel 7:10 and Rev. 5:11 say at least 100 million (10,000 x 10,000). In the 13th century a future pope estimated that there were 400 million. This number does not account for the humans that in the future will become sons of God. Godspeed.
Jesus is the son of God? by norcalislam
Q: Most Christians believe that Jesus was the literal son of God, and also God, right? So theoritacly, we could retrieve D.N.A. from Veronicas Veil and clone God? That doesn't sound right to me. Until the Council of Nicea in 325 A.D. the popular belief was that Jesus was a human born of miraculous conception, not God himself. But at the Council, it was decided that from then on out, it would be taught that Jesus WAS God, in human form. The point of this was to mystify Christianity, so it could compete withpopular Greek mythology. Making making Jesus into a God, and adopting the philosophy of the Trinity, the Church would appeal more to pagans who were then multi-theists. It was also at this time that the collection of books that would become known as the Bible (from the Greek 'biblia', meaning 'book') was edited and collated. Before this time, there were literally hundreds of books, epistles, and short stories that were being used to teach Christianity. It was at this time that the
Council decided which books would be included in the Bible, so that there would be a consolidated dogma in Christian teaching. There is no way now to recall the true teachings of Jesus, before the record of his prophethood was adulterated. What do you think?
It is a simple thing to look up on the internet, don't anyone take my (or anyone elses) word on the subject, check for yourself.
Line dancer, Christianity says "The Father, The Son, And The Holy Spirit are ONE". Otherwise, you are all idolators.
A: True Christians believe what te Bible says about Jesus. Does the Bible say that Jesus is BOTH God and the Son of God? Does that make sense to you? If that were the case, then Jesus would be his own Father AND his own Son. What does the Bible say? At John 3:17, it CLEARLY says who came to earth? Was it God? Or did he send someone else? That verse says: "For God sent forth his Son into the world, not for him to judge the world, but for the world to be saved through him." So, who came to earth? God or his Son? John 3:17 says it was God's Son. Who did Gabriel tell Mary she would be giving birth to? God himself? Or God's Son? The verse says at Luke 1:35: "In answer the angel said to her: “Holy spirit will come upon you, and power of the Most High will overshadow you. For that reason also what is born will be called holy, God’s Son." So what would Jesus be called? God or God's Son? The verse says God's Son. What is the trinity? In a nutshell, there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son (Jesus Christ) and Holy Spirit. The three persons of the Godhead are coequal and co-eternal. Search as you may, you will not find one scripture that uses the word Trinity, nor will you find any that says that Father, Son, and holy spirit are equal in all ways, such as in eternity, power, position, and wisdom. Not even a single scripture says that the Son is equal to the Father in those ways—and if there were such a scripture, it would establish not a Trinity but at most a “duality.” Nowhere does the Bible equate the holy spirit with the Father.
Son of God or Son of Man? by Cinnamon Alien
Q: Why does the phrase "Son of God" get so much more publicity than does "Son of Man"? If I were to look at these literally, I would see a dichotomy. If I look symbolically, "Son of" could mean "created by" or something. That would be the same as saying that we are all children of God and children of men (humans) at the same time. How could God have had a literal "Son"? Isn't God infinite and beyond comprehension? In that case, to attribute anything physical to Him (Her, It...) would be, at best, a really bad approximation, and should be interpreted symbolically. I just don't understand what the attachement is to this theory. Jesus is definitely more than we can comprehend, and His message/act is priceless, but I can't see Him being God, or even more in rank that any other Prophet.
Long question... sorry :)
A: The Quran announces: “Indeed, they have disbelieved who say, ‘God is the Christ, son of Mary’ - seeing that the Christ [himself] said, ‘O Children of Israel! Worship God [alone], who is my Lord as well as your Lord.’ ‘Indeed, whoever ascribes divinity to any being beside God, unto him will God deny paradise, and his goal shall be the fire: and there are not for the wrongdoers any helpers!’” (Quran 5:72) …reminds people of the first and greatest command of Jesus they have forgotten: “The first of all the commandments is, ‘Hear, O Israel; the Lord our God is ONE Lord.’” (Mark 12:29) [Muhammad also glorified Jesus: “Whoever testifies that none deserves worship except God, who has no partner, and that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger, and that Jesus is the servant of God, His Messenger, and His Word which He bestowed in Mary, and a spirit created from Him, and that Paradise is true, and that Hell is true, God will admit him into Paradise, according to his deeds.” (Saheeh Al-Bukhari, Saheeh Muslim)] Jesus peace be upon him was not believed to be divine until 325 CE when a group of pagan leaders decided 'Jesus is divine' for political reasons. May God guide us back to the original teachings of Jesus (monotheism) and all the other Prophets, Amen.
If jesus is the son of god? by justJ
Q: but jesus is god.. how did god send his only son down. I understand hes the holy spirit to. but what about god sending his only son down when he is god?
Jesus christ is god how I was raised anyways.
A: ok, you have valid questions and skepticism here. i once believed what i was taught. everything that i was taught. but i believe jesus is not God the Father. i believe that the doctrine of the "trinity" is an imagination of a man. and i believe jesus tried to differentiate the meaning of his existence by denying that He was God. scripture verses to ponder: Luke 22: 69-70 69 aHereafter shall the b-Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God. 70 Then said they all, Art thou then the Son of God? And he said unto them, Ye say that I am. Matt. 16: 16 16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the aChrist, the Son of the living God. 63 But Jesus aheld his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God. 64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
Is Jesus the son of god? by
Q: I never remember reading anywhere, saying Jesus said he was the son of god. Never written anywhere clearly and straightforward.
A: *** Word Pictures That Describe Jesus The Bible repeatedly refers to Jesus as the “Son of God.” (John 1:34; 3:16-18) Some non-Christians find this hard to understand, since God does not literally have a wife and is not of human nature. Obviously, God does not produce a son in the same manner as does a human. So this expression is a word picture. It is designed to help the reader understand that Jesus’ relationship with God is like that of a human son with his father. This word picture also emphasizes that Jesus received his life from Jehovah, being created by Him. In a similar way, the first man, Adam, is also spoken of as the “son of God.”—Luke 3:38. ** (John 1:34) And I have seen [it], and I have borne witness that this one is the Son of God.” (John 3:16-18) “For God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son, in order that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent forth his Son into the world, not for him to judge the world, but for the world to be saved through him. 18 He that exercises faith in him is not to be judged. He that does not exercise faith has been judged already, because he has not exercised faith in the name of the only-begotten Son of God. (Luke 3:38) [son] of E′nosh, [son] of Seth, [son] of Adam, [son] of God.
Is Jesus God or the son of god? by L!LZZ
Q: I dont understand the Holy Trinity.. I'm a Eastern Orthodox Christian But it says that the father is not the son, but then it says jesus is god.. i dont understand? And who is the father? how does he look like? is he different then jesus?
A: . . . Jesus is God in the flesh !! . __God is a spirit... and a spirit can Not bleed, so the spirit made a body ( Jesus ). _Hebrews 10 : 5 _ Now, Jesus is 100% God... and 100% man___ __ ___As a man, Jesus hungered, as God, Jesus feed the multitudes. As a man, Jesus prayed, but as God, Jesus answers prayers !!_____ __As a man, Jesus cried out while on the cross, " My God, My God, why hast thou forsaking me” ___but as God, Jesus said, " I will never leave you nor forsake you " _ ____As a man Jesus died... but as God, Jesus raised Himself from the grave. !! ___Isa. 9 : 6 tells us the son is the everlasting Father ! ___Jesus is the Father in creation ( creator ). Jesus is the Son in redemption, ( Saviour, ) and the Holy Ghost in regeneration, ( Indwelling Spirit ) _ ( Rom. 8 : 11 ). There is only, One God !_____Jesus Christ ! ____ The bible tells us that " without the shedding of blood there can be no remissions of sins "... ___ *** Because God is everywhere at the same time He was able to stay in heaven, and come to the earth at the same time, in the form of a man ( Jesus ), sacrifice Himself, instead of us, and still live !! *** Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, …Philippians 2:9--11 Thomas called Jesus God, John 20:28 Stephen while dying called God Jesus, Acts 7:59 When Paul asked the Lord who He was in Acts 9 : 5, The Lord said “ I am Jesus “… . "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was MANIFEST in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory." -1 Timothy 3:16 . . The Holy Ghost is not a third person in the Godhead, but rather the manifestation of the Spirit of God ( the Creator ), and of the resurrected Christ, coming to dwell in the hearts and lives of all men, who will be obedient to the gospel, as the Comforter, Sustainer, and the Keeper ( John 14 : 16—26; Rom. 8 : 11 ) . . So There are not three Gods, but three MANIFESTATIONS of the One God. “ These three are one “ ( 1 John 5 : 7 ) .. In Revelation 5:6 ...” The Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the SEVEN Spirits of God “… . The seven Spirits of God is who God was talking to in Gen. 1:26 when He said let us make man in our image ! . God was not talking to a lesser god or the angels or to Jesus, why, because Jesus is God ! . These seven Spirits of God are in Isaiah 11:2, each spirit is mentioned. . Also read Proverbs 8 : 11, 14, 22, & 23. . God is not plural, God is one. . Jesus, Peter, & Paul never taught about the trinity. They were Jews, and Jews don’t believe in 3 gods ! _______The bible says that " for in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.” it’s speaking of Jesus___ Father, Son, Holy Ghost, Alfa, Omega, Bread of Life, and so on... are TITLES, but look at Acts 4 : 12 to see the NAME we need to live and be baptized by ! . I hear some people, even some so-called pastors say, … God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost ! . Which one of the three gods said “ thou shalt have no other god before thee “ and which two ( 2 ) are the false gods. . Can anyone explain the difference between, TITLES and a name ? Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are titles. Even if we did not use the bible, just using English, one must know the difference. . When one goes to the bank to cash one’s paycheck, does one sign one’s titles on the back of their paycheck, or one’s name?,___ TITLES like father, husband, son, homemaker, baker, candlestick maker…I don’t think people understand the difference between titles and a name. . In Matt. 28:19 the Lord told his apostles to baptize in the NAME of…, And His apostles did what He commissioned them to do. . . This is answered, . In Acts 2:38 They baptized in the NAME of ( not titles ) Jesus Christ. Because they understood that Jesus is the Father in creation, the son, in redemption, and the Holy Ghost in regeneration. . . The Apostles had just been with God in the flesh ! . Emanuel, God with us ! . That which was in Mary was of the Holy Ghost, not the Father ! Jesus said He would send the Comforter, the Holy Ghost ! Because Jesus is the Holy Ghost !
Question about the sons of God? by Tarxus
Q: Here and there throughout the Bible reference has sometimes been made about the "sons of God" but who are they? Some people say they are angels up in heaven while others say they are people who are/were born under a covenant much like the Israelites were born under the Abrahamic Covenant. I would like to talk about one scripture in particular which has been a topic of controversy for me. It is found in Genesis 6:2
"That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose"
Some people I have talked to say this verse is talking about angels which abandoned heaven and came down to Earth to enjoy earthly pleasures. Personally, I'm a skeptic about this. And when I've asked how did these angels materialize bodies (remember, they were originally spiritual beings)? I was simply told that they have power to do so.
Now here's the $64,000 question: Jesus Christ was a spiritual being (or an angel) before he came here to Earth. If angels have the power to create bodies at will then I'm at a loss to explain why it was necessary for Jesus to be born (which he did with Mary). Why couldn't he have just simply materialized a body and started his ministry without that 30 year wait?
A: SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS BELIEVE: There is one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, a unity of three co-eternal Persons. God is immortal, all-powerful, all-knowing, above all, and ever present. He is infinite and beyond human comprehension, yet known through His self-revelation. He is forever worthy of worship, adoration, and service by the whole creation. (Fundamental Belief #2) It's beginnings come from Matthew's Gospel where Christ commands His disciples to preach the gospel and baptize in "The name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost." Matt. 28:19 The first Christians were Jews by birth and upbringing, or else they were Gentiles who knew the Jewish faith. When Jesus was accepted as Messiah and God, by people whose existing beliefs about God were based on the Old Testament, a simple confession of faith in Jesus as "Lord" or "Son of God" was enough to admit them to the Christian community. But the situation was different when the Gospel was carried to complete pagans. Not only had they to learn about Jesus as Lord and Savior, but about God the Father as well. The Christians looked to Matthews words in Matt. 28:19 where Christ commissions His apostles to "make disciples of all nations, and to baptize them into the THREEFOLD NAME. The earliest mentions of baptism in the early writings of the church Father's speak of the "thrice -blessed invocation". The Didache, written about the end of the first century: "Regarding baptism, baptize thus...in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit' in running water. But, if you have no running water, baptize in any other; ..but if that too is lacking, pour three times on the head ‘in the name of the Father, and Son, and Holy Spirit.'" Tertullian (160-222 A.D.) wrote: "He commands them to baptize into the Father, and Son, and Holy Spirit..and indeed it is not once only, but three times, that we are immersed into the Three Persons, at each mention of Their names. ....We are THRICE immersed, making a somewhat ampler pledge than the Lord has appointed in the Gospel." Hippolytus, writing in the early 200's, says: "Then he enters the water, and the presbyter, laying his hand on the candidate's head, immerses him thrice, asking him at each immersion whether he believes in the Three Persons of the Blessed Trinity... In Paul's writings, when he was invoking the fullest divine blessing wrote: The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all." 2 Cor. 13:14. In 180 A.D. Irenaeus, bishop of Lyons, tried to clarify the belief. "The Church believes in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and the sea, and all things that are in them; and in one Christ Jesus, the Son of God, who became incarnate for our salvation; and in the Holy Spirit, who proclaimed by the prophets the dispensations and the coming of Christ... Now it has been clearly demonstrated that the Word which exists from the begining with God, by whom all things were made, who was also present with the race of men at all times, according to the time appointed by the Father, has been united to his own workmanship and made passible man. ...but the Son of God did not then begin to exist since he existed with the Father ALWAYS."
Christians : Is Jesus God ? or the son of God ? by kwanite
Q: christians believe that jesus is god, but in the bible it says that jesus said " eloi eloi, why hath you forsaken me" or something like that and on the cross jesus said : forgive them father, for they don't know what they are doing ?
is there any other proof that jesus is god's son ?
and what do you christians think ? is jesus god or is he his son ?
serious answers only
A: Proverbs 18 says He was Created ("brought forth") "before the World was" and "He rejoiced with the Sons of Man". He was then the Son of God. The Gospels identify Him as the Son of God, the King of Israel to be, the Messiah. He died a Man, just like Adam was, except He was loyal to the end, and fulfilled all the Law, who spoke about Him. He was then, resurrected by "His Father, and His God", He told Maria at the Memorial Tomb He had been deposited when He resurrected and Maria saw Him. According to Psalms 110 God (His Father YHWH) told Him "Come, sit at my right side until I put your enemies as the stool of your feet". When He appeared - after the Resurrection - He told His Disciples and Apostles - "I and the Father are One". Now, you understand whatever the Spirit given to you allows you to understand. That IS the Truth.
Is Jesus really the son of god? by Anti
Q: I'm not bashing Christianity, so chill...I think if its true, Jesus was a great person, helped a lot of people, basically he was a big hippy. I try to be like him everyday...But I like to think that we're all children of god, no one is greater than one another, and to say that Jesus died for our sins and all the other things seems like it was just said to up hype of Jesus being a leader. When in fact he was just a great guy...But because he was a great guy, spread some good knowledge around, people thought he was something un-worldly...And of course this all related to the tall tells of the miracles he preformed...But everything in the bible can really just be seen as metaphoric...Thats how I've always took it. Anyway, any thoughts? Again, I do believe and love somethings in the bible, I just can't ever think Jesus is the son of god, I feel brainwashed when I do.
I don't doubt god's existence, just because someone doesn't have a religion doesn't make you a atheist or agnostic. I don't need a book to guide me in life, I've found god within myself...Like how it should be.
A: Jesus is the son God actually had someone have. He created all of us but it's like this. Okay I created a a few people by some sort of means supernatural or not, maybe by genetic engineering. I can call them my children. I create and actually have a child and it's a boy. I can call that my son. Basically, we were created by God thus his children. But God went and actually got a girl pregnant and then out came Jesus. So idk if you get that or not.
What is the difference between "Son of Man" and "Son of God"? by J Boss
Q: and why did jesus NEVER say he was the son of god?
A: Son of Man implies that He came into this world by the flesh. Son of God implies that He is one of the components of God. Specifically, He is the one who obeys the will of His Father, who is in heaven. Jesus never needed to say He was the Son. Father God told people in the bible that Jesus was His Son. Matthew 17:5 - While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. Father God made it clear for everyone to know that Jesus is the One He sent.
is Jesus Christ God himself or the son of God? by SUPERSTAR
Q: when someone becomes a christian, he or she has to accept jesus as his Lord? it means as God? or the son of God? and what makes the difference between to say that jesus is God or to say he is only the son of God?
A: The terminology "son of" designates equality of nature in ancient Hebrew vernacular. The Bible uses this grammatical tool many times. Some examples include; * Humans are referred to as, "the children of men" (Ps 115:16) "the sons of men" (Eccl 2:3) *Evil People "You sons of the sorceress, You offspring of the adulterer and the harlot" (Isa 57:3) "Are you not children of transgression, Offspring of falsehood" (Isa 57:4) "the sons of disobedience" (Eph 2:2) "and were by nature children of wrath" (Eph 2:3) *Miscellaneous People "the sons of the singers" (Neh 12:28) "a certain man of the sons of the prophets said to his neighbor by the word of the LORD" (1 Kings 20:35) * And the most relevant to your question "Therefore the Jews sought all the more to kill Him, because He not only broke the Sabbath, but also said that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God." (Jhn 5:18)
Why not just worship god why his son? by amzm
Q: Why do Christians worship the son of god.. Why don't they just worship god himself I mean that's like calling customer service when your already sitting in the CEO's office!
A: When we refer to Jesus as "God the Son" or "The Son of God", we are NOT suggesting that The One True and Living God could have OFFSPRING after the manner of a man. We, like any Muslim, would find the concept abhorrent. The title "Son of God" describes a relationship between to two aspects of God. You see, we Christians believe that we were created "in the image" of God. In other words, He deliberately created us to reflect certain parts of His nature, sometimes only symbolically. Many Christians also believe that we humans are "triune" beings, i.e., that we are "three-in-one". We believe that a human being, such as you or I, is made up of three distinct aspects, a spirit, a soul, and a physical body. Any of these three aspects in some respect embodies all that you are, but it takes all three to actually be YOU. You would not be complete without your spirit, or without your body. (Which plays into the doctrine of the resurrection of all believers, but that's another subject.) Similarly, The One True God, is a "Triune" being. He is made up of three separate aspects, an attribute of His Nature which He deliberately designed us to reflect. The titles we give these aspects reflect their relationship and function within the "Godhead", and their relationship to us. Thus, we refer to these aspects of God as "God The Father", "God The Son", and "God The Holy Spirit". Jesus, we believe, was that aspect of God which we call "God The Son" made flesh and incarnated as a man to dwell among us. Thus He Is truly the incarnation of God, specifically of that aspect of God we call "God The Son", or "The Son of God". Thus, Jesus is not half-God and half-man, but is rather FULLY GOD and FULLY MAN. He is YHWH made flesh!!! This union of Divine and human is known as the "Hypostatic Union". He is not a "demigod" at all. He is GOD incarnated in human form.
Jesus the son of God? by Diamond of France ♦
Q: Is Jesus really the son of God or just a prophet? If Jesus is the son if God than why wasn't Muhammad? Obviously God sent them both as the chosen messengers. But why was the bible written several hundred years after Jesus but yet the Qur'an was written the same days that Muhammad was alive? Do you think that God sent Muhammad second because God wanted to rephrase his words or was it because God felt that Jesus was killed too soon before his message was finished?
A: Jesus really is the Son of God, not just a prophet. God Himself said so -- when Jesus was baptized in the Jordan by his cousin John, called the Baptist, the Spirit of God came down like a dove, and God was heard to say, "This is my beloved Son in whom I am well-pleased." Muhammed and a few followers wrote the Q'ran himself/themselves. He may have gotten a few things right, but he got a lot wrong. The Bible was written by about 45 writers (may writers, one Author, God) over a period of about 1500 or 1600 years. It was not written "several hundred" years after Jesus. God does not change, and He doesn't "rephrase his words". Sometimes He does explain things again because we don't listen really well. That's why Jesus came, to explain what God had in mind -- and then to fulfill God's plan for our salvation.
Is Jesus Begotten Son of God? by Sagar
Q: Is there any verse in the Bible which says Jesus is Begotten son of God not made. if No then why Christian believe that Jesus is Son of God.
A: "Jesus is the only begotten son of God, begotten not made," is an adjunct of the orthodox catechism, leaning for support on the following: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only BEGOTTEN son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16 - AV) No priest worth his cloth would fail to quote "the only BEGOTTEN of the Father!" when preaching to a prospective convert. But this fabrication - "BEGOTTEN" - has now been unceremoniously excised by the Bible Revisers, without a word of excuse. They are as silent as church-mice and would not draw the readers attention to their furtive excision. This blasphemous word "BEGOTTEN" was another of the many such interpolations in the "Holy Bible." God Almighty condemned this blasphemy in the strongest terms soon after its innovation. He did not wait for 2000 years for Bible scholars to reveal the fraud. They say: "(Allah) Most Gracious has begotten a son!" (88) Indeed ye have put forth a thing most monstrous! (89) At it the skies are ready to burst, the earth to split asunder, and the mountains to fall down in utter ruin. (90) That they should invoke a son for (Allah) Most Gracious. (91) For it is not consonant with the majesty of (Allah) Most Gracious that He should beget a son. (92) (Quran 19: 88-92) The Muslim world should congratulate the "Fifty cooperating denominations" of Christendom and their Brains Trust the "Thirty-two scholars of the highest eminence" for bringing their Holy Bible a degree nearer to the Qur-ánic truth. “He begetteth, not nor is He begotten” (Quran 112:3)
The Bible says God had many ‘sons’? by Must
Q: First, most people think there are no other verses that contradict or give equal divine sonship to other persons in the Old or New Testament.
For Jesus to be called son of God, does not make him a true son of God, other wise Adam, Jacob, Ephraim and many more should also be considered as been sons of God as such they should be worshiped too according to such method.
Adam: ‘Adam, which was the son of God.’ (Luke 3:38)
Jacob is God’s son and firstborn: ‘Israel is my son, even my firstborn.’ (Exodus 4:22)
Solomon: ‘I will be his father, and he shall be my son.’ (2 Samuel 7:13-14)
Ephraim: ‘for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.’ (Jeremiah 31:9)
is God’s firstborn, common people are called the sons of God: ‘Ye are the children of the Lord your God’ (Deuteronomy 14:1)
The Quran emphasizes that Jesus was a mortal human being who, like all other prophets
A: Muslims ask, “How could Allah, being one, have a Son?” Misunderstanding the Trinity, they sometimes charge Christians with worshiping three gods. However, Christians believe that only one true God exists. Jesus Himself upheld monotheism. When asked for the greatest command, Jesus responded, “. . . The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” (Mark 12:29-30). Jesus taught that God is one, and Jesus taught that He was one with God (John 10:30). In response, the Jews picked up stones to stone Jesus because they thought He was guilty of blasphemy. Similarly, Muslims would say a man claiming to be God would be guilty of “shirk.” However, Jesus is not a mere man claiming to be God. He is the Son of God in human flesh (John 10:36-38). The title “Son of God” does not mean Jesus was literally born from God. The Bible does not teach a physical relationship between God and Mary, as Muslims sometimes charge. At the birth of Jesus, the angel told the virgin Mary: “. . . ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. . . . of his kingdom there will be no end.’ And Mary said to the angel, ‘How will this be, since I am a virgin?’ And the angel answered her, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God’” (Luke 1:30-35). Pastor John MacArthur explains these verses: “Since a son bears his father’s qualities, calling a person someone else’s ‘son’ was a way of signifying equality. Here the angel was telling Mary that her Son would be equal to the Most High God” (The MacArthur Study Bible). Man’s testimony that Jesus is God’s Son When people witnessed Jesus’ miracles, teaching, death, resurrection, and ascension to heaven, many believed Jesus is the Son of God. • Followers of Jesus testified after He calmed a storm: “And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, ‘Truly you are the Son of God’” (Matthew 14:32-33). • Peter testified: “Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, ‘Who do people say that the Son of Man is?’ And they said, ‘Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’ He said to them, ‘But who do you say that I am?’ Simon Peter replied, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’ And Jesus answered him, ‘Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven’” (Matthew 16:13-17). • A woman, whose brother Jesus raised to life, testified: “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?’ She said to him, ‘Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who is coming into the world’” (John 11:25-27). • Even the demons know Jesus is the Son of God: “Whenever the evil spirits saw him, they fell down before him and cried out, ‘You are the Son of God’” (Mark 3:11). • A military officer and soldiers who were guarding Jesus at His death on the cross testified: “When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, ‘Truly this was the Son of God!’” (Matthew 27:54). • Thomas testified after Jesus rose from the dead: “Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, ‘We have seen the Lord.’ But he said to them, ‘Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.’ Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ Then he said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.’ Thomas answered him, ‘My Lord and my God!’ Jesus said to him, ‘Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.’ Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name” (John 20:24-31). Read more:
Jesus is the "son of god" and we are his "brothers and sisters?"? by Ally D
Q: If Jesus calls himself the son of god, but also calls everyone else his brothers and sisters; doesn't that make us, also, the sons and daughters of god? And if we are all the sons and daughters of god, is Jesus really any different from us? Isn't it possible that Jesus was simply a smart, humble, virtuous man without mysticism, such as the virgin birth?
Before I get a bunch of responses spewing what "the bible says," I know what it says. I'm just asking if anyone else has thought about this and what they concluded. Or if you haven't thought about this before, what do you think about exploring this possibility?
My thinking is that, often times in life, there are simpler, more sensible reasons for things that seem mysterious. Especially in Jesus' time when there was not a ton of understanding about the way the world worked. Obviously, we still don't know everything (not even anywhere close to everything), but our increase in knowledge has brought about explanations for previously unexplained phenomenon. Is it possible that some items in the bible are a product of their time and the people who wrote them?
So that's my thinking. What about you? Thoughts? Opinions?
(Yes, this will probably turn into a bit of a debate, but please keep the tone respectful and courteous.)
A: The expression “Son of God” primarily identifies Christ Jesus ,however others referred to as “son(s) of God” include intelligent spirit creatures produced by God, the man Adam before he sinned, and humans with whom God has dealt on the basis of covenant relationship. . Adam was the first human “son of God” by virtue of his creation by God. (Ge 2:7; Lu 3:38) When he was condemned to death as a willful sinner and was evicted from God’s sanctuary in Eden, he was, in effect, disowned by God and lost his filial relationship with his heavenly Father.—Ge 3:17-24. Those descended from him have been born with inherited sinful tendencies. Since they were born of one rejected by God, Adam’s descendants could not claim the relationship of being a son of God simply on the basis of birth. This is demonstrated by the apostle John’s words at John 1:12, 13. He shows that those who received Christ Jesus, exercising faith in his name, were given “authority to become God’s children, . . . [being] born, not from blood or from a fleshly will or from man’s will, but from God.” Sonship in relation to God, therefore, is not viewed as something automatically received by all of Adam’s descendants at birth. This and other texts show that, since Adam’s fall into sin, it has required some special recognition by God for men to be designated as his “sons.” As John 1:11, 12 makes evident, only some of the nation of Israel, those showing faith in Christ Jesus, were granted “authority to become God’s children.” Christ’s ransom sacrifice brought this Jewish “remnant” (Ro 9:27; 11:5) out from under the Law covenant, which, though good and perfect, nevertheless condemned them as sinners, as slaves in the custody of sin; Christ thus freed them that they might “receive the adoption as sons” and become heirs through God.—Ga 4:1-7; compare Ga 3:19-26. People of the nations, previously “without God in the world” (Eph 2:12), also became reconciled to God through faith in Christ and came into the relationship of sons.—Ro 9:8, 25, 26; Ga 3:26-29. As did Israel, these Christians form a covenant people, being brought into the “new covenant” made valid by the application of Christ’s shed blood. (Lu 22:20; Heb 9:15) However, God deals individually with Christians in accepting them into this covenant. Because they hear the good news and exercise faith, they are called to be joint heirs with God’s Son (Ro 8:17; Heb 3:1), are “declared righteous” by God on the basis of their faith in the ransom (Ro 5:1, 2), and thus are ‘brought forth by the word of truth’ (Jas 1:18), being “born again” as baptized Christians, begotten or produced by God’s spirit as his sons, due to enjoy spirit life in the heavens (Joh 3:3; 1Pe 1:3, 4). They have received, not a spirit of slavery such as resulted from Adam’s trespass, but “a spirit of adoption as sons, by which spirit [they] cry out: ‘Abba, Father!’” the term “Abba” being an intimate and endearing form of address. (Ro 8:14-17) Thanks to Christ’s superior mediatorship and priesthood and God’s undeserved kindness expressed through him, the sonship of these spirit-begotten Christians is a more intimate relationship with God than that enjoyed by fleshly Israel.—Heb 4:14-16; 7:19-25; 12:18-24. Although called to be God’s children, while in the flesh they have only a “token of what is to come.” (2Co 1:22; 5:1-5; Eph 1:5, 13, 14) That is why the apostle, though speaking of himself and his fellow Christians as already “God’s sons,” could nevertheless say that “we ourselves also who have the firstfruits, namely, the spirit, yes, we ourselves groan within ourselves, while we are earnestly waiting for adoption as sons, the release from our bodies by ransom.” (Ro 8:14, 23) Thus, after conquering the world by faithfulness until death, they receive the full realization of their sonship by being resurrected as spirit sons of God and “brothers” of God’s Chief Son, Christ Jesus.—Heb 2:10-17; Re 21:7; compare Re 2:7, 11, 26, 27; 3:12, 21.
Why is jesus the son if god? by
Q: If he is God? How can the son of and God be the same? Why not just say God as manifested as a human being?
A: Bro, the fact that Jesus is the Son of God should not be compared to the natural father-to-son biological intercourse, since people come in the world through sexual way. Jesus came in the world through the power of the holy spirit where there had not been any coetus between Joseph and Mary, in fact God he is a spirit ( Elohim : a spirit that exists by itself ) and he wanted to visit and save mankind then he formed a human body called Jesus wherein he fully abides that's why he was able to say " He that sees me, sees the father.." " Father is in me and i am in the father..." Father and i are one..." Howerver when it comes to the concept "SON OF...", we need to consider it in hebrew because the moment Jesus said to pharisees that he was the Son of God, they got nervous and wanted to kill him, why could people kill a person for the mere cause of being a son of God ? Now let's see this : SON OF GOD in Hebrew means GOD MANIFESTED IN THE HUMAN FLESH he was then hundred percent human flesh as he prayed and worshiped his father ( Elohim) but also was hundred percent God as he allowed people to worship him and said " He that sees me sees the father ". some minutes before rendering the soul he shouted ;" Elohim, Elohim Lamaksabatani ...meaning my God, my God why have you abandonned me ? that one was God (Elohim ) going away from the body(Jesus). In short, God's willingness for mankind is to worship Jesus-christ as God and eternal life. Who ever shall raise another God apart from Jesus christ, will perish in his sins. Hope my explanation is clear.
Was Jesus the son of God? by .Denver.
Q: was Jesus God's son or whats the deal with that?
A: Yeah He is:) He called Himself the Son of God and the Son of Man. Jesus is God the Father revealed to us. He is the exact representation of God to us. (Not physically tho, lol) Jesus also is our representative to the Father. He died on the cross as our representative and subsitute. And rose again as the first born amoung many brothers and sisters. (Like a second Adam who fixed up the mess that the first one made). Jesus is God's Word become flesh - God communicating with us on our level. If its hard to comprehend, this analogy might help: If I have a web cam I can talk to you over the internet and you can see me on your computer screen and I can talk to you as if I'm right there. The image you see is mine, but it is a representation of me, not actually me, although is me lol...thats as hard to explain as the trinity!!!
Does humanity need another son of God!? by Kal
Q: IF you believe that God had sent his son to forgive humanity 2000 years ago. Why don't God send another son Where since 2000 years humanity have been falling in sins, does that means they need another son of God or God to be crucified!!
What if you were walking down the street and someone came to you claiming to be the son of God but he look exactly human, What will be your response??
(By the way, I believe in forgivening God who need not to kill to forgive)
A: Christian claim that God sent his son to be crucified and pay for others' sin is really very irrational and has no quality even to be pondered upon. Imagine, a king in another part of the world sees that his subjects on another part of the world became wicked and corrupted and so he decides to send his own son to be killed by them. This is the story, how nice? Isn't it? Imagine a Judge trying two identical twins, one of whom is proved guilty, but this judge hangs the other for the sake of purging the other. Christians are really hard to understand, here is their book, see what it says: The soul who sins is the one who will die. The son will not share the guilt of the father, nor will the father share the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous man will be credited to him, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against him.(Ezekiel 18:20) What your book says, "the son will not share the guilt of the father", now tell me, isn't Adam your father , how can you bear his guilt in the view of this verse. Are you totally out of mind?
Is jesus god or the son of God? by zun-noon
Q: Some people refer to Jesus as the lord and some say he is the son of God. I am not sure which one to believe in. And why is he the son of God, is it because he said so (than we are also the sons because he said that in the bible and he is not higher than us snce we are all sons)
Or is it because he was born without a father? Like Adam and eve?
A: Some believe there is a three in one, the trinity, Bible Scholar's cannot explain it, and even "Schnab" cannot explain the trinity, and the reason is because there is no such thing as the trinity. And Jesus proves it with this Scripture, he says there is only one that is good, GOD. Mark 10:18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God. From King James Bible If Jehovah is “the only true God,” what kind of “God” is Jesus? Jesus himself referred to his Father as “the only true God.” (John 17:3) Jehovah himself said: “Besides me there is no God.” (Isa. 44:6) The apostle Paul wrote that, to true Christians, “there is . . . one God the Father.” (1 Cor. 8:5, 6) So Jehovah is unique; no one else shares his position. Jehovah stands in utter contrast to all such objects of worship as idols, deified humans, and Satan. All these are false gods. Jesus is spoken of in the Scriptures as “a god,” even as “Mighty God.” (John 1:1; Isa. 9:6) But nowhere is he spoken of as being Almighty, as Jehovah is. (Gen. 17:1) Jesus is said to be “the reflection of [God’s] glory,” but the Father is the Source of that glory. (Heb. 1:3) Jesus in no way seeks the position of his Father. He said: “It is Jehovah your God you must worship, and it is to him alone you must render sacred service.” (Luke 4:8) He exists “in God’s form,” and the Father has commanded that “in the name of Jesus every knee should bend,” but this is all done “to the glory of God the Father.”—Phil. 2:5-11; see also pages 212-216. Does John 1:1 prove that Jesus is God? John 1:1, RS: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God [also KJ, JB, Dy, Kx, NAB].” NE reads “what God was, the Word was.” Mo says “the Logos was divine.” AT and Sd tell us “the Word was divine.” The interlinear rendering of ED is “a god was the Word.” NW reads “the Word was a god”; NTIV uses the same wording. Notice, too, how other translations render this part of the verse: 1808: “and the word was a god.” The New Testament in an Improved Version, Upon the Basis of Archbishop Newcome’s New Translation: With a Corrected Text. 1864: “and a god was the word.” The Emphatic Diaglott, interlinear reading, by Benjamin Wilson. 1928: “and the Word was a divine being.” La Bible du Centenaire, L’Evangile selon Jean, by Maurice Goguel. 1935: “and the Word was divine.” The Bible—An American Translation, by J. M. P. Smith and E. J. Goodspeed. 1946: “and of a divine kind was the Word.” Das Neue Testament, by Ludwig Thimme. 1950: “and the Word was a god.” New World Translation of the Christian Greek Scriptures. 1958: “and the Word was a God.” The New Testament, by James L. Tomanek. 1975: “and a god (or, of a divine kind) was the Word.” Das Evangelium nach Johannes, by Siegfried Schulz. 1978: “and godlike kind was the Logos.” Das Evangelium nach Johannes, by Johannes Schneider. What is it that these translators are seeing in the Greek text that moves some of them to refrain from saying “the Word was God”? The definite article (the) appears before the first occurrence of the·os´ (God) but not before the second. The articular (when the article appears) construction of the noun points to an identity, a personality, whereas a singular anarthrous (without the article) predicate noun before the verb (as the sentence is constructed in Greek) points to a quality about someone. So the text is not saying that the Word (Jesus) was the same as the God with whom he was but, rather, that the Word was godlike, divine, a god. (See 1984 Reference edition of NW, p. 1579.) What did the apostle John mean when he wrote John 1:1? Did he mean that Jesus is himself God or perhaps that Jesus is one God with the Father? In the same chapter, verse 18, John wrote: “No one [“no man,” KJ, Dy] has ever seen God; the only Son [“the only-begotten god,” NW], who is in the bosom of the Father, he has made him known.” (RS) Had any human seen Jesus Christ, the Son? Of course! So, then, was John saying that Jesus was God? Obviously not. Toward the end of his Gospel, John summarized matters, saying: “These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, [not God, but] the Son of God.”—John 20:31, RS. John 1:1, 2: RS reads: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.” (KJ, Dy, JB, NAB use similar wording.) However, NW reads: “In the beginning the Word was, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a god. This one was in the beginning with God.” Which translation of John 1:1, 2 agrees with the context? John 1:18 says: “No one has ever seen God.” Verse 14 clearly says that “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us . . . we have beheld his glory.” Also, verses 1, 2 say that in the beginning he was “with God.” Can one be with someone and at the same time be that person? At John 17:3, Jesus addresses the Father as “the only true God”; so, Jesus as “a god” merely reflects his Father’s divine qualities.—Heb. 1:3. AT JOHN 1:1 the King James Version reads: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Trinitarians claim that this means that “the Word” (Greek, ho lo´gos) who came to earth as Jesus Christ was Almighty God himself. Note, however, that here again the context lays the groundwork for accurate understanding. Even the King James Version says, “The Word was with God.” (Italics ours.) Someone who is “with” another person cannot be the same as that other person. In agreement with this, the Journal of Biblical Literature, edited by Jesuit Joseph A. Fitzmyer, notes that if the latter part of John 1:1 were interpreted to mean “the” God, this “would then contradict the preceding clause,” which says that the Word was with God.
In What way is Jesus God's Son? by Bubbles™
Q: "Jesus replied...'I said, I am God's Son" John 10:32, 36
Luke 1:35 In answer the angel said to her: “Holy spirit will come upon you, and power of the Most High will overshadow you. For that reason also what is born will be called holy, God’s Son.
A: The Bible calls Jesus the "only-begotten Son" of God. (John 1:14; 3:16, 18; 1 John 4:9) If God and Jesus both always existed and are co-equal as trinitarians claim, then it would make no sense for the Bible to confusingly speak of God and Jesus in terms of a relationship between a father and his son. For what would we think of about ANY father and his son? If it weren't for the father, the son would not exist. Jesus is not God...he is exactly as the Bible describes him - the Son *OF* God. The word "son" principally is regarded in the Bible as "offspring" and in Genesis we read that Adam was produced by God. Interestingly, Adam and Jesus even shared the same description: "son of God". (Luke 3:38) While the Father is always found in the Bible to be called "God", the phrase "God the Son" is never found. Further, if the Son really was God, then why would he call the Father "the only true God"? (John 17:1-3) Jesus is God's "only-begotten" son...the only being directly created by God. (John 1:18) Rev. 3:14 says that Jesus is "the Beginning of the creation of God". NASB Col. 1:15 says that Jesus is "the FIRSTBORN of all creation". Micah 5:2 says that Jesus' "*ORIGIN* is from of old, from ancient days" - RSV, cf. JB, NEB, REB, NAB, NIV, AT, Mo, NRSV, NJB, Byington, and Young's.) (Origin: "a coming into existence" - Webster's New World Dictionary, 1973.) Therefore, because of the Bible's explanations of this, the designations "Father" and "Son" when attributed to God and Jesus make sense. Recommended Related Articles: What Does the Bible Say About God and Jesus? What Does the Bible Really Teach? - Who Is Jesus Christ?
Didn't Jesus technically never say he was the "Son of God" or God himself? ? by Dominick
Q: If you look at the New Testament closely I think that Jesus never directly said he was the Son of God or God incarnated. Why would Christians say he is the "Son of God" when the Bible refers to everyone as "Children of God" so that means any male is a "Son of God"?
A: Sons of God = Angels or a being above man “created” by God the Father only. Sons of Men = Mankind being “born” from men & women. Jesus Christ = The Son of Man & The Son of God: The flesh born of the woman. The Spirit, second only to the Lord our God, is a heavenly host, created by the Lord our God. The Son of Man’s body was the casing the Spirit, the Son of God. King James Version Bible Ezekiel Chapter 2 1. And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak unto thee. 2. And the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me, and set me upon my feet, that I heard him that spake unto me. 3. And he said unto me, Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel, to a rebellious nation that hath rebelled against me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me, [even] unto this very day. Ezekiel Chapter 3 17. Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. Daniel Chapter 7 13. I saw in the night visions, and, behold, [one] like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. Job Chapter 38 7. When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? Daniel Chapter 3 25. He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the son of God. 1 John Chapter 3 2. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. Job Chapter 1 6. Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them. Luke Chapter 8 28. When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, [thou] son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not. Hebrews Chapter 1 4. BEING MADE SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE ANGELS, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. Hebrews Chapter 2 9. BUT we see JESUS, who was MADE A LITTLER LOWER THAN THE ANGELS for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. Luke Chapter 9 35. And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him. John Chapter 10 24. Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? IF THOU BE THE CHRIST, TELL US PLAINY. 25. Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me. John Chapter 8 23. And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I AM NOT OF THIS WORLD. John Chapter 1 41. He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ. 44. Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45. Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. 46. And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see. 47. Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile! 48. Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee. 49. Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel. 50. Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these. 51. And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man. Matthew Chapter 3 17. And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
Is Satan the son of God? by
Q: I need a reference from the bible saying that Satan is not the son of God.
A: Throughout the New Testament the phrase "son of God" is applied repeatedly, in the singular, only to Jesus, but lately it's been attributed to GEORGE W BUSH (the Fuhrer). In Luke 3:38 (the end of the genealogy tracing Jesus' ancestry back to Adam), it could be argued that Adam is implicitly called son of God, called a son of God. "Sons of God" is applied to others only in the plural, but always to GEORGE W BUSH as leader of the free world. The New Testament calls BUSH (and Jesus) God's "only begotten son" (John 1:14, 3:16 3:18, 1 John 4:9), "his own son" (Romans 8:3). It also refers to GEORGE W BUSH simply as "the son", especially when "the Father" is used to refer to God, as in the phrase "the Father and the Son" (2 John 1:9, Matthew 28:19), as in the President and the Vice-President. I hope this clears up any issue had with Satan.
Why Would Jesus Be God??? Or God's Son !!!? by +.*MiSs PriiNce$s*.+
Q: So... as we know, there are people who believe that God blamed all of mankind for the sin of just two people and then set the price of the sin being removed so high that no-one could pay, so God then became His Own Son and killed Himself to pay Himself. As if blood thirstiness is love?
However to believe that God will forgive sin if you sincerely repent is clarity, no blood needed.
Why isn't it possible for God to be man and have a son, well the statement in itself is blasphemous. You acknowledge God is supreme, Omnipotent, Without Need - so he doesn't need a son, He created prophets to guide people. He (being God) doesn't need a "son", all He needs to do is say 'be' and it is.
A: Muslims often misunderstand the term "Son of God" to mean that God literally had sexual relations with Mary to produce Jesus. That is not what the term means, nor is it what the Bible teaches, and it is not what Christianity teaches. The term "Son of God" refers not to procreation, but to a special relationship that Jesus has with God the Father. The phrase "Son of God" occurs 43 times in the New American Standard Bible and it refers to Jesus. The term is specifically designated as a title in Romans 1:4, "who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord." Notice that it says Jesus was declared the Son of God. This shows that it is a title and does not mean that he was begotten through sexual relations between God and Mary -- which is a blasphemous thing to claim. Also, Jesus calls himself the Son in Mark 13:32, "But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone."1 And at Jesus' baptism, God speaks from heaven and says, "Thou art My beloved Son, in Thee I am well-pleased," (Mark. 1:11). Clearly, Jesus is said to be the Son of God by the scriptures, by the Father, and by himself. Here are a few verses worth noting: John 1:49-50, "Nathanael answered Him, "Rabbi, You are the Son of God; You are the King of Israel." 50 Jesus answered and said to him, "Because I said to you that I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You shall see greater things than these." Nathaniel calls Jesus the son of God and Jesus does not correct him. Jesus affirms Nathaniel's belief. John 10:36-37, "do you say of Him, whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, "You are blaspheming," because I said, 'I am the Son of God?' 37 "If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me." Jesus is affirming that he is the son of God. John 11:3, "But when Jesus heard it, He said, "This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified by it." Jesus calls himself the Son of God. John 19:7, "The Jews answered him, "We have a law, and by that law He ought to die because He made Himself out to be the Son of God." The Jews understood that to claim to be the son of God was to claimed to be equal with God. John 20:30, "but these have been written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name." The apostle John wrote the gospel so that we might know and believe that Jesus is the son of God. Son of God and Son of Man Some say that the term son of God does not mean that Jesus is God. We must ask then, does the term Son of Man mean that Jesus is not a man? Likewise, if the term son of man means that Jesus is a man, and does it not imply that the term son of God means that Jesus is God? John 5:18, "Calling God his own Father" "For this cause therefore the Jews were seeking all the more to kill Him, because He not only was breaking the Sabbath, but also was calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God," Jesus is the Son of God and He calls God His own Father. So, the problem is in understanding what the phrase Son of God means. Apparently, in the biblical culture it means to be equal with God, as John the Apostle stated. For more information on this verse, see John 5:18, "..making Himself equal to God" .
Jesus the son of God???? by ♥ DeSI sUnShine ♥
Q: What are the proofs that Prophet Jesus is the son God????
A: Because the earlier prophets said so, and also because He Himself said so, which is the reason for His crucifixion. Jesus said- John 3: 34 For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God does not give the Spirit by measure. 35 The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into His hand. 36 He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” 1 John 2: 22-23 Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son. Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.
"Sons of God"? by coorissee
Q: I was raised in the Catholic church and remember a song called "Sons of God". I haven't heard it in a few years. I tried looking up the lyrics on-line with no success. Would anyone out there be able to help me with the ALL of the stanzas to the lyrics of this song? I learned it back in the late '60s, early '70s. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
A: Sons Of God Author James Thiem Copyright 1966 F.E.L. Publications. Also Known As Child Of God Child Of God Hear His Holy Word Saints Of God Folks Of God Chorus 1 Sons of God hear His holy Word Gather 'round the table of the Lord Eat His body drink His blood And we'll sing a song of love Allelu allelu allelu alleluia Verse 1 Brothers sisters we are one And our life has just begun In the Spirit we are young We can live forever Verse 2 Shout together to the Lord Who has promised our reward Happiness a hundredfold And we'll live forever Verse 3 Jesus gave a new command That we love our fellow man Till we reach the promised land Where we'll live forever Verse 4 If we want to live with Him We must also die with Him Die to selfishness and sin And we'll rise forever Verse 5 Make the world a unity Make all men one family Till we meet the Trinity And live with them forever Verse 6 With the church we celebrate Jesus coming we await So we'll make a holiday So we'll live forever
Is Jesus God or the Son of God? by waynezavice
Q: I've heard about the trinity thing for years and I'm not quite so sure about God in three persons. Jesus kept saying he was the son of God, the son of Man, but I don't think he ever said he was God. Somebody help me?
The Old Testament was written in Hebrew and Aramaic, not Greek, logos does mean word, but what was the Hebrew word there when Moses wrote it, not the Septuagints?
tuberoot, I read my Bible daily, thank you very much, and never have I seen the word 'trinity' or the phrase "God in three persons", clarify where it says that, and then you can chastise me for not reading the Bible.
A: Jesus is the Son of God, and the Son of man, and Jesus is God Himself. if we believe in Jesus, we also believe in the Father b/c Jesus is in the Father and the Father is in His Son. i have trouble too distinguishing between God and Jesus. i'll admit that before God, but i absolutely believe that God and Jesus are 1. Thomas said to him, "My Lord and my God!" Then Jesus told him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." ~ John 20:28-29 In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin's name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, 'Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.' Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, 'Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end.' ~ Luke 1:26-33 So Jesus said, "When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am the one I claim to be and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me. The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him." ~ John 8:28-29 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. ~ John 1:1-5 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. ~ John 1:10-14 Philip said, "Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us." Jesus answered: "Don't you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, 'Show us the Father'? Don't you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves. ~ John 14:8-11 "I tell you the truth," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I am!" ~ John 8:58
Was Jesus the Son of God before the incarnation? by Nina, BaC
Q: Has Jesus been always the Son of God?
A: The term "son of God" is a term that man can understand. But God is different, he is unlimited. Who knows that answer, for who can read the mind of God except for the Spirit. The KJV has the most correct rending of Jesus insomuch as to say the Jesus is the only "begotten"son of God. John 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. Psalm 98:1-2 O sing unto the Lord a new song; for he hath done marvelous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.  The Lord hath made known his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen. Jesus is Part of, and is in full equality with the person of God the Father! He is in the bosom of the Father, and He is the Arm of the Lord! Even though Jesus himself clearly declared that God the Father resided inside of his fleshly body. John 14:10-11 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.  Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake. 2Co 5:19 ... that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, .... 1 Tim. 3:16 .... God was manifest in the flesh The actual text of scripture declares that Jesus is "in the bosom of the Father", not next to, or near. "In" the bosom is similar to Eve, who came from the bosom of Adam. She was part of Adam, not created by the hands of Adam. She was as much a human being, 100% human being, as Adam! They were both, equally human! The key element here, is that Jesus was "begotten", NOT "created"! He has always existed as "part" of the Father, with full equality as 100% God with the Father (Phil. 2:6), only to humble himself to become a man at a designated juncture in history which we all know! John 1:18 NWT No man has seen God at any time; the only-begotten god who is in the bosom with the Father is the one that has explained him. Isaiah 6:1-5 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord (Jehovah) sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.  Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.  And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.  And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.  Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord (Jehovah) of hosts. If "No man has seen God at any time" then WHO did Isaiah SEE? If you cannot come to conclusion that Isaiah saw Jesus, and identified him as Jehovah of Hosts who sat upon the throne in heaven, then you clearly fulfill the following prophecy of Isaiah and repeated by John as he wrote  Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again,  He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them. (John 12:39-40) Until you can see with your eyes that Jesus is Jehovah and bow your knee and confess him to be Jehovah, which is the point of your conversion by which the Lord will then heal you, you shall continue to be lost in your sins and perishing without hope! In conclusion, Jesus Christ is THE manifestation of "the arm of the Lord" and is "in the bosom of the Father"! Jesus Christ is an extension and the revelation of God HIMSELF!
If Jesus was son of God? by X4CE Gam3s
Q: Why would God not help his son?
Why was Jesus Killed?(if he was a son OF God?)
A: This is the basis for understanding the ransom provided for humankind through God’s Son, Christ Jesus. Adam sold himself to do evil for the selfish pleasure of keeping continued company with his wife, now a sinful transgressor, so he shared the same condemned standing with her before God. He thereby sold himself and his descendants into slavery to sin and to death. The Law, which had “a shadow of the good things to come,” provided for animal sacrifices as a covering for sin. This, however, was only a symbolic or token coverin. The real ransom sacrifice, a human actually capable of removing sins, must therefore also be perfect, free from blemish. He would have to correspond to the perfect Adam and possess human perfection, if he were to pay the price of redemption that would release Adam’s offspring from the debt, disability, and enslavement into which their first father Adam had sold them. (Compare Ro 7:14; Ps 51:5.) Only thereby could he satisfy God’s perfect justice that requires like for like, a ‘soul for a soul.’—Ex 21:23-25; De 19:21. God showed his love and mercy at tremendous cost to himself, giving the life of his own Son to provide the redemption price. (Ro 5:6-8) This required his Son’s becoming human to correspond to the perfect Adam. As a ‘sharer of blood and flesh,’ he was a near kinsman of mankind and he had the thing of value, his own perfect life maintained pure through tests of integrity, with which to repurchase mankind.—Heb 2:14, 15. Christians are said to be “bought with a price” (1Co 6:20; 7:23), having an “owner that bought them” (2Pe 2:1), Thus, Jesus was indeed “a corresponding ransom,” for the redemption of all mankind descended from Adam. He repurchased them so that they could become his family, doing this by presenting the full value of his ransom sacrifice to the God of absolute justice in heaven. (Heb 9:24) He thereby gains a Bride, a heavenly congregation formed of his followers. (Compare Eph 5:23-27; Re 1:5, 6; 5:9, 10; 14:3, 4.) Messianic prophecies also show he will have “offspring” as an “Eternal Father.” (Isa 53:10-12; 9:6, 7) To be such, his ransom must embrace more than those of his “Bride.” In addition to those “bought from among mankind as firstfruits” to form that heavenly congregation, therefore, others are to benefit from his ransom sacrifice and gain everlasting life through the removal of their sins and accompanying imperfection. (Re 14:4; 1Jo 2:1, 2) Since those of the heavenly congregation serve with Christ as priests and “kings over the earth,” such other recipients of the ransom benefits must be earthly subjects of Christ’s Kingdom, and as children of an “Eternal Father” they attain everlasting life. (Re 5:10; 20:6; 21:2-4, 9, 10; 22:17; compare Ps 103:2-5.) That is why Christ suffered for us. It cost his father Jehovah great pains to see this have to happen. Buthe did it for YOU and ME. If you believe the truth then you will be set free from the enslavement of the false religions and their manmade idols and holidays.
was Jesus the actual son of God? by The Mommy Delivered
Q: the bible says.... God sent forth his spirit, etc.....and that Jesus was LIKE UNTO the only begotten son of God....
but, it does NOT say he was Gods son.....
Is it possible that Jesus is our "elder brother"
Ordained to teachabout peace, kindness and a happy life, perhaps to secure a way to be with GOd at the end of time....
but, NOT the actual son of GOd?
A: Is Jesus the Son of God? In the Bible, Jesus is often called the Son of God, which means that He is God made manifest in human form (John 1:1, 14). Jesus is the Son of God because He was conceived by the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:35), who is God. In Jesus' time, the phrase son of man was used to signify a human being. In relation to that, Jesus being the Son of God, means that Jesus is God. Jesus possesses the same attributes as God and both are honored equally. John 5:21-23 says, "For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom he is pleased to give it. Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son, that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him." Both the Father and the Son perform the same works. John 5:24-27 confirm this: "I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life. I tell you the truth, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live. For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son to have life in himself. And he has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man."
why is jesus considered gods only son? by new guy
Q: why do people say jesus is gods only son when god is my father also i am im his son jesus did a good thing for all of us and i dont think any one else would have ever of done that to me jesus is gods loyalist son but im his son 2
god created adam and eve befor jesus
so they where the begotten 1's
A: Jesus Christ is God's Son in a way totally unique from every other so-called son of God, and it is true both angels and men are called sons of God. But the Bible makes it clear Jesus existed before the creation ,and is Himself not a created being, but was in fact God's Agent in creating all things: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men....... The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. " John 1:1-3,14 There is a special word in the Greek used to describe Jesus - it is monogenes, and means two things - only begotten, and unique. Jesus is both of these. He was begotten by the Father, of the Father's own substance - not created. Listen also how Paul describes Him: "He (Christ) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross." Colossians 1:15-20 and again the writer of the Letter to the Hebrews....... "In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs. For to which of the angels did God ever say, "You are my Son; today I have become your Father"? Or again, "I will be his Father, and he will be my Son"? And again, when God brings his firstborn into the world, he says, "Let all God's angels worship him." Hebrews 1:1-6 So even though angels are called sons of God in some passages, they are all called by God to worship the Son. .
Father, Son, Holy ghost, one god? by yeshuafollower
Q: i converted to Christianity when i was 15 but for the past four years i've gone to a oneness upc church since then I've been confused about who god is so i switched to Yahweh assembly of Yahshua
they believe God is separate from the son and that god spirit is the holy spirit is
who is god? whats is his real name? and i have study-ed the bible for along since the age of fifteen and im learning new things everyday what do you the million dollar question is who is the father
A: Yes ! The Father The Bible plainly states that there is only one Father (Malachi 2:10; Ephesians 4:6). It also clearly teaches that Jesus is the one Father incarnate (Isaiah 9:6; John 10:30). The Spirit that dwelt in the Son of God was none other than the Father. It is important to note that the name of the Father is Jesus, for this name fully reveals and expresses the Father. In John 5:43, Jesus said, "I am come in my Father's name." According to Hebrews 1:4, the Son "by inheritance obtained a more excellent name." In other words, the Son inherited His Father's name. We therefore understand why Jesus said that He manifested and declared the Father's name (John 17:6, 26). He fulfilled the Old Testament prophecy that stated the Messiah would declare the name of the LORD (Psalm 22:22; Hebrews 2:12). In what name did the Son come? What name did He obtain from His Father by inheritance? What name did the Son manifest? The answer is apparent. The only name He used was the name of Jesus, His Father's name. The Son Basically, the term "Son of God" refers to God as manifested in the flesh in the person of Jesus Christ for the salvation of mankind. The name of the Son is Jesus: "And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS" (Matthew 1:21). Since Father refers to deity alone, while "Son of God" refers to deity as incarnated in humanity, we do not believe that the Father is the Son. The distinction is pivotal. We can say the Son died, but we cannot say the Father died. The deity in the Son is the Father. Although we do not believe that the Father is the Son, we do believe that the Father is in the Son (John 14:10). Since Jesus is the name of the Son of God, both as to His deity as Father and as to His humanity as Son, it is the name of both the Father and the Son. The Holy Ghost The Holy Spirit is simply God. God is holy (Leviticus 11:44; I Peter 1:16). In fact, He alone is holy in Himself. God is also a Spirit (John 4:24), and there is only one Spirit of God (I Corinthians 12:11; Ephesians 4:4). Therefore, "Holy Spirit" is another term for the one God. That the Holy Ghost is God is evident from a comparison of Acts 5:3 with 5:4 and from a comparison of I Corinthians 3:16 with 6:19. These passages identify the Holy Ghost with God Himself. We cannot limit the terms "Holy Ghost," "Holy Spirit," or "Spirit of God" to the New Testament, nor can we so limit the role or manifestation of God they describe. We find the Spirit mentioned throughout the Old Testament beginning with Genesis 1:2. Peter tells us that the prophets of old were moved by the Holy Ghost (II Peter 1:21). If the Holy Spirit is simply God, why is there a need for this term? The reason is that it emphasizes a particular aspect of God. It emphasizes that He who is a holy, omnipresent, and invisible Spirit works among all men everywhere and can fill the hearts of men. When we speak of the Holy Spirit, we are reminding ourselves of God's invisible work among men and of His ability to anoint, baptize, fill, and indwell human lives. The term speaks of God in activity: "And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters" (Genesis 1:2). It refers to God working among mankind to regenerate man's fallen nature and enable him to do the supernatural will of God in the world. We note that the Spirit is the agent in the new birth (John 3:5; Titus 3:5). Since the Holy Spirit is God Himself, we properly use the pronouns He and Him to refer to the Spirit. We often use "Holy Ghost" and "Holy Spirit" as abbreviated forms of "the baptism (or gift) of the Holy Ghost," and in such cases it is proper to use the pronoun it as a substitute. When we do this, however, we should always remember that the Holy Ghost is God and not merely an unintelligent force or fluid. The following verses of Scripture reveal that the Holy Ghost is not an unintelligent force but is in fact God: Acts 5:3-4, 9; 20:23, 28; 21:11.
Christians why should god have a son? by Young C
Q: First we know that animals and humans and plants reproduce because they re not able to live forever and always need offspring to carry on their species or the species will die out, but God himself is eternal and does not die. He is all powerfull and is not in need of anyone to continue his line, because as the lord obviously he cant have a father because that would be something greater than him and he cant have a son or daughter because that woul be something greater than him down the road. And remember even in the old testament the lord says i am a jealous god, why would he want to share the spotlight with a son. HE destroys for trynna share his spotlight with a damn golden calf, so what makes you think the lord would not be angry if you started worshiping a man as his son.
Secondly just because jesus was a virgin birth doesnt make him the son of god. Because god does what he wants and all he has to say is be and it is. Remember adam and eve were created without father or mother.
apostle jeff why should anyone be born with the sins of their fathers. Yall believe we were created in gods image(Which I dont believe) so our daily affairs are resembling his. so when it comes to justice we always hold a person accountable for his own actions, we dont put the burden of his fathers sins on him.
if a murderer gets away we dont take his son and kill him. and when someone commits a crime, there is no universal scapegoat that absorbs the sin, so why would god create one.
free you say god would not be mad if we worshipped jesus, but atwhat other times in the bible do you see a people worshipping their prophet. do you see the people worshipping moses or aron because they were wise men, no. thats called polytheism, and god forbids that as that is the highest crime. associating others with him. They didnt worship joseph, they didnt worship jacob, they didnt worship joseph, tehy didnt worship elias, they didnt worship john, they didnt worship zacarias. and all these were the wisest of the wise. so why should jesus be called more than a messenger of allah. you say god needed someone to communicate to mankind with, hes done that throughout history with every nation, but he never called on them to worship his messengers.
and waterall what about the people before jesus
In Matthew, the angel appears to Joseph in a dream and tells him that Mary's child will save his people from their sins. In Luke, the angel tells Mary that her son will be great, he will be called the Son of the Most High and will rule on David's throne forever. A short time later Mary tells Elizabeth that all generations will consider her (Mary) blessed because of the child that will be born to her.
If this were true, Mary and Joseph should have had the highest regard for their son. Instead, we read in Mark 3:20-21 that Jesus' family tried to take custody of him because they thought he had lost his mind. And later, in Mark 6:4-6 Jesus complained that he received no honor among his own relatives and his own household.
dj mantx since the son is the father, when jesus died, god died, and when someone is dead their senses are taken away. so that would mean god is not omnipotent, and that would be pure blasphemy.
but also jesus several times refers to the father and himself as two different people
tomcat why is it that the old testament mention nothing during the creation period about a son and this idea came about just during the roman era under pontius pilate.
god doesnt need to create anything to experience anything. since he created everything.....everything.
would god send his own children to hell by the droves.......nope..but he will send his creation there if they disobey
Tuberoo, adam didnt have a mom or a dad and he is not considered a child of god. all allah had to say for jesus to come into existence was be and he was, and he was reinforced by allah.
death means for your flesh to die, to be gone but with that your senses will be gone for a period of time, and as you said the son is part of the father, so a part of the father died even if for a few moments
according to the bible "I and the father are one". sounds like a symbiotic relationship and the only way for that to end is they have to be broken from each other, which according to christianity is not the case.
you wil ltaste death and those are the worst hours of a mans existence.
so three in one, that is not possible. there cannot be three beings occupying the body of one. it is impossible for three things to occupy the same existence. there is one of everything, and never 3 in one.
this is really foolish, does it make sense that a monotheistic religion should have 2 other deities next to god. and on top of that pray to mary and a bunch of saints when allah is the only one who has the power to help or hurt
according to chrisitianity, god has died for your sins. (blasphemy) so if you believe in jesus you happen to be saved and you dont have to worry about a damn thing in this life and the afterlife, jesus loves the sinners. ha
you are held accountable for your sins, not jesus, not adam, not anyone. You committ murder, its on you. Your sins will not be magically forgiven by a scapegoat. only allah holds the keys to your fate, not the son or the holy spirit.
so what happens to all the people who never heard the message of christianity? They go to hell, huh?
there is a transition period after death where the spirit is not aware of anything. Just like your spirit was there before birth.......but im pretty sure you dont remember a damn thing from when you were with your lord back then
A: The Son is a part of the whole. God did not reproduce as a man reproduces. The Son became flesh to overcome temptation as a man and to remain perfect and to overcome sin and death. God is righteous and all knowing he does not weigh sin as in some sin is okay he does not overlook sin and God is all knowing and did surely know man would sin. God had a plan of salvation before he created man. Edit you assume there will be sinners in heaven but this is not true no sinner will inherit the kingdom of Heaven, Those who accept the atonement are by faith made new and will be literally made new after when they are resurrected. All men sin and all men die it is the reason that God does provide the atonement God's plan is to bring his creation to his righteousness not to join man in man's sin. There is only one way and Jesus told us he is the way and the truth and the life no one comes to the Father but through the Son. Edit again You are not grasping the trinity nor the fact that death is not eternal....Christ sacrificed his flesh for yours and was resurrected. God did not die ...Understnad if all we are is flesh then none of us will exist after our flesh dies...You do believe that your flesh will one day perish right? Does tis mean that you ahve ceased to exist? If you perish wiht your flesh then this argument means nothing because you simply cease to exist. We are created in the image of God wiht an eternal spirit we are more than flesh and death is not etenral but we who accept the atonement of Christ like him have everlasting life. Gen 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. Gen 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. Genesis 1 explains God said let US create man in OUR image. Genesis 2 shows how man is created from the dust (flesh) God breathed life into him (spirit) and man became a living soul (soul) God created man above the animals more than flesh which returns to dust but with an eternal spirit. We are more than flesh and God is more than flesh. Death is not eternal as Christ did rise from death the grave. Hopefully you will one day realize you are more than flesh but also have an eternal spirit. This is the image of God who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit Does God overlook sin? Does God weigh sin as if some sin is okay? Is God not a righteous God? God does not overlook sin or weigh sin all sin is sin and God does not agree with any sin. no sin will enter God's heaven. The Father did not die he is not flesh he is one with his flesh as you are one with yours.. You are not only flesh but also spirit and the sprit might be seperate form the flesh but the spirit is not what dies, If you are merely flesh then yes you will perish and that will be the end of you what continues? To believe that God is three becaue he is Father, Son and Holy Spirit is the same as saying you are three flesh, spirit and soul and these are three seperate beings...If you are only flesh then you would cease to exist for good when your flesh perishs. Sorry my friend my spirit was created by God it did not pre-exist me or God but is creation the same as my flesh and was created after my flesh according to the word of God that came from Moses. First God made Adam from the dust (flesh) then he breathed into him life (spirit) and then he became a living soul (soul) This is the image of God that God said he created man in his image. God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit and is ONE God.
JWs, Is Jesus literally the Son of God? by Deo
Q: A word or an expression can have a literal or metaphorical/non-literal meaning.
For example, the word "sheep" in Exodus 22:1 is literal, but in John 10:27, "sheep" has a metaphorical/non-literal meaning.
Another example is the word "son(s)". In Genesis 5:3 "son(s)" is literal, while in Mark 3:17 "son(s)" is metaphorical/non-literal.
How about the term "Son of God" as referring to Jesus? Is it literal or metaphorical?
Is Jesus the Son of God by nature?
If we will say that X is the literal son of Y (= X is the son of Y by nature), then either (or both) of these are true:
#1: Y procreated/sired X as his literal offspring
#2: X shares his nature with and derives that nature in some way from Y
Without any of these two points (#1 and #2) true in the case of Jesus, we cannot say that he is literally the Son of God. If not one of these two points is true of Jesus, then to call Jesus "Son of God" is to use metaphorical language.
I personally believe that God didn't sired Jesus. But I believe the Jesus as the Son of God has the same nature as his Father.
How about JWs, do you believe the term "Son of God" as applied to Jesus is literal or metaphorical? If the term "Son of God" is literal then Jesus shares fully the nature of his Father, but if it is metaphorical then Jesus has a nature different from God's nature.
Now, JWs should be aware what are the implications of affirming that Jesus has the same nature as God. The nature of God refers to the sum of his essential attributes (e.g. eternality, omnicience, omnipotence, to name just a few). So, if Jesus has the same nature as God and if God is eternal, then so is Jesus, simply because eternality is just a subset of God's nature.
So, my question for JW is:
a) Does the term "Son of God" as applied to Jesus literal or metaphorical?
If your answer is literal, then you should accept that Jesus has the same nature as God.
But if it is not literal but simply metaphorical, then Jesus has a similar (but not the same) nature as God.
b) Does Christ has the same nature as God or he has a nature similar to (but not the same as) God's?
A: Jesus is literally the Son of God I kept looking in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven One like a Son of Man was coming, and He came up to the Ancient of Days and was presented before Him. And to Him was given dominion, glory and a kingdom, that all the peoples, nations and men of every language might serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion which will not pass away; and His kingdom is one which will not be destroyed. (Daniel 7:13-14) Matthew 25:31 is in itself a clear indication of his divinity, because the Son of Man who comes in glory is also the judge of the world, a function plainly ascribed to God alone. Furthermore, the gospel writer describes the way the disciples worshipped Jesus in words that were reserved exclusively for the worship of God (Matthew 28:9,17) by which he shows clearly who he considered Jesus to be. Finally the expression to baptise “in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit” in Matthew 28:19 speaks for itself. Jesus was more than a perfect man, he was, on earth, a perfect being in whom the fulness of God bodily dwelt and continues to dwell. “For in Him (Christ) dwells all the fulness of the Godhead bodily” (Col. 2:9). The term “dwells” is present tense. It indicates a state of continued being. The word dwell means, “to house permanently, i.e. reside (literally or figuratively): -dwell, inhabitant.” (Strong). That the fulness of God dwelt in Christ before, during, and after His earthly life is seen from a statement in John’s gospel. “Bodily” means it remained in Jesus while he was on earth. John wrote: “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. . . . And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace” (John 1:14, 16). Godhood means “the state of Deity, the condition of being God.” The passage clearly shows that Jesus is before, during, and after His life on earth, of the very same nature as God. On earth Jesus simply declared, “I and my Father are one” (John 10:30). Now notice that Jesus is called Jehovah. Again from Isaiah we read, “... mine eyes have seen the King, Jehovah of hosts” (Isa. 6:5). Isaiah saw Jehovah, the King. Now read what John, under divine guidance of the Holy Spirit said specifically about this prophecy. “These things said Isaiah, because he saw His glory, and He spoke of Him” (John 12:41). The glory John specified was that which belonged to Jesus Christ. John affirmed that the glory Isaiah saw was the glory of Christ, but Isaiah said he saw the glory of Jehovah, the King. Thus, Jesus is referred to by the term Jehovah, contrary to the assertion of official Jehovah’s Witness doctrine. Any doctrine that denies His deity while on earth is false and the Jehovah’s Witnesses deny his deity. Jesus is directly addressed as God. Thomas doubted that Jesus had actually come back to life. But when he examined Jesus personally, he was forced to exclaim, “My Lord and my God” (John 20:28). An honest person cannot come to any other conclusion. Jesus is both Lord and God. He has always been God. He will ever be God. Thomas did not use the same kind of descriptive phrases Rutherford, and other Jehovah’s Witnesses, use. He called Him God --not “a god.” The Greek text reads, “Ho Kurios mou kai ho Theos mou,” which is literally translated, “The Lord of me and the God of me.” Thomas referred to Jesus as “the God of me.” Jehovah’s Witnesses cannot use the language of Thomas and remain true to their doctrinal defection and denial of our Lord’s deity. If Thomas overstated the case Jesus should have corrected him. If Thomas was simply wrong, Jesus should have said, “No, Thomas, I am not the God -- I might be called ‘a god,’ if by that you mean a mighty person, but I am not the God.” However, all who have read the Bible with any profit at all know that Jesus did not correct Thomas. Thomas was correct in recognizing Jesus as “the God.” The Jehovah’s Witnesses are fully in error in refusing to do so. Jesus claimed to be the great I AM. “Jesus said to them, ”Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM“ (John 8:58).
Who are the sons of God? by Tarxus
Q: Here and there throughout the Bible (although mostly in the New Testament) reference is occasionally made about the "Sons of God". Most people I have talked to say they are angels up in heaven but is there any scriptural proof of this? Or is it mainly conjecture?
Also are angels always male? Are there any female angels?
A: Genesis 6:1-4 refers to the sons of God and the daughters of men. There have been several suggestions as to who the sons of God were and why the children they had with daughters of men grew into a race of giants (that is what the word Nephilim seems to indicate). The three primary views on the identity of the sons of God are 1) they were fallen angels, 2) they were powerful human rulers, or 3) they were godly descendants of Seth intermarrying with wicked descendants of Cain. Giving weight to the first theory is the fact that in the Old Testament the phrase “sons of God” always refers to angels (Job 1:6; 2:1; 38:7). A potential problem with this is in Matthew 22:30, which indicates that angels do not marry. The Bible gives us no reason to believe that angels have a gender or are able to reproduce. The other two views do not present this problem. The weakness of views 2) and 3) is that ordinary human males marrying ordinary human females does not account for why the offspring were “giants” or “heroes of old, men of renown.” Further, why would God decide to bring the flood on the earth (Genesis 6:5-7) when God had never forbade powerful human males or descendants of Seth to marry ordinary human females or descendants of Cain? The oncoming judgment of Genesis 6:5-7 is linked to what took place in Genesis 6:1-4. Only the obscene, perverse marriage of fallen angels with human females would seem to justify such a harsh judgment. As previously noted, the weakness of the first view is that Matthew 22:30 declares, “At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.” However, the text does not say “angels are not able to marry.” Rather, it indicates only that angels do not marry. Second, Matthew 22:30 is referring to the “angels in heaven.” It is not referring to fallen angels, who do not care about God’s created order and actively seek ways to disrupt God’s plan. The fact that God’s holy angels do not marry or engage in sexual relations does not mean the same is true of Satan and his demons. View 1) is the most likely position. Yes, it is an interesting “contradiction” to say that angels are sexless and then to say that the “sons of God” were fallen angels who procreated with human females. However, while angels are spiritual beings (Hebrews 1:14), they can appear in human, physical form (Mark 16:5). The men of Sodom and Gomorrah wanted to have sex with the two angels who were with Lot (Genesis 19:1-5). It is plausible that angels are capable of taking on human form, even to the point of replicating human sexuality and possibly even reproduction. Why do the fallen angels not do this more often? It seems that God imprisoned the fallen angels who committed this evil sin, so that the other fallen angels would not do the same (as described in Jude 6). Earlier Hebrew interpreters and apocryphal and pseudopigraphal writings are unanimous in holding to the view that fallen angels are the “sons of God” mentioned in Genesis 6:1-4. This by no means closes the debate. However, the view that Genesis 6:1-4 involves fallen angels mating with human females has a strong contextual, grammatical, and historical basis.
Jesus is the son of God? by j3z7kd1j09aj
Q: could the word son in the Bible means something else than the son as we understand today? as Jesus is not the only son of God. please don't quote me anything from John. John can have his own opinion.
son of God.
sons of God.
children of God.
Adam the Son of God?
.....which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.
Sollomon is the Son of God?
1 Chronicles 22:10
He shall build an house for my name; and he shall be my son, and I will be his father;......
David is the Son of God?
2 Samuel 7:14
I will be his father, and he shall be my son.....
"Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth"
Israel is the son of GOd?
Exodus 4: 22
"…Israel is my son, even my firstborn".
"…For I (God) am a Father to Israel, and E’-phra-im is my firstborn."
sons of God?
..they are the sons of God
son of God = an honor servent of God.
A: The Bible has been distorted over time so I prefer to use the Quran to prove he was not the son of God. Even though parts of the Bible are still the original it is not good to use any of it as it is today. “And (remember) when ‘Eesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), said: ‘O Children of Israel! I am the Messenger of Allaah unto you, confirming the Tawraat [(Torah) which came] before me, and giving glad tidings of a Messenger to come after me, whose name shall be Ahmad.’ But when he (Ahmad, i.e. Muhammad) came to them with clear proofs, they said: ‘This is plain magic’” [al-Saff 61:6] “But the Messiah [‘Eesa (Jesus)] said: ‘O Children of Israel! Worship Allaah, my Lord and your Lord.’ Verily, whosoever sets up partners (in worship) with Allaah, then Allaah has forbidden Paradise to him, and the Fire will be his abode. And for the Zaalimoon (polytheists and wrongdoers) there are no helpers” [al-Maa’idah 5:72] “Surely, they have disbelieved who say: ‘Allaah is the Messiah [‘Eesa (Jesus)], son of Maryam (Mary).’” [al-Maa’idah 5:72] “And the Jews say: ‘Uzair (Ezra) is the son of Allaah, and the Christians say: Messiah is the son of Allaah. That is their saying with their mouths, resembling the saying of those who disbelieved aforetime. Allaah’s Curse be on them, how they are deluded away from the truth!” [al-Tawbah 9:30] “He [‘Eesa (Jesus)] said: ‘Verily, I am a slave of Allaah, He has given me the Scripture and made me a Prophet’” [Maryam 19:30] “(Remember) when Allaah will say (on the Day of Resurrection). ‘O ‘Eesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary)! Remember My Favour to you and to your mother when I supported you with Rooh‑ul‑Qudus [Jibreel (Gabriel)] so that you spoke to the people in the cradle and in maturity; and when I taught you writing, Al‑Hikmah (the power of understanding), the Tawraat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel); and when you made out of the clay, a figure like that of a bird, by My Permission, and you breathed into it, and it became a bird by My Permission, and you healed those born blind, and the lepers by My Permission, and when you brought forth the dead by My Permission; and when I restrained the Children of Israel from you (when they resolved to kill you) as you came unto them with clear proofs, and the disbelievers among them said: This is nothing but evident magic’” [al-Maa'idah 5:110] “Verily, the likeness of ‘Eesa (Jesus) before Allaah is the likeness of Adam. He created him from dust, then (He) said to him: ‘Be!’ — and he was” [Aal ‘Imraan 3:59] She said: ‘O my Lord! How shall I have a son when no man has touched me.’ He said: ‘So (it will be) for Allaah creates what He wills. When He has decreed something, He says to it only: “Be!” and it is’” [Aal ‘Imraan 3:45-47] “And I have come confirming that which was before me of the Tawraat (Torah), and to make lawful to you part of what was forbidden to you, and I have come to you with a proof from your Lord. So fear Allaah and obey me” [Aal ‘Imraan 3:50] “And because of their (Jews) disbelief and uttering against Maryam (Mary) a grave false charge (that she has committed illegal sexual intercourse); And because of their saying (in boast), ‘We killed Messiah ‘Eesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), the Messenger of Allaah,’ — but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but it appeared so to them the resemblance of ‘Eesa (Jesus) was put over another man (and they killed that man)], and those who differ therein are full of doubts. They have no (certain) knowledge, they follow nothing but conjecture. For surely; they killed him not [i.e. ‘Eesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary)]: But Allaah raised him [‘Eesa (Jesus)] up (with his body and soul) unto Himself (and he is in the heavens). And Allaah is Ever All‑Powerful, All‑Wise” [al-Nisa’ 4:156-158] “And (remember) when Allaah will say (on the Day of Resurrection): 'O ‘Eesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary)! Did you say unto men: Worship me and my mother as two gods besides Allaah?’ He will say: ‘Glory be to You! It was not for me to say what I had no right (to say). Had I said such a thing, You would surely have known it. You know what is in my inner‑self though I do not know what is in Yours; truly, You, only You, are the All‑Knower of all that is hidden (and unseen). Never did I say to them aught except what You (Allaah) did command me to say: Worship Allaah, my Lord and your Lord. And I was a witness over them while I dwelt amongst them, but when You took me up, You were the Watcher over them; and You are a Witness to all things’” [al-Maa'idah 5:116-117] “ ‘Never did I say to them aught except what You (Allaah) did command me to say: Worship Allaah, my Lord and your Lord. And I was a witness over them while I dwelt amongst them, but when You took me up, You were the Watcher over them; and You are a Witness to all things’” [al-Maa'idah 5:116-117]
If Jesus is God's Son...? by leyliz
Q: can you please tell me which verses lead you to believe this?
i don't want preaching, i want evidence. this question is not meant to offend, i just simply want to know what Jesus said that lead everyone to believe he was the son of God.
A: John 3:16, 17; 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. John 1:14; 4 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. Heb. 1:2, 3; 2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; 3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; Mat.11:27; 27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. Matthew 26:63, 64; 63 But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God. 64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. John 17:1-5; 1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: 2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. 3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. 4 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. 5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. John 5:18-27 18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God. 19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. 20 For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel. 21 For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will. 22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: 23 That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him. 24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. 25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. 26 For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; 27 And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man. John 10:36 36 Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God? John 11:4; 4 When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby. Matt. 17:5 ; 5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. Matt. 26:63,64; 63 But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God. 64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. Luke 3:22; 22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased. Luke 1:35; 35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. There are more but I believe these relate well to the absolute fact that Jesus Christ is the Son of the Living God. Praise His Holy Name!!! gatita_63109
Does no other gods before me include the sons of god ? by Sara
Q: Commandment #1 "You shall have no other gods before me". Does this include sons of god Jesus and Satan?
Jesus is a son of god like Satan is a son of god.
A: satan was created, Jesus is the CREATOR. "Now the point in Christianity which gives us the greatest shock is the statement that by attaching ourselves to Christ, we can 'become Sons of God'. One asks 'Aren't we Sons of God already? Surely the fatherhood of God is one of the main Christian ideas?' Well, in a certain sense, no doubt we are sons of God already. I mean, God has brought us into existence and loves us and looks after us, and in that way is like a father. But when the Bible talks of our 'becoming' Sons of God, obviously it must mean something different. And that brings us up against the very centre of Theology. One of the creeds says that Christ is the Son of God 'begotten, not created'; and it adds 'begotten by his Father before all worlds'. Will you please get it quite clear that this has nothing to do with the fact that when Christ was born on earth as a man, that man was the son of a virgin? We are not now thinking about the Virgin Birth. We are thinking about something that happened before Nature was created at all, before time began. 'Before all worlds' Christ is begotten, not created. What does it mean? We don't use the words begetting or begotten much in modern English, but everyone still knows what they mean. To beget is to become the father of: to create is to make. And the difference is this. When you beget, you beget something of the same kind as yourself. A man begets human babies, a beaver begets little beavers and a bird begets eggs which turn into little birds. But when you make, you make something of a different kind from yourself. A bird makes a nest, a beaver builds a dam, a man makes a wireless set-or he may make something more like himself than a wireless set: say, a statue. If he is a clever enough carver he may make a statue which is very like a man indeed. But, of course, it is not a real man; it only looks like one. It cannot breathe or think. It is not alive. Now that is the first thing to get clear. What God begets is God; just as what man begets is man. What God creates is not God; just as what man makes is not man. That is why men are not Sons of God in the sense that Christ is. They may be like God in certain ways, but they are not things of the same kind. They are more like statues or pictures of God. A statue has the shape of a man but is not alive. In the same way, man has (in a sense I am going to explain) the 'shape' or likeness of God, but he has not got the kind of life God has. Let us take the first point (man's resemblance to God) first. Everything God has made has some likeness to Himself. Space is like Him in its hugeness: not that the greatness of space is the same kind of greatness as God's, but it is a sort of symbol of it, or a translation of it into non-spiritual terms. Matter is like God in having energy: though, again, of course, physical energy is a different kind of thing from the power of God. The vegetable world is like Him because it is alive, and He is the 'living God'. But life, in this biological sense, is not the same as the life there is in God: it is only a kind of symbol or shadow of it. When we come on to the animals, we find other kinds of resemblance in addition to biological life. The intense activity and fertility of the insects, for example, is a first dim resemblance to the unceasing activity and the creativeness of God. In the higher mammals we get the beginnings of instinctive affection. That is not the same thing as the love that exists in God: but it is like it-rather in the way that a picture drawn on a flat piece of paper can nevertheless be 'like' a landscape. When we come to man, the highest of the animals, we get the completest resemblance to God which we know of. (There may be creatures in other worlds who are more like God than man is, but we do not know about them.) Man not only lives, but loves and reasons: biological life reaches its highest known level in him. And that is precisely what Christianity is about. This world is a great sculptor's shop. We are the statues and there is a rumour going round the shop that some of us are some day going to come to life."
who where the sons of God? by jd_bethel2002
Q: who where the sons of GOD
A: One theory is that the sons of God are the descendants of Seth, the pure line of Adam. The daughters of men are then seen as the descendants of Cain. This is the view put forth by the pseudepigraphical work: Conflict of Adam and Eve with Satan. A second theory is that the sons of God are angels who came to earth and had children with the daughters of men. A third theory revolves around the fact that "elohim" literally means "powers"and is, at times, used in the Bible to refer to powerful human rulers. In the Hebrew "Elohim" is God's name but it is a plural word. (The -im suffix denotes plural, though apologists such as Chuck Missler would regard this as an allusion to the Trinity. A fourth theory relates the "sons of God" to the 70 sons of El and Athirat in the Canaanite tradition of Ugarit, from whose marriage with a race of titanesses (the daughters of man), the 70 nations of the earth were born
Jesus is the Son of God...? by irchik
Q: Jesus is the Son of God. Some people believe He was a prophet, some believe He was just a good man and some think that He didn't exist at all.. Well, the truth is, He is who He said He was..
*Did you know that he was the only famous prophet who actually proclaimed Himself as God's Son? Since no one else claimed that title, then He is what He claims to be.
its victoria- well that just doesn't make sense because we all know you're not a giraffe.
I and my Father are one. (KJV)
"Behold, a voice out of the heavens said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.""
A: There are many references to Christ as “The” Son of God in the New Testament. In the Synoptic Gospels this can be found in such passages as Mt 8:29, 14:33, 16:16&17; Mk 1:1, 14:61; Luke 1:35, and 4:41. In Mt 27:40-43, Mk 14:61-62, and Lk 22:70 Christ openly accepts this designation. In John’s Gospel we have incidents recorded in which Christ clearly says he is “the Son of God” (5:25, 10:36, 11:4). William Evans comments concerning the Son of God passages in the Gospels: If when He called Himself “the Son of God” He did not mean more than that he was a son of God, why then did the high priest accuse Him of blasphemy when He claimed this title (Mt 26:61-63)? Does not Mark 12:6 – “Having yet therefore one son, his well beloved, he sent him also last unto them, saying, ‘They will reverence my son,’” indicate a special sonship? The sonship of Christ is human and historical it is true; but it is more: it is transcendent, unique, solitary. That something unique lay in this title seem clear from John 5:18 – “The Jews sought the more to kill Him … because he … said … also that God was His own Father, making Himself equal with God.” There are many enlightening passages relating to Christ as “the Son of God” in the epistles. One such passage is found in Romans 1:3-4: “…concerning His Son, who was born of a descendant of David according to the flesh, who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord” This passage contrasts the humanity and deity of Christ. He was a descendant of David according to humanity but was declared “the Son of God” with power in his resurrection. This use of “Son of God” is not mundane. It is an exalted usage. Other contexts in which Paul calls Jesus the “Son” are also informative. In 1 Co 1:13 Paul speaks of the “kingdom of the Son.” He lived his life “by faith in the Son of God” (Gal 2:20), preached the Son (2 Co 1:19), believed that we are being conformed “to the likeness of his Son” (Ro 8:29) and looked forward to the coming of the Son (1 Thess 1:10). From the totality of Scripture’s declarations about Christ as the Son, James Orr concludes as follows: This title is one to which there can be no finite comparison or analogy. The oneness with God which it designates is not such a reflex influence of the divine thought and character as man and angels may attain, but identity of essence constituting him not God-like alone, but God. Others may be children of God in a moral sense; but this right of elemental nature none but He; He is herein the only Son; so little separate, so close to the inner divine life which He expresses, that He is in the bosom of the Father. This language denotes two natures homogeneous, entirely one, and both so essential to the Godhead that neither can be omitted from any truth you speak of it. Christ is the only begotten Son. “And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. John testified about Him and cried out, saying, ‘This was He of whom I said, “He who comes after me has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.”’ For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace. For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ. No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.” (John 1:14-18) "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” (John 3:16-18) “By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him.” (1 John 4:9) Of particular interest are the verses which precede the first passage quoted (John 1:14-18): “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.” (John 1:12&13) In this passage John is describing those who will be born as sons of God through Christ. Nevertheless, in verses 14- 18 that follow John speaks of Christ as the “only begotten.” His status is unique among those who are children of God. He is the Son from eternity. Others may become sons in time. He is the son by nature. Others may become sons by adoption (Ro 8:15 NASB). This title reinforces the unique sonship of Christ.
Why do people mistake the prophet Jesus, as God's son? by mila kunis
Q: Jesus was a prophet and not a son of God. he was a great man, but still a man, and the REAL Bible clearly says "thou shalt not have any idols/Gods before me."
A: Does “Son of God” mean anything? Lets see the sons of God in the Bible. According to the bible, God has got sons by tons. It’s mentioned in the bible: “That the sons of God saw the daughters of men……” (Genesis 6:2) “……when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men….”(Genesis 6:4) “……Thus saith the LORD, Israel is my son, even my firstborn:” (Exodus 4:22) “…....for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.” (Jeremiah 31:9) “……..which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.” (Luke 3:38) “ I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.” (Psalms 2:7) What does son of God really mean? It only means a righteous servant of God, a peacemaker, the one who obeys God, the one who is led by the spirit of God. Who says so? Jesus says so “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” (Mathew 5:9) “9Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. (Mathew 5:9, NIV) Paul testifies the same thing. “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” (Romans 8:14) “Son of God” does not prove anything. It only means a righteous servant of God as Jesus (pbuh) and Paul both testify. If Christians insist that Jesus (pbuh) is “begotten” of God then David (pbuh) too is begotten of God according to Psalms 2:7. So he qualifies to be God too and this blasphemous word has been thrown out of the KJV by the Christian scholars as a fabrication. NOTE: The RSV,NIV and many other versions do not have this word “begotten” in John 3:16. >> why would GOD WORSHIP HIMSELF? Don't you Know about JESUS WORSHIPPING HIS GOD: Let us look at Luke 5:16 "And he (Jesus) withdrew himself into the wilderness and prayed to his God." Here we see that Jesus had a God, a supreme God, who is higher than him and stronger than him. Jesus was God's servant and he prayed to God so God would strengthen him more and reinforce him with patience and desire to continue his mission in spreading the word of God Almighty. Also, let us look at Matthew 26:39 "And going a little way forward, he (Jesus) fell upon his face, praying and saying 'My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass away from me. Yet, not as I will, but as you will.' "Here in this verse we see two things: (1) Jesus bowed down on his face and prayed in submission to his GOD in obedience. (2) Jesus was begging his GOD to let the cup pass away from him.Jesus did not have the power to will it for himself and make the cup pass away from Jesus. GOD had to do it for Jesus !. How can Jesus be the Creater of this Universe, the all knowing, most powerful??!!