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What does it mean that Jesus is the Son of God?



    
    

Clarify Share Report Asked July 01 2013 Mini Anonymous (via GotQuestions)

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
Jesus is not God's Son in the sense of a human father and a son. God did not get married and have a son. God did not mate with Mary and, together with her, produce a son. Jesus is God's Son in the ...

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178635 435846259785637 203418296 o Rajaraman V
"Jesus Christ is the Son of God" means that the Lord Jesus Christ is equal in all the Divine attributes of the Heavenly Father and also Jesus Christ is the Ultimate Authority of all GOD creation & Owner of the whole universe (All GOD creation). 

See the below Holy Scriptures confirming the Supremacy of the Son of God

Colossians 1: 15-17

15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

Romans 1: 4
4 and who through the Spirit of holiness was appointed the Son of God in power by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord. 

John 16: 15A
15 All that belongs to the Father is mine...

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Galen 2 Galen Smith Retired from Multnomah Bible College and Biblical Seminary
In Jewish thought, to be the son of something meant to be of the same nature or essence as that thing. This notion probably goes all the way back to creation, where God established that every living creature reproduces “after its kind.” If a horse has a son, that son is a horse. If a dog has a son, that son is a dog. If a bird has a son, that son is a bird. If a man has a son (as I do), that son is human (as my son is, usually).

There are biblical examples of people who were given nicknames that described their nature. Why were James and John called “sons of thunder?” Was it because their dad, Zebedee, was a thunderous guy? No! It was because they were thunderous fellows. Barnabas was called “son of encouragement.” Was that because his dad was very encouraging? No, Barnabas was the great encourager. To be the son of something meant to be of the same quality or essence as that thing.

One of Jesus’ favorite names for himself was “Son of Man.” Nearly all scholars understand this to mean that Jesus was identifying with mankind. He was a genuine human being. That was important, for it qualified him to be our substitute and die for us (Hebrews 2:17). Even liberal theologians will usually agree that the phrase “Son of Man” means Jesus was a real man. Unfortunately, many are inconsistent when interpreting the phrase “Son of God.” But to the Jewish mind, to be the “Son of God” meant to be of the same quality, nature and essence as God, or in other words, to be divine. This was clear to the Jewish opponents of Jesus. John 5:17-18 says, “Jesus said to them, ‘My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I, too, am working.’ For this reason the Jews tried all the harder to kill him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.” (See also John 10:36). They fully understood that if a snake has a son, that son is a snake, and if a fish has a son, that son is a fish, and if God has a Son, that Son is divine, of the same quality, nature and essence as his Father. He is also God.

Therefore, when the Bible refers to Jesus as the Son of God, it means Jesus is God. So, when some people argue and say, “Jesus is not God, but only the son of God,” they do not understand how the Bible uses the notion of “son.” Jesus is the Son of God, and that means he is also God.

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