Jesus Is The Son of God (Part 2)

Today’s Lesson

Read 1 Chronicles 17:11-15, Psalm 2:7, Matthew 26:63, and Hebrews 1:1-2

Jesus is the Son of God. What does that mean? How can God have a Son?

In the Bible, Son of God is a title for the Messiah, or the Christ (which words mean anointed). God promised David that one of his descedants would rule forever and be a son to God (1 Chronicles 17:11-15). But how can anyone be a son to God?

Kings usually pass on their kingdom to their children, especially their firstborn son. According to Daniel 7:13-14, God will pass His kingdom unto the Messiah. In this sense, the Messiah is the heir of God, though God lives forever and does not die (Hebrews 1:1-2).

It is in this sense that Jesus is the firstborn of every creature (Colossians 1:15): Jesus was not created, but as The Creator of all things, He has the right to rule over them. Moreover, Jesus is also the firstborn from the dead (Colossians 1:18): not because He was the first one to resurrect, but because He rules over all mortals (all human beings) though He himself became a mortal.

In conclusion, that Jesus is The Son of God means that He, as the Messiah, will rule in human form from Zion over all the nations of the world (Psalm 2:7, Daniel 7:13-14).

Questions for Reflection

  1. Why does Jesus have the right to rule over all creation?
  2. Do you recognize Jesus as God’s heir, King of Kings, and king of your heart?
  3. The Bible teaches in Genesis 1:1 that God created all things. In Colossians 1:15, the Bible also teaches that Jesus created all things. How can both Genesis 1:1 and Colossians 1:15 be true?

Sample Prayer

Lord Jesus, I believe you are God heir. You are God’s Son! You are the one whom God has anointed as King over Earth, humanity, and all His creations, for all eternity! May I live forevoere in your kingdom, redeemed by your sacrifice, forgiven by your mercy and grace. Be the king of my heart today and forever. Amen!

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  6. God Is Righteous
  7. God Is Holy
  8. God Is Just
  9. God Is Merciful
  10. God Is Love
  11. God Is Complex

Jesus

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  2. Jesus Is The Angel of The Lord
  3. Jesus Is The Brightness of God’s Glory
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The Trinity: Is Jesus God?To Whom Was God Talking in Genesis 1:26?

Unconditional Election

Is Jacob’s Election A Sample of Unconditional Election?God Hated Esau? What’s up with That!Romans 9:14-16 and Unconditional ElectionRomans 9:17 and The Hardening of Pharaoh’s Heart

Christian Living

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9 thoughts on “Jesus Is The Son of God (Part 2)

  1. Sorry but ‘Son of God’ is not a title for the Messiah, or the Christ, there being many sons and daughters of god. Jesus is the only begotten beloved son of God and a son of man. He is not God having come into the flesh but a man coming out of the womb of a woman by the Power of God.

    You also write “himself became a mortal” as if Jesus was before not a mortal being; He is always been a mortal being. Only God is eternal.

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    1. Thank-you for commenting. I see that you have a different opinion. What is your opinion beased on? As you can tell from my posts, my opinion on the matter (which is consistent with mainstream Christianity) is based on passages from the Bible. What about you? What is your opinion based on?

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      1. Great! Well, here is an interesting Scripture. In Revelation 1:17-18, Jesus identifies Himself as the First and the Last. In Isaiah 44:6, HaShem identifies Himself as the First and the Last. It seems to me that Jesus must be one being with HaShem in order for this to be true of both. As First and the Last, Jesus is not only divine, but God.

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  2. There is no connection between 1 Corinthians 15:45, where Jesus, the Lord from heaven, is identified as the last Adam, and between Revelation 1:17-18. 1 Corinthians identifies Jesus as the last Adam, but not as the first. In Relation 1:17-18, Jesus call Himself the First and the Last, the same title that HaShem uses in Isaiah 44:6 to refer to Himself. Revelation 1:17-18 clearly has Isaiah 44:6 in mind, not 1 Corinthians 15:45. Even more, within Revelation 1 we find many allusions to Scriptures in the Tanakh (Old Testament): the Menorah has 7 arms, Jesus has white hair as Daniel’s Ancient of Days, Jesus comes with the clouds as the Son of Man in Daniel, those that pierced Him will look at Him as in Zechariah 12:10. And that’s just the beginning of the book! Revelation is clearly a book with references to the Old Testament, which supports the view that when Jesus says He is The First and The Last, He is using the same title HaShem gave Himself in Isaiah 44:6. Even the number 7 is based on the day of rest from the week of creation. But in Revelation there are no references to Adam himself, as there are in 1 Corinthians 5:45. This means you are comparing apples with oranges: Revelation 1:17-18 has nothing to do with 1 Corinthians 15:45. Therefore, the Lord’s claim to be the First and the Last is a claim to be God. Moreover, in Revelation 1:17-18, Jesus is not talking about the new creation; instead, He is identifying Himself. The topic of the new creation hasn’t been introduced yet in the book.

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