Son of God, Son of Man (Names of Jesus)

            Son.  The word brings many emotions and meanings with it.  What does it mean to be a ‘son’?  To the Jews ‘son’ mean the person was of the same nature and essence as the father.  It described a close intimacy, an equality.  Jesus, the Son of God, possessed the same attributes as God (John 5:21).  He performed the same works (Matthew 9:2-6; John 5:24-29) and claimed equal honor with the Father (John 5:23; 14:1).  The title “Son of God” referred to Jesus as total deity.              This name, used 50 times in the Bible, was first used by John the Baptizer (John 1:34).  He was so convinced Jesus was God that he was willing to die for that truth.  Jesus Himself used this title to refer to Himself as God (disciples  (see John 3:13,16; 5:17-31; 6:62; 8:58; 10:30; 14:1,11; Rom 1:3-4; 9:5; Col 2:9; Titus 2:13).  Before His birth … Continue reading