The Bible often refers to Jesus as the Son of God. God is portrayed as the trinity: father, son and holy spirit. God being the Father. Jesus the Son. The Holy Spirit as God’s presence in our daily lives. This might be a difficult and hard thing to grasp. It seems like three different identities. Yet there is only one God and in him all joins together.
For example: water is water. Right? But you can drink water and when it’s frozen you can walk on it. If it’s hot you can boil an egg. God is like water. H2O. Present in different forms, with different outputs. But always the same God.
Jesus as the Son of God. This remains a stumbling block to many people.
Struggling with Jesus
Maybe you believe in God but you struggle with Jesus. Inspiring as he may be, by saying he is the Son of God it seems to become more of a fairy tale to you. It’s physically impossible that something as divine as God could produce an actual human being.
To muslims saying that Jesus is the Son of God is a no-go area. Unthinkable. To Islam God is so holy and him having a son would take away from reign. ‘Allah does not procreate nor is he created.’ He is outside of the chain of cause and effect. He can online create. Jesus does play an important in Islam though. A far greater one than people often assume. Muslims also believe that Maria is holy and has given a virgin birth.
What does Jesus say?
What does Jesus say himself? Is Jesus the Son of God? In the Bible you will find different statements of Jesus describing him as the Son of God. Jesus himself likes to refer to himself as the Son of Man. In four books in the Bible this is mentioned 80 times. It points back to the Old Testament that writes about the arrival of the Son of Man.
By the end of his life, when he is on trial, he is asked to testify: Are you the Son of God? Jesus’ answer: “Yes, I am”. This answer means his faith is sealed: he will be sentenced to death. Because anyone claiming to be the Son of God was sentenced to death at that time and age.
Is Jesus a liar?
Who is Jesus? Jesus himself claims to be the Son of God. So he is either a liar. Or a lunatic. Or he is speaking the truth. If he was a liar or lunatic, should we even be taking him seriously at all? Someone who makes claims like this, as extraordinary as they may be, should be considered a wacko. Unless he was telling the truth.