Son of Man

Adis K.

10 Powerful Insights into Jesus’ Astonishing Claims About His Identity

Christianity, Faith, Religious Texts

The concept of identity is complex and multifaceted, particularly relevant in the context of religion. In the case of Jesus, his claims about his identity have had a significant impact on the foundations of Christianity and continue to be a source of debate and discussion.

This article will delve into the importance of Jesus’ claims about his identity and explore the enduring questions and controversies surrounding his beliefs. By examining the historical and cultural context of Jesus’ time, we will gain a deeper understanding of the significance of his claims and their impact on the development of Christianity.

The Concept of the Trinity

When understanding the concept of the Trinity in Christianity, it is essential to consider what Jesus himself claimed about his identity. In this article, we will examine how the terms “Son of God” and “Son of Man” are used in the Bible and how they relate to Jesus’ divine nature. We will also consider the significance of Jesus’ incarnation and how it relates to the concept of the Trinity.

First and foremost, we have to see what Jesus claimed for himself. The following secondary stuff, i.e. the theological unpacking of what he said, can be debated forever. But what did Jesus say about himself? Regarding historical events, we can show with a relative degree of certainty what the most likely conclusion is if the evidence is promising, & the records are good.

The word “Trinity” is not itself in the bible, in the same way that the word “Tawhid” is not itself in the Koran. Just as the Shahadah is not found in the Koran, you have the Shahadah’s components in the koran. (37:35 and 48:29) they are not found there side by side as in the Shahada formula but are present in the Hadiths, NOT the Quran – With the trinity, the components are found in the Bible, but they’re not side by side, like the Shahadah. This doesn’t pose a problem.

If God can’t enter this world, then his omnipotence is limited. Did Allah not speak to Moses from the Burning Bush in Surah Ta Ha 9-14? The point is Allah can be in a physical place. God coming to this earth doesn’t limit his omnipotence. Jesus has taken on flesh, God the Father is still everywhere, Jesus the Son is here & is a manifestation of God in the flesh like the burning bush was for Moses. He is here in the flesh in both divine & human nature.

Son of God

The claim of “son of God” according to Jews at that time was not Divine – We find many examples.

I will be his father, and he shall be my son. When he commits iniquity, I will discipline him with the rod of men, with the stripes of the sons of men.

2 Samuel 7:14

This verse is part of a conversation between God and David, in which God promises to establish David’s kingdom forever and to make Solomon his son.

Behold, a son shall be born to you who shall be a man of rest. I will give him rest from all his surrounding enemies. For his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and quiet to Israel in his days. He shall build a house for my name. He shall be my son, and I will be his father, and I will establish his royal throne in Israel forever.

1 Chronicles 22:9-10

This verse is also part of a conversation between God and David, in which God promises to make Solomon his son and to establish his kingdom forever.

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

This verse suggests that Adam is considered a son of God in some sense.

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

Romans 8:14

This verse suggests that all believers in Jesus, whom the Holy Spirit leads, are considered sons of God.

Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them.

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 1:6 and Job 2:1

In some passages of the Bible, the term “son of God” refers to angels. Job 1:6 & 2:1 suggest that the “sons of God” are a group of angels who are in the presence of God.

Son of Man

When someone refers to that son of man coming on the clouds of heaven who is going to receive glory, authority and sovereign power and people of every nation and language are going to worship him with the worship due only to God, that son of man is more than just a human. He is divine. He will be worshipped by all people of all times. “Son of Man” is used predominantly in the New Testament Bible and as a title for Jesus Christ.

The term “Son of Man” appears over 80 times in the New Testament, with most occurrences being in the gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. In these gospels, Jesus frequently refers to himself as the “Son of Man,” The phrase is often used to refer to him in a Messianic sense.

Jesus says: “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.”

Matthew 8:20

In this verse, Jesus uses the term “Son of Man” to refer to himself in a humble and self-effacing way.”

In other passages of the New Testament, the term “Son of Man” is used to refer to Jesus in a more exalted sense, as the one who will come in judgment and glory. For example;

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.

14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

Daniel 7:13-14

This passage is a prophecy about the coming of Jesus Christ, who is referred to as the “son of man” in the New Testament. In the gospels, Jesus often refers to himself as the “son of man,” The phrase is often used to refer to him in a Messianic sense.

Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen.

Revelation 1:7

This passage is also interpreted as a reference to the Second Coming of Jesus when he will return to the earth in power and glory.

Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Philippians 2:9-11

This verse describes how Jesus was exalted by God and given a name above every other name. It also states that every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord, implying that people will worship him with the worship due only to God.

That Son of Man is more than just a human. He is divine.

And Jesus said, “I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.”

Mark 14:62

This verse is part of Jesus’s conversation with the high priest while he is on trial before the Sanhedrin, a council of Jewish leaders. In this conversation, Jesus claims to be the “I am,” which refers to God’s name in the Hebrew Bible. The high priest accuses Jesus of blasphemy, and Jesus responds by saying that the high priest will see the “Son of Man” seated at the right hand of God and coming with the clouds of heaven. This refers to the Second Coming of Jesus, when he will return in power and glory.

Jesus Foundations

The Significance of Jesus’ Incarnation and Its Relationship to the Trinity

Examining various biblical passages, we see that “Son of God” and “Son of Man” are used in complex and multifaceted ways. While these terms can refer to angels, believers, and other humans, they also hold a special significance about Jesus and his divine nature. In particular, Jesus’ claim to be the “Son of Man” who will be worshipped by all nations and his incarnation as the “Son of God” demonstrate his unique role as both fully human and fully divine.

This understanding of Jesus’ identity is crucial to the Trinity, which teaches that God is one being in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

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