Discuss The Son of God

The following excerpt from John chapter 5 is crystal clear that Jesus, in defining Himself as the Son of God, is declaring that He and His Father are the One True and Living God.

Let me take you through it, and then I’d be glad to hear your thoughts.

The chapter begins with Jesus healing a man at the pool of Bethesda, who had been ill for 38 years.  Note, first of all, the authority with which Jesus speaks:

Jesus said unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.

He doesn’t invoke the name of the LORD, or attribute the miracle to God, but seems to act by His own will and in His own authority. The problem was … Jesus had healed the man on the Sabbath day, an act that the religious leaders classed as work, and therefore illegal.

And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath. 10 The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for you to carry thy bed. 11 He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up your bed, and walk. 12 Then asked they him, What man is that which said unto you, Take up your bed, and walk? 13 And he that was healed did not know who it was: for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in that place. 14 Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, you are made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto you. 15 The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole. 16 And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.

In His defense, Jesus makes an astonishing statement!

17 But Jesus answered them, My Father works hitherto, and I work.

What does He mean by this? Well, we don’t need to guess, for the Jewish, religious leaders, experts in the Law of Moses, had no doubt what Jesus meant, immediately identifying it as blasphemous.  They claimed that Jesus was essentially saying, ‘I am God’.


18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.

Some make the point that these are Jesus’ enemies speaking, so why should we believe them? A fair question, but Jesus Himself goes on to clarify His meaning, drawing the union between Himself and His Father ever clearer. Instead of denying their claim, He confirms it by pointing out the unity of action: ‘as the Father … even so the Son’. It is this unity of mind, purpose and action that is the point of the phrase in v19, ‘The Son can do nothing of Himself’.


19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he sees the Father do: for what things soever he does, these also does the Son likewise. 20 For the Father loves the Son, and shews him all things that himself does: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel. 21 For as the Father raises up the dead, and quickens (makes alive) them; even so the Son quickens whom he will. 22 For the Father judges no man, but has committed all judgment unto the Son:

Not only does Jesus confirm their understanding, but in this last verse enhances it, by pointing out the consequences of it for the Jewish leaders themselves: they cannot say they are honouring God, if they do not honour the Son.

23 That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honours not the Son, honours not the Father which has sent him.

How do you honour God, the Father?

Well, because the Father loves His eternal Son, He desires that you honour Jesus Christ, the Son, in the same way, for they are One God, and there is only one response: to bow down and worship!

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Peace with God?


Peace with God?

We all long for peace, in our families, communities or the wider world, and yet any peace we find never lasts for long. The reason is that we don’t enjoy peace with God, and peace with God is the foundation of all true peace.

Peace with God is impossible in our current sinful condition.

Jesus Christ, the true and living Word of God, tells us in the Bible, that the reason we don’t have peace with God is that ‘all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God’ (Romans 3:23). Because the ‘heart is deceitful … and desperately wicked’ (Jeremiah 17:9) no amount of outer change will make a difference. All our prayers, good deeds, or religious commitments can never cleanse our sinful hearts. Peace with God is impossible in such a condition, but there is hope.

Peace with God is made possible through the Lord Jesus Christ alone.

‘For in Him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things … making peace by the blood of His cross.’ (Colossians 1:19,20)

This is amazing grace. The eternal Word humbling Himself to not only become a man, but become ‘obedient unto death, even the death of the cross’ (Philippians 2:8). And while on that cross Christ ‘once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God’ (1Peter 3:18). In other words, it is because Christ died, that it is now possible to have forgiveness of sin and peace with God.

Christ Jesus is able to ‘bring us to God’ because He is ‘risen from the dead’ (1Corinthians 15:20). He is the living Saviour, and He promises that ‘whosoever believes in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life’ (John 3:16). This is the promise of God. Do you believe it?

Peace with God becomes certain when we trust the Lord Jesus Christ.

If forgiveness of sin, and eternal life was something we had to merit through our good deeds, prayers or religious commitment, we could never be certain of attaining such a position. We would never have peace!

However, the good news is that forgiveness of sin and eternal life are gifts from God to those who will humble themselves, confess their sin and accept that Jesus Christ has paid the price on their behalf. All that God asks of us is to trust Him. If you do, peace with God is guaranteed.

‘Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved’ (Acts16:31).

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Who is Jesus Messiah?


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Is Jesus Christ the Son of God? 

Why are Christians are so convinced that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and why is it deemed to be so important? It’s an excellent question! Christian belief is laid on a very solid foundation. First of all we believe that God has revealed information, to the prophets who wrote the Bible, to point us in the right direction. Our beliefs are not just based on human research or discovery.

In other areas of life when we want to learn about something outside of our sphere of experience we seek information from a trustworthy source. So if you are researching space travel for the first time you would go to NASA or some other space agency to ask them questions. It is wise practice to go a reliable source.

The Truth About God 

So, if you are serious about discovering truth about God and the spiritual world then you need to go to the most reliable source, the book of God, the Bible. It is a trustworthy source. Read it, check it’s sources, speak to those who believe it, look at it’s accuracy in every sphere it touches. There can only be one answer to the question of the origin of a book that was written over a period of one thousand five hundred years by forty different authors, many of whom did not even know each other and yet, amazingly, present the same message and principles from the beginning to the end.

The Bible 
The Bible has been proven to be God’s message to mankind. The evidence that the Bible we have today is the Bible that was written originally can be checked out from archaeology, history, geography and many other disciplines. To check this out you might want to read some of Lee Strobel’s books, he makes an excellent case for the veracity of the bible. In addition read John Blanchard, John Lennox, Erwin W. Lutzer and Josh McDowell to name a few. This is not a myth but if you treat the Bible as one you will miss out on the most vital truths known to humanity.

Facts about Jesus the Son of God

Secondly check the facts concerning Jesus Christ. There are over three hundred signposts (biblical predictions/prophecies) which point to him. The chances of them all being fulfilled precisely in the life of one person, at the right time, in the right place are mindblowing odds apart from this fact – God planned it and implemented His plan in a person – His Son, Jesus Christ. The Bible predicts the mode of his conception, the place of his birth, his exile into Egypt, the slaughtering of the innocents, the gifts from the magi, the time of his death, the method of his execution and His resurrection and lots more. Co-incidence, I don’t think so!

Predictions about Jesus 

Finally look at the detailed predictions about the way that Jesus would die. Psalm 22 and Isaiah 53 describe the horrific death of God’s Son a cross. Death by crucifixion was unknown when Psalm 22 was written about 1000 years before the death of Jesus but God knew that was the way that His Son would die. Angelic Words In closing please listen again to the words of the angels who announced the birth of the Lord Jesus ‘For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord’. Is he your Saviour? He died ‘for our sins‘. He suffered ‘the just for the unjust that he might bring us to God‘. Will you rest by faith on what the Lord Jesus did to save your soul?

Images Courtesy of:

Young Man – Unsplash

Woman – onebowl

Signposts – GregMontani


Do Christians believe in 3 Gods?


Question: “Do Christians believe in three gods?”

Answer: If you’re a Muslim, you may think Christians believe in three gods. That idea is as blasphemous to Christians as to you.

There is one God!
Christians believe in one God. In the Holy Bible, God commands, “You shall have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:3).

When asked for the greatest command, Jesus responded, “. . . The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” (Mark 12:29-30).

The one God exists as three Persons.
The Bible teaches that God is one in essence, three in Person: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16-1728:19). Each is fully God. God is not three gods but three in one. Although we cannot completely grasp the tri-unity of God, we must trust His revelation is true.

Is Jesus God’s Son?
The same Jesus who affirmed God’s oneness also said, “I and the Father are one” (John 10:30). Jesus’ perfect life, miracles, death, and resurrection proved He was God’s Son in the flesh. We cannot both praise Jesus’ teaching and refute His deity because He claimed to be from and of God (John 1:1-25:18-24). Jesus is either God’s Son or a blasphemer.

The religious leaders of Jesus’ time refused to believe He was the Son of God and so desired to kill Him for blasphemy. “. . . Again the high priest asked him, ‘Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?’ And Jesus said, ‘I am, and you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.’ And the high priest tore his garments and said, ‘What further witnesses do we need? You have heard his blasphemy. What is your decision?’ And they all condemned him as deserving death” (Mark 14:61-64).

What is your decision?
Your beliefs cannot change the truth. Is Jesus the Son of God? If not, He did deserve death for blasphemy, and His bones would be resting in a tomb. But the resurrection proved Jesus divine.

Being God’s Son, why did Jesus die? Death is the punishment for sinners (Romans 6:23). Jesus kept every commandment—even the greatest command to love God.

Have you? Unlike Jesus, not one of us loves God supremely. Even breaking a small command (such as lying, hating, or coveting) disqualifies us from heaven: “For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all” (James 2:10). We deserve death—eternal separation from God in hell.

But take heart. The Lord Jesus took the punishment for sin when He died on the cross. “[God] made [Jesus] who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians 5:21). After dying on the cross, Jesus rose from the dead, showing God’s approval of His sacrifice for sin.

The living Lord Jesus can pay for your sin, providing the way to paradise. When Jesus was promising to prepare a place in heaven for His followers, one asked Him for the way to heaven. “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me’” (John 14:6).

You cannot come to the Father on your own because you are a sinner, unable to fix yourself. Trust in Jesus as your Savior from the penalty and power of sin. Turn from your sin and your own way to follow Jesus as the Lord of your life. He is the way, truth, and life!

Courtesy of : www.gotquestions.org

How to understand Son of God?

To help a Muslim understand better the title “Son of God” I suggest the following:
If you think that it is blasphemy to say that God had close personal relations with Mary and so produced the Son of God, then we agree with you. So how is the description “the Son of God” meant to be understood?

If a book is called “the mother of books”, for say Italian cooking, does it mean that all other Italian cook books came from that one book? No. It means that this book is considered the best source of information for Italian cooking.

Does the phrase “a son of the road” mean that two roads got together and produced another road? No. It is an expression meaning that a person is a traveller.

The same principle applies to the description of “the Son of God.”  Jesus Christ eternally was the Son of God as seen in Isaiah 9:6 “For unto us a child us born, unto us a son is given…” and 1John 4:14″And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.” As someone had to exist before they are sent anywhere, so Jesus Christ was eternally in the character of the Son of God before He was also sent to the earth and became a Man. “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8) (DP)