If Jesus Is The Son God Why Does He Call Himself The Son Of Man?
I think it's more accurate to call Jesus God's Son. But to answer your question, I couldn't tell you exactly except from my analysis of the question which is contradicting (as you intended). Maybe it means the same thing ?
Religiously, Jesus is "most fit" to lead humanity considering that he has close ties with God Himself. Furthermore, it might not sound proper to call him the Father of Man because that's why God is there. Get it?
That's from my observation.
Because he was in the flesh born to a woman he is the son of man. The Bible teaches that you are a spirit within a body and in the spirit you are a child of God.
The flesh and the spirit are constantly at war with each other. The spirit desires to do what is right but the flesh is weak and unwilling. It is the sins of our flesh that separated us from God the father, which is why blood sacrifice was necessary for atonement of sins. Jesus was sent to be the ultimate blood sacrifice for us. What this does is allow us humans in the flesh to have a direct and intimate relationship with God. We were, in a way, untouchable before because of sinful nature but God sent his son to be born in the flesh. He himself came down in spirit and was born as a flesh and blood man. Simply put, He came down to our level.
There are various scriptures that talk about spirit vs. flesh (Galatians 5:17, 24; John 1:14; John 14:9-11)
He was born to a woman ? What does that mean? Everyone is born in the flesh by the way...which makes us all sons/daughters of man. I'm being literal, of course, because your answers seems so.
I don't know how else to explain this. I thought I was pretty clear. Sorry I couldn't help you. Hopefully someone else will provide a better explanation.
PhiL Gal 4:4! "..made of a woman.." GOD Fathered Himself! Consider I Tim 3:16! How? Lk 1:30! GOD'S SPIRIT (ONE SPIRIT;Eph 4:4-6) entered Mary & HE Fathered Himself! I Tim 3:16 "MYSTERY!"
This is an excellent question and one that scholars debate about to this day.
The basic argument is that as Christology developed Jesus went from the son of a Carpenter adopted as God's son and appointed as Messiah to being fully one with God. The invention of the Holy Trinity by the church is what attempted to end the debate about the nature and character of Jesus.
Take Mark's Gospel for example, it was the first Gospel written dated to sometime around 70-75 CE, and doesn't contain the virgin birth narrative. Rather Mark's Gospel opens on the Baptism of Jesus, the moment that Jesus began his ministry and presumably became God's son. Many scholars, even some Christian scholars, reject the historicity of the virgin birth narratives in Luke and Matthew because they contradict each other so much.
Also the scene in Gethsemane, in the Gospel of Luke, where Jesus is not only crying but is actually in such agony that he sweats blood appears to have been added to the Gospel later likely to support a certain Christology.
Before the 4th century there was not a unified orthodoxy regarding who and what Jesus was. The Gospel of John, for example, shows us that not only was Jesus God but that he was pre-existent, he was not merely God's son who came into existence at the moment of conception but rather had existed with God in perpetuity before time even began.
Some believed that Jesus was fully God and fully man. Others believed he was man until his baptism at which the spirit of God took over his body. Some believed he was not physical ordinary flesh and blood with human desires while other beliefs emphasized his humanity and there are those who believed solely in a celestial Jesus and not in a physical one at all.
Do a google search for Christology or Lost Christianities, there's a lot of info out there about who Jesus was, who he claimed to be, who and what his disciples might have thought, etc.
And that is why the bible and the Christian religion is so confusing! No one knows anyway, but the debate will go on forever it seems.
NO! That is why we need a relationship with GOD (Holy Spirit) who "leads & guides us into ALL truth!" JESUS is GOD so says John (whom Jesus loved) & too MANY other Scriptures!
There is a reference in the book of Daniel to one "like a Son of Man" who emerges in the text as a Messianic figure who redeems Israel to God. Jesus claims to be fulfilling this tradition. Also, Son of God is not a title of importance of hierarchy but of adoption of purpose. Jesus was the Logos - the second part of the three persons of the Triune God - who became fully human in the human being Jesus. The term "Son of God" was a title given to both Israel (as we know through the book of Exodus) and the Davidic kings (as seen in books like Psalms). Jesus sonship in relation to God is also a messianic title indicating that he is adopted by God to fulfill the purpose to which Israel was called and towards which the monarchy was supposed to lead them, but both failed. Jesus fulfills Israel's purpose of drawing the nations to God. While he was fully God/fully human according to Scripture, his deity/humanity are separate issues from both titles.
God's purpose on earth focuses on mankind. In Genesis 1 you read mankind was made in the image of God. In Genesis 3 mankind fell away from God, being tempted by the devil. To bring man back to God, God needed to become a man himself. Christ was the Son of God, divine, from eternity. He became man in time. He thus had a dual status as God and man. To defeat Satan as God would be easy, and pointless. Yes, God can never be defeated by Satan, but man could, and he was. With Jesus being both the Son of God and the Son of Man (which means He was a man), He had to defeat Satan as a man. When He was tempted by the devil in Matt 4, Satan focused on the fact that Jesus was the Son of God. But Jesus responded as a man. He could have done miracles by turning stones into bread, but a MAN had to defeat Satan, not God. so He told Satan "MAN shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God." With the second temptation, He could have relied on a miracle to avoid dying in a fall from the temple, but as a MAN He would not tempt the Lord His God. Finally, as a man, Jesus refused to worship Satan. Jesus, even though He was the Son of God, consistently emphasized His status as the Son of Man, in order to save man.
He calls Himself "The Son of Man" fulfilling prophecy of the Prophet Daniel in Daniel Chapter 7:13-14 which says "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 day, and they brought him near before him. 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."
Jesus called Himself "The Son of man" in Mark 10:45 fulfilling Daniel's prophecy in which He said, "For even the "Son of man" came, not to be ministered unto but to minister, and to give his life for ransom."
Scripture WILL BE FULFILLED no matter what "man" thinks!
We should continue to praise GOD (THE ONE SPIRIT that has never been subjected to this sinful world like Jesus Christ), as Christ (The "GLORY" from the SAME SPIRIT subjected to this sinful world) came and DIED for "the remission of our sins" (Romans 3:25) .
I Corinthians 15:47 says "The first man (Adam) is of the earth, earthy; the second man (JESUS) is the Lord from heaven" (Spiritual)!
JESUS IS GOD!
This Morning Era begins with King David who typifies the Tree of Life. Many Israelite's in the Bible called him the Son of David and even Jesus declared it in: Revelation 22:16 “I Jesus have sent my angel to you with this testimony for the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, the bright morning star.” Jesus is the Son of God (celestial) and he is also the Son of Man (earthly).
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