Jesus As the Son of God Essay

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Jesus As the Son of God

When Jesus rose from the dead the disciples realized that they needed new ways of describing him to reflect his amazing power and holiness. They scoured the Hebrew and Jewish scriptures looking for something appropriate to call him by and came up with titles such as "Messiah", "Son of Man", "Son of David" and "Son of God". In the end Son of God became the most popular of these titles so that is what he became best known as. It is therefore the subject of my coursework.

What Does It Mean When Christians Talk About Jesus As Son of God

In the Old Testament, the words "Son of God" often meant someone who had a special relationship with God. However, Mark was also much
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Mark certainly brings together the ideas of God the Father, Jesus the Son of God and the Holy Spirit in the story of Jesus' Baptism.

Son of God can be interpreted in three different ways. It can mean the king; in many ancient Mediterranean societies, kings were thought to be descended from Gods E.g. Pharaohs, Romulus and Remus and Greek heroes. Secondly all Jews were Sons of God because they are "beloved of God". Finally it can literally mean God's son which means that only Jesus is the Son of God.

Fundamentalists literally believe Jesus is the Son of God and therefore he is God, the second person in the Trinity. They have a literal interpretation of everything Jesus said in the bible, therefore it affects the way they live their lives. If they believe Jesus is God they will pray to him as God and worship him as God. Fundamentalists believe that Jesus' teaching is always right and non-negotiable because Jesus' word is God's word and God is never wrong. On divorce for instance Jesus says: "No human being must separate what God has joined together" (Mark 10:9) The vast majority of people nowadays believe that divorce is acceptable if the couple are unhappy. Fundamentalists, however, believe that divorce is never acceptable under any circumstances because Jesus said so and he is always right.

Liberals believe that Jesus is the Son of God by adoption and
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