What Christians Mean when they Say Jesus is the Son of God Essay

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What Christians Mean when they Say Jesus is the Son of God Christians believe that the Son of God has God's power and authority, we can see this in many passages about Jesus like in the 'Calming of the storm' (Mark 4:35-41). In this passage Jesus controls the wind and sea, all signs of God's power, Jesus also performed many miracles that show his power and His intentions, to help people get rid of sin and to destroy Satan. He shows his authority in the healing of the 'Paralysed man' (Mark 2:1-12). 'When curing the paralysed man He says to the man 'your sins are forgiven' (Mark 2:5) this was questioned by the Scribes, they were thinking 'is this not blasphemy.'' So this passage shows Jesus'…show more content…
The Transfiguration (Mark 9:2-8) is an illustration of the beliefs of Christians about Jesus as the Son of God. There are significant features which gives a message that we can understand ourselves. This passage takes place with just three of the disciples and Jesus on the lower slopes of Mount Hermon a mountain 2,800 feet high on Israel's northern border. 'Whilst on the mountain with Jesus, the three disciples saw that his appearance changed (was transfigured) in front of them. For a brief moment they saw Jesus as he really was the Son of God talking with two most important prophets, Moses and Elijah. The disciples were so frightened by their experience that they did not know what to say. Peter broke the silence by offering to build shelters (tabernacles) for Jesus, Moses and Elijah on the mountain.' A cloud then approached overhead just like in Jesus' baptism and voice then came down and said 'this is my son, the beloved. Listen to him' (Mark 9:7). This was almost exactly the same words from Jesus' baptism. For Christians this gives strong evidence that Jesus was the Son of God and that Jesus had power and authority because of the

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