How come "God has a son" according to Christian beliefs although.?
Topic: Capital and lowercase s
June 17, 2019 / By Del Question:
OT, Numbers 23:19 says God is not a man, nor is He a son of man?
And please explain this too:
NT, Luke 3:38 says : "Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God".
How come Adam is God's son? I do know that some people would say that the "s" is in lowercase. But isn't the bible originally NOT in English? There are no "Capital" or "small" letters in Semitic languages!!
Best Answers: How come "God has a son" according to Christian beliefs although.?
Brooke | 1 day ago
ive always wondered why not a duaghter or a pet, a dog is mans best friend and should be gods also
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Originally Answered: Can one have both Christian and Pagan beliefs?
That's awesome! From a Pagan perspective anyway, and kudos to you for mixing both traditions. It's your life.
But just remember- to be truly dedicated to Paganism, you can believe in Christ/Jesus and still, to a degree, be Pagan (not Wiccan, but a general "Pagan" yes)
But to believe in Christ/Jesus, and be dedicated to that path, you can't believe in the other gods. They don't exist in Christian philosophy.
God is not "a man" or "of man" (just like Numbers 23:19 says) however, he gave us his son Jesus, part of himself in the image and form of a man. (That doesnt mean that God is "only a man" because he isnt, He's God)
Adam is God's son because Adam was the first man on earth. Adam cant not have a father because he did not create himself, God did. Therefore, God is his only father.
The reason people say the "s" is lowercase is because even though he's "created by God" and therefore is the son of God, he is not OF God. Jesus, God's Son with a capital "S", christian's believe, was God in a human form or appearence.
Also - many other languages, other than semetic ones, don't use capital letters as much as we do in English. In Englsih we capitalize proper nouns - many other languages do not.
In Greek and Hebrew (which is what the Bible was written in) they have many different words for one English word. There are three different words for the english equivalent "love"- all describing different types. Hebrew, or Greek in the case of the book of Luke, probably has two or more words for the word "son" (one to express the uppercase "Jesus" and one to express the lowercase)
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Numbers 23:19 will be taken out of context if you don't read the entire passage. So, my suggestion is to go back and re-read the entire passage. If you have a question after doing so...come back here and post it.
Luke 3 is talking about the lineage of Jesus. Adam was considered God's son. We are his children. Adam goofed things up...so God had to come here and fix things. Jesus was the son of God. Jesus is also God in the flesh.
Which takes us to the trinity. Although the word "Trinity" is not found in the Biblical text, in Matthew 28, Jesus when talking with his followers tells us to go out to all nations and baptize in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The teaching is there in the Biblical text, just the word "Trinity" doesn't appear.
The mystery of the Trinity is to be explored and prayed about.
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Hi Ty - this is a legitimate question and you've got some pretty good answers so far, but if you don't mind, I'd like to give a little more explanation.
Kristina has given you the clearest answer thus far, but let me expound on that a bit.
Adam was made in God's own image and likeness, being formed of the dust of the ground. He was not birthed by any mother, and his maker was most certainly God and God alone.
Y'shua (Jesus) is called "the only begotten son of the Father" (John 1:14,18; John 3:16,18; I John 4:9) meaning he is the only son God fathered through a woman (Mary).
Y'shua (Jesus) existed BEFORE he was born of a virgin:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. I John 1:1
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John 1:14
Every other man was born of a human father and human mother. Only Adam and Y'shua were born (or made, as it were) of their Father (Maker) God.
Hope this clears up any confusion you may have had about it. God bless you.
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because there are different senses of the words
as far as Numbers: the point is God is not a fallible man who changes His mind and flips His position
as far as Luke: Adam was a son of God in a different sense than Jesus. Jesus is Son of God from eternity, Adam was a son of God from creation.
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