By: Shannon Abulnasr © 2017 Dawahmaterials.com
Deuteronomy 14:1 (Many) - “You are the children of the LORD your God. Do not cut yourselves or shave the front of your heads for the dead.”
Exodus 4:22 – (people of Israel) – “Then say to Pharaoh, 'This is what the LORD says: Israel is my firstborn son.”
Genesis 6:4 (Many) – “The Nephilim were on the earth in those days--and also afterward--when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.”
Hebrews 2:10 (Many) - “In bringing many sons to glory, it was fitting for God, for whom and through whom all things exist, to make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through suffering.”
Jeremiah 31:9 (Ephraim) – “They will come with weeping; they will pray as I bring them back. I will lead them beside streams of water on a level path where they will not stumble, because I am Israel's father, and Ephraim is my firstborn son.”
This verse goes further to say ‘firstborn’, indicating it is not just a metaphorical sense.
John 3:16 (Jesus) – “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (NIV)
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (KJV)
NOTE: This famous verse says ‘ONE and ONLY’. As you can see though, this contradicts the other verses in the section where many others were called the sons and daughters of God. Interestingly, Christians claim Jesus was “Son” with a capital ‘S’ while the others were ‘sons’ with a lowercase ‘s’ to make a distinction, however; they forget that it wasn’t originally in English, and in the ancient scriptures, in the original languages, there is no such thing as capital letters. Another detail that many people are not aware of, is that, from one bible version to the next, they are worded differently as I demonstrated above. Some say that Jesus was ‘begotten’ while others to not mention it at all.
John 20:17 (Jesus and his brothers) “Jesus said, "Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'"
This verse shows Jesus talking about his ‘brothers’ and ‘their’ Father, who was their GOD. Jesus is also making it clear here, that he isn’t his brothers’ God, because he says “my God, and your God”.
Luke 3:38 (Adam) - “Kenan was the son of Enosh. Enosh was the son of Seth. Seth was the son of Adam. Adam was the son of God.”
Matthew 5:9 (Peacemakers) “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”
Psalms 2:7 (David) – “I will tell of the decree: The LORD said to me, “You are my Son; today I have begotten you.” (ESV)
“I will proclaim the LORD's decree: He said to me, "You are my son; today I have become your father.” (NIV)
NOTE: Depending on which Bible version you read, it may say ‘begotten’ or ‘become your father’. Also, Christian scholars argue about who this is referring to (David or Jesus). In the Benson’s Commentary regarding the verse before it (6), as well as this verse, that it is referring to David because he was appointed King of that nation at that time.
2 Samuel 7:13-14 (Solomon) – ““He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. God is not a man. “I will be a father to him and he will be a son to Me; when he commits iniquity, I will correct him with the rod of men and the strokes of the sons of men.”
Continue to the next Section – Part 4 “God is not a man”
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