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IS JESUS THE SON OF GOD?

IS JESUS THE SON OF GOD?

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"Is Jesus the Son of God" is a case-file which deals with the controversial issue of the Sonship of Jesus Christ. You will discover five indisputable witnesses in support of the Sonship of Jesus Christ and at the end a verdict.

"When Christians describe Jesus as the Son of God they do NOT mean that God had any kind of sexual relationship with Mary and thus beget Jesus as His Son! That would be as blasphemuous as it would be abhorrent." - Christopher Gornold-Smith.
"Is Jesus the Son of God" is a case-file which deals with the controversial issue of the Sonship of Jesus Christ. You will discover five indisputable witnesses in support of the Sonship of Jesus Christ and at the end a verdict.

"When Christians describe Jesus as the Son of God they do NOT mean that God had any kind of sexual relationship with Mary and thus beget Jesus as His Son! That would be as blasphemuous as it would be abhorrent." - Christopher Gornold-Smith.

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Published by: Chaplain Rev. Festus A. Ekenyere on Sep 19, 2009
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 IS JESUS CHRIST THE SON OF GOD?FESTUS A. EKENYEREAll rights reserved®Rev. Festus A. EkenyereNo part of this publoication may be reproduced, stored in a retrievalsystem, or transmitted in any form or by any means – electronic, mechanical,photocopy, recording, or any others without the written prior permission of thePublisher.National Library of Nigeria Cataloguing in Publication DataEKENYERE, Festus A.Is Jesus Christ the Son of God?1.Jesus Christ Genealogy. I. Title.BT 314.E34 1996 929.1ISBN 978-32046-1-0 AACR2Published by: LATTER DAY PUBLISHERSP. O. Box 1803MAIDUGURI.BORNO STATE. NIGERIACONTENTS1. PREFACEi2. FIRST WITNESS MAN13.SECOND WITNESS ANGEL94.THIRD WITNESS DEMONS135.FOURTH WITNESS GOD186.FIFTH WITNESS JESUS CHRIST257.VERDICT32
 
PREFACEWe are living in a generation where knowledge is daily increasing; Knowledgeof good and of course knowledge of evil. We are in a space age where man iscontinually trying to use reasoning and imagination to find solution to problems.The devil therefore taking advantage of man's quest for knowledge is daily robbingman of his God-given blessings.This is a generation where some elites having so much grown in human wisdomdeny the existence of God. The illiterate and the poor have been so much neglectedin the society that he feels there is no God. Humanity in general have beenblinded by “the god of this world lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ,who is the image of God, should shine unto them” 2 Corinthians 4:4. All these areattempts by the devil to captivate the soul of man.Today the controversial issue in the entire universe is the sonship of JesusChrist. The devil has so much confused the minds of many that they make caricatureof the Son of God. Some argue the possibility of God having a son withoutmarriage. They ask series of questions like “Did God marry?' How can He have ason? How could God be the Father of Jesus who was born by the virgin Mary? etc.These questions and many more are answered in the pages of this book.However, I would like to introduce the Lord Jesus Christ to you as the Sonof God in the words of Christopher Gornold-Smith as quoted by Kingsriter in hisbook “Questions Muslims ask that need to be answered” presented by David I.Azenabor.“In the New Testament there is an important statement about this: 'In thepast God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and invarious ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom heappointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe: The Son isthe radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his Being, sustainingall things by his powerful word' (Hebrews 1:1-3).“These verses describe Jesus Christ in His relationship to God. Threeexpressions are used: Son, Radiance, and Representation.When Christians describe Jesus as the Son of God they do NOT mean that Godhad any kind of sexual relationship with Mary and thus beget Jesus as His Son!That would be as blasphemous as it would be abhorrent. Jesus himself said, 'God isa Spirit' (John 4:24). In Hebrews 1:1-3 it is clear the word Son does not refer toa physical relationship, for these verses describe the Son as existing before thematerial universe.The belief and acceptance of Jesus as the only begotten Son of the Most HighGod makes the eternal difference in a person's life. In your hands is the bookthat proves beyond reasonable doubt that Jesus is the Son of God with fiveundisputable witnesses. As you study the pages of this book with an open mind, theHoly Spirit will surely touch your life and make you exactly who God created youto be.May the good God bless your reading with deeper revelation in Jesus' name.Amen!
 
CHAPTER ONEFIRST WITNESS - MANThe first witness I would like to present in this case is man: the beingGod created in His own image and likeness Genesis 1:27. Before the birth ofChrist Jesus, Nebuchadnezzar, a heathen king in ancient Babylonian Empiretestified by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit that God has a Son. Let us readthe account in the book of Daniel Chapter 3:24, 25.The Bible says “Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonished, and rose up inhaste, and spake, and said unto his counselors, Did not we cast three men boundinto the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king. Heanswered and said, lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, andthey have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is LIKE THE SON OF GOD”. (Emphasismine).This is a familiar and popular story of the encounter of the three Hebrewchildren Shadrack, Meshach and Abednego with Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon. Thethree of them were among the Jews taken captive by the Babylonian king. Though ina strange land under captivity, they refuse to worship the heathen god Daniel3:16-18. They knew the Omni-potent God, Jehovah-Shammah as their God and as such,they were not afraid of death. Hebrews 13:6.As a result of their refusal to worship the gods of Nebuchadnezzar, theBible says-“Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changedagainst Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego: therefore he spake, and commanded thatthey should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated.And he commanded the most mighty men that were in his army to bind Shadrach,Meshach, and Abed-nego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace.” Daniel3:19-20.In verse 21, the Bible says “Then these men were bound in their coats,their hosen, and their hats, and their other garments, and were cast into themidst of the burning fiery furnace.” The king carried out his evil plan but littledid he know that the God of the three Hebrew children made the fire. No wonderJesus says “Fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul,but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Matthew10:28. This is why they were not afraid of the destruction rather, they trustedthe God who says “When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; andthrough the rivers, they shall not overflow thee; when thou walkest through thefire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.” Isaiah43:2.To the king's dismay, the Ancient of days arrived at the burning fieryfurnace to welcome His faithful children. The eternal Son of God was beforecreation. “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing madethat was made.” John 1:3. As you read my book titled Hundred Names of Jesus FromGenesis to Revelation, you will discover that Jesus, the Son of God was frometernity past.

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