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What ‘Son of God’ Really Means...
Christianity’s ‘official’ creed known as the ‘Anglican affirmation of faith’goes as follows; ‘
We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, begotten of the Father [the only-begotten; that is, of the essence of the Father, God of God], Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father...’
First Council of Nicaea
(325)]. In Christian theology, the person of Jesus was ‘Son of God’, not just a son, but the ‘begotten Son (progeny) of God’. Meaning of the same nature and of God’s genus. Like say a Brahminbegets a Brahmin, so also God, Whom Jesus addressed as ‘Father’, begetsGod (the Son). Jesus thus is considered essentially of the same kind as God,and being God’s offspring; Jesus equals with Him in rank and status,Divinity and Holiness. Christians and Muslims mutually attest that during his earthly ministry, Jesus was a prophet (one who receives information[revelation] from God), and prophet-hood necessitates immunity from any sort of abomination that would nullify his prophet-hood; that includes lying with regards to his true identity. Based on this Christians ascertain when Jesus, being a prophet, said ‘I am the Son of God’, he must truly be that,and we must take his words as they are minus any adjustment. And certainly no one would object this deduction. Doubts, however, remain over thereality of the term ‘Son of God’ and over it’s true representation. Should itbe taken in a literal sense or does it represent a metaphor? Is it an epitomeof Divinity as seen in Christian imagery, or have they been mistakenly painting a false image of Christ all along?In the Holy Bible, ‘Son of God’ has used been used in a very general Semiticsense; for devotees, saints, clergies, kings, prophets, angels and so on. ‘Son’in Semitism carries two features and not always does ‘son’ denote offspring,but often enough stands for relation of sort, particularly when concerning God, like say God’s relationship with the Israelite nation, who’re addressedas
“Sons of the Living God”
[Hosea 1:10]. Jesus, coming from a Semiteculture, addressed his followers as ‘sons of God’ and ‘sons of the Kingdom’