The Son of God


When the angel Gabriel announced to the young virgin Mary that she would be the mother of the long awaited Messiah he said; “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy offspring shall be called the Son of God.” (Luke 1:35) Jesus was therefore called Son of God for the first time in the gospels. He was again called Son of God by the demons that recognized him as he was casting them out in Luke 4:41; “And demons also were coming out of many, crying out and saying, ‘You are the Son of God!’ And rebuking them, He would not allow them to speak, because they knew Him to be the Christ.” Jesus more often referred to himself as “Son of Man.” He was and is both fully God and fully man.


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