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Jesus, the Son of Man

Introduction

God created the heavens and the earth for His Son, a man born of Joseph and Mary. We know of the creation of Adam and his fall from God’s grace by his disobedience. However, God planned to select a future man, Jesus, to live up to the potential God had in mind in the beginning.

God Is Righteous

We know that God’s goodness and righteousness imprinted itself on the entire creation; even the commandments, we learned, originated from and within the creation. Noah and Abraham, for example, seemed to discern these basic Laws from astute observation of nature.

Psa. 71:19 For Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the heavens, You who have done great things; O God, who is like You?

Psa. 36:5 ¶ Your lovingkindness, O LORD, extends to the heavens,
Your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
Psa. 36:6 Your righteousness is like the mountains of God;
Your judgments are like a great deep.
O LORD, You preserve man and beast.

Ex. 15:11 “Who is like You among the gods, O LORD?
Who is like You, majestic in holiness,
Awesome in praises, working wonders?

God could only create out of His Nature. Life and life more abundantly, growing out of believers’ relationship with God who adhere to His Laws out of love and thanksgiving, convey His love to His adopted Children.

Is. 42:5 ¶ Thus says God the LORD,
Who created the heavens and stretched them out,
Who spread out the earth and its offspring,
Who gives breath to the people on it
And spirit to those who walk in it,

Is. 45:18 ¶ For thus says the LORD, who created the heavens (He is the God who formed the earth and made it, He established it and did not create it a waste place, but formed it to be inhabited).

However, mankind refused to accept God’s promises and sinned unto death, until, the man Jesus.

God Created Man in His Image

God formed people in His image, which would never change whether Adam and all humans sinned, except Jesus, sinned. God did not uncreated the nature of people because they refused to live up to their potential.

Besides God finished the creation, and He never added or subtracted anything from it.

Gen. 1:27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

Gen. 2:1 ¶ Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts.
Gen. 2:2 By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done.

Indeed, Jesus lived up to his potential of being made in the image of God.

2Cor. 4:4 in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

Son of Man

Num. 23:19 “God is not a man, that He should lie,
Nor a son of man, that He should repent;
Has He said, and will He not do it?
Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

To be sure, God is neither a man nor a son of man; neither can God become a man because He is the Creator, and cannot become part of His creation. The power of this verse proves that no man (or woman) can be God or any person of God, as Trinitarians wrongly believe.

No man can have any other nature than a son of a man, and a woman. The term, son of man, is mentioned 191 times, 83 times in the New Testament. When something is mentioned 191 times, 81 in the New Testament, linguistics calls it redundancy, something repeated enough times to be unalterable, "carved in stone." Thus, any two or three notions incompatable with the redundant ideas must be rejected as noise, or a false addition to confuse the issue for those unaware of the laws of linguistics. God knew that some false items may get into His Word; so He repeated His basic Truths innumerable times like God being One Person, not two or three in one, a thousand times; it is that important! So is the Truth, stated 81 times, that Jesus is the son of man. What man? Joseph.

Is. 51:12 ¶ “I, even I, am He who comforts you.
Who are you that you are afraid of man who dies
And of the son of man who is made like grass,
Is. 56:2 “How blessed is the man who does this,
And the son of man who takes hold of it;
Who keeps from profaning the sabbath,
And keeps his hand from doing any evil.”

Jer. 49:33 “Hazor will become a haunt of jackals,
A desolation forever;
No one will live there,
Nor will a son of man reside in it.”

Ezek. 2:1 ¶ Then He said to me, “Son of man, stand on your feet that I may speak with you!”

Ezek. 3:1 ¶ Then He said to me, “Son of man, eat what you find; eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.”

Dan. 8:17 So he came near to where I was standing, and when he came I was frightened and fell on my face; but he said to me, “Son of man, understand that the vision pertains to the time of the end.”

A son of man is just that. The Hebrew for man is adam and son of man ben adam. Obviously, all people are sons (or daughters) of Adam ultimately.

In the Greek son of man has a similar meaning to the Hebrew:

444. a‡nqrwpoß anthropos; prob. from 435 and w‡pß (eye); a man.
Note the os masculine ending; in inflected languages like Greek gender is determined by suffixes.

Therefore, all men are the sons of men. Any attempt to make any man something else is fiction. That Jesus is called the son of man over eighty times proves that he is a son of man an anthopos, not a god made man. In fact, the Bible shows Jesus’ genealogy from Abraham and Adam down to both his parents (Matthew 1:1-17 and Luke 3:23-38).

Indeed, The few scriptures saying otherwise is nothing but noise added in error or on purpose. For example, some say Jesus partook of human form, which is Gnostic tenet. This is both a translation error based on a predisposition to a belief that Jesus was not a man like all other men born on Earth.

Heb. 2:14 ¶ Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook (was) of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,

The Greek for partook is:

Partook: 3348. mete÷cw; metechoœ; 2 aorist meteschon; perfect metescheœka; to be or become partaker; to partake. Thayer.

Therefore, I parenthetically added “was,” which makes better sense.

Here are a few other examples:

2John 7 ¶ For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming (Greek: 2064. e¶rcomai erchomai; a prim. vb.; to come, go:, [past tense came]) in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist.

1John 4:2 By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come (past tense, came) in the flesh is from God.

Flesh definition: 4561. sa¿rx sarx, sarx; probably from the base of 4563; flesh (as stripped of the skin), i.e. (strictly) the meat of an animal (as food), or (by extension) the body (as opposed to the soul (or spirit), or as the symbol of what is external, or as the means of kindred), or (by implication) human nature (with its frailties (physically or morally) and passions), or (specially), a human being (as such)

To be perfectly redundant, in linguistic terms, when a certain fact is repeated even a few times, much less over eighty times, that redundancy (or repetition) establishes the fact of the information regardless of some noise that might try to interfere with the information intended.

Heb. 2:6 But one has testified somewhere, saying,
“WHAT IS MAN, THAT YOU REMEMBER HIM?
OR THE SON OF MAN, THAT YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT HIM?

Psa. 144:3 O LORD, what is man, that You take knowledge of him?
Or the son of man, that You think of him?

Jesus was the son of Joseph and Mary.

Jesus Was Born under the Law

Jesus was born under the law. Which law? Being born under the law means that he was born to married parents because the law says, “You shall not commit adultery,” which includes any sexual act outside of marriage including fornication, incest, homosexuality and bestiality. The verse insists that Jesus be a man born of a husband and wife, not impregnated by a “holy spirit” outside of the marriage ordinance.

Remember God is Righteous; therefore, He cannot have Mary impregnated outside His laws of marriage. God told parents to fruitful and multiply in marriage. No way else! No adultery or fornication!

Heb. 13:4 Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

God made people man and women to procreate in marriage. No other way!

Mark 10:6 “But from the beginning of creation, God MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE.
Mark 10:7 “FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER,
Mark 10:8 AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH; so they are no longer two, but one flesh.
Mark 10:9 “What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.”

Jesus was born under the law above.

Gen. 2:24 For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.

Gal. 4:4 But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law,

We know God is righteous; it would be impossible for Him, therefore, to do anything contrary to His Law.

1John 3:7 Little children, make sure no one deceives you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous;

How does a righteous God allow a “Holy Spirit” to impregnate Mary out of wedlock? “You shall not commit adultery” or commit fornication.

Heb. 13:4 Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

Gen. 2:24 For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.

“Gal. 5:19 Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality [porneia, that is, fornication], impurity, sensuality.”

Without going into further details of Jesus’ human birth and his family tree from David, which is essential to salvation, to Joseph and Mary being his parents, we need to understand that salvation depends on his being as human as all other people on Earth.

Jesus could not save mankind from their sins if he were not human but a half born human and something else coming from a holy spirit. The Gnostics believed Jesus only had the appearance of a human, but was not human but some kind of phantom. The question comes to mind where did the masculine set of chromosomes come from. Genesis 2 says God completed the creation; therefore, God could not create the male spermatozoa to have the Holy Spirit impregnate Mary how many thousands of years after the completed creation. Did God then take the spermatozoa from some other male like Adam or David? If so how could Matthew and Luke trace Jesus’ ancestry back to David and farther back if the semen predated these events? Perhaps the holy spirit put Joseph’s spermatozoa into Mary. How does that make sense?

If Jesus were born of a virgin, his ancestry would only be partially from Abraham, whose faith is the example believers must have because he trusted God. Yet the Bible gives us two lines of ancestry to Abraham, Matthew 1:1-16 and Luke 3:23-38. Jesus had to be of the seed of Abraham and Adam because he was and is a man born like all men (and women, of course) after Adam.

Gal. 3:16 Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as referring to many, but rather to one, “And to your seed,” that is, Christ.

Born of God

The entire human race is born of God because of His forming Adam from the clay of the earth or soil. However, God raised up some people like Noah, Abraham, Moses, David and others, in the Old Testament, to a higher level.

Today, I have begotten you.

God said to David that on that day, he begot him. We see that happened to Jesus when he was baptized. God said then Jesus was His son. It is important to note that the Acts and Hebrew references that God spoke to Jesus and said to him, “Today” He begot Jesus or using an alternative translation of gennao, Jesus was born of God or born again as might be said. After speaking to Jesus about God’s begetting him, it adds that God “will be a Father to him,” Hebrews 1:5. These verses talk about the Father-Son relationship after Jesus is already born and an adult. These verses agree with the creation and what David says in Psalm 2:7.

Psa. 2:7 I will declare the LORD’S decree:
He said to Me, “You are My Son;a
today I have become Yourb Father. HCSB

Acts 13:33 God has fulfilled this to us their children by raising up Jesus, as it is written in the second Psalm: You are My Son;
today I have become Your Father.a b

Heb. 1:5 ¶ For to which of the angels did He ever say, You are My Son; today I have become Your Father,a b or again, I will be His Father, and He will be My Son?c
Heb. 5:5 In the same way, the •Messiah did not exalt Himself to become a high priest, but the One who said to Him, You are My Son; today I have become Your Father,a

Like David, Jesus became God’s Son because of what Jesus did. God chose him like the great men of the past.

Luke 9:35 Then a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My Son, My Chosen One; listen to Him!”

After Jesus’ baptism God called him His Son.

Matt. 3:17 and behold, a voice out of the heavens said, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased.”

God declared Jesus as His son because of the resurrection. He was born of God because He fulfilled the great act of a sinless man dying for the sinners. He earned the designation unlike Adam who failed to fulfill his potential. God adopted Jesus as His Son. They chose each other!

Rom. 1:4 who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Jesus Was Tempted As All People Are

Jesus was tempted just as we are because he was physically and in all other ways human. If he were not, the temptations would hardly affect him. Furthermore, his being totally human allows him to understand our temptations and assist us.

Heb. 4:15 For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.

Heb. 2:17 Therefore He had to be like His brothers in every way, so that He could become a merciful and faithful high priest in servicea to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.
Heb. 2:18 For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted.

By a Man Came the Resurrection

We cannot be saved unless a man, fully human, died for our sins to prove that a man could live a perfect life as one made in the image of God. Any other being, like one with a heritage from a holy spirit, cannot save humans because he was human in appearance, not one who is fully of the seed of Adam and Abraham.

444. a‡nqrwpoß anthropos, anth´-ro-pos; from 435 and w‡y ops (the countenance; from 3700); man-faced, i.e. a human being:

1Cor. 15:21 For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead.

Rom. 5:15 ¶ But the free gift is not like the transgression. For if by the transgression of the one the many died, much more did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many.

1Cor. 15:39 All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one flesh of men, and another flesh of beasts, and another flesh of birds, and another of fish.

1Cor. 15:45 So also it is written, “The first MAN, Adam, BECAME A LIVING SOUL.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.

If Jesus had a spiritual father, he would be outside God’s plan of the natural becoming human, for God created the physical and made man of the earth. This earthly proving ground gave man the experience and will to inherit the spiritual.

1Cor. 15:46 However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual.

Heb. 2:14 ¶ Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook (was) of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,

Conclusion

Thank God He chose and adopted Jesus as His Son so that we may also be adopted and born again like Jesus to enable us to gain salvation and eternal life.