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Jesus the only begotten Son of God

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Submitted by Richard Lion heart (United States), May 17, 2006 at 17:44

You have taken this completely out of context. Jesus is the only begotten Son of God. Yes we are all sons of God but Jesus is His only begotten Son. "God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by [his] Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire. But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. " Hebrews 1:1-8 (KJV). A number of scriptures state that Jesus was begotten for the purpose of revealing the Father to us. For instance, John 1:14 declares that, because the Word, the eternal Son, became flesh and lived among us as the only begotten (monogenes) of the Father, we have seen the Father's glory, full of grace and truth. Four verses later, John again calls Jesus the only begotten (monogenes) of the Father, now declaring that no man has ever seen God, but the only begotten Son, who is at the Father's side, has made the Father known to us. John 1:18. Similarly, in a most familiar passage in the third chapter of his gospel, John twice again identifies Jesus as the only begotten (monogenes) of the Father, given to reveal the Father's love to the world and so to save it: You also misunderstand the word begett. It actually means unique in Greek(Monogenes). Combination of two words: "monos" which means "only" or "alone," and "genos" which means "of the same nature, kind, sort, species" A better translation might be "only one of its kind" or "only unique" or just "only," but not "begotten." Jesus Christ, the Son of God is a unique and one-of-a-kind being.

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