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BIBLICAL SONS(S) OF GOD Vs Mr. realist's MISCONCEPTION

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Submitted by Nur el Masih Ben Haq (United States), May 13, 2011 at 20:38

Apparently ashamed by Deborah's reference to the pagan origin of the word 'Allah', Mr. (or M'ss) realist attempts to revenge but ends up exposing his ignorance about the biblical concept of son(s) of God. Below is an explanation of the concept.

BIBLICAL SON(S) OF GOD

Son(s)
In the Holy Bible, the concept of 'son' is not always ordinarily biological, but spiritual some times; Biblically, son-ship could either be in a biological or spiritual sense. The spiritual birth or son-ship is attained by only the righteous or consecrated servants of God (John 3:3-8; Gen. 6:1-4; Mathew 5:9; Romans 8:14; 2 Samuel 7:14; Jeremiah 10:20).

Son(s) of God
This is, indeed, a spiritual status (Romans 1:3-4, 8:14). That biologically God never have a son is a fact well known among, and believed by, Christians, whose Jesus and scriptures had explicitly taught so, centuries before Muhammad was born (John 1:12-13, 3:3-8, 1 Peter 1:23-25, Luke 1:35, Luke 1:35, 6:33-36).

First Son(s) of God
Biblically, being a first son is not always in a bio-chronological sense but, at times, in status sense which is conceptualized from the fact that biological first son is CONSECRATIONAL (Luke 2:22-24; Exodus 13:2) as, indeed, is every firstling (Jas. 1:18; Exodus 13:12-16).

'First Son of God' is the status of any one consecrated by God. It follows that there are many First Sons of God (Hebrew 12:25; Luke 2:23, Exodus 4:22-23; Jeremiah 1:5, 31:9).

Ordinarily, Adam was the first son of God (Luke 3:38, 1Cor. 15:45). But consecration-wise, Jesus is the first of all the first sons of God (Romans 8:29).

Begotten Son(s) of God
Similarly, this 'begottenness' is in spiritual sense; it is affirmative to spiritual birth, which is effected simply by divine declaration. Its significance is that it makes the concept more appealing than the simpler 'Son(s) of God'. Therefore, begotten sons of God are not thus begotten in biological sense. "You are my son. Today I have begotten you" (Pls 2:7; Hebrew 5:5; Luke 3:22).

The Only (Begotten) Son of God
Therefore, the 'onlyness' here is not in the ordinary numerical sense but hyperbolic; it expresses dearness and dominance of an associated quality; it is a distinctive expression of a dearly value; it means the associate 'begottenness' that eclipses the other 'begottennesses' (John 1:14, 18. Compare John 3:3-5 with 16-18 and Geneses 21:8-21 with 22:1-2).

Jesus' Son of God Status
Therefore, Jesus being God's Son was not due to his miraculous birth but, his absolute saintliness and being spiritually consecrated (as there are many other God's sons, whose first birth were, however, not miraculous).

Nevertheless, the status 'The Only Son of God', distinguishes Jesus from the other sons of God.

Jesus, therefore, is a unique associate Son of God through whom others can attain adaption as Sons of God (Luke 1:35; Mathew 16:16-17; Galatians 4:4; John 4:15; Col. 1:15-20; Hebrew 1:4-14).

The Difference Between 'Son of God' and 'Servant of God
Every son of God is His servant; but it is not every servant of God that is His Son (Hebrew 3:5-6; Jeremiah 25:9; Mathew 5:9; Acts 3:26; 1 Cor. 7:22; Romans 13:3-4, 8:14).

Significance of the Status of Son (instead of Servant) of God
'Son' is a status that is more recognized than 'Servant'. It is, therefore, of a very intelligent significance. Normally, there is a much greater (In fact, steadfastly optimal) love in the father-son relationship than is in the master-servant type. Psychologically, filio-parental relationship is the strongest, most appealing and, therefore, most effective (Hebrew 3:5-6, 12:5-11; John 8:35, 15;15; Proverb 3:12; Mathew 7:7-11; Luke 20:9-16; Romans 8:14-17; Isaiah 1:2-3; Hosea 1:10; Galatians 4:4-7). On the other hand, the master-servant relationship is merely conceptualized from service and wages.

That is why God, the most intelligent, has chosen to relate to some of His servants as His spiritual children. In fact, only the children of God can go to heaven (John 3:3; 1 Cor. 15:50).

The Problems of the Muslims (like Mr. realist)
The pre-Islamic or pagan Arabs use to believe that Allah had (biological) children (Qur'an 6:100, 16;57, 37:149, 153).
Thus, the Qur'anic or Islamic rejection of any one's being son of God was due to the localized lingual perception of the early Arab Muslims, who thought that such son-ship was meant biologically, as they had wrongly believed while they were pagan.

You see, Christianity is a sophisticated religion. That is why Muslims fumble whenever they apply their usually simplistic logic in attacking the doctrines of the faith

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