The doctrine of Christology is of central importance in Christian thought. More recent scholarship has questioned the view that an understanding of the person of Jesus as the Son of God in a real or essential sense is to be found in the mind of Jesus and in the thought of the early church, and that such understanding can for the basis of a modern Christology. This article addresses the scholarship that denies the above contentions, questioning whether they demonstrate a true reading of the New Testament evidence.
Is there a way to live in reconciliation with God without Jesus Christ? There has always been the question whether Jesus can in one way or the other be co-ordinated with other figures. This article shows the New Testament's testimony to Jesus as the unique Son of God and only mediator between man and God.
This article wrestles with a question with a specific focus.
What is the significance of the baptism of Jesus according to the Gospels? Mark 1:9-11 relates the baptism of Jesus. Edwards considers the significance and function of this baptism in Mark. The baptism is related to the coming of the kingdom of heaven. Edwards further works out the significance of Jesus' baptism for our understanding of him as Son of God.
This is a volume on believers’ union with Christ. Letham argues that union with God is founded in the very being of God as Trinity and relational. Man being made in the image of God reflects this characteristic. First Letham looks at the Trinitarian basis of creation. Next he notes the role of the Son of God as the mediator of creation. Man as one created in Christ is to be recognized as image of God.
Chapter 1 considers the problem of authority. The focus of the problem may change in different periods of history, but the basic question is always the same: To whom or what should I ultimately submit? How can I know what is true and what is not? Different sources of authority are noted. The chapter is an unfolding of the authority of the Son of God as it is portrayed in the Epistle to the Hebrews.
In Greek culture in the New Testament period, there were men who claimed to work miracles—wise men who were known as "divine men." There are scholars who in trying to prove a Hellenistic origin of the gospel compare Jesus Christ to these men. The title of Son of God is seen as from a Greek background. This paper compares Jesus with these Greek men
The subject of this chapter is how God became a man, i.e., the incarnation of the Son of God. Man’s salvation is not possible without it, for it is an essential prerequisite for Jesus’ death and resurrection. Peterson investigates the Old Testament, the Synoptic Gospels, the Gospel of John, and the Epistles, noting their witness to Christ’s birth.
Christianity and Judaism are different religions. Why is that? After all, Jesus and the apostles were all Jews. What was the nature of the Judaism that prevailed in the 1st century AD? What was the view of God? How was Jesus Christ related to the Jewish God? How should biblical monotheism be interpreted in the light of Jesus’ claim to be the Son of God send from heaven?
This article is an exposition of Lord's Day 13 of the Heidelberg Catechism. Jesus Christ has always been the eternal Son of God. Jesus' title as 'Son of God' tells us about His relationship to the Father. His title of 'Lord' speaks about His relationship to the church. This article discusses these titles, celebrating in the fact that Christians are also called sons of God, since they are adopted in Christ.
What is the meaning of calling Jesus the only Son of God? Calling Jesus the only begotten Son of God makes Jesus unique, because He is not the same as the sons of God. Confessing Him to be the Son is not a denial of His divine nature, but rather a confession of His relationship with the Father. This doctrine is described in the Nicene Creed.