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  1. I read on another website a few days ago that in the original Hebrew, Son of God referred to Jesus' humanity and Son of Man to his divinity. Your article is more in depth than the little snippet they gave. More food for thought. 😊

  2. God is known as "the Sovereign of the universe". There can only one such Being, otherwise Christianity immediately joins the idol religions of polytheism. Christ, as the true Son of God, also receives life and dominion from God. As such, we can only agree with what EG White writes below, that Christ received all things from God, including life, name (character) and sonship, otherwise there is no Father and there is no Son, hence no salvation and also no gospel. See below.

    "But turning from all lesser representations, we behold God in Jesus. Looking unto Jesus we see that it is the glory of our God to give. “I do nothing of Myself,” said Christ; “the living Father hath sent Me, and I live by the Father.” “I seek not Mine own glory,” but the glory of Him that sent Me. John 8:28; 6:57; 8:50; 7:18. In these words is set forth the great principle which is the law of life for the universe. ALL THINGS CHRIST RECEIVED FROM GOD, but He took to give. So in the heavenly courts, in His ministry for all created beings: through the beloved Son, the Father's life flows out to all; through the Son it returns, in praise and joyous service, a tide of love, to the great Source of all. And thus through Christ the circuit of beneficence is complete, representing the character of the great Giver, the law of life." - DA 21.2

    God is the great Source of all, and his life flows out to all (Christ included). Christ, as a faithful Son, gets life from God, and that is the life He gives to us too. This does not make Christ any less than the Bible makes Him to be (the only begotten Son of God). Indeed, it makes Him divine and unique, because He is the only one who is "the express image" of God.

    • With respect, Dan, you have just contradicted Ellen White directly (in her statement about "life, original, unborrowed, underived") while simultaneously quoting her as authority. In the process, you have definitely made Christ less than what the Bible makes Him, Jehovah Himself, the resurrection and the life, the Great I AM, the self-existent One.

  3. If I were your student of the Bible.  I would be perplexed with listening to you read  Epheasians 2:6 until you bring in verse 4 and 5 and then explain that verse 6 is not literal but is what happens after  being born again, as Christ explained to Nicodemus as written in John 3. That's my take on Epheasians 2:4-6.

    Yes even verse 1 would help explain  what Paul was talking about.   Epheasians 2:1.


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