Jesus, the Son of God

The Bible teaches that Jesus is the Messiah and the saviour of mankind (Luke 2:11; John 4:42 etc.), who is the son of God by birth (Matthew 1:20; Luke 1:26-35) and by declaration of God (Matthew 3:17; 17:5; Mark 9:7; Luke 9:35; 2 Peter 1:17) and is recognized as such by the disciples (Matthew 16:16; Acts 8:37; 9:20; Galatians 2:20; 1 John 4:15). Jesus is declared to be a human being (Acts 2:22; 17:31; Hebrews 2:14, 17; Romans 1:3; 8:3; 9:5; 1 John 4:2-3; 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 10:12; 2 John 7), who began his existence when he was conceived in and then born of a virgin woman (Matthew 1:18-23; Isaiah 7:14), under the law of sin and death (Galatians 4:4; Genesis 3:15; Isaiah 7:14), by the power of God (John 3:14-20; 1 John 4:9). Jesus grew weary (John 4:6), Jesus slept (Matthew 8:24), Jesus was limited in his power (John 5:19), Jesus had limited knowledge (Mark 13:32). Jesus had to grow and learn (Luke 2:52; Hebrews 5:8-9), Jesus was seen by both men and women (John 1:29). Jesus was tempted in all points just like we are (Hebrews 2:18; James 1:14-15), yet did not sin (Hebrews 4:15; 1 Peter 2:22), Jesus died in obedience to his Father's will (1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Philippians 2:8; Hebrews 5:8-9; 10:7-9), and Jesus needed salvation from death (Hebrews 5:7). Everything that he has now (Philippians 2:9-11) was given to him by God, his Father (John 5:22; 1 Peter 2:7; 3:22; Hebrews 6:20; Matthew 28:18), which is delegated authority (John 5:19, 30; 14:28).

Written by Matthew Smith