The book of John gives us a glimpse of who Jesus is in the New Testament (N.T).
It was written by the disciple of Jesus named John whose name in Hebrew is Johanan meaning God has been gracious. While Luke portrays Jesus as the Son of man, John portrays Jesus as the Son of God. Jesus is the son of the Most High God; Son of the Highest (Luke 1:31-32). Infallibly, the way Jesus’ genealogy is recorded is NOT Yeshua ben Yousef (Jesus the son of Joseph) but Matthew 1:16 stataes that Joseph was the husband of Mary of whom Jesus, conceived in her by the Power of the Holy Ghost was born, and called Christ (Messiah/Savior)
The ever familiar verse in John 3:16 reads For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. ‘Only begotten Son’ means what? The word ‘only’ implies that there is no other; no other means to Salvation. The word ‘begotten’ implies that there is no distinction between God the Father and God that Son. See we were created (made) in the image of God, meaning that we are the creatures and God is the creator and there is a creator-created being distinction. In the case of Jesus, Jesus was not created, but begotten. To beget is to be the Son of … To be begotten is to have no distinction from the father. Jesus said, “I am the Father are One”
The crescendo of the coming of Jesus Christ is given in the good news in John 3:16, but the even greater news is this, as said in John 1:12-13
12 But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
Interestingly, John is the only Gospel that talks about rebirth (being born again as the children of God). The Son of God became the Son of man so that the sons/daughters of men could become the sons/daughters of God.
In John, Jesus is the Son of the Highest; the Most High God; The Only begotten Son of God.
Points to ponder:
Are you a son/daughter of God? If not, why not? All you have to do is believe and receive; believe on his name (Jesus Christ) and receive him (to be your Lord and Savior).
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