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  • Benon on Acts 18
    Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!

    I have got a question, am not asking out of carnality,but to be edified.

    QN: The bible says in the famous scripture of John 3:16 that Jesus is the only begotten son of God.It is repeated also in John 1:18 and 1 John 4:9.I agree that Jesus is the begotten son of God,but at the same time even us who have believed in Him we have been begotten of God and we are sons ( John 1:12).So, is Jesus the only begotten son of God?

    Will be grateful to hear from you.

    Again, I am not challenging the gospel, I am just a believer who needs to be edified.

    Benon.
  • Earl Bowman - in Reply on Acts 18
    Brother Benton, may CHRIST IN US grace us with HIS wisdom and HIS understanding.

    I BELIEVE we are being conformed (created) into the exactness and perfection of Christ. We are being made Sons of God as he is; but we will NEVER have the GLORY of the FIRST BEGOTTEN.

    1 Corinthians 15:41 There is one glory of the sun, and another of the moon, and another of the stars: for one star differeth from another in glory.

    I BELIEVE this is true of the natural creation; but also represents the FATHER, the BEGOTTEN SON and those SONS created in Christ.
  • Fred scanlan - in Reply on Acts 18
    What does only begotten mean to you? In your heart of hearts, what does it mean? What does sons of God mean to you? What does the glory of God mean to you? Jesus Christ is in the Father. "I and my Father are one. If you have seen the Father ,you have seen the Son"! "My kingdom is not of this world".
  • Jesse - in Reply on Acts 18
    Benon,

    Even though we become sons and daughters through spiritual re-birth, we are not called the begotten of God. Jesus Christ is the only begotten of the Father. The word begotten in the Greek text means unique. Jesus Christ is the only unique one from the Father.

    John 1:18 is quite a statement. No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, and again the word begotten means unique. The only one who is in human form that represents God, the only begotten Son which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

    It is the relationship of the Word to the representative of God to man. First of all, nobody has ever seen God at any time. Nobody! The only one, the only unique one who has come from God, who is in the Father's bosom, another word of equality, He and the Father are one which He says John 10:31.

    He, that is Jesus Christ, He has declared God. The word for declared is EXEGESITO. That is where we get our word exegesis from. An exegete is somebody who takes something apart and declares in detail the facts about a subject.

    So there are the three principles concerning Jesus Christ: in existence, in equality, and in essence.

    The only begotten Son (Existed) in the bosom of the Father.

    (Equality) - bosom of the Father means that He is one with him.

    And thirdly, (Essence) - God in human form.

    In other words, if anybody wants to know about God, they go to Jesus Christ. He is not just a prophet. He's not just a rabbi. In the Christian faith and Biblical Christianity, He is God in the flesh, 100% God, 100% man!



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