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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

God's Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ

You will see the expression of "sons of God"('Bene-Elohim' in Hebrew)when you read the Book of Genesis 6:2 and Job 2:1. There have been many different interpretations on the exact meaning of this word throughout Christian history. One of the most biblical explanation of it will be " angelic beings berore Jehovah God in Heaven" based on the Book of Job, where both Satan and angels were present before God to talk about Job's integrity and calamities that came upon him. I will talk about the "Son of God, Jesus our Lord" today in this connection. The Gospels tell us Jesus was both "Son of man" and "Son of God" at the same time. He is not a mere one of the "sons of God." He is the "Only Begotten Son of God"('monogenes' in Greek which means 'single begotten or born and the words such as Genesis, Generation came from this Greek word). Jesus Christ is the only and unique Son of God and there is no other 'Son of God' other than Jesus Himself. Therefore He became our Big Brother who leads us to His Father and we can call God as "our Father which art in Heaven". Let's go to the Genesis 22 where it records the account of Abaham's sacrifice of his son Isaac to Jehovah on the Mount Moriah nearly 4,000 years ago(It was called Gogotha in Aramaic = Calvary in Latin, 2,000 years ago). God ordered Abraham to offer his son Isaac as a burnt offering on the Mount Moriah and Abraham kept His command on the brink of killing Isaac. The Bible tells us that Isaac was not an "only son" to Abraham because he had another son named Ismael from Hagar, an Egyptian woman whom Sarah gave him as concubine to bear his son. Interestingly enough, God called Isaac as Abraham's "only son" when He said, "Take your only son Isaac and go to the Mount Moriah...". Even though God had many "sons" in Heaven, He called Jesus as "My Beloved Son" and Apostle John called Jesus as "Only Begotten Son of God" who indwelt among us..." in the Gospel John, Chapter 1. Then, why do you think that God told Abraham to offer Isaac as a "burnt offering" to Him? Can you guess it? Yes you can. It's because God will some day have to offer His Only Son, Jesus as sin offering to take away the sins of the world. That's the context when John the Baptist boldly pronounced, "Behold, He is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world." That story is exactly like this; "Just as Abraham proved himself to love God by offering Isaac as burnt offering on the Mount of Moriah, God the Father will sacrifice His Only Son, Jesus Christ to prove Himself to love the world." God confirmed His love toward us by killing His Only Begotten Son, Jesus on the Mount of Calvary or Golgotha which is the same Mount where Isaac was almost killed 2,000 years ago. Therefore, the most famous verse in whole Bible, John 3:16 is worth well accepting, "GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD(YOU AND ME) AND GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON. WHOSOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH BUT HAVE AN ETERNAL LIFE." AMEN AND AMEN! That's all I want to say today, you folks!

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