Examine the Verse - Acts 9:19-20
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Acts 9:19-20
This verse is claimed to provide the basis of the Iglesia ni Cristo belief that
"Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God"―
not God the Son, and more so not God himself.

  So when he had received food, he was strengthened. Then Saul spent some days with the disciples at Damascus.  Immediately he preached the Christ in the synagogues, that He is the Son of God.
(Acts 9:19-20,  New King James Version)
  Iglesia ni Cristo belief in God and Jesus Christ:
Iglesia ni Cristo believes in the absolute oneness of God, that "the Only True God is the Father" in heaven; The Father is the Lord God Almighty, the Creator of all things. God is Spirit, eternal, immortal and invisible; He is the God and Father of Jesus Christ and His Apostles; and that of Moses,
Abraham and the ancient Israelites.
Iglesia ni Cristo believes that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. As the Son of God,
Jesus is a Man.  However, Jesus is not an ordinary man but a "very special Man",
who was sanctified; made Lord, Christ, Savior, Mediator and Judge by God.
  Apostle's admonition, warning and unique way of teaching:
1. No prophecy of scripture is a matter of personal interpretation. (II Pt. 1:20, NAB)
2. Do not go beyond  what is written. (I Cor. 4:6, NIV)
 3. We do not use words of human wisdom. We speak words given to us by the Spirit,
using the Spirit's words to explain spiritual truths. (1 Cor. 2:13, NLT)
  Points to Consider:  
  1.  Notice that it is Saul or Paul who is being referred to in the above verse.
2.  In the above verse Apostle Paul, just after his recovery from blindness in Damascus, immediately preached the Christ in the Synagogues, that He (Jesus) is the "Son of God"
3.  Please note carefully that Apostle Paul clearly said "Son of God", not "God the Son". This is also the testimony of John the Baptist (John 1:32-34); The testimony of Apostle Peter (Matthew 16:15-17); And the testimony of Apostle John (John 20:30-31).
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  Acts 9:19-20 in other versions of the Bible:  

And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus. And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God.   
(King James Version)

Saul stayed with the followers of Jesus in Damascus for a few days. 20 Soon he began to go to the synagogues and tell people about Jesus. He told the people, “Jesus is the Son of God!” (Easy to Read Version)

Afterward he ate some food and regained his strength.  Saul stayed with the believers[a] in Damascus for a few days. 20 And immediately he began preaching about Jesus in the synagogues, saying, “He is indeed the Son of God!”    
(New Living Translation)

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