Examine the Verses - "Son of God"
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Examine the Verses
"Son of God"
These verses are 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.


In the following verses "Son of God " is clearly written:

  • Matthew 4:3 - Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, "If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.'' (NKJV)  

  • Matthew 4:6 - and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written: `He shall give His angels charge concerning you,' and, `In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.' '' (NKJV)  

  • Luke 4:3 - And the devil said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.'' (NKJV)

  • Luke 4:9 - Then he brought Him to Jerusalem, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down from here. (NKJV)

  • Mark 3:11 - And the unclean spirits, whenever they saw Him, fell down before Him and cried out, saying, "You are the Son of God.'' (NKJV)

  • Luke 4:41 - And demons also came out of many, crying out and saying, "You are the Christ, the Son of God!'' And He, rebuking them, did not allow them to speak, for they knew that He was the Christ. (NKJV)

  • Matthew 8:29 - And suddenly they cried out, saying, "What have we to do with You, Jesus, You Son of God? Have You come here to torment us before the time?'' (NKJV)

  • Matthew 14:33 - Then those who were in the boat came and worshiped Him, saying, "Truly You are the Son of God.'' (NKJV)

  • Matthew 27:54 - Now when the centurion and those with him, who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they feared greatly, saying, "Truly this was the Son of God!'' (NKJV)

  • Mark 1:1 - The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. (NKJV)

  • Mark 15:39 - Now when the centurion, who stood opposite Him, saw that He cried out like this and breathed His last, he said, "Truly this Man was the Son of God!'' (NKJV)

  • Romans 1:4 - and declared to be t  he Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead, (NKJV)

  • John 1:34 - "And I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God.''  (NKJV)

  • John 1:49 - Nathanael answered and said to Him, "Rabbi, You are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!'' (NKJV)

  • John 11:27 - She said to Him, "Yes, Lord, I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.''  (NKJV)

  • John 20:31 -  but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name. (NKJV)

  • Acts 9:20 - Immediately he preached the Christ in the synagogues, that He is the Son of God. (NKJV)

  • 2 Corinthians 1:19 -  For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us by me, Silvanus, and Timothy was not Yes and No, but in Him was Yes. (NKJV)

  • Galatians 2:20 - "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. (NKJV)

  • Hebrews 4:14 - Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. (NKJV)

  • Hebrews 6:6   if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame. (NKJV)

  • Hebrews 7:3   without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, remains a priest continually. (NKJV)

  • Hebrews 10:29   Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace? (NKJV)

  • 1 John 3:8   He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. (NKJV)

  • 1 John 4:15   Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. (NKJV)

  • 1 John 5:5   Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? (NKJV)

  • 1 John 5:10   All who believe in the Son of God know that this is true. Those who don't believe this are actually calling God a liar because they don't believe what God has testified about his Son. (NLT)

  • 1 John 5:13   I have written these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. (ISV)

  • 1 John 5:20   We know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we know the true God. We live in union with the true God--in union with his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and this is eternal life. (TEV)

  • Revelation 2:18   "And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write, `These things says the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet like fine brass: (NKJV)

  • Matthew 26:63   But Jesus remained silent. Then the high priest said to him, "I demand in the name of the living God that you tell us whether you are the Messiah, the Son of God." (NLT)

  • Note: Some verses are not included in the above list. Actually, there are 47 places in the New Testament where Jesus is given the title "the Son of God". By contrast, the term "God the Son" does not appear at all. Throughout the New Testament, as shown in the numerous verses above, the phrase "Son of God" is applied repeatedly, in the singular, only to Jesus. 

  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.  Please notice that in the many verse shown above, the term "Son of God" is repeatedly applied, in singular, only to Jesus. Never did the writers of the New Testament―the apostles, called Jesus "God the Son".
2.  Once again, and it is worth repeating, the very purpose and importance in believing that "Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God" (John 20:30-31). 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).
  The importance of believing that
"Jesus is the Christ , the Son of God"

And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book;

but these are written
that you may believe that
Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God,

and that believing you may have life in His name.

(John 20:30-31,  New King James Version)
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