The Son of God
WHY IS IT ABSOLUTE FOLLY TO ARGUE IF GOD CAN HAVE A SON WHEN HE DOES NOT HAVE A WIFE?
People who have absolutely no spiritual insight fail to understand the “Son” part of the Triune identity of God. They are those who enter into a ceaseless monologue arguing how can God have a ‘son’ without a ‘wife’. This is the reason they fail to grasp the Gospel and the manner in which God raises His people who will be called “the children of God” or “the sons of God” (Matt 13:37-38a).
To begin with, we ought to first understand that God is not a physical being. God is Spirit (Jn 4:24). And that He is Triune, meaning He is the Union of Three – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
Firstly, it means God is the Father because He created all things and He provides for all things. This is the reason He has forbidden us to call anyone on earth ‘Father’. For eg. Refer Matt 23:9, “And do not call anyone on earth ‘Father’, for you have one Father, and He is in Heaven.”
Secondly, it means that God is the Son because He is the Sole Heir of all that He has created and is to create. Everything belongs to Him (for eg. Refer Jn 1:1-3, Col 1:15-20). We must remember that as God is Spirit and not a physical being, the term ‘son’ does not in any way denote ‘sexuality’ of God.
The gender aspect to the word ‘son’ is of carnal origin, i.e. of man. Spiritually, the word ‘son’ only means ‘heir’. Hence at the regeneration or at the renewal of all things, children of God will be called “sons of God” or “co-heirs” with Christ (eg. Rom 8:17).
Lastly, God is the Holy Spirit, which means only God is Holy. None can compare to Him or to the splendor of His majestic holiness. Not even the angels who are also only the created. We must also remember that there are other spirits called the evil spirits who are the fallen angels including Satan. They are those who continue to oppose God and spread blasphemies. For eg., read Rev 16:13-14.
Remember, to know God is to know Him in the fullness of His Triune Identity.
SO WHAT IS MEANT BY THAT PART OF THE GOSPEL WHICH STATES, ‘GOD SENT HIS SON’? OR, HOW AND WHY DID THE SON COME TO DON THE FLESH?
Again, we have to be careful to not to get carried away with our carnal minds. Just like Mary did, albeit for a very brief moment, when she responded to her election. Read Lk 1:24, “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”
We must understand that Mary’s role was only in offering her surrogacy. Which she did and which is why the Son honors her election by also calling Himself “the Son of man”, ‘man’ being the God-ordained name of both the male and female of man (Gen 5:2).
The Son of God was otherwise conceived of the Holy Spirit. As it testifies in 1 Jn 5:6-8, He is the One, in fact the Only One, who came by the Spirit (meaning the Spirit of God), the Water (meaning the Word of God) and the Blood (meaning the Lifeblood or Life of God as God has no physical form). Which means He was neither born of the union of flesh nor of the seed of man.
He is the Holy God who remained Holy in Flesh for His is the Holy Flesh, worthy of the Perfect Sacrifice for the perfect atonement of the sins of this world. And He remains holy, both in Flesh and Spirit.
For it was in the same Flesh that He was resurrected (remember the nail-borne hands He revealed – eg. Jn 20:27) and in the same Flesh that He ascended back to Heaven. And this is the reason it is written, He will return in the like manner and all will recognize Him at His Second Coming (eg. Matt24:30).
This is why we must understand that no human being or child of man by birth is born a child of God as each one is born into the curses of sin and death, borne by man (Gen 3:19). ANY TEACHING TO THE CONTRARY IS AN ABSOLUTE LIE, A BLASPHEMY! All perish like the beasts (eg. Ps 49:12). This is why no other sacrifice was acceptable before God, whether of man or animal. Least of all, of the animals, for they are not even created in the trinity image of God! For eg., read Isa 66:3.
In order to become a child of God, as it is written in Jn 3:5-7, each one must be ‘Born Again” i.e. to be born of the Spirit and the Water to be awashed in the Blood of the Lamb.
HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN?
Again, like Nicodemus had briefly, let us not get carried away with our carnal thoughts (Jn 3:3-4).
For simply put, it is a spiritual act which means to be led by the Spirit to His sanctifying Word which acts as the cleansing Water (Jn 15:3) and to His Blood which acts as the purifying Agent or ‘Soap’ (Rev 7:14, Mal 3:2). Reverting to 1 Jn 5:6-8 quoted above, on the Day of His wrath these are the Three which will testify for or against us as the case may be.
Finally, note the stages in which God leads us to grasp the Truth fully. So that we may understand that it was never the intend of God that we multiply in the flesh. But in the Spirit. We failed to do so in Eden. After which, it was too late! For men had begun to multiply in flesh like the beasts. And like the beasts, they all perish away. So, just as Mary did not need a man to become the mother of Jesus, Jesus in turn proves to us that He does not need a wife to bring forth His Offspring (Isa 53:10b). Which is the Irrefutable Truth He seeks to lead us to – that He Alone is our Father and our Mother, the Rock out of Whom we are carved and hewn (Isa 51:1, Deut 32:18 etc.)