In the previous post, I established the truth that Jesus is called Father and carries that title to reflect His role of Creator and Originator of all things (in collaboration with the two other members of the God family). Today I will explore the issue of His sonship as I understand from the scriptures.

  1. God foreknew that man would fall and had the plan of salvation ready (Jesus would come into the earth as the sinless Son of God to die for our sins)

Scriptures teach us that God, in His foreknowledge, had a plan of salvation ready even before the earth was established or founded. He uses the  concept of the foundation of the earth/world, in order to explain this truth:

* Hebrews 1: 10 (and other scriptures) teach us that God laid the foundations of the earth at its creation –  And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:

* There is a destiny foreplanned for those who do not believe in the Son of God for salvation according to Rev 13: 8:  And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world 

AND

Rev 17: 8  … and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world… 

* Jesus Himself  confirmed that the plan of salvation had been finished from the beginning of time in these words, “… Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world” (Jn  17: 24).

* In keeping with God’s foreknowledge and foreplanning, Jesus was prophetically called the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world (Rev 13: 8). John the Baptist declared the fulfillment of this prophecy when  He declared, “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world”  (Jn 1: 29, 36).

He was repeatedly referred to as the Lamb in the book of Revelation. In order to confirm that His work had been finished, He was depicted in Rev 5: 5: 6 as the Lamb that had been already slain.

More to come on:

He had to come to earth in order to fulfill His mission as the Lamb of God

He becamethe Son of God because He was born in human flesh but conceived by the Father God (Joseph was not His father).

People in the Old Testament who saw Him as the Son of God

Blessings

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