Monday, April 13, 2015

“Daniel saw it… then Mark!” (On Jesus as The Son of Man)

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Ever wonder where Jesus had said in the Bible that He’s God? Have you ever asked yourself if He was truly Divine? Maybe He’s just man. Maybe He’s more than just a man but no Divine. Maybe it would be easier to just open a jar than to think about this “mystery” as some would say. Maybe. Just maybe.

You may notice that while I am trying to begin an introductory to this article, I’m very much sure that He is Divine (Notice how I often capitalize “H” when I pertain to Him). Anyway, here are the two verses to show you one from Old and one from New proving that He is who He is:
In the Old Testament, we find the following verses in Daniel 7:13–14:
13 “In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. 14 He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.
In the New Testament, we can see in Mark 14:61–62 that it was Jesus who claimed to be The Son of Man:
61 But He kept silent and did not answer. Again the high priest was questioning Him, and saying to Him, “Are You the Christ, the Son of the Blessed One?” 62 And Jesus said, “I am; and you shall see THE SON OF MAN SITTING AT THE RIGHT HAND OF POWER, and COMING WITH THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN.”
Why was He called the Son of Man? In the Jewish context the title, Son of God was nothing but a mere human title. For them, to be called, Son of Man was something Divine. This was proven to have been the case when the high priest (who are very much the experts and/or “Ph.Ds” of the Old Testament Revelations) tore their clothes and exclaimed;
“Why do we need any more witnesses?” he asked. 64 “You have heard the blasphemy. What do you think?” with “all condemning Him as worth of death.”
We can see how Jesus caused the high priests to tear their clothes and shout blasphemy after He had claimed to be The Son of Man. Surely, this was not the right thing to say at the time especially if He’s claiming that He’s but man. But He’s not. He is God.

“I thought you’re gonna fly, balloon?” Liar.
And in fact, to deny that Jesus is no God is blasphemous enough, making us liars as stated by the Apostle John in 1 John 2:22, saying:
“Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist — denying the Father and the Son.”
If you’re planning to pick a fight on the matter, may I ask you to hold your horses as these two verses are not the only ones proving such to be true. In fact, there are lots of verses that I can refer to than what I can actually write about His Divinity.

Maybe I can just cherry-pick a verse that says it otherwise.
What’s your pick?

This article originally appeared on @sentirem; Jerboy Magalang's blog. Republished with permission from the author and by the grace of co-authors.


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