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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Son, the; Son of God

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That the Lord Jesus is a divine Person is of the very foundation of scripture. In the commencement of the Gospel by John is the statement "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." Again, "Unto the Son he saith, "Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever." Psalm 45:6; Hebrews 1:8 . Baptism is "in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost." Matthew 28:19 . Christ is spoken of as 'the Son' in distinction from the Father, and glory attaches to Him as such. In many places, when the Lord was speaking of the Father, He spoke of Himself as relatively 'the Son.' Matthew 11:27; etc. He was necessarily in the consciousness of the unity of the Godhead. Christ is also spoken of as God's 'only begotten Son.' John 1:14,18; John 3:16,18; 1 John 4:9 . The word is μονογενής, and is equivalent to the Hebrew word yachid, which signifies 'only one,' and hence 'darling.' Psalm 22:20; Psalm 35:17; etc. It is a term of endearment.

When the angel appeared to Mary, foretelling the birth of Jesus, he said, "That holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God." Luke 1:35 . Thus the word was to be fulfilled: "Jehovah hath said unto me, Thou art my Son: this day have I begotten thee." Psalm 2:7; Acts 13:33 (where the word 'again' should be omitted); Hebrews 1:5; Hebrews 5:5 . The Lord spoke of Himself as the Son of God. John 5:25; John 9:35; etc.: He confessed it before the Jewish council, Luke 22:70 . Having died on the cross to work out redemption (John 17:1,4; John 19:30 ), He was "declared to be the Son of God with power . . . . by the resurrection of [the] dead." Romans 1:4 .

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Son, the; Son of God'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/mbd/s/son-the-son-of-god.html. 1897.

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