Why did Jesus himself and even demons refer to him by this title? (part 2 of 2)
by Brian Hayward
*Continued from previous post
"He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” Bible, Gospel of Luke 1:32-33, New Testament
This announcement by the angel Gabriel to Mary is actually a prophecy about Jesus who would be born to a virgin woman. Who actually called him the Son of the Most High? Answer: demons, disciples, and even Jesus himself.
Merry Christmas! Yes, this is what Christians believe. (part 1 of 2)
by Brian Hayward
How can it be that a man can be the Son of God?! Yet this is what Christians celebrate at Christmas, not simply the birth of a special baby, but the birth of a divine child. Among Muslims and secular-minded people, this is unbelievable. Let’s look into this claim further by going back to the Hebrew scriptures of the Old Testament (Tawrat) which will give us a context for what the angel says to Mary the mother of Jesus. Here’s the key prophecy that God reveals to David (pbuh):
That the Birth of Christ (the incarnation) was God's Love Humanized
That Yahweh's Extravagant Love Sets Him Apart from Allah
Why do you believe God loves you? Why should anyone?
by Simon Cox
During this third week of Advent, as Christmas Day is approaching, we celebrate the love that God has so generously given us. Most people (atheists excluded perhaps) seem to agree with the notion that God loves everyone. It’s a simple idea that reflexively rings true. Some people might agree at first but become more hesitant when the question is personalized then asking, “Do you believe that God loves YOU?” To some it might be a strange thought imagining the Creator of the Universe singling you out of a crowd, pointing his finger with a smile and saying, “I love YOU!” You might be uncomfortable believing that the one true God loves you despite the bad things (sins) that you know you have done.