Greg Deuble: http://www.thebiblejesus.com No doubt many will be surprised, even shocked perhaps, that the heading of this article could even hint that the titles “God the Son” and “The Son of God” are not one and the same. For them it is not one or the other. Both designations are equivalent and therefore equally true. … Continue reading God the Son or The Son of God?
Introduction Matthew 9:6 But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins"—then He said to the paralytic, "Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house." God the Father has given Jesus the authority to forgive sins. The authority and power to do this is still … Continue reading Does Jesus being the Son of God mean that He is God?
There is simply no question that Paul was referencing Proverbs 8, and that he understood it to refer to the Son of God. His use of this unique title for the Son of God, “The Beginning” is a direct quote of Proverbs 8:22 LXX. Paul’s emphasizing the Son’s direct participation in creating all things, including the angelic realm, is derived directly from Proverbs 8:27-30 as well as his statement “He is before everyone,” pointing to all of the “before” statements in Proverbs 8:23-25.