Is Jesus the son of god? or is it just a blind faith.

May 29, 2009 6:45am CST
I am not a Christain. and do not know much about cristianity. But my friend has a faith in it. He believes that Jesus is son of god. Do all christians believe that Jesus is son of god or is it a metaphore.or is it just said so to confront people. please share your views.
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• United States
30 May 09
Acis...As some have said in their responses to you, all Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God. But the question can be also, who are Christians? Christians are those who were baptized in the 3 persons of the trinity, the father (God), the son(Jesus), and the Holy Ghost. When, as a baby, you get baptized, the priest says, "I baptize you in the name of the father, son, and Holy Ghost." If a child is not baptized in this way, he does not belong to a Christian Faith. Christian religions are usually, Catholic, Methodist, Baptists, Episcopalians, Lutherans, to name some. While we are all Christians, individually we have differences within the religion. But we all believe in one God, and that Jesus is the Son of God. In Actuality, we believe that God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are one and the same person. The experiences I have had in my life, leave me no doubt that God, Jesus,and the Holy Spirit exists. He has made his presence real to me many times, and for this I am blessed. I hope someday, you will find that he is real, and have a joyful life. I hope this helps you.
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30 May 09
thank u sweetchariot. I think i now know who are considered christian and who aren't.Does the Baptists has to be done in childhood or can be done later.And can you tell me who is father, holy spirit?? Its good that you feel blessed and believe in it.but for me it does make any difference if he is real(son of god) or not.I take jesus as humble person,person full of compassion more than anyone in the world.And to be honest i already have joyful life. Maybe believing he is son of god is not only the way to have a joyful life, isn't that so?
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@nzalheart (2352)
• India
31 May 09
Well I am not a Christian. But still your response taught me some of the interesting things about Christianity. I enjoy learning about various religious practice, thought I am anti-believer in God. That was nice...
• United States
31 May 09
Nzalheart...I am glad to have helped you to understand a little more about the Christian Faith. If you ever want to know if God is real, just ask him. He may surprise you and show you how real he is.
@achinthya (1219)
• India
29 May 09
Nobody knows the truth but everyone believes that He is the son of God and this has been written in the Holy Bible..
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@mathss1 (1181)
• United States
29 May 09
@nzalheart (2352)
• India
29 May 09
Don't say everyone achinthya!!! There are several people who don't believe when people say Jesus is the son of God. Even I am the one. I like the Jesus, but I hesitate to say he is the son of God. Jesus was a holy man, very truthful, having infinite compassion for every one. I respect Jesus wholly, but still when people say Jesus is the son of God, I just laugh inside. There is no evidence that Jesus is the son of god. He is said to be the enlightened one. Don't mind, in my opinion Bible has closed off the people's mind. They totally hesitate to think beyond Bible. Bible has lot of things to teach, I admire, but sometimes, for every thing people bring in front the writings of Bible. Bible says this and this is 100% true. Even the Christian scholars are admitting that the current Bible is not exactly the same as the original Bible.
@nzalheart (2352)
• India
29 May 09
Sorry lotterylover, I didn't understand what are you telling. Heaven, thief, and not in heaven...I read the whole post thrice but couldn't understand what you are actually telling friend...
@samar12 (991)
• India
29 May 09
Well I am not a Christian too but as of my knowledge HE was the Messenger of God sent to us human beings to guide us and show us the right paths in this world.
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29 May 09
thanx for posting samar12
@efc872 (1078)
• Jamaica
30 May 09
All Christians must believe that Jesus is the son of God, that is what the religion is based on.
30 May 09
I thought religion was based on, compassion, forgiveness and lots of love to share regardless of people's backgournd and their beliefs.And its that what jesus preaches?? or does he tell us to belive that he is son of god. Is that the main focus of christianity.To make believe people that he is son of god.??
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@efc872 (1078)
• Jamaica
30 May 09
Hi acismahrje, I must agree with your of definition of what religion ought to be but when son of God or messenger of God is mention, religion automatically assumes a distinctive brand. The question, however, was "is Jesus the son of God or just blind faith"
@mathss1 (1181)
• United States
29 May 09
Sometimes some of the simplest questions are also some of the most profound. These types of questions are therefore some of the most difficult to answer. “Why is Jesus called the Son of God?” is one of these questions, simple, profound, and difficult to answer. But as one of my English Professors told me the other day, “The hard questions are really the only questions worth asking.” In that case, Why is Jesus called the Son of God? In a basic sense, the question is closely related to the question the Spirit of the Lord asked Nephi: “Knowest thou the condescension of God?” (1 Nephi 11:16). Note a definition of “condescend” that the Oxford English Dictionary gives the word, “To depart from the privileges of superiority by a voluntary submission; to sink willingly to equal terms with inferiours.” I feel like I can use Nephi’s response to the Spirit’s question as my own response, “I know that he loveth his children; nevertheless, I do not know the meaning of all things” (1 Nephi 11:16-17). What the record says next is a basic answer to the question. “And he [the Spirit] said unto me [Nephi]: Behold, the virgin whom thou seest is the mother of the Son of God, after the manner of the flesh. And it came to pass that I beheld that she was carried away in the Spirit; and after she had been carried away in the Spirit for the space of a time the angel spake unto me, saying: Look! And I looked and beheld the virgin again, bearing a child in her arms. And the angel said unto me: Behold the Lamb of God, yea, even the Son of the Eternal Father!” (1 Nephi 11:18-21). “That Child to be born of Mary was begotten of Elohim, the Eternal Father, not in violation of natural law but in accordance with a higher manifestation thereof; and, the offspring from that association of supreme sanctity, celestial Sireship, and pure though mortal maternity, was of right to be called the “Son of the Highest.” In His nature would be combined the powers of Godhood with the capacity and possibilities of mortality; and this through the ordinary operation of the fundamental law of heredity, declared of God, demonstrated by science, and admitted by philosophy, that living beings shall propagate—after their kind. The Child Jesus was to inherit the physical, mental, and spiritual traits, tendencies, and powers that characterized His parents—one immortal and glorified—God, the other human—woman. (Jesus the Christ. Deseret Book: Salt Lake City, 1990. 77.) For some, all this will be hard to comprehend. But, “There is no good complaining that these statements are difficult. Christianity claims to be telling us about another world, about something behind the world we can touch and hear and see. You may think the claim false, but if it were true, what it tells us would be bound to be difficult—at least as difficult as modern Physics, and for the same reason” (Lewis, Mere Christianity 156). Yet, just because these statements are difficult does not mean they are not impossible to comprehend with study and faith. “For with God all things are possible” (Mark 10:27). I know I have certainly not come close to describing every way (or even one way) in which Jesus is the Son of God, but I hope this basic explanation will invite the reader to study more deeply the life of the Savior, and the “great . . . plan of our God” (2 Nephi 9:13). http://jesus.christ.org/1287/why-is-jesus-called-the-son-of-god
29 May 09
thanx!!for posting mathss1 . It really seems informative but it is realy hard to comprehend for sure. I wonder, if its important for people to belive in Jesus. Why isn't it written in plain eglish so even the literal people can understand easily.Why so difficult to understand. IF only people with faith are to understand than what about rest of the people because it should make belive in those who doen't have faith.
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@hanah87 (1846)
• Malaysia
29 May 09
I am not christian too.But my religion and me also believe jesus as phrophet Isa a.s.He is a holy man and can make miracle by help and turn out blind people become watch back but the christian think he is a God's son just because he can do like that.I think they have make dirty on God by believe this.God is only one and cannot be many.If many God,i believe world will damage.
@nzalheart (2352)
• India
29 May 09
How did you know that "When creating the world God said, "Let us make man in our image." If you say so then there is no value of the numerous creatures in this world that have the same feelings, pain, happiness like we human do. Why living in earth we forget other creatures as if only we are meant to be the form of god and animals and birds are nothing. We are all one doesn't mean that only all human beings are one, it means that every thing in this world is one. Whatever you do in your life effects my life and whatever I do effects your life too. Whatever I do effects this whole world and whatever you do effects this whole world every creatures. That is the meaning of oneness I hope.
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