Truth, Understanding, Insight

Son of God

29th November 2008, mgh,hej


12) Our future as Sons of God

As a conclusion, John's words sum up our position if we do not acknowledge Jesus as God's Son,

For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. (2 John 7)

This passage is important as this is John's view. And John, of the disciples, was the one who most understood Jesus. It is the misunderstanding of John's gospel that leads to many misconceptions regarding Jesus. To come 'in the flesh' is to be fully human. All flesh is 'as grass' (Isaiah 40:6, 1 Peter 1:24), which will die and perish (Job 34:15). To say that flesh does not perish is the lie of the serpent who said, “Ye shall not surely die” (Genesis 3:4).

The apostle John says that Jesus was born like us, a dying creature, and we must confess this. He also says that those that believe will be exactly like Jesus, the son of God, when Jesus returns.

Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that,
when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. (1 John 3:2)