Showing posts with the label Son of God

Messiah Is Coming, pt 2

READ PART 1 OF THIS ADVENT SERIES HERE. God promised Abram that he would become a great nation. The only problem was that he and his wife, Sarai, didn’t have any children, and they were well past the child bearing age. God eventually made good on the promise and blessed the elderly couple with a son named Isaac, meaning laughter. God has a sense of humor. Isaac became the father of Jacob. Jacob became the father of 12 sons whose own offspring would become the 12 Tribes of Israel. Before that, though, they all ended up in Egypt through a series of betrayals, backstabbing, double crossing, and famine. They never intended to stay in Egypt, but that’s just what happened. They never went back home. The subsequent generations, known as the Hebrews, continued to grow in numbers and in strength until a Pharaoh came along who didn’t know about these outsiders. They became enslaved by the Egyptian government, forced into years of hard labor under brutal conditions. The people cried out

rCQ: Did Judas believe Jesus was the Son of God?

I've been browsing the r/Christianity subreddit. Some of it is weird and a bit out there . But there are also some people asking great questions. I am a sucker for good questions, so I decided to begin a series on my blog called r/Christianity Questions (or rCQ for short). Recently I came across this question: Did Judas believe Jesus was the Son of God? Here's my answer. [TL;DR version - No, Judas didn't know Jesus was the Son of God like we know him to be. No, I don't think Judas really knew what he was doing because he didn't understand Jesus' mission. Yes, I think Judas could have been forgiven had he not hanged himself.] It depends on what you mean "Son of God." The phrase is a Messianic title taken from Psalm 2 , which God actually quotes at Jesus' baptism. The Messiah would be hailed as "God's Son" in a kingly sense, not necessarily in a divine incarnation sense. In that regard, I'm not sure that any of the apostl