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Sometimes, in the New Testament, Jesus refers to Himself of the "Son of God."

Other times, He says, the "Son of Man."

It is surely tempting to see the former as a more profound statement.

But actually, quite the opposite is true.

After all, all Christians (at least, all Christian males) may correctly refer to themselves as sons of God.

But the term, "Son of Man," was an obvious allusion to the prophecy in Daniel 7, in which "one like a son of man" is awarded eternal kingship.

So I would view the term, "Son of Man," as the more profound of the two.

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Sometimes, in the New Testament, Jesus refers to Himself of the "Son of God."

Other times, He says, the "Son of Man."

It is surely tempting to see the former as a more profound statement.

But actually, quite the opposite is true.

After all, all Christians (at least, all Christian males) may correctly refer to themselves as sons of God.

But the term, "Son of Man," was an obvious allusion to the prophecy in Daniel 7, in which "one like a son of man" is awarded eternal kingship.

So I would view the term, "Son of Man," as the more profound of the two.

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Jesus was God made flesh so just as the trinity are inseparable Jesus is the son of God and Man.
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Default Re: "Son of Man" versus "Son of God"

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Sometimes, in the New Testament, Jesus refers to Himself of the "Son of God."

Other times, He says, the "Son of Man."

It is surely tempting to see the former as a more profound statement.

But actually, quite the opposite is true.

After all, all Christians (at least, all Christian males) may correctly refer to themselves as sons of God.

But the term, "Son of Man," was an obvious allusion to the prophecy in Daniel 7, in which "one like a son of man" is awarded eternal kingship.

So I would view the term, "Son of Man," as the more profound of the two.

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He took human form. Yes you have brought up an interesting point. I will forward this to a friend of mine who loves these kinds of questions. I am curious what he will come up with.
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The "Son of Man" brings up the Old Testament story about the sons of God and the daughters of men.


Genesis 6 KJV--


And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,

2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

I don't understand that either.
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