What Christians Mean when they Say Jesus is the Son of God
Christians believe that the Son of God has God's power and authority,
we can see this in many passages about Jesus like in the 'Calming of
the storm' (Mark 4:35-41). In this passage Jesus controls the wind and
sea, all signs of God's power, Jesus also performed many miracles that
show his power and His intentions, to help people get rid of sin and
to destroy Satan. He shows his authority in the healing of the
'Paralysed man' (Mark 2:1-12). 'When curing the paralysed man He says
to the man 'your sins are forgiven' (Mark 2:5) this was questioned by
the Scribes, they were thinking 'is this not blasphemy.'' So this
passage shows Jesus' authority from God to use on the earth.
'There are four other points that Christians also believe they believe
the Son of God will return to judge humans at the end of time and that
he is seated at the right hand of the father' (Mark a Gospel for
Today). That he suffered died and rose again (incarnation), they
believe that the Son of God is a part of the trinity- he is God, the
son. We can find all this from 'the creed,' from the line 'by the
power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary and
was made man.' The title Son of God was applied to Jesus 'only eight
times in Mark's gospel, yet this title, is used at crucial times'
(Mark a Gospel for Today).
The Transfiguration (Mark 9:2-8) is an illustration of the beliefs of
Christians about Jesus as the Son of God. There are significant
features which gives a message that we can understand ourselves. This
passage takes place with just three of the disciples and Jesus on the
lower slopes of Mount Hermon a mountain 2,800 feet high on Israel's
'Whilst on the mountain with Jesus, the three disciples saw that his
appearance changed (was...