Son Of God Or Son Of Man?

Q. The Bible refers to Jesus as the Son of God and the Son of Man. Would you tell me why both terms are used, and is there a reason one term is used in a particular verse instead of the other?

A. Son of God is a title that denotes the Lord’s deity as in John 1:34. Son of Man speaks of His humanity as in Luke 7:34. The phrase “son of” means “a descendant of”. Since God was His Father, Jesus was a descendant of God. Since Mary was His mother, He was also a descendant of man. The different phrases are used to show which is being emphasized, His deity or His humanity.

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