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.