07 June, 2019

29. Adam: Son of God


29. Adam: Son of God



"...Adam, the son of God."
—Luke 3:38

In Jesus' genealogy (in Luke 3), Adam is said to be the son of God.

This title is also applied to angelsGen 6:2,4; Job 1:6, 2:1, 38:7; and Deut 32:8 (in the Septuagint and Dead Sea version).

In the novel, Primoridum, it is this title being given to Adam upon his creation that fuels Lucifer's motivation to revolt against God.

Note that in Judaism, the title "son of God" is never a title of deity. However, it is eventually a title that applies not just to Adam but the line of Jewish kings, from whom the Messiah, the son of God would come. And it is a title given to all New Testaments believers (1 John 3:1-2).

Yet in Greek mythology, a son of God was divine, or at lest part divine (usually the offspring of a god with a mortal).

In 1 John 3:1-2, Christians are called "sons of God." If you are a Christian, what do you think of having a title that once belonged only to angels? Share you answers @ the Blogging His Story Facebook page!

Photo Credit: Cropped closeup from The Creation of Adam fresco by Michelangelo.


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