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what is the difference between messiah and son of God in Christianity?
and why Jesus is both things at the same time? when Jesus said I am the messiah if Jesus denied to tell others that he was the messiah, he just called himself the son of man or the son of God why?
- ?Lv 77 years ago
Jesus is the Messiah a savior of His people as prophesied a King and High Priest anointed by the Holy Spirit when He was baptized by St. John the Baptist which is when Christ began His public ministry. He is of the Davidic line and he did unite the tribes of Israel but not the way the Jews understood this and His Kingdom is not as the Jews understood the Kingdom of God is not a kingdom of man it's the Church Triumphant, the Church Militant established by the 12 Apostles the leaders of the 12 tribes of Israel, and the Church Suffering. He is a deliverer but again not as the Jews understand this but this is in relation to the Kingdom of God.
In Christianity the Messiah had come and ascended into the Kingdom of Heaven and will return to earth again to judge the righteous and unrighteous in which the righteous will inherit the world to come. It's only at that time the Jews will know their error and know that Christ is the Messiah.
In relation to what the Holy Spirit revealed to the Apostles that Christ is God in the flesh. Whom could be a greater teacher of the Law than God Himself.
- Servant ALv 67 years ago
The Spirit that gave animation to the flesh is the Christ. The Christ is Spirit, he was the first created Son by God who is the Father of all Spirits. The Christ is the Son of God.
Jesus was a flesh body, without a Spirit the flesh can not move, it is what doctors call a vegetable, brain dead. Flesh that has no spirit needs machines to keep it alive.
This is where it get confusing, man is not humankind as you have been taught, man is a spirit like Genesis 1:27 says it is. Man was created in the image and likeness of God it's Father who is a Spirit. If your Father is spirit and you were created in the image and likeness of your Father than you too are spirit. Jesus said call no man upon the earth your Father, for your Father lives in heaven.
The children of man are flesh bodies, and these flesh made by man are called the sons of man, the flesh body of Jesus was a son of man, but because the spirits called man are much lower than an angel who are Spirits, called the Sons of God, there is a great difference when a spirit called man is joined with a son of man, than when a Spirit, a Son of God is joined with a son of man, there is a greater difference when the first created Son of God is joined with a flesh body made by a spirit called man and that difference is the flesh body of the Christ is not called a mere son of man, it is called the Son of man.
To be begotten is for a spirit called man to be born into this world by being joined with flesh (This woman begat a son a flesh body)
If the Christ was the first Son of God to ever have a flesh body made by a spirit called man to which his Spirit was joined with, the Christ became the only begotten Son of God, the Christ was the first and the last Son of God to ever be born into this world by being joined with flesh.
Have ye not read, that he which made them (the spirits called man) at the beginning --- made them ( those spirits now are) male and female,
And said, For this cause shall a man leave father (heavenly Father and mother (earthly mother) , and shall cleave to his wife: ( the spirit shall become joined with flesh) and they (spirit and flesh) twain shall be one flesh (become as one flesh)?
Wherefore they are no more twain (spirit and flesh), but one flesh, (a living soul) What therefore God hath joined together (spirit and flesh), let not man put asunder. (let no man separate, kill, until death do they part, become as two again)
Matt 19:4-6 (KJV)
- ?Lv 67 years ago
The Jewish messiah is a Jewish savior - a person that helps the Jewish people. A regular person, not a mangod. The nation of Israel is the chosen messenger of God. Israel isn't an only child but the only OBEDIENT son of all God's children.
All the other nations are many denominations of good and evil mythology - the fall of mankind.Source(s): ex-xtian
- jcherry_99Lv 77 years ago
Christ means Messiah.
He also is the Son of God to those who believe. One is lineage and the other is the savior of mankind.