Check out other pages
The subject of God's Son has many aspects that need to be pondered. It is in fact, the most important subject in the Bible. You may not have thought about it before, but it is wise to consider the question. After all, we are saved by God through His Son. If we don't believe in God's real Son, we may not be saved in the end.
"He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life." 1 John 5:12.
Learn with a red cross-certified teacher
If you are a Roman Catholic, you will say YES because the Creed of Athanasius says Jesus was begotten in eternity, the same substance as the Father.
If you are a Protestant, you will say YES because the Council of Nicaea voted that Christ is of the same substance as the Father.
If you are Orthodox (any kind), you will say YES because of the decision of the Council of Nicaea.
If you are an Anglican, you will say YES because it is contained in the Thirty Nine Articles of Faith.
If you are a Jehovah's Witness, you will say YES because the Watchtower decrees that Christ was the first of God's creation.
If you are a Mormon , you will say YES, even though it is believed Jesus was the literal spirit brother of Lucifer, a creation.
If you are a Seventh-day Adventist, you will say YES because the Bible says Jesus is the Son of God.
Press a little harder and you will see that not one of the above really believes God has a Son -- a strong statement in the light of each answer, but think it through.
If Christ is eternal with the Father, He cannot be a begotten Son. A Son must come forth from the being of the Father at some point in time.
The Council of Nicaea placed the word consubstantial in the creed (Greek - homoosius - meaning 'same substance') to separate the majority of council members from Arius who believed Christ was of 'like substance' (homoiosius) begotten of the Father. All who believed in 'like substance' were banished from the realm.
If Christ was created by the Father, He is a created son and not a begotten Son.
To believe Christ is the Son of God because the Bible says so is commendable, but it must be believed.
According to John's epistle, "He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of His Son." John 5:10. This text is not speaking of a salvational belief in God's Son, but whether God sent His Son.
Ask yourself the question:
Did God have a Son to send?
Think about it.
Your answer could condemn you.
Or it will prove you believe the record that God did indeed have a Son to send.
Do you believe God has a Son?
If you are seeing this on your phone, it will probably be all over the place. My apologies, but there is nothing I can do about it. Hopefully you will still be able to receive the message and be blessed. Computers are fine and tablets seem to be okay. I have not tried an Ipad, but again, the smaller the screen, the more difficult it is for the webbuilder to place it all correctly.
Dear Reader, This site is being changed at present, but will take about another month to finish. It will be very different, simply because I have to change to a new web builder, which does not have the variety of this program. I love this web builder. It has a few glitches, but it is a pleasure to work with. It is also much more expensive. The new web builder is my best option, but I have had to compromise on how I like things. Be assured, it will have the same information.
I have had to do this for the sake of costs, as I have a number of sites. With bills coming up every year for each site, each domain, web builder for each, certificate for each, and other surprising things, they mount up.
Please accept the changes as part of life, but also continue to study and share the truth contained in the pages. I will try and add more of the Amazing Bible, as there are many more pages on the subject. Thank you for your visits. Margaretha
If you want to know more about Nicaea, go to: www.nicaeaandtheworld.com
This one has to change too, but it will happen in the new year sometime.