Study 04: Father and Son

God sent His only Son to teach us the way to eternal life.

Jesus Christ taught many things. The most important lesson from Jesus is knowing who His Father is and the glory given to Jesus the Christ to be our mediator to His Father. Jesus Christ tells us the following things, which are recorded in the Bible.

  • “… I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.” John 6:38
  • “… And he said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent.” Luke 4:41-43
  • “… I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.” John 20:17

Jesus Christ did not claim to be equal with Almighty God. Instead, Jesus acknowledged His Father as the Supreme Being, and requires his disciples to recognize God in the same way.

  • “He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.” John 14:24
  • “Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.” John 14:28

It is extremely important to understand who God is and who God’s Son is, so that you know who you worship. Many pagan rituals are taught to each new generation, and our generation is no exception.

Jesus Christ makes it clear that he is the Son of God. He tells us that His Father in heaven sent him to Earth to be the Christ (Messiah) and savior of mankind. The Bible says: “Who is a liar but he that denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denies the Father and the Son. Whosoever denies the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that acknowledges the Son hath the Father also. Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father. And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.” 1 John 2:22-25

Study 04: Father and Son
A quote by Jesus Christ in John 3:16 in an open Bible.

John 6:38-40, 46
Jesus did His Father’s will, not his own will.

John 20:17
Almighty God is the Father of Jesus. Also, see John 6:62; Jesus went back to heaven where he was before.

Luke 4:33-34, 41-43
Almighty God sent Jesus.

John 14:24, 28
Jesus was sent by God and does not claim to be His equal.

Matthew 3:16-17
Almighty God was in heaven while Jesus was on earth.

Additional references for further research:

Refer back to the previous study, Christ Before the World. In the Bible, the words Father and Son reflect an individual’s position in a relationship, but they are not the same person.

  • Mark 1:11
  • Matthew 14:33
  • 1 John 5:20
  • 1 John 4:15

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