Friday, January 31, 2014

William Lane Craig on Jesus's "Son of Man" Title

"'Son of Man' is often thought to indicate the humanity of Jesus, just as the reflex expression 'Son of God' indicates his divinity.  If fact, just the opposite is true.  The Son of Man was a divine figure in the Old Testament book of Daniel who would come at the end of the world to judge mankind and rule forever.  Thus, the claim to be the Son of Man would be in effect a claim to divinity." [1]

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad

Footnote:

1. William Lane Craig, The Son Rises: Historical Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus (Chicago: Moody Press, 1981), 140.

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