Son of God (Christianity)

The terms "son of God" and "son of the LORD" are found in several passages of the Old Testament. In Christianity, the title Son of God refers to the status of Jesus as the divine son of God the Father, except for the Spiritism which explain that Jesus is the most perfect spirit that has reincarnated on earth. According to The Spirits Book, one of the codices of the Spiritism organized by Allan Kardec as well in The Gospel According to Spiritism and The Genesis According to Spiritism, basically, Jesus came with the mission to bring this humanity the example and teachings that should allow everyone to accomplish this level of perfection as well. However, he is not the only son of God, as according to the Spiritism if it was the case, God, the Great Creator would be unfair creating different order of spirits, as explained in The Spirits Book and Heaven and Hell according to the Spiritism.

It derives from several uses in the New Testament and early Christian theology. In mainstream Christianity, it also refers to his status as God the Son, the second divine person or hypostasis of the Trinity.

Old Testament usage


In the introduction to the Genesis flood narrative, Genesis 6:2 refers to "sons of God" who married the daughters of men and is used in a polytheistic context to refer to angels.[1][2]


In Exodus 4:22, the Israelites as a people are called "my firstborn son" by God using the singular form.


In some versions of Deuteronomy the Dead Sea Scrolls refer to the sons of God rather than the sons of Israel, probably in reference to angels. The Septuagint reads similarly.[3]:147[4]


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