"...the Son of the Living God."

If you asked the established church what this means, you will likely get a response saying that He was "begotten", along with a vague definition of the word. And the response may be coupled with a comment about how there are "mysteries" of the faith. Indeed, there are some mysteries. That aside, I think the established church sometimes finds it difficult to explain things in a way that people can relate to.

I like to look at it like this:

The universe is made of two things - matter and energy, which are the same on a subatomic level. We all have heard of Einstein's E=MC2. This equation unequivocally indicates that matter can be converted to energy, and visa versa. And we know that "life as we know it" is interplay of systems of matter that interact with energy in such a way that there is life (organic matter). So, we are both matter and energy. Earth is unique - the only known place in the universe that has this "life as we know it". But are there other types of life? Perhaps we should consider that life is not limited to entities of matter (carbon-based life forms). Why could there not be energy-based life forms? These life forms are not comprised of matter (carbon), but are made entirely of energy - complex systems of energy that interact with each other as to result in an entity, a consciousness. And these entities of energy are spoken of throughout the existence of mankind in our myths and legends, because they can... translate into forms that our eyes/minds can perceive.

Where am I going with this?

We call this consciousness of energy... spirit. The scriptures tell us that God is spirit (energy). This energy pervades the universe. It is everywhere - omnipresence. And God translated Himself (or a portion of Himself) from energy into matter, which is the carbon-based life form we call Jesus (Yeshua, Isa, Iesus, etc.).

This is why we say that Jesus is the "Son of God", yet He is God. He is the Son because He came from the Father - spirit (energy) translated into flesh (matter). Though Jesus came from God, He is also God for He is the manifestation of God - the image of the unseen God, as some say.

He often called Himself the "Son of Man" (as He did in the scripture passage at this site). This is a very old title, and it is used throughout the scriptures. Another translation of the title is "son of the human being". It is ironic that we call Him the Son of God, yet He calls Himself the Son of Man. This gives simplistic insight into His nature - He is God; He is man.

I completely understand that this explanation is off the beaten path of theology. But I do not think that it is outside of the boundaries of scripture – which is the definitive source of theology and confirms or denies any so-called revelation or personal perspective. Perhaps the view I share here is personal and only means something to me. My relationship with Jesus is actualized apart from such thinking. But the idea seemed to enhance my understanding... at least at this point in my life. One day I may out grow the need for such mental constructs.

Kyrie Eleison.