One of the oddest arguments that I have seen recently is that the title Son of God means that Jesus was an exalted man, a messiah, and so he is not God.
I wasn’t aware that the title, “Son of God,” entailed Jesus’s divinity (as if this alone was the argument!)? I am not sure anyone argues for Jesus’s divinity on the basis of this title alone (although the title Son of God contributes to a fuller picture of how the Son relates to the Father).
The reason why someone might deny the divinity of Jesus on this basis is baffling. And yet an entire movement (a so-called restorationist group) argues that this is nonetheless true (or at least this is one leg of the argument).
The major problem here is that the New Testament affirms Jesus’ divinity with clarity apart from the title Son of God. [Read more…] about Jesus Claims to Be Divine