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And in any case, the list of candidates for “son of God” begins with Adam, as per
Luke 3:38: “Adam, which was the son of God.”
Those who rebut by quoting Matthew 3:17 (“And suddenly a voice came from
heaven, saying, ‘This is My beloved son, in whom I am well pleased’”) have overlooked
the point that the Bible describes many people, Israel and Adam included, as “sons of
God.” Both 2 Samuel 7:13­14 and 1 Chronicles 22:10 read, “He (Solomon) shall build a
house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. I will be his
Father, and he shall be My son.”
Entire nations are referred to as sons, or children of God. Examples include:

1.  Genesis 6:2, “That the sons of God saw the daughters of men…”
2.  Genesis 6:4, “There were giants on the earth in those days, and also
afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men …”
3.  Deuteronomy 14:1, “Ye are the children of the Lord your God.”
4.  Job 1:6, “Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present
themselves before the LORD …”
5.  Job 2:1, “Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present
themselves before the LORD …”
6.  Job 38:7, “When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of
God shouted for joy?”
7.  Philippians 2:15, “that you may become blameless and harmless,
children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse
generation …”
8.  1 John 3:1­2, “Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed
on us, that we should be called children of God! … Beloved, now we are
children of God …”
In Matthew 5:9 Jesus says, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called
sons of God.” Later in Matthew 5:45, Jesus prescribed to his followers the attainment of
noble attributes, “that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.” Not exclusively his
Father, but their Father. Furthermore, John 1:12 reads, “But as many as received Him, to
them He gave the right to become children of God …” If the Bible is to be respected, any
person of piety could aspire to the office of “child of God.


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