The Jewish authorities-the Sanhedrin and the jealous Sadducees and Pharisees plotted the death of this miracle-working, power and authority talking young man, who claimed to be the Son of God.
They had in their jealousy handed Him over to the Roman authorities for death by crucifixion just so they can get rid of Him.
Some hours before His execution (during His arrest), His accusers queried Him:
This Nazarene did not deny the claim. Rather He answered:
“Yes, it is as you say,” He replied.” (Matthew 26:63-64, NIV)
Jesus Christ being the Son of God was the issue. And it is still the issue today.
When Jesus had given witness of His Son-ship to the Jewish people, God arranged for Him to also give the same witness of His Son-ship to the non Jewish people.
This witness came when the Roman Centurion who oversaw His crucifixion and the people with him saw what happened at Jesus’ death:
This is still the case today. Jesus is the Son of God, crucified but risen from the dead.
Who is a Son?
The spermatozoa of the man carries the life of the child and except that sperm is planted in the womb of a woman and that sperm fertilizes the egg, there can be no child and there can be no claim of fatherhood or son-ship.
When Mary accepted that word, her womb became a receptacle for the semen of the word of God. Nine months later, the Son of the Word, a Son who is a product of the life-word of God was born-Jesus Christ the Son of the living God.
How He Became Son of God
The word became flesh and lived among us, the Scripture says (John 1:14).
That was it. That was how Jesus became the Son of God.
He was the word of God at creation, but for purposes of redemption and identification with humanity, He became the Son of God.
Believe it or not Son-ship with God is something that people and many religion of the world do not want to accept. That is something that makes them have issues with Christianity.
Jesus is Son of God because He rose from the dead. He is the only living person in History, the only religious leader in the world whose grave is empty. He arose from the dead. That alone is proof that Christ the Messiah is the Son of God.
Today He lives with a glorified human body in heaven. Vision and revelation abound in history and even today of people who saw Him and still see Him today.
You can see Him too. He lives.
And because He is God’s Son, He alone can introduce you to God the Father. No other person does. His is the sole right of introduction in a one on one relationship to the Father.
I guess you know what it’s like to have an introduction to an emperor through his heir apparent!