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Mankind’s Response to God’s Son: Consequences


“You are my son;
today I have become your Father.

Kiss His son, or He will be angry
and your way will lead to your destruction

Psalm 2

Why do the nations conspire
and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth rise up
and the rulers band together
against the LORD and against his anointed, saying,
“Let us break their chains
and throw off their shackles.”
The One enthroned in heaven laughs;
the Lord scoffs at them.
He rebukes them in his anger
and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,
“I have installed my king
on Zion, my holy mountain.”
I will proclaim the LORD’s decree:
He said to me, “You are my son;
today I have become your father.
Ask me,
and I will make the nations your inheritance,
the ends of the earth your possession.
You will break them with a rod of iron
you will dash them to pieces like pottery.”
Therefore, you kings, be wise;
be warned, you rulers of the earth.
Serve the LORD with fear
and celebrate his rule with trembling.
Kiss his son, or he will be angry
and your way will lead to your destruction,
for his wrath can flare up in a moment.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.

This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God (John 3

He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.  He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. (John 1)

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3 Responses to “Mankind’s Response to God’s Son: Consequences”


  1. 1 Marleen
    July 17, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Very interesting that while God was directly involved in the conception of Jesus (making an announcement via an angel, to Miriam, his mother*), nevertheless there is a day when it is said, “today, I have become your Father.” And, of course, that correlates also with the “right to become children of God.”

    [*I believe it’s quite possible the genetic code of Joseph was used along with hers, but we don’t exactly know — God could also create genetic material out of dust]

  2. July 17, 2017 at 10:09 am

    The God who created man “from the dust of the ground” and breathed life into him, would have no problem bringing about the virgin conception of a baby boy; so that he Himself, the Word (who was with God and was God) could be made flesh to make His home among us.

  3. 3 Marleen
    July 17, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Also interesting that a kiss is highlighted. This is to mean something positive, but ironically could function negatively as betrayal or treason. That is similar, it seems, to being able to say Lord, LORD but having a heart far from truth (truth as counterdistinction to evil and darkness).


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