This beautiful valley of Jezreel/Megiddo will never see an end-time battle
In defence of the sidelined God Jehovah, Creator of the Universe and Father of Humanity
About the Sonship of Adam, The Only Begotten Son and Jesus
While searching for the grammatical correctness of the word sonship on the Internet, I spotted an interesting and well-written article from an Islamic site about that very subject. The article went to great scientific length to prove once and for all time that it takes a Mama and a Papa to make babies, especially sons.
Absolutely incredible! I never knew that!
Ah, but this is about the son of God here and not a biology lesson.
The Bible has these words of warning for me as I am about to briefly touch on the reasons some may insist that God could never produce a son, since he is devoid of the necessary procreative equipment and does not have a mama, even if He had:
4 Do not answer anyone stupid according to his foolishness, that you yourself also may not become equal to him. 5 Answer someone stupid according to his foolishness, that he may not become someone wise in his own eyes. (Proverbs 26:4, 5)
Well, since this is a $ each way issue, I am willing to take the risk, as Jesus did occasionally when it was necessary to teach the crowds about the crooked leaders of Israel.
God created all living things on the earth. All were generally equipped with that aforesaid equipment to produce offspring, without which they would surely be ill equipped to obey the commands to be fruitful and multiply.
Because religious people frequently take a literal view of things, please allow me to clarify that all living things or creatures were not to fill up with the fruits of the holy spirit nor did they have to become acquainted with the times table or major in mathematics. They were animals and only required to multiply themselves to increase in numbers sufficiently to fill their respective living spaces, place and purpose in the great universal scheme of things.
A similar advice was given to man, woven in the earth from pre-existing or rather previously created atoms abundant on earth. The first man was given more detailed challenges. They were:
Genesis 1:26-28 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 27 And God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 28 And God blessed them: and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. ASV
God virtually said for the male and the female to make babies together and look after the earth.
To legally and naturally establish Jesus' bona fide for future rulership on the throne of a David long deceased, in Luke 4:23-38 the Bible traces his fleshly line of decent through David and Abraham all the way back to Adam the son of God.
Yes indeed, Adam was a son of God!
God did not have to be flesh to produce a fleshly son. The son did not need to be spirit to be fathered by a spirit.
To create a tree God did not have to be made of wood.
Oh my God, how I am enjoying this.
It must be possible for humans to actually get heir minds above their belly button, rather than to have everything relate to sexual activity. God created animals equipped to have sex. Animals have sex and procreate. God created Humans equipped to have sex. Humans have sex and procreate.
BIG difference though, for God does not need to have sex. He invented it for others to multiply their kind by means of it. God, the greatest mathematician, can multiply, but he does not need to multiply His own kind, for he is one of a kind alive eternally in both directions.
Adam is God's son by virtue of God's creatorship.
God is also like a mother to his creation link.
The fact that humans are woven in the earth from earth-substance the Bible calls dust, becomes apparent when the human being is reverse-engineered at death to become the very dust he was made from in the first place, a very scientific process indeed.
Dust you are and to dust you will return (Genesis 3:19) describes that scientifically verifiable process beautifully. Scientifically simple, eh? AND accurate, I might add.
In Psalm 139 King David poetically describes his relationship with his God and touched on the process of his ‘creation’ in these words:
13 For you yourself produced my kidneys;
you kept me screened off in the belly of my mother.
14 I shall laud you because in a fear-inspiring way I am wonderfully made.
your works are wonderful,
As my soul is very well aware.
15 My bones were not hidden from you
When I was made in secret,
When I was woven in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 your eyes saw even the embryo of me,
And in your book all its parts were down in writing,
As regards the days when they were formed
And there was not yet one among them.
All its parts down in writing? Yeah, and DNA to that!
Just like the 9th symphony is the brainchild of Beethoven or some giant tower in Paris the brainchild of a Mr Eiffel, so was Adam the brainchild of his creator Jehovah God. The underlying factor to their respective successes was, is and will forever be, the science to support it and the effort behind it - and not one of these creative geniuses used sex to do it, but only their brains and fingers.
God has fingers? Oh, My Goodness, really? Yep! The holy spirit. That's his finger. Nothing is out of the reach of God’s finger. Same event reported on here in parallel makes that very clear:
But if it is by means of God’s spirit that I expel the demons, the kingdom of God has really overtaken you. (Matthew 12:28)
But if it is by means of God’s finger I expel the demons, the kingdom of God has really overtaken you. (Luke 11:20:) NWT
A smidgen about John 1:1.
Many Balkan languages either have no indefinite article or severely restrict its use.
Greek, and especially ancient Greek is no exception.
Many rather ‘primitive’ European languages say for example:
Dog here. That means there is a dog here.
The indefinite article is implied by the absence of definite article The.
Such a language does not require the indefinite article to be written.
It is simply understood to be there.
No specific dog is meant or identified here. Just any old dog.
When the definite article is used, it's not just any old dog:
The dog is here. Meaning that a particular dog is here.
A missing one we know of perhaps or Our dog.
English is almost the opposite. If we refer to any old god rather than to God, we need to say a god, to distinguish him from the real one.
In English we can say: God is with us. It makes perfect sense, since we mean THE real one.
To say a god is with us would be ludicrous, since the real one is understood to be the subject.
We do not have to say the God is with us either, since that is also generally understood.
But when in John 1:1 it says in the original Greek: god was the word
It has to be translated a god was the word, because there is no definite article
From antiquity have humans made gods out of everything to enhance the family fortunes.
Jehovah had warned the Israelites not to copy the people around her, who had made gods out of sticks, stones, animals, the village strongman and even themselves. The adulterous bride of Christ has done likewise. She has created a god out of Jehovah's very first creation, His only begotten son.
Anyway, John 1:1 is not about the fleshly son of God Jesus, as Adam was, but about the heavenly only-begotten spirit son of God.
But more about that in the Two Adams Page