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Only Begotten Son (9:2)

The Gospel of John states: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (joh 3:16) (9:3) see

The Bible states that God is a Spirit (joh 4:24). So the relationship of Jesus to God the Father is a spiritual one and is exalted above physical existence: (9:4) see

That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. (joh 3:6) (9:5) see

The Gospel of Luke states that Adam was also the son of God: (9:6)

Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God. (luk 3:38) (9:7) see

So, since Adam was the son of God, and therefore begotten of God, was Jesus the only begotten Son of God? And who was begotten first? (9:8)

The New Testament refers to Jesus as the "Son of man" about twice as often as it refers to Him as the "Son of God." Was Jesus the Son of God? Yes. Was He the Son of Man (human)? Yes. This was His dual nature (9:9)

The title "Son of God" denotes Christ's station, the station of the Son. This station is glorified in the following verses: (9:10)

God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, (9:11)

Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; (9:12)

Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; (9:13)

Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they (9:14)

For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? (9:15)

And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him (9:16)

And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire (9:17)

But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. (heb 1:1-8) (9:18) see

Just as Son of God has a spiritual significance and reality, so too, does the meaning of Bahá'u'lláh's name ("Glory of God") [-ed]. (9:19)

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