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What is the difference between Son of Man and Son of God?

I have heard both used.

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:07 PM on Jan. 5, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • There isn't really a difference it is just how you relate to Jesus. He is the Son of God but he roamed the earth as a human so that makes him Son of Man. We can relate to the human of him but strive to be like the God in him. Does that make sense?

    Answer by truealaskanmom at 9:08 PM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • The word Son of man means He is the son of humanity, or He took the form of man and appeared as a man or He took human flesh. This name was not given to Him by any other one but by Himself.

    Answer by Seeker1 at 9:11 PM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • There is no difference. Jesus was both.

    Answer by huniebearsmama at 9:24 PM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • Jesus was born and became fully man, He was from the lineage of the tribe of Judah and it goes back to Adam who was the first man, so that makes Jesus the Son of man.
    Jesus is also fully God and He was also the Son of God meaning God is His Father.
    One has to do with him becoming fully human and the other fully God.

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 12:28 AM on Jan. 6, 2010

  • Both refer to Jesus but there is a difference in meaning.

    Jesus being called the “Son of man” calls attention to his being of the human race by virtue of his fleshly birth. His being called the “Son of God” stresses his being of divine origin, not descended from the sinner Adam or inheriting imperfection from him but having a fully righteous standing with God.

    Jesus was also called the “Son of David” which emphasizes his being the heir of the Kingdom covenant to be fulfilled in David’s line.

    Answer by JWMomElizabeth at 4:32 AM on Jan. 6, 2010

  • Numbers 23:19 G-d is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man...

    Psalms 146:3 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.


    Answer by Anonymous at 7:39 AM on Jan. 6, 2010

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