“Who has ascended into heaven, or descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His (God’s) name, and what is His Son’s name, if you know?” (Proverbs 30:4)
From the passage above, and other passages such as: “I will declare the decree: The Lord has said to Me,‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You. (Psalm 2:7), it is quite apparent that God has a Son. He is God’s anointed One, the Messiah. This Son existed prior to His incarnation because He is the eternal God!
Several names, titles and events bear this out:
- In Exodus 3 we read of the Angel of the LORD who speaks to Moses from the burning bush. Whenever the Angel of the LORD appears in the Hebrew Bible (also called “the Old Testament”), He is clearly identified as God, although distinguished from Him. Here is God (who is Spirit) appearing in the form of the Angel – – two separate persons, but one in essence. (Another classic passage on this is found in Judges 13, at the birth of Samson).
- Isaiah 7:14 predicts the virgin birth of One who would be called “Immanuel,” being translated as “God with us.” Here He is also called a “Son!” In Scripture, “name” signifies authority, identity, reputation, and nature, not just a title.
- In the same Book (Isaiah 9:6, 7), this same “Son” and “Child” has attributes that can only refer to One who is God!
- This same Person is also to be recognized as “the Suffering Servant” in Isaiah 53.
- Finally, in the “Shema,” (Deuteronomy 6:4 – – “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one!” – – the word for “one,” (echud) ,speaks of a oneness rather than a singularity. God is a one-ness rather than a singular One. It can be established that the Hebrew Bible proclaims God as a tri-unity: God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit! Believe God’s Holy Book & receive it gladly!