Several of the titles given to the Savior are obvious, and to those who accept the scriptural description of Jesus’s birth, Son may be the most obvious of all. It is the belief of the faithful that this baby boy born in Bethlehem was the son of Mary, a mortal woman more highly favored by that role than any mother could possibly be favored in any other way. But more singular than the motherhood of a mortal woman was the fatherhood of an immortal, divine, glorified Man—Elohim, God the Eternal Father, the Man of Holiness. In the New Testament Gospels alone, as written by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, the title “the Son of Man” appears eighty-three times. Furthermore, throughout all scripture this title for Jesus is by far the most common. “Son of God,” used less often but sometimes with more impact, was so sacrosanct that His claim of that relationship was used against Jesus in the people’s condemnation of Him as a blasphemer.
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