In Matthew 5:9 Jesus states: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God." If he sees peacemakers as sons of God, why couldn't he see himself as a peacemaker and therefore a son of God? This may be a good question for those who know the Greek and can differentiate the use of "sons of God" here versus any references where he claims himself to be a/the son of God.
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The Greek phrase “son of God” is literally “son of God” (υἱός θεός, huios theos) There's no difference in word choice between what’s said in Matthew 5:9 and, say, John 3:18. The operative difference is in what is translated “the only begotten” (μονογενής, monogenēs) which means “the only one” and is used of only children and the relationship Jesus has to the Father. Being a “son of” is used numerous times to mean a resemblance, but not necessarily offspring. It can also be used to characterize a relationship with one party in subjection to another (e.g. “sons of the prophets”).
Jesus’ statement in Mt 5:9 need not be thought of as equating peacemakers (who resemble God in their desire for peace) with himself (the one and only son of God). I think the meaning to take away from his statement is that being a peacemaker makes you like God.