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In Trinitarian theology, Jesus is both God and Man, so the title "Son of Man" isn't incorrect in that regard. Throughout Matthew, Mark and Luke, Jesus generally encourages the "Messianic secret" -- He doesn't directly state He is God. Instead He does or says things which lead sincere people to that conclusion. This miracle relies on a ...


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First, when Jesus uses the phrase "the Son of Man," He is using that phrase technically, as we use "the Messiah" technically (whereas it meant 'king' since it means 'the anointed one') — referring to the eschatological messianic figure of Daniel 7, who is worshipped by all nations forever as king, and which is pondered on in pre-Christian ...


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The Trinitarian stance is that Jesus Christ was unarguably a man, “Son of Man” being his most-oft-used designation. It does not make sense for your question to add, “If the Pharisees were wrong in thinking Jesus was a man, why didn’t Jesus correct them, but instead reinforce that belief by calling himself ‘Son of Man’…” No Trinitarian thinks the Pharisees ...


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There is no dispute between the two main pedigrees of Greek manuscripts as to what Jesus asked, exactly. He had just been asked what needed to be done to inherit eternal life. Jesus responded by asking the man, “In the law what has been written?” immediately followed by, “How readest thou?” (or, “How are you reading?” = same thing). In lay-person’s terms ...


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In setting out to demonstrate that only God can forgive sin, the first premise to establish is that all sin is primarily or ultimately against God. The premise in question (the Old Testament Biblical basis to the claim that God alone can forgive sins, and not one who is delegated with authority by God) follows naturally after that. When David committed ...


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I am going to expand on the excellent points made in Ken Graham & Ray Butterworth's answer into a unified understanding. In your comment to Ken Graham's answer you asked: Are you saying there is no OT basis to the idea that only God can forgive sins, and that the scribes and Pharisees were simply incorrect? The short answer is that the Pharisees of ...


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What is the Old Testament Biblical basis to the idea that only God can forgive sins? God’s forgiveness is redemptive in character. Israel, put your hope in the Lord, for with the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full redemption. He himself will redeem Israel from all their sins. - Psalm 130:7-8 God’s forgiveness is transformational. Come now, let us ...


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Specifically one of the best Old Testament verses per your request is Jeremiah 31:34. "And they shall not teach again, each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying. Know the Lord, for they shall all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, declares the Lord, for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no ...


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Under the Jewish theocracy, wilful disregard of the positive, or wilful infraction of the negative, commands of God as proclaimed by Moses and interpreted by the Rabbis; it thus includes crimes against God and crimes against society or an individual member thereof. … The earliest Biblical conception of what constituted sin is illustrated by the story of Adam'...


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