How is Jesus the Only Begotten?

Jesus’ title as God’s “only begotten Son” is as historic as the New Testament itself, and is common language used in commentaries, sermons, creeds and confessions all through church history. However, in recent years, so-called New Testament Greek experts and bible translators have attempted, in vain, to redefine that as something else. In this broadcast,…

Regarding Eternal Subordination

Getting Christology right is important. We certainly do not want to be guilty of believing in “another Jesus” than the authentic Jesus Christ that scripture presents to us. The earliest wars within Christianity were fought over this notion, and more than one form of heresy attacking Christ’s identity was propagated. In recent years, the concept…

John Gill on Eternal Sonship

The following excerpt is from John Gill concerning the eternal Sonship of Christ. “The incarnation of Christ is not the reason of his being the Son of God, but the manifestation of him as such; he was not made, but manifested thereby to be the Son of God (1 John 1:12, 3:8). In the fulness…

Was Jesus eternally begotten? If so, what does that mean?

A question answered for one of our readers: Was Jesus eternally begotten? If so, what does that mean? The phrase in question is found in multiple Baptist and Christian Confessions from yesteryear. In short, the phrase simply conveys the idea that Jesus has eternally existed as the only begotten Son of God. Note again, it…