Annotated Bible Research Paper

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The Gospels of The New Oxford Annotated Bible aim to tell of the life of Jesus Christ. The authors build the narratives around the Father-Son relationship of God and Jesus because of how much of an impact God’s sacrifice has on Jesus’ ministry. “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life” (John 3:16). Throughout the book of John, Jesus repeatedly says that he is the Son of God, the Son of Man, and God. If Jesus is both the Son of God and God, then it follows that God himself is the Son of Man as well. However, how can God possibly be the offspring of man, his creation? Gaining an understanding of how the Father-Son dynamic serves to solidify the wide-reaching powers of God yields the answer to this question.
There are multiple “common” father-son relationships depicted in the Bible which suggest that there is an ongoing cycle of the “divine” Father-Son relationship being played out in the narrative. It’s
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With this cycle model, the reader sees that the offspring of man alluded to in Jesus’ title Son of Man are not physical sons but spiritual sons in that God’s spirit is passed on as a light over and over. The Inclusion of God the Spirit implies that God is everyone—at least everyone who believes in and accepts Jesus Christ—on account of his spirit being given to all who believe in Him. The Father-Son relationship cycle is representative of God’s Spirit flowing through his creation. It simply shows the breadth of his power. “As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us…The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one, so that the world may know you have sent me and have loved them as you have loved me” (John 17:21-23) God’s immanence manifests in all who

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