Monday, July 14, 2008

Meditations for Muslims: Son of Man

In the Injil Jesus uses the phrase, “Son of Man” referring to himself as the fulfillment of the vision the prophet Daniel had in 553 B.C. recorded in Daniel chapter seven.

Here are a few more instances from the biography by Matthew.

When you are persecuted in one place, flee to another. I tell you the truth, you will not finish going through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes. Matthew 10:23 (NIV)

The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and "sinners." 'But wisdom is proved right by her actions.” Matthew 11:19 (NIV)

For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath. Matthew 12:8 (NIV)


Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come. Matthew 12:32 (NIV)

For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. Matthew 12:40 (NIV)

He answered, "The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man.” Matthew 13:37 (NIV)


The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. Matthew 13:41 (NIV)

When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say the Son of Man is?” Matthew 16:13 (NIV)

For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father's glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what he has done. Matthew 16:27 (NIV)

I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom. Matthew 16:28 (NIV)


As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus instructed them, "Don't tell anyone what you have seen, until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.” Matthew 17:9 (NIV)

But I tell you, Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but have done to him everything they wished. In the same way the Son of Man is going to suffer at their hands. Matthew 17:12 (NIV)

When they came together in Galilee, he said to them, "The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of men. Matthew 17:22 (NIV)


For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. Matthew 18:11 (KJV)

Jesus said to them, "I tell you the truth, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.” Matthew 19:28 (NIV)

We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death…Matthew 20:18 (NIV)


At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. Matthew 24:30 (NIV)

So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him. Matthew 24:44 (NIV)

When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. Matthew 25:31 (NIV)


Please read the whole chapter from which each statement is taken. The context amplifies the strength of these phrases

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