Gabriel Announces the Son of God

Gabriel Announces the Son of God


Luke 1\26-35

Creation account of the man Jesus Christ.

Proclamation of Jesus’ birth

to Maria by the angel Gabriel

26 And in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was authorized from God to go into a town of Galilee whose name was Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, out of the house of David, and the name of the virgin was Maria.

28 And appearing to her, the angel said, ‘Greetings, you who have been shown merciful goodwill! The Lord is with you. Favoured are you among women.’

29 But at seeing him, she was deeply disturbed over his oracle, and she was reasoning what kind of salutation this might be.

30 And the angel said to her, ‘Do not fear, Maria, for you have found favour from God. 31 And, as you will see, you will conceive in your womb and give birth to a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.

32 ‘He will be eminent, and he will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the governmental seat of his father David. 33 And he will reign over the house of Jacob throughout the Eons, and there will be no end of his Sovereign Rulership.’

34 Then Maria said to the angel, ‘How will this be, since I do not know a man?’

35 And in answer, the angel said to her, ‘The divine spirit will come to fall on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore that Holy One who will be born will be called the Son of God.

Notice that in all those words of Gabriel there are mentions of two: God, and the coming birth of the Son of God.

Schoolchildren know what the theologians do not know.

I do not like having to say the following, but it has to be said. If it were true what the idolatrous system says, that Jesus is God, then Gabriel would have told Maria so, and the process would have been that God would have to shrivel up into a male seed and lodge inside Maria’s womb for nine months – what would happen to the world meantime? – and then be born out of her in the usual physical way. Gabriel would have had some awkward explaining to do.

Again, if it were true what the idolatrous system says, then to whom did Jesus pray? Himself?

How very vile is the great lie that Jesus was God. The truth is simple: Jesus is the Son of God, and, having had no previous existence, he was created inside Maria, and he was ‘born out of a woman’ (Galatians 4\4), ‘the Son of Man’ (Matthew 8\20) and ‘the man Christ Jesus’ (1 Timothy 2\5).

If the theologians had been right that Jesus is one of three gods, then it would have been little for a god to be without violation. The theologians’ blunder therefore nullifies the achievement of Jesus. We admire and love him more in that not as a god but as a man he resisted violation. This is our Saviour, ‘the Son of Man’, and ‘the Saviour of the world’ (John 4\42, 1 John 4\14).