The Authority of the Son

25 Amen, amen I say to you that an hour is coming and now is when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those having heard will live. John 5:25 (translated from the NA28 Greek text)

The misunderstanding or false teaching about two truths pertaining to our Lord Jesus Christ and man are at the center of much of the false teaching that passes for “Christian theology.” It has always been so….

The first truth refers to the deity of Christ and His sovereign authority as Lord and God. The second truth pertains to the original sin of Adam and fact that all people are born dead in trespasses and sins, no exceptions. That spiritual death is without any ability to please God in any way. If we get either of these truths wrong then we will get the Gospel wrong and that means all our theology is wrong as well.

In John 5:18-29 Jesus makes clear His deity and what that means as far as His authority in the Kingdom of God. He also makes it clear that those He came to save are spiritually dead just like all men, but there is a difference. They hear His voice, believe the Gospel, and are saved while the rest of humanity remain in their sins and go into judgment.  View article →