Jesus (PBUH) is also the “Son of Man”
There are eighty-three passages in the Gospels, which mention that people repeatedly call Jesus (PBUH) “the Son of Man”, and these passages contradict and refute the few passages that call him (PBUH) the “Son of God”.
Jesus (PBUH), according to the Egyptian Christian scholar Matta El Meskeen, had given himself this title “in order to hide his true divine son-ship when he spoke about himself”.
If these passages, which call Jesus (PBUH) “the Son of God”, are proof of his divinity, the other passages, which call him “the Son of Man”, are solid proof of his humanity, dismissing the divinity passages to their metaphoric meaning.
In Matthew, we read the following,“And Jesus said to him, the foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head.” (Matt. 8:20)
In Mark, “The Son of man indeed goes, as it is written of him”(Mark 14:21)
The Torah mentions that, “God is not a man that he should lie; neither the son of man that he should repent” (Numbers 23:9) therefore, Jesus (PBUH) is not God.
- The Gospel according to Matthew’s commentary, Father Matta El Meskeen, pp 147. Why did Jesus (PBUH) hide this issue, why did not he face us with his identity, why did he hide his claimed divinity with this title, which cries loud in the face of those who claim his divinity, that he is a man and a son of man!