One of our followers on Twitter, “Jesus With Issues,” attempts to mock the Christian faith as follows:
“I am God’s son. But I’m also God. But different. You wouldn’t understand.”
As is usually the case, the scoffer is not much of a thinker.
Do Christians believe that Jesus is God’s Son? Of course. Do Christians believe that Jesus is God? Of course. Is there a problem here? Not at all.
Jesus the Son is the second person of the Trinity, and in that sense is God’s Son. Jesus is also essentially divine, which is to say that in terms of His being, Jesus is God. The only reason there would be a problem here is if someone were to conflate being with person, which is exactly what our Twit…I mean Twitter atheist is doing.
Note that when he writes, “But I’m also God. But different.” he denies a central teaching of the Christian faith, which is that Jesus is God. In terms of His being, Jesus is not different from God. Jesus is God. In terms of His person, Jesus is not the Father, and Jesus is not the Holy Spirit. This is basic Christian doctrine, but the Twitter atheist cannot seem to get it right.