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Born Of, Derived From

Father God desired Israel to be as a firstborn among the nations. Israel fulfilled its role in certain periods, but disobedience plagued her throughout the centuries. What the Israelites did not achieve in obedience, The Son of Man achieved after being born into the people of Israel. He lived as a Jew, and salvation is from the Jews. He exemplified the model of the Firstborn.

Jesus did not derive from God in the same fashion as all of Creation. Jesus was not created: He shared the divine existence [Phil 2:6], essence [Heb 1:3], and glory before the universe began [John 17:5], but then proceeded from The Father [John 8:42], descended to Earth [John 6:38], took on human nature [Phil 2:7a], and tabernacled among humans [John 1:14] in the substance of flesh [Rom 8:3; Phil 2:7c-d; 1 Tim 3:15-16]. His derivation from God The Father was temporal (He descended to Earth at a specific point in time). The biblical evidence of this is overwhelming.

As for the people of God, some Jews believed Jesus and remained the Assembly/Church of God. Afterward, the Gentiles were grafted in. One cannot be merely a descendant of Isaac; one must be born again.

The Son


among many brothers  Rom 8:29 (πρωτότοκος ἐν πολλοῖς ἀδελφοῖς).
from the dead
 ⇒ [2x] Acts 26:23 (πρῶτος ἐξ ἀναστάσεως νεκρῶν);

Rev 1:5 (ὁ πρωτότοκος τῶν νεκρῶν).

ontologically from God and literally from Heaven  see Otherworldly

The Church     


Zion, בַת צִיּוֹן ⇒ Lam 1:6; 2:1; 2:4; 2:8; 2:10; 2:13b; 2:18.

Jerusalem, בַת יְרוּשָׁלִָם ⇒ Lam 2:13a; 2:15;

Judah, בַת־יְהוּדָה ⇒ Lam 1:15; 2:2; 2:5.

Firstborn Son, בֵן בְכֹר, Υἱὸς πρωτότοκος 

Israel Exod 4:22.

children of God [12x]

τέκνα θεοῦ [6x] John 1:12; 11:52; Rom 9:8; Phil 2:15; 1 John 3:10; 5:2.
υἱοί θεοῦ [4x] Luke 20:36; Rom 8:14; 8:19; Gal 3:26.
υἱοὶ θεοῦ ζῶντος, בְנֵי אֵל־חָי (of The Living God) [2x] Hos 2:1 (Eng. 1:10); Rom 9:26.

children of Light, υἱοὶ φωτὸς John 12:36.

born of/from     

The Father [5x] John 1:13 (aor pass, ἐκ θεοῦ ἐγεννήθησαν); 1 John 3:9 (pf pass ptc,

ὁ γεγεννημένος ἐκ τοῦ θεοῦ); 1 John 5:1 (pf pass, ἐκ τοῦ θεοῦ γεγέννηται); 1 John 5:18a (pf pass ptc, ὁ γεγεννημένος ἐκ τοῦ θεοῦ); 1 John 5:18b (aor pass ptc, ὁ γεννηθεὶς).

The Son  [1x] 1 John 2:29 (pf pass, ἐξ αὐτοῦ γεγέννηται; "He" is The Son, because He is

coming again [the παρουσία!]).

The Spirit [2x] John 3:6; 3:8 (pf pass ptc, ὁ γεγεννημένος ἐκ τοῦ πνεύματος).
Water and Spirit
[1x] John 3:5 (
aor pass subj, γεννηθῇ ἐξ ὕδατος καὶ πνεύματος).     

Born Again  [2x] John 3:3; 3:7 (aor pass, τις ἐγεννήθησαν ἄνωθεν).


sons of God, בְנֵי־הָאֱלֹהִים Gen 6:2; 6:4; Job 1:6; 2:1; 38:7.


children of The Devil

Jews who did not believe The Son John 8:44.
e Magician Elymas Acts 13:10.
the one who does not practice righteousness
1 John 3:10a.

of The Devil
       the one who practices sin
 [2x] 1 John 3:8; 3:10b.

sons of Gehenna, υἱός γεέννης ⇒ Matt 23:15.


All Things

        from God ⇒ 1 Cor 11:12.

        in God ⇒ Acts 17:28 (all things live and move and exist).

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