(b) All four gospels lay the emphasis, not on Jesus? life and ethical teaching, but on his death and resurrection. Matthew implies Christ?s deity when it asserts his absolute knowledge of the Father (11:27), his universal judgeship (25:32), his supreme authority (28:18), and his omnipresence (28:20), while the phrase ?Son of man? implies that he is also ?Son of God.?
<401127> Matthew 11:27 ? ?All things have been delivered unto me of my Father: and no one knoweth the Son, save the Father: neither doth any know the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son willeth to reveal him?; 25:32 ? ?and before him shall be gathered all the nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as the shepherd separateth the sheep from the goats?:28:18 ? ?All authority hath been given unto me in heaven and on earth?; 28:20 ? ?Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.? These sayings of Jesus in Matthew?s gospel show that the conception of Christ?s greatness was not peculiar to John: ?I am? transcends time; ?with you? transcends space. Jesus speaks ?sub specie eternitatis?; his utterance is equivalent to that of <430858>John 8:58 ? ?Before Abraham was born, I am,? and to that of <581308>Hebrews 13:8 ? ?Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and to-day, yea and forever.? He is, as Paul declares in <490123>Ephesians 1:23, one ?that filleth all in all,? that is, who is omnipresent.
A.H. Strong, Philos. and Religion, 206 ? The phrase ?Son of man? intimates that Christ was more than man: ?Suppose I were to go about proclaiming myself ?Son or man.? Who does not see that it would be mere impertinence, unless I claimed to be something more. ?Son of Man? But what of that? Cannot every human being call himself the same??? When one takes the title ?Son of man? for his characteristic designation, as Jesus did, he implies that there is something strange in his being Son of man; that this is not his original condition and dignity; that it is condescension on his part to be Son of man. In short, when Christ calls himself Son of man, it implies that he has come from a higher level of being to inhabit this low earth of ours. And so, when we are asked ?What think ye of the Christ? Whose son is He?? we must answer, not simply, He is Son of man, but also, He is Son of God.? On Son of man, see Driver, On Son of God; see Sanday, both in Hastings? Dictionary of the Bible. Sanday, ?The Son is so called primarily as incarnate. But that which is the essence of the Incarnation must needs be also larger than the Incarnation. It must needs have its roots in the eternity of the Godhead.? Gore, Incarnation, 65, 73 ? ?Christ, the final Judge, of the synoptic, is not dissociable from the divine, eternal Being, of the fourth gospel.?
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