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Accused of Calling Himself the Son of God

Impression Jesus Created on Jewish Mind: Accused of Calling Himself the Son of God

Fundamentals of the Christian Faith in the Light of the Gospels

by Maulana Sadr-ud-Din

The Jews were greatly incensed and inflamed for the reason that Jesus called himself the Son of God which was blas­phemy (Matthew, 9:3; 26:65; Mark, 2:7; Luke, 5:21; John, 10:33). Jesus tried to explain as best as he could that it was merely a metaphorical statement. He said that the Most High God even called them gods who communicated the Word of God to the people, saying:

Ye are gods; and all of you are the children of the Most High God (Psalms, 82:6).

But the Jews did not accept this interpretation.

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