Fundamentals of the Christian Faith in the Light of the Gospels
by Maulana Sadr-ud-Din
Significance of the Term “Son of God”: Jesus on the Judgement Day
In his teachings, Jesus has laid great stress on the point that resurrection shall surely take place when the good and righteous shall be separated from the evil ones, which do iniquity, and the righteous shall shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father, and enter the Garden of Paradise, but the doers of evil shall be cast into the fire of hell. As for himself, Jesus is reported to have said that even on that day he would be one like unto other men. Turn to the Gospel according to Luke, Chapter 23, and read verses 42 and 43:
“And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.”
“But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom” (Matthew, 26:29).
These texts show clearly that Jesus was a mortal, and that he will live in paradise like other mortals.