Fundamentals of the Christian Faith in the Light of the Gospels

by Maulana Sadr-ud-Din

Significance of the Term “Son of God”: Only a Metaphor

It is a common way of speech that a good and righteous man is called the Son of God and a vile and wicked man, the Son of the Devil. It is the actions of a man that earn him either of these appellations. These terms have been used by way of a metaphor, a figure of speech, and it is a great error on the part of those who hold these metaphorical terms to be of literal significance; they build up the edifice of their belief on a sandy foundation, which is bound to crumble down and fall.