Some people say it's a mistake to say that Jesus was the unique Son of God. Are they right?


Some people came to my door the other day to talk about religion, and (if I understood them) they said it's a mistake to say that Jesus was the unique Son of God. We're all sons of God, they said. I don't know much about religion, but are they right?


From what you say, I’m afraid your visitors misunderstood what the Bible teaches about Jesus, and also about us. And it’s an important point, because unless we understand who Jesus was, we’ll miss the greatest truth of all: that we can become members of God’s family forever because of what He has done for us. Let me explain.The Bible says that only one thing separates us from God, and that is our sin. The reason it separates us from God is because He is absolutely holy and pure — so pure that even one sin would banish us from His presence. And no matter how good we are, we have all sinned, and we all stand guilty before God. The Bible says, “There is no one righteous, not even one” (Romans 3:10).But how can we be cleansed of our sins? We can’t cleanse ourselves; we don’t have the power. Only God can cleanse us — and this is what He did by sending His only Son into the world for our salvation. He alone was without sin — and the reason is because He alone was God in human flesh. As the Bible says, “He is the image of the invisible God” (Colossians 1:15).Don’t be misled, but by a simple act of faith turn to Jesus and trust Him alone for your salvation. And when you do, God will forgive you and make you His child forever. Open your heart to Christ today.