God Sent His Son
The apostle Paul wrote, “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” 1Tim 1:15.
Jesus told Pilate, “You say that I am a king. To this end was I born,
and for this cause I came into the world” John 18:37.
Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did [when He fed the 5000], said, “This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world” John 6:14; Deut 18:18.
But where did Jesus come from?
Nicodemus knew. “You are a teacher come from God” John 3:2.
“In the fullness of time, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman” Gal 4:4.
The arrival of God's Son into the world had been prophesied.
“Unto us a child is born; unto us a Son is given” Isaiah 9:6.
But when he came to his own and he called God his Father, they accused him of blasphemy. They said, “You, being a man, make yourself God” John 10:33.
Jesus explained. “Say you of him, whom the Father has sanctified, and sent into the world, You blaspheme; because I said, I am the Son of God?” John 10:36. Jesus was already sanctified as the Son of God when God, his Father, sent him into the world.
Martha had it right. “She said to him, Yes, Lord: I believe that you are the Christ,
the Son of God, which should come into the world.” John 11:27.
John knew where Jesus came from. “In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent His only-begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.” 1John 4:9 quoted 35 times by Ellen White.
“God...sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins” 1John 4:10 she quoted 70 times.
When God sent His Son into the world, he was already His Son.
“God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world” John 3:17
But (God sent His Son into the world) that the world through him might be saved” verse 18.
“when he [God] brings in the firstbegotten into the world, he said, And let all the angels of God worship him” Heb 1:6. Did the angels only begin to worship Christ after he was brought into the world? No. The Son of God shared his Father's glory “before the world was” John 17:5.
Before this world was created, before Lucifer was cast out of heaven, “the Son of God was the acknowledged sovereign of Heaven, one in power and authority with the Father.” GC495.1
“The King of the universe summoned the heavenly hosts before Him, that in their presence He might set forth the true position of His Son and show the relation He sustained to all created beings. The Son of God shared the Father’s throne, and the glory of the eternal, self-existent One encircled both." PP36.2
“Before the foundation of the world the Son of God was given to die, and redemption is the mystery that was “kept in silence from times eternal.” [RH1895Fe26.1
Before Mary gave birth to her firstborn, long before Jesus was anointed by the Holy Spirit at his baptism, “The Spirit of the Son of God was abiding in her [Abigail's] soul.” PP667.1.
Before Adam and Eve were cast out of Eden, “The Son of God was offering to atone with His own lifeblood for their transgression.” PK681.3. “God sent his Son from the heavenly courts to a world seared and marred with the curse.” Review & Herald Sept 20, 1881.2; Signs of the Times, March 10, 1887.3
Before Moses received the law written on tables of stone, "It was Christ who spoke the law from Mount Sinai. The authority by which He spoke was expressly His own; yet it was the authority of the Father also. The Son of God cannot be separated from His Father. The law of God is the express character of the Father and the Son." Ms58-1900.33
Before the angel Gabriel declared that Mary's baby would be called the Son of God, Azariah, Hananiah and Mischael told Nebuchadnezzar of Christ, the Redeemer to come, “and in the form of the fourth in the midst of the fire the king recognized the Son of God.” PK509.2
He was “the only begotten Son of God, who was with the Father from eternal ages.” Lt67-1895.4
“Christ is declared in the Scriptures to be the Son of God. From all eternity He has sustained this relation to Jehovah. Before the foundations of the world were laid, He, the only begotten Son of God, pledged Himself to become the Redeemer of the human race should men sin." Ms22-1905.4
“The Word existed as a divine being, even as the eternal Son of God, in union and oneness with His Father. From everlasting He was the Mediator of the covenant.” Review & Herald April 5, 1906
“The Lord Jesus Christ, the divine Son of God, existed from eternity, a distinct person, yet one with the Father.” RH1906Ap5.6
“The Son of God leaving His Father's throne, clothing His divinity with humanity, that He might rescue man from the power of Satan” 5T745.1
“that men might be brought into favor with God the Father, the eternal Son of God interposed himself to bear the punishment of transgression.” RH1898Fe8.2
“The Son of God became the Son of man.” Ms45-1892.2
“Our redemption was wrought out, not by the Son of God’s remaining in heaven, but by the Son of God’s becoming incarnate—taking humanity upon Him and coming to this world.” Lt253-1903.29
“The incarnate Son of God, laid aside His royal robe, that humanity might touch humanity” Ms17-1893.6
“the incarnation of the Son of God in humanity” Lt43-1895.47
“the incarnation of the Son of God.” Ms37-1896.5; Ms83-1901.3; Ms76-1903.18; RH1895Oc22.6
“The incarnation of the Son of God is but dimly comprehended” Ms70-1896.10
“by the incarnation of the Son of God, the purpose of Heaven is fulfilled.” DA161.1
“Our sufficiency is found only in the death and incarnation of the Son of God.” Ms131-1897.4
“Who is this that was to come to our world and become incarnate? The only begotten Son of God.” Ms37-1898.13
Never the incarnation of the Son of man; but always the incarnate Son of God.
“He clothed His divinity with humanity and thus became the Son of man, a Saviour and Redeemer.” Review & Herald March 8, 1881 par. 6; Faith that Works p.30
“by partaking of our nature He became the Son of man, the Son of Adam, and a Brother to every son and daughter of our fallen race.” Ms58-1896.12; 17MR p.25.
“The Son of God came to the world as a revelation of the Father.” Ms86-1898.8
“The Son of God entered into the plan for man’s salvation, knowing all the steps that He must descend...the eternal Word consented to be made flesh; God became man.” Ms141-1901.15
“When man placed himself in opposition to the will of the Father, infinite pity filled the breast of the Son of God. He offered his life to pay the penalty of the broken law, that man might have another trial.” RH1888Fe14.12
“The Son of God, heaven’s glorious Commander, was touched with pity for the fallen race. He entered into a covenant with God to save man, and to vindicate His Father’s character as expressed in the law. He came to the earth in the form of man” ST1902Jy23.11
“When man was lost, the Son of God said, I will redeem him, I will become his surety and substitute. He laid aside his royal robes, clothed his divinity with humanity, stepped down from the royal throne” RH1888Jy17.11
“When the fullness of time was come, God sent forth His Son (Gal 4:4)...Who was He? The Son of God Himself, the eternal Word.” Ms96-1904.5
“Christ was the only begotten Son of God, yet he became a servant. ...Christ, the only begotten Son of God, was the delegated messenger. He was ordained to do a work that even the angels of heaven could not accomplish.” RH1898Fe15.8
“The Son of God came to the world as the revelation of the Father.” RH1898No8.5
“The Son of God stepped down from his heavenly throne, laid off his royal robe and kingly crown, and clothed his divinity with humanity.” RH1905Mc9.5
Grace and peace be unto you from God the Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ the Son of the Father in truth and love. 2 John 3