There is no God, so how can there be a son of God. Simply put, Jesus is a myth made up by weak minds in need of a crutch to deal with reality. Yes, an enormous part of humanity has allowed the words of a young girl to make fools of them with her account of an angel visiting her. “You will become pregnant, give birth to a son….”
“How can this be?” Mary asked. “I’ve have never had intercourse” (Luke 1:31;34).
The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come to you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore, the child developing inside of you will be called the Son of God (Lk., 1:35).
A gag for the gullible. A farfetched fairy tale at best. When you refer to the virgin birth or profess Christ many times the response is positive in a nation that professes “In God We Trust”. Sometimes the response is: to each his/her own. And other times…well, you get the picture.
But what do you do if you are convinced you are an atheist—or simply need a better way--yet atheism, like for Richard Wurmbrandt, doesn’t bring you peace? Do you step out on faith to try Jesus for yourself and pray: “God, I know surely that You do not exist. But if perchance You exist, which I contest, it is not my duty to believe in You: it is Your duty to reveal Yourself to me.” ¹
Is this too brash a statement to be making to the One whom the voice from heaven said: “This is my Son, My Beloved, in whom I am well pleased” (Matthew 3:17). Not likely. It’s exactly what the Son of God wants…“whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). The Son loves the Father so much that He obeys the Father’s commandment to lay down His life for the world (John 14:31).
This particular non-believer states, “if perchance.” If, denotes something conditional. If something happens, then something else will happen. In this case asking God to reveal Himself allows the Son to come into his life.
Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority; but the Father who dwells in me does his works (John 14:10). Shine two beams of light on the same spot, and you have the light of one, separate, yet also the same as the others.²
Diogo Morgado from the mini-series “The Bible” returns for his second stint as the exalted and vilified healer, teacher and regulator, Jesus Christ, in Son of God, which tells the story of Jesus life from the manger to the cross. Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel) returns as Mary, mother of Jesus. Nonso Anozie (Game of Thrones) is Samson and reprising her role as Mary Magdalene is Amber Rose Revah.
Son of God is directed by Christopher Spencer
Opens 28, February 2014
Hearst Productions, Inc. Lightworkers Media.
¹Wurmbrand, R., (2013) Tortured for Christ. Living Sacrifice Book Co. Bartlesville, OK 74005