We discussed previously the introduction to the Trinity doctrine in scripture as well as the role of “The Father”. Let us now dive a little deeper and see how the Son is discussed in the Bible. To start, lets begin at the beginning. John 1:1-3, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.” This passage discusses Jesus before He was known by that name. He is called “The Word” in this particular passage before being called Jesus. This is very helpful to the Bible student because when we read about the life of Jesus in the synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke), we may get the impression that Jesus is just a perfect prophet of God. But John begins with Jesus being present as Deity at the creation of the world in Genesis chapter 1.
Another helpful passage about this is John 6:62, “What then if you should see the Son of Man ascend where He was before?” Jesus makes no mistake in outright saying he was with the Father before he was known as the Son. Why did Jesus leave His Father to be born of a virgin and live among us? “Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many” (Matthew 20:28). The Law of Moses was a tutor to bring us to Christ (Galatians 3:24). Mankind learned over and over again that the sacrifice of an innocent animal would never bring about true remission of sin (Hebrews 10:4), but the sacrifice of the sinless Son of God would (Hebrews 10:12). For us to overcome the law of sin and death (Genesis 2:17), Jesus had to give His life as a sacrifice. “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death” (Romans 8:2).
Jesus after His death, burial, resurrection, and ascension also has a powerful role in the Christian’s life. Jesus is the head of the church (Ephesians 1:22), He is an advocate with the Father for us (1 John 2:1), and He is an intercessory for us (Hebrews 7:25). He is our High Priest and our Sacrifice (Hebrews 3:1). He has a powerful role in almost all things that we do in our spiritual life.
This is just the hem of the garment in relation to the role and function of God the Son. It is an encouragement to know that God loves us so much that He was willing to give the life of His Son to redeem us from sin. John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”