"And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, 'This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well
pleased.'" (Matthew 3:17).
"Then a voice came from heaven, 'You are My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.'" (Mark 1:11).
"And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which
said, 'You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased.'" (Luke 3:22).
"While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out
of the cloud, saying, 'This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!'" (Matthew 17:5).
"And a cloud came and overshadowed them; and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved
Son. Hear Him!" (Mark 9:7).
"And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, 'This is My beloved Son. Hear Him!'" (Luke 9:35).
"For He received from God the Father honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: 'This
is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.' And we heard this voice which came from heaven when we were with Him on the holy
mountain." (2 Peter 1:17).
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the
heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame
before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,
to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved." (Ephesians 1:1-6).
Jesus identified Himself as the Son of God:
"Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when He had found him, He said to
him, 'Do you believe in the Son of God?' He answered and said, 'Who is He, Lord, that I may
believe in Him?' And Jesus said to him, 'You have both seen Him and it is He who is talking with
you.'" (John 9:35-37);
"...do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified
and sent into the world, 'You are blaspheming,' because I said, 'I
am the Son of God'?" (John 10:36);
"He trusted in God; let Him deliver Him now if He will
have Him; for He said, 'I am the Son of God.'" (Matthew 27:43).
"When Jesus heard that, He said, 'This sickness is not
unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified
through it.'" (John 11:4)
The apostle Peter confessed Jesus Christ as "the Son of the living God":
“He said to them, 'But who do you say that I am?'
“Simon Peter answered and said, 'You are the Christ, the Son of
the living God.'
“Jesus answered and said to him, 'Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not
revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.'” (Matthew 16:15-17).
The Islamic 'Gospel of Barnabas' is obliged to do some editing
work with Peter's confession:
"Jesus departed from Jerusalem after the Passover, and entered into the
borders of Caesarea Philippi. Whereupon, the angel Gabriel having told him of the sedition which
was beginning among the common people, he asked his disciples, saying: 'What do men say of me?'
"They said: 'Some say that thou art Elijah, others Jeremiah, and others one of the old prophets.'
"Jesus answered: 'And ye; what say ye that I am?'
"Peter answered: 'Thou art Christ, son of God.'
"Then was Jesus angry, and with anger rebuked him, saying: 'Begone and depart from me,
because thou art the devil and seekest to cause me offence!'
"And he threatened the eleven, saying: 'Woe to you if ye believe this, for I have won from
God a great curse against those who believe this.'"
(The Gospel of Barnabas, Chapter 70).
Notice the distinctively Muslim features of this 'Gospel,'
discovered in the Middle Ages. The angel Gabriel serves to reveal
God to man, an idea the unlettered prophet picked up from the
nativity stories he heard second-hand. And Christ is not allowed to
be the "son of God," a title which none even of the Christian heretics in
any way rejected.
Not only Peter, but also the high priest, understood, from the
Old Testament, that Christ was also the Son of God: “But Jesus kept silent. And the high priest
answered and said to Him, 'I put You under oath by the living God: Tell us if You are the Christ,
the Son of God!'” (Matthew 26:63).
What can the false teach us about the true? A surprising lot: