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Isn't Jesus the promised Messiah?

Submitted: 3/29/2013
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Question: Both Luke 3:23-38 and Matthew 1:1-17 trace the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah. In both verses,the genealogy is traced in the paternal line. Never in the maternal! Did apostle Luke say Jesus is the Son of Joseph? If not,did he say He is the son of Adam? Besides, the gospel account of Matthew reads in chapter 1 '...the genealogy of Jesus as was supposed by men...' According to Him, the Messiah, ultimately, is the Son of Abraham. What is the truth here? What did Jesus reveal about His son-ship in Matthew 16:16-17? The true revelation is that Jesus is the Christ and the Son of the living God. This truth is the very foundation of the Church of Christ. The gates of Hades are all against this point! But,they can't resist it. The Messiah is called the Son of Adam and His descendants like Abraham and David in two ways. The First is superficial name (people called Him so;not He himself). They called Him the Son of David,the son of Joseph...in literal sense(truth) He was none of that. The second way is that He is the Son of David and the Son of Abraham and the Son of Adam according to the covenants God entered to them. He is the 'promised seed'. Thus, is not Jesus the Son of David according to the everlasting covenant of God to David?

Answer: You are in error on several points. First, nowhere does the Bible say that the genealogy of Jesus was 'supposed by men.' Second, the genealogy recorded by Luke traces Jesus to Adam through Mary's line, not Joseph's. Third, Jesus referred to Himself as the Son of Man (i.e Son of Adam) on many occasions (see Matthew 8:20; Mark 9:31; Luke 9:22; and John 6:53 as examples). Fourth, Jesus is a direct biological descendent of Adam. Were He not, His sacrifice for the sins of all Adam's descendents would have been ineffective.