Jesus Christ



30. In the Book of Psalms it is written: “You are My Son, today I have begotten You” (Psalm 2:7 – NKJV). Do these words mean that there was a time when the Son of God did not exist?



Not at all. For if there had been a time when Jesus did not exist, He could not have said to the Jews: “Before Abraham was, I AM” (John 8:58 – NKJV).

To understand the meaning of these words we need to read all the context in which they are cited by the apostle Paul during his preaching in the synagogue of Antioch in Pisidia. Here are the words of Paul: “But God raised him from the dead: And he was seen many days of them which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the people. And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers, God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee” (Acts 13:30-33). As you can see, Paul quotes those words of the second Psalm in relation to the resurrection of Jesus Christ; therefore the day on which Jesus was raised from the dead is the day on which the Son of God was begotten, or rather on which, as Paul says, He was “declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead” (Romans 1:4 – NKJV). Yes, because the Bible verse that says that Jesus was begotten means that He was declared to be the Son of God with power. Therefore, see that you divide rightly the Word of God so that you might not be ashamed.