Resurrected Son of God: Seth and Jesus

Chapter 5 of Genesis provides us with an intersting concept regarding the “Sons of God.”

This is the book of the generations of Adam. When God created man, he made him in the likeness of God. Male and female he created them, and he blessed them and named them Man when they were created. When Adam had lived 130 years, he fathered a son in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Seth

Notice that Adam is made after the likeness of God (v.1). Also note Adam’s son is not Cain, nor Abel, but Seth, who is made in the likeness and image of his father Adam, who is made in the image and likeness of God. Therefore, Seth, and his descendents, are Sons of God (Gen. 6:2).

After the fall, Cain, a son of God, was born. The Text literally reads, “Now Adam knew Eve his wife and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, “I have gotten a man, the LORD.” (Gen. 4:1)

Eve was recognizing the promise of God to bring about her seed to crush the head of the serpent. She thought He was to be the redeemer. He was not.

Abel was then born, who was also a son of God. Cain proved himself not be (a son of God), as well as not worthy of eternal life, and murdered his brother Abel, who was a true son of God. Then Seth is born, who is the true Son of God. It is through him and his descendants that the godly  line carries on and brings “redemption” to the world.

We see here in this story, Abel, a son of God (though proving himself not to be), killing his brother, another son of God (who truly was). The Jews were sons of God, but proved not to be by their killing of the true Son of God, Jesus. But with the “New Birth” of Seth (another True Son of God), “people began to call on the name of the LORD” (Gen. 4:26). And in that we see a type of “Resurrection from the dead”, in Seth arising after the death of Abel. The end result is that people began calling on the Name of the LORD.

Hence, the Two resurrected Sons of God who brought redemption to the world are Seth and Jesus.


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