In Christian theology, God the Son is the second person of the Trinity, which teaches that Jesus Christ is the Incarnation of God. God the Son who along with the Father and the Holy Spirit is of the same essence, share the same qualities, and each are fully God.
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These three words: "God the Son" are nowhere to be found in the Bible, but are found in later Christian sources. At one time, a scribe made an error in one medieval manuscript, MS No. 1985, where Galatians 2:20 has "Son of God" changed to "God the Son".
The New American Standard Bible chooses to translate John 1:18 as:
No one has seen God at any time; God the only Son, who is in the arms of the Father, He has explained Him.— John 1:18 NASB
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- Gilles Emery (2011). The Trinity: An Introduction to Catholic Doctrine on the Triune God. Catholic University of America Press. ISBN 978-0-8132-1864-9.
- Burnap, George Washington (1845). Expository lectures on the principal passages of the Scriptures which relate. Boston, Massachusetts: James Munroe and Company. p. 19. Retrieved 2015-01-18.
There is no such phrase in the Bible, as 'God the Son,' or 'God the Holy Ghost.'
- Rhodes, Ron (2001). The Challenge of the Cults and New Religions: The Essential Guide to Their History, Their Doctrine, and Our Response. Zondervan, Michigan: Zondervan. p. 258. ISBN 0310232171. Retrieved 2015-01-18.
Oneness Pentecostals argue that Scripture never indicates that Jesus' sonship is an eternal sonship. The term 'eternal Son' is never found in the Bible. Nor is the term 'God the Son' in the Bible.
- Hick, John (1993). The Metaphor of God Incarnate: Christology in a Pluralistic Age (2nd ed.). Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster John Knox Press. p. 31. ISBN 0664230377. Retrieved 2015-01-18.
One notes that it does not aspire beyond the pre-trinitarian notion of 'Son of God' to the properly trinitarian idea of 'God the Son.'
- Ehrman, Bart D. (1993). The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture: The Effect of Early Christological Controversies On The Text of The New Testament. New York, New York: Oxford University Press. p. 86. ISBN 9780195102796. Retrieved 2015-01-18.
... by adding precisely the words that had earlier been omitted, tov viov, but in the wrong place, making the text now read 'faith in God the Son ...' neither of the other expressions ('God even Christ,' 'God the Son') occurs in this way in Paul.