How can i explain to my Muslim friend their question How Jesus Christ become the Son of God?
Question: How can i explain to my Muslim friend their question How Jesus Christ become the Son of God?
: We suggest approaching this by first explaining to your friend that Jesus, during His lifetime, CLAIMED that He was the Son of God. He told His disciples and He told the people during His time that He was the Word Made Flesh, that He was co-substantial with the Father. There are many Bible verses proving that Jesus claimed His Divinity. In fact, this claim of being God was the main reason why He was put to death, since for Israelites, it was blasphemy (punishable by death) to claim being God.
The second point is that Jesus proved His Divinity through the various miracles He performed during His lifetime. These miracles were recorded and documented as historical fact in the Bible.
The third point is that the most important proof for Jesus' Divinity is His Resurrection - the fact that He rose from the dead. No man can rise from the dead. Only God, who has the power over life and death, can rise from the dead.
By rising from the dead, Jesus proved that His claim of being the Son of God was true. He is not a mere prophet, as the Muslims believe. The resurrection proves beyond reasonable doubt that He is of divine origin.
The question, then, arises: How do we then prove that the Resurrection in fact did happen? How do we prove that Jesus really rose from the dead? How do we know that the disciples did not merely invent the Resurrection story?
We suggest you share with him this article on the resurrection of Jesus for answers to the above: http://www.all-about-the-virgin-mary.com/did-jesus-rise-from-the-dead.html