Mark uses the title Son of God to describe Jesus.
He used the title at Jesus’ baptism and his transfiguration (when he appeared in radiant glory to three of his disciples). On both occasions there is interaction between God the Father and his Son.
Jesus does not use the title to describe himself. His preferred title is Son of Man.
Many Christians use the title Son of God today.
|Many Christians think this is the best title to describe Jesus.||Some find it very hard to understand – they prefer to think of Jesus as a more approachable, personal figure who they can get close to.|
|It stresses the close relationship between Jesus and God.||Some don’t like it because it makes God seem very distant.|
|It reminds people of Jesus’ great power to heal and save.|