Jesus referred to Himself as the Son of God many times in scripture. The
term Son of God carries meaning that we do not easily see in today's
language. This was not the case in ancient Israel.
John 5:17-18
17Jesus said to them, "My Father is always at his work to this very
day, and I, too, am working." 18For this reason the Jews tried all the
harder to kill him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but
he was
even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with
As the text shows, by calling Himself the Son of God, Jesus was showing
His nature as God. This is far from the only time that our Lord's deity was
attested to by He and others. For more information click on the Deity of