I know this probably isn't a new question but I'd like to work through it by discussion if possible so please bear with me.
The background "facts" as I understand them:
Adam was made by God from the dust of the earth and animated by the breath of God (which I'd equate with the Holy Spirit).
All subsequent humans have been formed from the same dust and animative spirit but instead of being formed and animated de novo they are made from cells broken off from the original man. i.e. Eve made from Adam's rib and everyone else from their parents gametes.
Jesus was half made from his mother and I can only assume the other half must have been the first de novo creation of a living cell by the power of the Holy Spirit since the creation.
How then was Jesus any more God's son from his conception than Adam was from his creation? Adam was completely God's and yet he sinned. Jesus was only half God's and yet somehow he was made just that bit different from the rest of us, somehow a bit stronger so he could completely resist sin.
What was Jesus? He's clearly completely man and not some kind of half god. Jesus was half from the cursed stock of Adam and half from a new, un-cursed stock. Is that what made him stronger in the face of temptation? If that were the case then Adam should have been able to resist - he wasn't half cursed already - he was totally new and "very good".
What was it about Jesus that made him God's son and not just his creation?
* You've considered the "material" source of Jesus the man and men in general, but you haven't made allowance for the source of personality.
* All men and women of will consciousness are the sons and daughters of the living God; our personality is from the Father, not the dust.
* Man is finite; he has a beginning but not necessarily an ending. The Son of God (his personality) is eternal; he existed as a personality before this world was. He didn't simply have glory and an "idea", he was not "the word" as a mere plan.
* If we are not willing to surrender to the rebirth of the spirit, if we insist on the belief in intellectual doctrine and reject the dimension of the spirit, then yes, we are just dust. Our kingdom is of "this world".
Edited by Colter, 03 November 2009 - 01:42 PM.