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               ginomai (ghin'-om-ahee); a prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be
               ("gen"- erate), i.e. (reflexively) to become (come into being)...

               What this Greek word is expressing is that Jesus Christ/Yahshua the Messiah is the only Son that
               was directly generated from the Father. There are other beings that are referred to in Scripture as the
               “son(s) of God,” but none of these beings were the direct generation of Yahweh God, the Father of
               Yahshua. Consider the following Scriptures. In Luke chapter 3 we are given the supposed lineage
               of Yahshua through Joseph the husband of Mary. I use the word “supposed” because this is how the
               lineage is presented.

               Luke 3:23
               And when He began His ministry, Yahshua Himself was about thirty years of age, being supposedly
               the son of Joseph...

               The ensuing genealogy is interesting because it follows a very consistent pattern. Each man listed
               is declared to be the son of his father. Following is just a portion.

               Luke 3:23-25
               Yahshua Himself was about thirty years of age, being supposedly the son of Joseph, the son of Eli,
               the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph, the son
               of Mattathias, the son of Amos...

               This lengthy genealogy continues all the way to its root in Adam, whereupon we read the following:

               Luke 3:38
               ...the son of Adam, the son of God.

               In my years growing up in church I never heard a minister or teacher define what the difference was
               between  Adam’s  creation  and  Christ’s  creation.  (Some  may  be  troubled  that  I  use  the  word
               “creation” in reference to Christ for many have been taught that Christ has always existed co-equal
               with the Father and is not a created being. Please be patient as I will address this momentarily.)

               What was unclear to me in childhood was how Christ and Adam differed as sons of God. Both are
               called “the son of God.” Yet only Yahshua is called “the only begotten Son of God.” Did not God
               also beget Adam? Was not Adam the direct generation of God? The answer to these questions has
               in part been obscured due to the way in which various Hebrew words in the book of Genesis have
               been translated into English. For example, we read:

               Genesis 1:27
               And God (Elohim) created man in His own image, in the image of God (Elohim) He created him...

               Genesis 2:7
               Then the Lord God (Yahweh Elohim) formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his
               nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
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