Of God and His Creatures
That the Son of God is God
WE must not however fail to observe that divine Scripture uses the
above names also to denote the creation of things: thus it is said:
Who is the father of rain? or who hath begotten the drops of dew?
From whose womb hath ice gone forth, and who hath begotten the frost
from heaven? (Job xxxvlli, 28.) Lest then by these names of
paternity, sonship, and generation, nothing further should be
understood than an act of creative energy, Scripture has further not
failed to call Him God also, whom it has named Son and
Begotten, -- John i, 1, 14 Titus iii, 11 : Ps. xliv, 7, 8
[Heb. i, 8, 9] : Isa. ix, 6. And that Jesus Christ is the Son of God,
Peter confessed, Matt. xvi, 16.
4.2 : Of Generation, Paternity, and Sonship in God
4.4, 9 : The Opinion of Photinus touching the Son of God and its Rejection