Could God have a son?
First of all, I would remind you that God is God and he has the power to do what He wishes to do.
So, let us consider the testimony of Angel Gabriel in the Bible.
“And Mary said to the angel, "How will this be, since I am a virgin?" And the angel answered her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy— the Son of God.” (Luke 1:34-35).
Also, when Jesus was baptized in the River Jordan, the Gospel says:
“and behold, a voice from heaven said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased."(Matthew 3:17).
On yet another occasion, at the mountain of transfiguration the Bible records the following:
“And after six days Jesus took with himPeter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. And Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah." He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him." (Matthew 17:1-5).
There are other records, too.
For instant Peter the Apostle, an eye witnesses to most of the events in the Gospels wrote: "For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased," we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on the holy mountain.”(2 Peter 1:16-18).
I am well aware that Muslims believe that Christians commit blasphemy by calling Christ the Son of God; primarily because they believe that it is preposterous to imagine that God would consort and have child with a woman. However, Christians do not believe that Jesus Christ became a man by reason of the virgin birth; but rather through the virgin birth.
He was spiritually His son in eternity, and was without beginning or end, since he is of the very essence of God. Therefore, it should not be said that Christians took a man and made him God; they do, however, worship God who came to earth in the form of a man. (John 1:1, 14).
Even Paul the Apostle marveled at this great miracle and wrote in the New Testament:
"And without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory” (1 Timothy 3:16).
According to Islam Reviewed by M. Ali, “Muslims cannot imagine God loving sinners to the extent of coming down personally, as the Son, to save them. To Muslims this is evidence of polytheism, because they are taught in the Koran that Allah does not love sinners (Sura 2:190). This is repeated twenty four times in the Koran for emphasis. That Allah does not love unbelievers (Sura 3:31) and that he has even blocked their ears, sealed their hearts and blindfolded their eyes (Sura 2:6-7).”
Yet, the Bible clearly teaches that: “but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Roman 5:8).
And, the Golden Text of the entire Bible is John 3:16, which reads:
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
So, rather than argue against the clear teaching of the Bible, that existed centuries before Muhammad, it would seem wise to solemnly and reverently consider the claims of Christ, whose last prayer for us is recorded in:
John 17: 1-26: “When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed."
So, my dear Muslim friend, the choice is yours.
The Bible gives you complete assurance of a life for all eternity with God in Heaven, if you are willing to accept His Son as His gift to you. The sole purpose of Christ to come to earth and be born was to bring God down to us, so we could comprehend what God is really like in His love towards us. As the scriptures say
“God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 (ESV)
Now, if you believe this, you ma pray this prayer with me:
“God, I have always believed that you are great. I now admit that you are even greater than I ever thought. You have shown your great power by becoming a man to live among us; and your great love for us for suffering our punishment for our sins for us. This is a mystery that I do not understand. I do, however, accept the gift of your son, Jesus, as my savior. I therefore repent of all of my sins and ask for the forgiveness that only his great sacrifice can give me. In the name of God, I pray. Amen
The Gospel of John Chapter 17:
"I have manifested your name to the people whom you gave me out of the world. Yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you. For I have given them the words that you gave me, and they have received them and have come to know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours. All mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them. And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth, your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth.
"I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me. Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me. I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them."