I kept looking in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven one like a Son of Man...
Concerning the term "son of God," some Trinitarians claim that since Jesus is the son of man it means he is a man and we should consistently reason that is he is a son of God then he is God. Strangely enough, the same Trinitarians will also claim that "son of man" is a term denoting the divinity of Jesus rather than humanity. This claim is often accompanied by a quote of Daniel 7:13-14.
The Problem with the Claim
1. Daniel 7:13-14 is a prophecy which was fulfilled when God raised Jesus from the dead and seated him at His right hand giving him all authority in heaven and earth. The New Testament explains this quite clearly. Jesus himself is alluding to this fact at Mark 14:62.
Others are called "son of man" in Scripture. Ezekiel is profusely called "son of man." He isn't God.
3. You can be forgiven for blaspheming the divine "Son of Man" but not the Holy Spirit? This is where the Trinitarian claim is shown to be absurd. They claim the term "the Son of Man" is a reference to a divine being which would have Jesus stating that you may blaspheme the second person of the Trinity and be forgiven but not the third person of the Trinity (not to mention that the Father is completely neglected here in the Trinitarian interpretation of the verse).
It is quite clear why Jesus was called the son of man and preferred to call himself the son of man. It's because he was a man. This is an Aramaic expression quite commonly used in Jesus' day to refer to a human being. It was used profusely of Ezekiel for example. And it is quite clear that Jesus' teaching about blasphemy concerns the fact that blaspheming man is one thing, a forgiveable thing, but blaspheming God is another. "Coming on the clouds" is a reference to authority and judgment. God will judge through a man He raised from the dead and appointed to judge in His name.
God has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a MAN whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising him from the dead. Acts 17:30-31
Last Revision/Update: May 29, 2018