Acts 7:56, “Look,” he said, “I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.”

The Biblical Meaning of the title, “Son of Man”

Quiboloy teaches foolishly that Jesus was the Son of God because God was His Father and that He was the Son of Man because Mary was his mother![1] As a Bible college professor I wouldn’t allow a first year student to pass my class with that kind of ridiculous thinking. Jesus wasn’t called the Son of Man because Mary was His mother or that He came in the flesh. Rather, He was called the “Son of Man” because He was the divine Son of Man prophesied about in Daniel whom the Ancient of Days (the Father) gave all His authority and power to rule the world!

Read Daniel 7:13-14 carefully and see if you can make the connection, “13 In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. 14 He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.”

Now read the words of Jesus while He was on trial in Mark 14:62, “I am,” said Jesus. “And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.” Lastly, hear Jesus’ words about His second coming in Matthew 19:28-30, “28 Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life. 30 But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.”

Who did Daniel say would have everlasting dominion and receive a kingdom that would never be destroyed? The Son of Man. Who did Jesus say He was at His trial? The Son of Man. Who did Jesus say would sit on a glorious throne, judge the tribes of Israel, and give rewards to His disciples? The Son of Man! Not Apollo Quiboloy- but the Son of Man is the King and Ruler of the Father’s everlasting Kingdom!

Even a child can understand that Jesus’ Son of Man title was given to Him by the Father to show us that He appointed Him as King over all His Kingdom. Therefore, the titles “Son of God,” “Son of Man,” and “Appointed Son of God” are simply different descriptions given to Jesus to bring glory to the Father. They will never be taken away and given to someone else.

Lastly, read Matthew 24:30-31 concerning the Son of Man because it is a warning for us to be ready when Jesus comes, “30 Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. 31 And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.” Come to Jesus (the Son of Man) today and become one of His elect- otherwise you will be cast into the fire!


  1. The Son of Man title refers to Jesus’ kingship as prophesied in Daniel 7:13-14 not that Mary was His “mother.”
  2. Jesus used the phrase Son of Man to describe His second coming and judgment of the world, Matthew 19:28-30.
  3. Jesus, the Son of Man, is coming to punish those who disobey Him and reward His followers, Matthew 24:30-31. So turn away from Apollo Quiboloy!

For Further Study on the Son of Man

  1. “Who is the Son of Man?” by Got Questions, found at,
  2. “If Jesus was the Son of God, Why Did He Call Himself the Son of Man?” by Christian Answers, found online at, 

[1] His bio states, “The Almighty Father begot Jesus Christ. This makes Him the Son of God. His mother is Mary, a human being. This makes Him the Son of man.” “Life & Calling,” accessed July 25th, 2014,