Christ was only the son of God in that he had some of Gods DNA and was of that the line which contains it.
I and my Father are one.
Means the joining of the two components
ie One God plus one from this line which contains the DNA from God or goes with God ... forms one unit .... not that they are identical.
- Dictionary meaning ...
: constituting a unified entity of two or more components : being a single unit or thing
This meaning is confirmed by several verses in the bible but most especially this one ...
God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man
So if God is not the son of man, how can Jesus be just like God? He can't, therefore the meaning I have for them being ONE is correct.
Adding to this line of thought, are these verses ...
Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man
give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.
I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will
give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood,
have no life in you.
You note very clearly is Jesus identified as the Son of Man.
But yet it is not a lie that he was a son of God because ...
Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?
More clearly stated here ...
I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
So you see, Jesus was an ordinary man, as much as we all, it is simply that he was of this line which many of us on Earth will be.
Jesus being the Son of Man
is clearly stated in the bible ...
I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and
the bright and morning star.
His parentage is written about in Mathew One ...
The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
... on and on till ...
And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
Then it says ...
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was
found with child of the Holy Ghost
Here is how I will interpret this ... the holy ghost was in Mary before she got with Joseph, YES, just as it was probably in Joseph. They were both of
this line, carry the ghost of their fathers before them ... carry the DNA. Just like our children carry the ghosts of our long dead ancestors. The
Ghost in this case being "Holy" because it is the DNA given to man by God or genetically sliced in, whatever, given by him at any case.