― Jesus said, " The Father has give him authority.....because he is the Son Of Man." ∙ Jesus always refers to himself as Son Of Man. I thought it should have read, "because he is the Son of God." But it doesn't say that. ∙ Why was it necessary for Jesus to be the "Son of Man" in order to have authority on earth? ∙ The answer is found in Genesis 1:26 ∙ The Lord made man for a divine purpose: ∙ "Let us make man in our image and after our likeness. We will give [...].