In Daniel 3:25, KJV, after seeing the four men in the fiery furnace, Nebuchadnezzar stopped short of saying that the fourth man was the Son, but rather was “like the Son of God.”
He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God. (My emphasis)
Clearly, Nebuchadnezzar did not recognize the Son by visual cognizance because He had never seen the Son of God. Nevertheless, from the description others had seen of this entity, (Dan 10:5-6 and Rev. 1:12-16) no one could blame him of being wrong in his assessment of His form, “like the Son of God.”
In Psalm 2:2 KJV, we see that the rulers take counsel against the LORD, and against His anointed, but verse 4 either enjoins the LORD and His anointed as ONE, or singles out only one of them as being sitting in the heavens, and indicates that this will be a future event—He shall laugh—shall have them in derision:
He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
Psalm 2:5-7 notoriously states shows that the one sitting in the heavens is a speaking Lord who both speaks unto them in His wrath and has set His king upon His holy hill of Zion. Moreover, He is the declarant who will (in the future) declare the decree, Thou art my Son
Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
So, the declarant is the one sitting in the heavens (the WORD of the Lord) who in the future will declare the decree, “the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. So here, the Son-ship appears to be a future event according to both Daniel, 10, as well as Psalm 2. Again, this appears to show the ONENESS of the declarant, the LORD, and the Son. Moses refrained from describing this same declarant as the “Son of God” in Gen. 3:8, but rather, the “voice of the LORD God who was both with God and who was God:
And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
Yet everywhere I look outside of scripture, claims abound about an eternally existing Son-ship of Jesus Christ that supposedly extends back into eternity past. My question is asking for Hermeneutic proof, aside from commentaries, of Jesus pre-existing as the Son of God before He was made flesh. I have searched the scriptures for more than 40 years without finding such proof.