10 Biblical Reasons Jesus Is God
On one of the most critical days of his career, Jesus inquired of his followers, “Who do you claim that I am?” (Matthew 16:15; Mark 12:15). The answer to this issue is more significant than any other since it will determine the future of the world. Nonetheless, when Christians ask people the question “who do you sayJesusis?” now, just as they did inJesus’ day, they receive a wide range of responses regarding his identity, as they did then. The New Testament, on the other hand, provides us with information regarding whoJesusis.
When it comes to defending the reality of the Christian faith, understanding Jesus’ divinity is essential. The notion of Christ’s deity is rejected by all major faiths 1as well as cultic organizations 2as well. Aspects of these arguments are a product of rationalism (“reason” is superior, not God), which elevates revelation above revelation, or they are a result of an incorrect interpretation of what the doctrine says. The revisionist history argument, which asserts that Christ’s divinity was formed at the Council of Nicaea in the 4th century 3and was not something held by the early church, is another more prominent source of opposition.
It is critical to understandJesus’ identity because if we dispute the divinity ofJesus, we are denying the existence of the Father (1 John 2:23; cf.
Here are ten scriptural arguments in support of Jesus’ divinity.
1: The Bible Teaches That There Is One True God
The theory of the Trinity includes the concept of Jesus’ divinity. This is vital to grasp since many people who object to Jesus’ divinity do so because they do not comprehend what Christians believe about the doctrine of the Trinity. Christians adhere to the teachings of the Bible, which states that there is only one true and living God (Deuteronomy 6:4; cf. 1 Corinthians 8:6). However, we must not confuse monotheism (belief in a single God) with unitarianism (belief in multiple gods) (the belief that the being of God is shared by one person).
We must also keep in mind that it was the Son, not the Father or the Spirit, who became incarnate (John 1:14), and that he was born under the Law (Galatians 4:4).
In the Old and New Testaments, the Trinity is revealed through the incarnation of Jesus Christ and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, which takes place between the two Testaments.
The God of the Old and New Testaments did not change; he was the same Unitarian God in the Old Testament and the same Trinitarian God in the New Testament. God has always existed as a Triune being, but it is only in the New Testament that the explicit revelation of Jesus’ divinity is made. 7
2: The Bible Teaches That Jesus Pre-Existed Before The World Was
A number of passages in the New Testament clearly teach that Jesus existed before his birth in Bethlehem.Genesis 1:1 tells us that “in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” In John 1:1, we read the same words, “In the beginning.” 8John informs us in John 1:1 that “in the beginning God created the Word (logos), and that the Word was not only withGodbut wasGod. This Word is the one who brought everything into being at the beginning of time (John 1:3). Jesus’ prayer in John 17:3–5 both refers to his pre-existence and uses terminology that can only be used to refer to deity:And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.
- This is eternal life.
- To have everlasting life means to know two people: the Father and Jesus Christ.
- But take note that Jesus is distinct from the Father in that Jesus is the one who is speaking to the Father in this passage.
- This discourse depicts Jesus speaking about the splendor he enjoyed with the Father even before the world was created; the phrase “in your own presence” relate to the fact that they participated in heavenly glory before the earth was created.
The apostle Paul exhorts the Philippians to have the same attitude as Christ Jesus, who “existed in the form of God.” 11These words come before the verbsemptied, taking, and becomingand point to the pre-existence of the one “existing in the form of God.” 12Moreover, Jesus did not regard 13his equality with God the Father, in eternity past, as something to be clung onto.
15Having came into human existence, he humbled himself to the point of death on a cross.
3: Jesus Is Creator Not Creature
Jesus was a created creature, according to Jehovah’s Witnesses, who think that Paul’s assertion in Colossians 1:15 that Jesus was the “firstborn of all creation” teaches. The doctrine of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, on the other hand, is similar to the position of the old Colossian heresy that Paul had to contend with. They taught that Jesus was the first of many created mediators between God and mankind, and that they were the false teachers of Colossae who taught this. By employing the precise Greek wordprtotokos, which means “firstborn,” Paul disavows the notion that Jesus is a created creature.
- Psalm 89:20–27 describes David, the youngest of Jesse’s sons, as the “firstborn” who ruled over Israel, in the same way.
- According to Paul, when he refers to Jesus as “firstborn over all creation,” he is inferring that he is the supreme ruler over all of creation.
- 16 So why didn’t he put it to use?
- According to Paul, by referring to Jesus as the “firstborn over all creation,” he is implying that he is the ultimate king over all of creation.
- Throughout this passage, Paul explicitly rejects the notion that Jesus is a created creature, because he portrays Jesus as the Creator of the entire cosmos, which exists only as a result of his creative ability (John 1:1–3, Hebrews 1:2, 8–10).
This phrase comes from the Greek term for “Godhead,”theotis, which literally means “the condition of being God.” 17 Only God has the ability to create (Isaiah 42:5, 44:24, 45:18).
4: Jesus Identifies Himself as Divine
In his interaction with the Pharisees during the Feast of Tabernacles/Booths (John 8:13), Jesus warned them, “I told you that you would die in your sins, because unless you believe that I am he, you will die in your sins” (John 8:24). After hearing Jesus’ remark, the Jewish people reacted by questioning him, “Who are you?” (See also John 8:25.) In his final address to the Jews, Jesus said clearly who he is: “Really, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am” (John 8:58). (John 8:58). As evidenced by its context in the book of Isaiah (Isaiah 41:4; 43:10–13; 46:4; 48:12; cf.
The Jewish officials sought to stone Jesus for blasphemy because he explicitly identified himself with Yahweh of the Old Testament, which was against the law (see John 5:18; 10:33).
5: The Apostles Identified Jesus as Divine
As a divine being, Jesus and his apostles both declared him to be. The Apostle Peter referred to Jesus as “our God and Savior” (2 Peter 1:1; see also Titus 2:13) and exhorted Christians to “worship Christ the Lord as holy” (2 Peter 1:1; see also Titus 2:13). (1 Peter 3:15). 18 In James 2:1, Jesus’ own half-brother James, who at once was an unbeliever (John 7:5), referred to him as “the Lord of glory.” (See also 1 Corinthians 2:8; Psalm 24:7–8). How about a guy or a prophet who might be described in such a manner?
- Isaiah 44:6), among other things.
- In chapter 1, the author identifies Jesus (the Son) as superior to any prophet (verses 1-2), superior to angels (verse 5), worthy of our worship (verses 6-8), the creator of all things who is unchangeable (verses 2–3, 10; cf.
- Psalm 45:6–7).
- Acts 2:30).
6: The Jewish Leaders Recognized Jesus’ Claim to Divinity
As a divine being, both Jesus and his apostles recognized him. “Our God and Savior,” said the apostle Peter (2 Peter 1:1; see also Titus 2:13), and he exhorted Christians to “worship Christ the Lord as holy” (2 Peter 1:1; see also Titus 2:13). (1 Peter 3:15). 18 Psalm 24:7–8 quotes Jesus’ own half-brother James, who at first was an unbeliever (John 7:5), referring to him as “the Lord of glory.” (See also 1 Corinthians 2:8 and Psalm 24:7–8) What kind of guy or prophet could be defined in such a sweeping generalization?
Hebrews’ author also has some insight into who Jesus is and what he did on earth.
Psalm 102:25), and the creator of all things who is unchangeable (verses 2–3, 10; see also Psalm 45:6–7). In addition, according to the author of Hebrews,Jesusis “seated at the right hand of the throne ofGod” (Hebrews 12:2; cf. Acts 2:30).
7: The Early Church in the New Testament Prayed to Jesus
Even though prayer is something that should be directed only to God, Jesus instructs his followers in how to pray to him (John 14:13–14; 16:26). When Stephen is about to be stoned to death in the book of Acts, he screams out to the Lord Jesus to come and take his sprit away from him (Acts 7:59). The Greek phrase for “calling on” (epikaloumenon) is interesting because it echoes Peter’s plea to the people in Acts 2:21, who were told to “call on” (epikaleshtai) the Lord in order to be saved. Another way in which Paul characterizes the Corinthians is as people who “call upon the name of our LordJesusChrist” (1 Corinthians 1:2).
The Corinthians were a group of people who prayed to Jesus Christ as their Lord.
8: The Early Church in the New Testament Worshipped Jesus
People offered their worship to Jesus, and he received it (Matthew 2:2, 14:33, 28:9). Another one of the most famous examples comes from the mouth of Thomas when he cried out, “My Lord and my God!” (See also John 20:28.) IfJesuswas not divine, then Thomas committed a grave mistake in his devotion; however,Jesusmade no attempt to rectify Thomas’ wrong in his worship. Nonetheless, Peter (Acts 10:25–26), Paul (Acts 14:14–15), and the angel in Revelation (Revelation 22:8,9) all rebuked people for attempting to worship them in their respective books of scripture.
What’s more, in the book of Revelation, the elders, angels, and every creature in heaven and on earth declare that “him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb” (Revelation 5:11–14; cf.
9: Jesus Made Claims That No Human Being Could Ever Make
The words and deeds of Jesus not only recognized him as God, but he also demonstrated his divinity via his actions and words. Jesus stated that in order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven, we must first acknowledge him as Lord (kurios, Romans 10:9; cf. Matthew 7:21). Just claiming that Jesus is Lord will not bring you into the Kingdom; rather, you must confess Him as Lord in order to be admitted into the Kingdom. 21 According to Jesus, admittance into God’s Kingdom is contingent on a person’s knowledge of him as well as his reciprocal knowledge of the other person (Matthew 7:23).
Could Moses have ever made a claim like this about the ten commandments?
It is impossible for a human being to provide someone relief from the Law.
God has never granted any man or prophet complete authority in heaven and on earth, but in Daniel 7:13–14, God grants the Son of Man the authority that was previously granted to Moses (see also Matthew 26:64).
10: Jesus IstheSon of God
It is frequently pointed out that the phrase “Son of God” do not refer to Jesus as a one-and-only son of God. God referred to Israel as God’s son in the Old Testament (Exodus 4:22–23; Hosea 11:1), the monarch as God’s son in the Bible (Psalm 2:7), and the angels were referred to as God’s sons in the New Testament (Matthew 1:2–3). (Job 38:7). Even in the New Testament, Adam and believers are referred to be God’s sons or daughters (see Genesis 3:15). (Luke 3:38; Romans 8:14). There is, however, a distinction between an adoptive son and a relational Son of God, the latter of whom is a god by nature, while the former does not exist.
- “We have a law, and according to that law, he ought to die because he has declared himself to be the Son of God,” the Jewish leaders said at Jesus’ trial before Pilate.
- John 10:36).
- As a result, by referring to himself as theSon of God, Jesus was asserting that he possessed “the privileges and authority of God himself” (cf.
- 24 The contention that Jesus never claimed to be God must be answered by those who believe that he was executed on the grounds of blasphemy.
Because we are already dead in our sins (see John 3:18 and Ephesians 2:1), failing to believe inJesusas the Son ofGod results in judgment, whilst trusting inJesusas the Son ofGod results in eternal life (see John 3:15–17, 6:40 and 20:31) is significant.
Despite the fact that there are several challenges toJesus’ divinity, the New Testament plainly gives eye-witness evidence to the words, deeds, and teachings ofJesus that demonstrate his deity to the world. A falseJesuswill not be able to help you. If we do not correctly identify Jesus as the Messiah, we shall perish in our sin (John 8:24).
Is Jesus God? Why should I believe that Jesus is God?
QuestionAnswer One argument used by those who reject that Jesus is God is the assertion that Jesus never said that He was God. It is accurate that the Bible does not include any instances of Jesus uttering the exact words, “I am God.” This does not rule out the possibility that Jesus made a claim to be God at some point. Is Jesus the Son of God? — Jesus claimed to be the Son of God. Consider the words of Jesus in John 10:30, “I and the Father are one,” as an illustration of unity. We simply have to look at the reaction of the Jews to His remark to see that He was claiming to be God at the time.
- The Jews were well aware of what Jesus was asserting: that he was the Son of God.
- Another example is seen in John 8:58.
- I am the one who existed before Abraham was born!” Jesus proclaimed.
- When the Jews heard this speech, they reacted by picking up stones to stone Him to death for blasphemy, as prescribed by the Mosaic Law (Leviticus 24:16).
- — His disciples proclaimed Him to be the Son of God.
- These lines make it very obvious that Jesus is God manifested in the flesh.
- Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation.
As a result, Jesus is the Son of God.
Jesus doesn’t correct him in any way.
Hebrews 1:8 states of Jesus, “But concerning the Son He says, ‘Your throne, O God, will remain forever and ever, and righteousness will be the scepter of your kingdom,'” according to the Father.
In the book of Revelation, an angel instructs the apostle John to worship only God (Revelation 19:10).
He never chastises anybody for bowing down to Him in worship.
There are several additional passages of Scripture that support Jesus’ claim to be God in addition to these.
— There’s a good reason why Jesus had to be God.
It is impossible for a created being, which is what Jesus would have been if He had not been God, to pay the infinite punishment needed for sin against an infinite God.
As the only one who was able to take on the sins of the world (2 Corinthians 5:21), die, and be raised from the dead, God demonstrated His victory over sin and death.
His disciples took Him to be the Son of God.
In the Bible, Jesus is identified as God incarnate, the everlasting Alpha and Omega (Revelation 1:8; 22:13), as well as God the Savior (2 Peter 1:1). Back to the Crucial Questions page. Is Jesus the Son of God? What gives me reason to think that Jesus is God?
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Jesus is God
Who exactly is Jesus? Jesus is God, we’ll see that he is human next week, and then for the next three weeks, we’ll look at how Jesus is a prophet, a priest, and a ruler of the universe. These lectures will be a little different from what you’re used to hearing since we’ll be hopping throughout the Bible rather than concentrating on a single text. The material we’ll discuss may seem abstract or impractical at first, but let’s keep in mind what the WSC’s opening questions teach us about our ultimate purpose: to “glorify God and enjoy him eternally.” Despite how great it will be to enjoy one another in paradise and the New Creation, and to complete the work God will assign us there, the sweetest part of eternity will be the joyful contemplation of God in and through Christ.
In order to properly understand Christ’s divinity, let us first review the basic teachings of the Bible on the subject of God’s nature.
God Is One. God Is Three.
As stated in the Bible, God exists as a unity, yet he also exists as three distinct entities: a trinity. There is just one God, yet this one God manifests himself in three different ways. As early as this morning, we learned of Sawyer’s baptism — which took place in accordance with Jesus’ order to baptize his disciples in the one name of the Father, the Son, and the Spirit. Without a doubt, the notion that God may exist as one in one sense and three in another is a difficult one to grasp; many have sneered at the concept of the Trinity, believing it to be hopelessly inconsistent.
- Due to the fact that God is not merely a bigger version of us, but an immensely greater and different reality than us, we will never be able to even come close to understanding him completely in our lifetimes.
- After much deliberation, they came up with the following language: God is one in essence — in “whatness” — but three in person: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- When we say that God is three “persons,” we do not mean that they are three personalities, or three minds, or three gods, or three names, or three angles, or three pieces, or three updates.
- When we speak of the Father, Son, and Spirit as “persons,” we are acknowledging that they are unique from one another yet are not separated.
- There has never been a moment when the one God did not exist as three distinct individuals in relationship.
- They also share in God’s wisdom, holiness, righteousness, and love.
- Listen to how Herman Bavinck, a Dutch theologian, characterizes God’s tripartite relationality as follows: The God of the Bible is not a singular, unchanging essence, but rather a plenitude of life in all its manifestations.
Those who deny God’s fecund productivity fail to recognize the reality that God is an endless fullness of happy existence and refuse to take it seriously.” This is how we can explain the way the Bible speaks about the one real God, while also understanding what it means when it depicts Jesus as the one who has always been the Son of God, as well as the way the Bible speaks about the one true God.
1 John 1:3–4 In the beginning, God created the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Jesus is described by John as being present at the creation of the cosmos alongside God, but also as God.
He is God, and he is from the Father; he is the Word.
He is the only one who can reveal the unseeable God because he has always been by the Father’s side. The Father is the Supreme Being. God is revealed in the Word. Despite this, the Father and the Son are unique because the Son is forever present with and eternally emanating from him.
The Incarnation of the Son
First and foremost, let us contemplate his status as the incarnate Son of God. HIS PERSONALITY Known as the Eternal Son, the second Person of the Triune Godhead, Jesus has now become and will forever stay a human being while being totally divine. A particularly profound experience of God did not occur to him, nor did he come to know that we are all God; he was not even a man who attained divine status. Richard Rohr’s book, “Jesus: A Biography,” is the number one best-selling book on Amazon right now.
- everything in the cosmos.” Jesus is one person with two natures, according to the Bible: one completely and really possessing our human nature, as well as one fully and truly possessing God’s divine nature, as revealed in the Bible.
- Luke had already made certain that we understand that the Son became Jesus at a certain time and place – in verse 26, he specifies the community of Nazareth, and previously, in verse 5, he had named for us the local king who was in authority at the time.
- In verse 31, Gabriel informs her that her child would be given the name “Jesus,” which is derived from the Hebrew word for “YHWH rescues.” Even in his name, we can immediately understand that he is the God who saves us from our troubles.
- “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; as a result, the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God,” we read in John 1:35.
- He is, in fact, a human being.
- Similarly, a little later down in Luke 1, when Mary goes to visit her old cousin Elizabeth, who is also miraculously pregnant with John the Baptist, you can see the same thing.
- While in verse 43, Elizabeth refers to Mary as the “mother of my Lord,” accepting that Jesus is the Lord, the one God Yahweh, Elizabeth then refers to the message Mary received as “from the Lord” in verse 45, implying that she believes Jesus is God.
- You can see this again in verse 76, where Zechariah refers to his son John as “the prophet of the Most High,” because he will “go before the Lord – to prepare his ways,” according to the text.
- Because they were created by pious Jews, who were of course committed to monotheism, they are particularly stunning in their simplicity.
In John 8:58, Jesus spoke of his everlasting pre-existence when he declared, “Before Abraham was, I am,” evoking God’s description of himself to Moses in Exodus 3 as YHWH, “I am who I am.” Jesus was speaking of his eternal pre-existence when he said, “Before Abraham was, I am.” According to John 10:30, Jesus declares that “I and the Father are one,” after which his fellow Jews attempt to have him killed for blasphemy because they know that Jesus is making a claim to be God.
Last but not least, towards the conclusion of Matthew 26, during Jesus’ trial before the Jewish authorities, he keeps mute until they question him under oath about if he is “the Christ, the Son of God.” In response, Jesus speaks from Daniel 7, claiming to be the “Son of Man, sat at the right hand of Power, and ascending on the clouds of sky,” according to the Bible.
- “He has uttered blasphemy!” they exclaim.
- From the Father’s side, we have previously heard in John 1:18 that Jesus has come as God, in order to “make God known.” “Whoever has seen me has seen the Father,” Jesus declares in John 14:9, according to the Bible.
- Who God is and what he does are finally revealed to creation and mankind via the person of Jesus Christ, who is the culmination and conclusion of God’s revelation.
- Jesus exposes God not just through his words and actions, but also through the miracles he performs.
- It’s critical to appreciate that Jesus didn’t do miracles just because he was God — as if he were putting aside his humanity every now and then to perform some fantastic God-tricks with his God-superpowers — but rather because he was human.
- The miracles show who he is and what his kingdom is like, allowing us to better understand him.
- Similarly, in his miraculous feeding of the 5000, when he transforms a few loaves of bread and some fish into an extremely gratifying feast — the only miracle mentioned in all four Gospel narratives — we witness the same phenomenon.
He then calms the wind and waves, prompting the disciples to nervously inquire as to his identity: “Who is he, that even the wind and sea follow him?” they wonder.
It all comes down to the identity of Jesus.
His authority, on the other hand, extends far beyond the physical realm.
They quickly admit Jesus’ divinity whenever he meets them, like in Mark 1:24, when they say, “I know who you are — the Holy One of God!” The exorcisms of Jesus demonstrate that he is the God who reigns over both the material and spiritual realms at the same time.
Because he is God, he has the ability to forgive sins completely and permanently in all cases.
In 2:7, the religious leaders answer fiercely, “Who can pardon sins except God alone?” they ask.
It is Jesus’ greatest activity as the God-man — his death and resurrection — that serves as the ultimate foundation for God’s forgiveness.
The cross and empty tomb demonstrate to us more than anything else that Jesus is the God who controls, rescues, and forgives us in the name of the Father.
And how could he reconcile mankind to God if he was not actually a true human being himself?
And, since he was genuinely divine, he could not remain in his tomb for long periods of time.
And since he is everlasting life himself, he is able to offer us eternal life as well.
It has been said that anyone who consumes this bread will live for all eternity.” And since he lives eternally, and because we have come to live in unity with him through faith, he will never and will not forsake us in any way.
“I will not abandon you as orphans; I will come to you,” says Jesus in John 14:18-19. “Because I am alive, you will also be alive.”
- We should honor Jesus because he is God, and we should do so. Instead of treating him as a friend or a partner, as a psychotherapist or consultant, as a genie or an airplane co-pilot, let’s treat him as a co-pilot. He is the very essence of God. Because Jesus is God, we should try to know God more fully in and through him. As we worship and listen to him and follow him, let us do so with reverence, humility, and awe, acknowledging that I and my wishes are nothing, and he and his purposes are everything. There is a popular belief that God in the Old Testament is cruel, but God in the New Testament is kind and gracious. However, Jesus is the one God who exists throughout the whole Bible, throughout the entire cosmos, and throughout all of eternity. In him, we witness God’s wrath against sin and selfishness, against hypocrisy and indifference, against death and Satan, and we may see God’s wrath against death and Satan. God’s great gracious, compassionate, and forgiving grace, on the other hand, is shown in Jesus to everyone who would accept it. And it is on the cross that we see God’s anger and love come together the most plainly. So let us seek to know God via Christ, and let us seek to know Christ more specifically through the crucifixion
- Because Jesus is God, we should expect kindness from God toward us. The everlasting Father, via the eternal Spirit, is in love with the eternal Son. So, since we are now joined to the Son by the Spirit because of faith, how could God not likewise love, bless, and protect us, not only now, but for all time?
If we are united to the beloved Son of the Father by the Spirit, how could God ever do anything wrong to his adopted and cherished children? We should put our faith in him even when we are suffering and even when we are unsure of what he is up to. In the same way that God can never deny his own love for himself, he can also never deny his people, because in the Son we, too, have been assured of the Father’s love. Because Jesus is God, we may and should expect God’s kindness in our lives.
Is Jesus God? – Common Questions
Some people believe that Jesus Christ was simply a man, or that he was a great teacher. However, He was and continues to be much more than that. According to the Bible, Jesus is one-of-a-kind in both His person and His purpose. During His time on earth, He was more than simply a spiritual being; He was also God’s Son (John 3:16) and God Himself—God manifested in human form (John 1:14). (1 Timothy 3:16). His humanity was unquestionably complete, but His divinity was unquestionably complete as well (Colossians 2:9).
- It is understandable that this may be true, but it is crucial to remember that God is far greater and more powerful than we are capable of understanding or comprehending.
- According to him, He and His Father are one (John 10:30), and that He is on an equal footing with the Father (John 17:5).
- Not only did he assert that he was God, but he also asserted that he possessed divine authority.
- He asserts the power to resurrect people from the dead (John 5:25-29) and to forgive sins (Mark 2:5-7), which are things that only God has the authority to perform (1 Samuel 2:6; Isaiah 43:25).
- (Matthew 28:20).
- Claiming to be anything, as Jesus claimed to be God, does not imply that one is in fact in that position.
- Jesus’ identity is not only determined by what He says, but rather by what He does.
These pieces of evidence include prophecies that were fulfilled and miracles that were documented in which Jesus overturned the rules of nature.
But it was His resurrection from the dead after His death on the cross that provided the most definitive proof of His deity and immortality.
Is it true that Jesus ever said, “I am God”?
Many individuals who believe in only one God would consider the individual to be blaspheming.
Hedid, on the other hand, provide us with grounds to accept such a claim without uttering these terms.
For example, Jesus declares in Revelation 1:17 and 22:13 that He is “the beginning and the last,” which corresponds to God the Father’s statement in Isaiah 44:6.
If we believe that Jesus could only claim to be God by speaking just one statement, we would wonder where He says things like, “I am a brilliant teacher, but I am not God,” or “I am simply a prophet; don’t worship me,” among other things.
There is good news in that Jesus revealed to us that He is God in a number of distinct ways!
Except for God, who else could lay claim to these things?
Just because you believe in Jesus as God does not imply that there are numerous gods.
“God has shown Himself to us in three ways—as Father, as Son, and as Holy Spirit,” as Billy Graham eloquently put it.
Have you ever considered some of the objects we see around us that are both three—and yet also one—dimensional at the same time?
Patrick taught the Irish about this hundreds of years ago using a clover leaf, which has three leaves yet is still considered to be only one leaf.
Regardless matter whether a quart of water is made up of ice, water, or steam, it is still the same quart of water.” Heaven is real, and there is only one way to go there—the one way to be free from your sin and to have a personal connection with God—and that is via Jesus Christ.
If Jesus is God’s Son, how can He be both God and God’s Son?
God has never had a wife, according to the Bible.
In contrast to us, Jesus was not conceived by two earthly parents; rather, He was born of a virgin as a result of a miracle performed by God.
Having a child born of a virgin may seem impossible; even Jesus’ mother, Mary, wondered aloud, “How will this be?” But God is all-powerful, and he prepared a way for the holy Jesus to come into the world as a human being (Luke 1:34).
Jesus was entirely God and totally human at the same time.
The fact that Luke was aware of the impossibility of a virgin birth did not prevent him from concluding that it was true after much inquiry.
That He was born miraculously is even further proof of His divinity.
Heaven is real, and there is only one way to go there—the one way to be free from your sin and to have a personal connection with God—and that is via Jesus.
“Salvation can be found in no one else, because there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved,” according to Acts 4:12.
The reason behind this is as follows: We are all sinners, which means that we all fall short of God’s flawless ideal.
That entails an eternity of estrangement from the Creator.
In the presence of God, we can have eternal life since He vanquished death by rising again, and this is possible only if we place our confidence in Him.
DISCOVER MORE Following His death and resurrection, hundreds of individuals witnessed and believed in the resurrected Christ; over the course of 2,000 years, countless others have realized that no one else can satisfy human hearts’ most profound desires and wants.
“All the riches of wisdom and understanding are hidden in Jesus Christ alone,” according to the Bible (Colossians 2:3).
The Bible informs us that Jesus Christ is God, and there are several reasons why we may put our faith in this book of scripture.
” in the Common Questions section.) Apart from the fact that we have several grounds to trust that the Bible’s content is accurate, many people will discover that reading the Bible allows God to communicate to them—perhaps not audibly, but via His words.
Different translations of the Bible are available in an attempt to make the Bible comprehensible to a variety of audiences; yet, the primary doctrines—as well as the person of Jesus Christ—remain the same throughout all translations.
If you’re interested in learning more about Jesus and what the Bible has to say about Him, read the book of John in your Bible. It’s a fantastic location to get started.
Is Jesus considered to be God in his own right? In case you’ve ever been perplexed by the question of whether Jesus Christ is God or not, then this is the article for you. It is possible to belong to a religious organization that does not believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, including Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Black Hebrew Israelites, Unitarians, and others. Openly denying the existence of the Trinity is heresy, and it is damnable. The Bible makes it very plain that there is only one God who exists in three divine persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:26-27).
Only God’s goodness is sufficient.
Only God has the power to do such things!
Jesus is God manifested in the flesh, and it is beyond comprehension how someone could read this essay and yet reject that Jesus is God!
Jesus says, “I Am.”
On a number of instances, Jesus refers back to God. “I Am” refers to Jesus. Jesus was claiming to be the everlasting God manifested in human form. To the Jews, such a declaration amounted to blasphemy. Those who reject Jesus as God incarnate will perish in their sins, according to Jesus’ words. Moses was told by God in Exodus 3:14 that he was “I am who I am.” In response, Jesus stated, “Say to the people of Israel, ‘I am the one who has sent me to you.” John 8:58 (NIV) “Very honestly I tell you,” Jesus said, “I am the one who existed before Abraham was born!” 8:24 (John 8:24) “Therefore, I warned you that you would perish in your sins unless you believe that I am He.” “If you do not believe that I am He, you will perish in your sins.”
Is Jesus God the Father?
Jesus, on the other hand, is the Son. He, on the other hand, is God and is on an equal footing with God the Father.
The Father called the Son God
I was speaking with a Jehovah Witness the other day, and I inquired as to whether God the Father would ever refer to Jesus Christ as God. He stated that he did not agree, yet Hebrews 1 disagrees with him. It is important to note that in Hebrews 1, God is spelt with a capital “G” rather than a lower case “G.” “There is no other God aside from me,” God declared. 1 Thessalonians 1:8 His words to the Son, on the other hand, are as follows: “Thy throne, O God, shall stand for ever and ever: a sceptre of justice shall be the sceptre of thy dominion.” Isaiah 45:5 (KJV) Other than me, there is no God; there is no other than me, there is no other god.
Jesus claimed to be God
Jews wanted to stone Jesus because they recognized what He was saying and He was not denying it. They were right to do so. He was claiming to be God because he is God manifested in the flesh, and this was his justification. Would Jesus tell a lie? 10:33 (John 10:33) “We are not going to stone you for doing good things; rather, we are going to stone you for blasphemy since you, as a man, have declared yourself to be God,” the Jews said. 10:30 a.m. (John 10:30 a.m. “I am the Father, and the Father is me.” John 19:7 (KJV) “We have a law, and according to that law, he needs to die since he has declared himself to be the Son of God,” the Jews said.
Paul writes in Philippians 2:6 that Who, by virtue of being God in his fundamental essence, did not consider his equality with God something to be used for his own gain.
Jesus forgave sins
In the Bible, it is clearly stated that God is the only one who has the ability to forgive sins. While on Earth, Jesus, on the other hand, pardoned sins. Mark 2:7 (KJV) “Can you tell me why this man speaks in such a strange manner? He is blaspheming the name of God! “Other than God, who has the power to pardon sins?” Isaiah 43:25 (KJV) “I, evenI, am he who, for my own sake, blots out your trespasses and does not remember your offenses any longer,” God says. Revelation 2:10 “However, I want you to be aware that the Son of Man has authority to pardon crimes on this planet.” As a result, he told the man.
Jesus was worshiped and only God is to be worshiped.
When John attempted to worship an angel, he was reprimanded by the angel himself. John was instructed to “worship God” by the angel. When Jesus was worshiped, He did not scold people who were worshiping Him, in contrast to the angel. If Jesus had not been God, He would have reprimanded those who prayed and worshiped in His name, yet He did not. Revelation 19:10 is a verse from the Bible that says, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “It is written, “I Then I bowed my head and worshipped him, but he stopped me and said, “You must not do that!
In Jesus’ name, I am a fellow servant alongside you and your brothers who are committed to the gospel of Jesus.
Matthew 2:11 (KJV) And when they entered the home, they saw the small boy with Mary his mother, and they dropped on their knees and worshipped him; and when they had uncovered their treasures, they brought presents to him, including gold, frankincense, and myrrh, as well as other valuables.
And, if someone inquires about your Christian faith, be prepared to explain it at any time.
Jesus is called the “Son of God.”
Some people attempt to use this to demonstrate that Jesus is not God, but I use it to demonstrate that He is God. First and foremost, we must point out that both Son and God are capitalized. In addition, James and his brother were referred to be “Sons of Thunder” in Mark 3. Were they “Sons of Thunder” or something? No! They possessed characteristics associated with thunder. When others refer to Jesus as the Son of God, they are implying that He possesses characteristics that only God would possess.
- Jesus is also referred to as the Son of God due to the fact that He was conceived in Mary by the Holy Spirit.
- James, the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James (to whom He gave the name “Boanerges,” which means “Sons of Thunder”).
- 1 John 1:3–4 The Word was in the beginning with God, and the Word was God.
- John 1:14 (New International Version) And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we saw His glory, glory as befitted the only born Son of the Father, full of grace and truth, as He appeared to us.
1:35 (Luke 1:35) “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and as a result, the holy Child will be named the Son of God,” the angel responded to her question.
Jesus calls Himself the son of Man
Take note of the fact that Jesus refers to himself as the Son of Man in the Bible. As the Messiah, Jesus reveals Himself to be the Son of God. He was establishing for himself a Messianic status that was deserving of death in the eyes of the Jews. Daniel 7:13–14 (NIV) The Presentation of the Son of Man In my night visions, I saw a figure who appeared to be a Son of Man coming through the clouds of heaven, and He appeared before the Ancient of Days and was presented to Him. And to Him were given sovereignty, glory, and a kingdom, so that all peoples, countries, and men of every language would be able to worship and serve Him.
Jesus has no beginning and no end. He was involved in creation.
Revelation 21:6 (New International Version) “It’s finished!” he said to me. I am the beginning and the end, the beginning and the end of all things. “I will give freely from the spring of the drink of life to all who are thirsty,” says the Lord. John 1:3 is a biblical passage. All things came into being as a result of Him, and nothing came into existence as a result of anything other than Himself. Colossians 1:16-17 (New International Version) As a result of Him, all things were made, both in the heavens and on the earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions, rulers or authorities–all things have been created through Him and for Him, whether visible or unseen.
Jesus reiterates the Father and calls Himself “the First and the Last.”
Isaiah 44:6 (KJV) According to the LORD, King of Israel and Redeemer of Israel, the LORD of hosts, “I am the first and I am the last, and there is no other God other from Me.'” “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End,” declares Jesus in Revelation 22:13.
There is no Savior besides God.
Jesus is the only one who can save you. If Jesus is not God, then God must be a liar, according to logic. Isaiah 43:11 is a Bible verse that says I, even I, am the LORD, and there is no other rescuer aside from myself. Hosea 13:4 (NIV) “However, I have been the LORD your God ever since you were expelled from Egypt. “You shall acknowledge no God other than me, and no Savior other than I.” “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, but because we have heard for ourselves and know that this One is actually the Savior of the world,” they responded to the lady in John 4:42.
To see Jesus is to see the Father.
John 14:9 (KJV) In response, Jesus said, “Don’t you know who I am, Philip, even after all this time that I have been among you?” Anyone who has seen me has also seen the Father, and vice versa. You don’t know how to say, “Show us the Father.” 12:45 (John 12:45) Then everybody who looks at Me is looking at the One who sent Me. Colossians 1:15 is a biblical passage. The Son is the visible representation of the invisible God, and he is the firstborn above all of creation.
Hebrews 1:3 (Hebrews 1:3) All things are held together by the power of God’s word, which shines forth as a brightness from God’s glory and is a precise image of His character. As soon as He had atoned for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high and rested there.
All authority has been given to Christ.
5:21-23 (John 5:21-23). Because, just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so too does the Son give life to whoever he chooses to do so. Due to this fact, the Father judges no one, but has delegated all judgment to the Son, so that all may worship him equally with their reverence for the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him, as the saying goes. Matthew 28:18 (KJV) As a result, Jesus approached them and spoke to them, declaring, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.” He demonstrated his power and authority in Christ by raising him from the dead and putting him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and above every name that is named—not only in this age but also in the one to come, according to Ephesians 1:20-21 The book of Colossians 2:9-10 All of divinity is physically present in him, and you have been filled with him, who is the supreme source of all authority and authority in the universe.
Why is Jesus God? (Jesus is the way)
As a result of Jesus’ claims that He is the only route to God that He says things like “I am the way, the truth, and the life,” this is considered blasphemy. Just because you believe in God does not automatically qualify you for salvation. According to the Bible, Jesus is the only way. You must repent and place your faith only in Christ. If Jesus is not God, then Christianity is the most extreme kind of idolatry there is. Jesus has to be the Son of God. The only path, the only light, and the only truth are found in Him.
John 14:6 In response, Jesus stated: “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.” “There is no other way to the Father but through me.” 11:25 (John 11:25) “I am the resurrection and the life,” Jesus declared to her.
Jesus is called names that only God is called.
According to the Bible, Jesus is referred to by many other titles, including Everlasting Father, Bread of Life, Author and Perfecter of Our Faith, Almighty One, Alpha and Omega, Deliverer, Great High Priest, Head of the Church, Resurrection and the Life, and more. Isaiah 9:6 (KJV) Because to us a child has been born, and to us a son has been given; and the government will rest upon him shoulders, and his name will be Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace, among other titles.
8:12 (John 8:12) In response to their question, Jesus said to them once more, “I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but he will have the light of life.”
Is Jesus God Almighty? God was seen on various different occasions in Scripture.
God was seen, but there are a number of Scriptures in the Bible that tell us that no one can see the Father save the Son. The issue then becomes, how was God perceived? Someone else in the Trinity must have been spotted, thus that is the explanation. No one, according to Jesus, has seen the Father. When God is depicted in the Old Testament, it must be the preincarnate Christ who is being spoken of. The sheer fact that God was seen demonstrates that Jesus is the Almighty God of the universe. The first verse of Genesis 17 is a proverbial proverbial proverbial proverbial proverbial proverbial proverbial proverbial proverbial proverbial proverbial proverbial proverbial proverbial proverbial proverbial proverbial proverbial proverbial proverbial proverbial proverbial proverbial proverbial proverbial proverbial During Abram’s ninth decade, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty; walk before Me, and do not be found wanting.” Exodus 33:20 is an example of a figurative expression.
“You will not be able to see My face because no man can see Me and survive!” He said. John 1:18 (New Testament) No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is God in his own right and is in the closest connection with the Father, has shown him to us via his Word.
Is Jesus, God, and the Holy Spirit one?
Yes! The Trinity may be found in the book of Genesis. When we look closely at Genesis, we may see members of the Trinity interacting with one another. In the book of Genesis, who is God speaking to? Humans were created in the image of God, not in the likeness of angels, thus he can’t be conversing with them about their existence. Genesis 1:26 (NASB) When God finished creating man in His image and likeness, he said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them reign over the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the animals, and over all of the land, as well as over every crawling thing that creeps on the ground.” Genesis 3:22 (NASB) “The man has now become like one of us, capable of distinguishing between good and evil,” the LORD God stated.
His reaching out his hand and taking likewise from the tree of life and eating from it in order to live forever must be prohibited.