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Jesus is God (The Deity of Christ)​

(Some verses are repeated in more than one Bible version)

 

Matthew 1:23 NKJV

23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”

 

Isaiah 9:6 NKJV

6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

 

Revelation 22:13 NKJV

13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”

 

John 14:9-11 NIV

9 Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. 11 Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves.

 

John 10:30-36 ESV

I and the Father are one.” The Jews picked up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you going to stone me?” The Jews answered him, “It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you but for blasphemy, because you, being a man, make yourself God.” Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I said, you are gods’? ...

 

I Corinthians 8:6 NIV

6 yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.

 

Matthew 17:1-27 ESV

And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. And Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.” He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” ...

 

Luke 1:35 ESV

And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God.

 

John 17:22 ESV

The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one,

 

Romans 1:2-4 NIV

Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God— 2 the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures 3 regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life was a descendant of David, 4 and who through the Spirit of holiness was appointed the Son of God in power by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

John 8:58 NIV

58 “Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!”

 

Titus 3:4-7 ESV

But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

 

John 5:21-23 NKJV

21 For as the Father raises the dead and gives life to them, even so the Son gives life to whom He will. 22 For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son, 23 that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.

John 1:1-4 NKJV

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.

 

John 1:14-18 NKJV

14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. 15 John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me.’” 16 And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. 17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.

John 1:14-18 NIV

14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. 15 (John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying, “This is the one I spoke about when I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’”) 16 Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.

John 5:18 NKJV

18 Therefore the Jews sought all the more to kill Him, because He not only broke the Sabbath, but also said that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God.

 

John 20:27-29 NKJV

27 Then He said to Thomas, “Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.” 28 And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

 

Acts 20:28 NKJV

28 Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.

 

Romans 9:5 NKJV

of whom are the fathers and from whom, according to the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, the eternally blessed God. Amen.

 

Romans 9:5 NIV

5 Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of the Messiah, who is God over all, forever praised! Amen.

 

Romans 10:9 NKJV

9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

 

Romans 10:9 NIV

9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

 

Philippians 2:5-6 NKJV

5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God,

 

Philippians 2:5-6 NIV

Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;

 

Colossians 1:15-17 NKJV

15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.

 

Colossians 1:15-17 NIV

15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

 

Colossians 2:9 NKJV

9 For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily;

 

Colossians 2:9 NIV

9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form,

 

1 Timothy 3:16 NKJV

16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory.

 

Titus 2:13 NKJV

13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,

 

Hebrews 1:8 NKJV

8 But to the Son He says: “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom.

 

2 Peter 1:1 NKJV

1 Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:

 

1 John 5:20 NKJV

20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.

 

Info compiled from Don Stewart's “The Case for Christianity”:

 

Indirect Testimony:

 

All-Knowing:

 

John 21:17 NKJV

17 He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?” Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, “Do you love Me?” And he said to Him, “Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.”

 

Acts 1:24 NKJV

24 And they prayed and said, “You, O Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which of these two You have chosen

 

Everywhere Present:

 

Ephesians 4:10 NKJV

10 He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.

 

Unchangeable:

 

Hebrews 13:8 NKJV

8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

 

Jesus Has Existed for All Eternity:

John 1:1

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

 

John 17:5 NKJV

5 And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.

 

Hebrews 1:2 NKJV

2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;

 

John 12:41 NIV

41 Isaiah said this because he saw Jesus’ glory and spoke about him.

 

Isaiah 6:1-3 NIV

6 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. 3 And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.”

 

Jesus is Equal to God in His Names:

 

Lord:

God is called Lord in Exodus 6:2. Jesus is called Lord in Acts 2:36 & I Corinthians 12:3

 

Lord of Lords:

God is called Lord of Lords in Deut 10:17. Jesus is Lord of Lords in Revelation 17:14.

 

Shepherd:

God is shepherd in Psalm 23:1. Jesus in John 10:11-16.

 

Alpha & Omega:

God is the Alpha and Omega in Revelation 1:8 while Jesus is in Revelation 22:13.

 

Jesus Allowed Himself to be Worshipped:

 

10 Commandments reveal that only God is to be worshipped (Exodus 20:3). Jesus allowed people to worship Him:

 

Matthew 28:9 NKJV

9 And as they went to tell His disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, “Rejoice!” So they came and held Him by the feet and worshiped Him.

 

John 9:38 NKJV

38 Then he said, “Lord, I believe!” And he worshiped Him.

 

Angels were commanded to worship Jesus:

 

Hebrews 1:5,6 NKJV

5 For to which of the angels did He ever say: “You are My Son, Today I have begotten You”?And again: “I will be to Him a Father, And He shall be to Me a Son”? 6 But when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says: “Let all the angels of God worship Him.”

 

Jesus was addressed in prayer:

 

Acts 7:59-60 NKJV

 

59 And they stoned Stephen as he was calling on God and saying, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” 60 Then he knelt down and cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not charge them with this sin.” And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

 

Jesus forgave sins:

 

Luke 7:48 NKJV

48 Then He said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”

Mark 2:5 NKJV

5 When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven you.”

 

[Only God has ability to forgive sins]

 

Isaiah 43:25 NKJV

25 “I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; And I will not remember your sins.

 

Jesus will judge the world:

 

John 5:22 NKJV

22 For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son,

 

Jesus is the Creator:

 

John 1:3 NKJV

3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.

 

Colossians 1:16 NKJV

16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.

 

John 1:10 NIV

10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.

 

Sustains all things:

Colossians 1:17 NIV

17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

 

Hebrews 1:3 NIV

3 The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.

 

Colossians 2:10 NIV

10 and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority.

 

2 Corinthians 5:19-21

19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.

 

20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. 21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

 

Summary: (By Don Stewart)

1. Jesus possesses attributes of Deity.

2. Jesus has existed from all eternity.

3. Jesus shares the names of God.

4. He allowed Himself to be worshipped.

5. He was addressed in prayer.

6. Jesus is the one who would forgive sins.

7. Jesus claimed to be the judge of the world.

8. The Bible says He's also the Creator of the universe.

9. He sustains the universe by His spoken word.

10. Jesus presently rules the universe.

 

All these abilities belong only to God.

 

The reasons Jesus became a man:

1. Jesus came to reveal God to mankind. (John 1:18)

2. He came to die for the sins of the world. (Matthew 20:28; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21)

3. He came to destroy the works of the devil. (1 John 3:8)

4. He came to provide an example to believers. (1 John 2:6)

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