Is Jesus is GOD?

The Bible teaches that Jesus is God.  This can be read in John 1, Hebrews 1 and Revelations 1 just to name a few verses. Jesus said that you will die in your sins if you don’t believe whom he claimed to be! (John 8:24). This is because if you have the wrong “Jesus,” your sins can’t be forgiven.  It’s the Jesus that is 100 % God and 100% Man that can forgive you of your sins.

Jesus is not Michael the Archangel (teachings of Jehovah’s Witnesses); he is not the spirit brother Lucifer/Satan (Mormonism) nor was he JUST a prophet (Islam) or only a “good” teacher (Judaism).  Here are some biblical verses that demonstrate the nature of Jesus:

  • Jesus forgave sins and only God has the authority to forgive sins (Mark 2:6).
  • Jesus is equal to God (John 5:18).
  • Jesus claimed to be God (John 8:58) and the Jews understood his claim (read how they reacted).  Was Jesus correct in his claim? Was he crazy? Lying? If not, he must be whom he claimed to be!
  • Thomas called Jesus God in John 20:28 (when he seen the risen Christ).
  • The Bible says that it is God that raises the dead (2 Corinthians) and in John 2 Jesus said, “Destroy this temple and I will raise it again in three days.” A few verses later, the Bible explains that the temple Jesus was referring to was his body!
  • Read the Bible for yourself and the fact that Jesus claimed to be God will be evident.

NOTES FOR THE NATURE OF GOD

1. There is only one God: Deut 6:4, Isaiah 43:10, 1 Timothy 2:5.  Other Gods are false – 1 Corthinians 8:4-6.

2. The Father is God: I Corinthians 8:6, John 17:1-3, Philip 2:11, 1 Peter 1:2

3.  Jesus, the Son is God: John 1:1, John 20:28, Isaiah 9:6, Romans 9:5, Titus 2:13, 2 Peter 1:1, Acts 28:20, Hebrew 1:3, Titus 3:4, John 5:18

4.  In John 8:58 Jesus said that he was God. ….”before Abraham was, I AM.”  YHWH said the same thing in Deut. 32:39.

5.  Jesus is 100 % man: He got hungry – Matthew 4:2, thirsty – John 19:28, tired John 4:6, slept Matthew 8:24, angry – Matt. 21:13, wept John 11:35.

6.  We must honor Jesus just like we honor the Father- John 5:22

7.  The idea that God himself would come to the earth goes back to the Old Testament. Mich 5:2, Is 7:14, Isaiah 9:6, Jeremiah 23:5-6, Mal 3:1, Isaiah 40:3-5, Luke 3:4-6

8. What is true of God on the Old Testament is true of Jesus in the New Testament. God and Jesus both are known by many of the same names.

One example, Jehovah is the only savior – Isaiah 43:11, 43:3 & in New T. Jesus is savior – Luke 2:11, Titus 1:4.  Is God wrong? Who is our savior? Only 1 example of MANY!! Just one more.  Who is “the first and last” – Jehovah or Jesus?  The Bible teaches both: Isaiah 44:6 & Rev. 1:17-18. Also known as ‘the alpha and omega’: this means the first and last letter of the alphabet, meaning eternal, forever.

9.  God and Jesus do the same things: Who raised Jesus from the dead?

  1. The Father – Romans 6:4
  2. Jesus – John 2:19-21, 10:17-18 – once again many examples can be provided!!!

10.  Conclusion: The Bible says there is a “Father” and he is God; the Bible says there is a “Son” and he is God. But there is only one true GOD!! What do you do! Do you deny Jesus is God, or do you accept scripture?  If you believe the Bible yet reject Jesus claims, the apostles claims of Jesus being God, you are faced with serious and unsolvable textual problems and are rejecting the claims of Jesus -John 8:24.


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