Are Jesus and God the same?

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Our “One God” is revealed in the three distinct persons – the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. “For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one” (1 John 5:7). Each is God (2 Corinthians 13:14; Matthew 28:19; Titus 2:13; Matthew 12:32…etc.), yet the three are one (Ephesians 4:6). They are one in nature, character, and purpose. And they are the same in properties, attributes and equal in power and glory.

As we compare Scripture definitions for God with the Bible record of Jesus, we see the characteristics of God the Father are also ascribed to Jesus. Note these powerful examples:

Jesus is self-existent (John 1:1–4; 14:6). The Father is self-existent (Psalm 90:2).

The Son is eternal (Revelation 1:8). The Father is eternal (Deuteronomy 33:27).

The Son is all powerful (Revelation 1:8). The Father is all powerful (Psalm 62:11).

The Son is the Creator (John 1:3). The Father created all things through Christ (Genesis 1:1).

The Son is able to forgive sin (Luke 5:20, 21). The Father forgives sin (Isaiah 43:25).

The Son accepted worship (Matthew 14:33; Hebrews 1:6). The Father accepts worship (Exodus 20:5)

The Son knows the thoughts of men (John 2:25). The Father knows the thoughts of men (1 Kings 8:39). Y

The Son is omnipresent (Matthew 28:20). The Father is omnipresent (Jeremiah 23:24).

The Son has power to give life (John 10:18). The Father has power to give life (Job 33:4).

The Father even calls Jesus God (Hebrews 1:8). Therefore, by considering the primary definitions of God, and seeing that Jesus fits every one of those definitions, obviously, Jesus must be eternal God the Son.

In His service,

BibleAsk Team

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