Is Jesus God or just a human being?

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Is Jesus God or just a human being?

God gave us enough evidences to the divinity of Jesus Christ in both the Old and New testaments. Let’s examine the proofs:

1-Holy Prophets Stated That Jesus Is God.

God’s prophets reveal that He is as the Eternal Creator and not a mere created being. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God….” (John 1:1–4).  The belief, that Christ is divine and the One who is “over all,” is taught in many New Testament passages (John 1:1–3; Ephesians 1:20–22; Philippians 2:10, 11; Colossians 1:16, 17; 2:9; etc.). And that He is God the Son (Romans 9:5; Jude 25; John 20:27, 28; Revelation 1:8; Micah 5:2; Revelation 17:14; Hebrews 1:3; John 1:1-3; Matthew 1:23). Also, the Old Testament testifies to His divinity (Genesis 1:26; Psalm 45:6-7; 110:1; Isaiah 9:6-7; Daniel 7:13-14; etc.).

2-Jesus Claimed Divinity.

Christ is the only Person known to history who has claimed divinity and yet accounted sane by the human race. The founders of other religious systems did not claim to be divine. Christ spoke and lived as a Being whose dwelling place was eternity.

Further, the Son of God forgave sins during His ministry on earth (Luke 7:48; Mark 2:5; John 10:33). The Old Testament clearly pointed to God as the One who forgives sin (Isaiah 43:25; Jeremiah 31:34). Also, Jesus accepted worship (Matthew 2:11; 8:2;14:33; 15: 25; 20:20; 28:9; Luke 24:52), which is a prerogative of God alone (Exodus 20:1-3; Deuteronomy 6:13; Psalm 95:6; Matthew 4:10).

3-Bible Prophecies Predicted Hundreds Of Years Before Jesus’ Coming That He Will Be Divine.

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6). Jesus the Son is no less God than is the Father. He was one with the Father from the days of eternity (Psalms 90:2; Proverbs 8:22–30; John 14:9, 11).

4-Jesus Lived A Sinless Life.

Our Lord is different from any other man that ever lived in that He was sinless. “He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth” (1 Peter 2:22). Even His enemies testified to that fact (Matthew 27:54). Could one flaw be found in His life, Christ’s claims would be dissipated.

5-Jesus’ Miracles Testify to His Divinity

He healed all sickness (Luke 5:15-26), He fed thousands of people (Luke 9:12-17), He cast out demons (Luke 4:33-37), He raised the dead (Luke 7:11-16), and He had authority over nature (Luke 8:22-25). He said, “‘Do not believe me unless I do what my Father does. But if I do it, even though you do not believe me, believe the miracles, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father’” (John 10:24-38).

6-Jesus Must Be Divine Because His Life redeemed Mankind.

If Christ was merely a created being, then, His life could atone for just one life (Exodus 21:23; Leviticus 17:11). But being the Creator, His life could atone for all humanity (Acts 4:12; John 14:6) and satisfy the demands of God’s justice (2 Corinthians 5:21).

7-Jesus Resurrected Himself From The Dead.

“The Son Himself lays down His life and takes it up again” (John 10:17-18). And after His resurrection, He appeared to hundreds who testified that Jesus did indeed rise from the dead (Luke 24:13-47). If this was not true, those who saw Him will not be willing to be martyred for their testimony – no one would be willing to be persecuted and lose his life for a lie.

Conclusion

Evidences of the divinity of Christ are many and indisputable. These may be summed up briefly: the life He lived (Hebrews 4:15; 1 Peter 2:22); the words He spoke (John 7:46; 14:10; Matthew 7:29); the supernatural works He performed (John 5:20; 14:11); the prophecies He fulfilled (Luke 24:26, 27, 44; John 5:39). No other man claimed such claims and substantiated his claims with such deeds. 

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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