Where in the Bible does it say that Jesus is God?

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Where in the Bible does it say that Jesus is God?

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

-Jesus is self-existent. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was GodHe was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men” (John 1:1–4 also 14:6). God the Father is self-existent (Psalm 90:2). 

-Jesus is eternal. “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty” (Revelation 1:8). God the Father is eternal (Deuteronomy 33:27). 

-Jesus has life. “And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son” (1 John 5:11). The Father has life (Job 33:4). 

-Jesus is all-powerful. “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty” (Revelation 1:8). The Father is all powerful (Jeremiah 10:12-13). 

-Jesus created all things. “ All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made” (John 1:3).  “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” (Colossians 1:16). The Father is the Creator (Genesis 1:1). 

-The Father even calls Jesus God. “But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of thy kingdom” (Hebrews 1:8). 

-Jesus is able to forgive sin. “When He saw their faith, He said to him, “Man, your sins are forgiven you.” And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, “Who is this who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone?” (Luke 5:20, 21). God the Father forgives sin (Isaiah 43:25). 

-Jesus accepted worship. “And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, ‘All hail.’ And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him” (Matthew 28:9). Upon seeing the risen Savior, the converted skeptic, Thomas, confessed, “My Lord and my God!” (John 20:26–29). Even the angels worship Jesus. “And again, when he bringeth in the first begotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him” (Hebrews 1:6). According to the Ten Commandments worship is reserved for God the Father (Matthew 14:33). 

-Jesus knew the thoughts of men, “for he knew what was in man” (John 2:25). “Nathanael said to Him, ‘How do You know me?’ Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you’” (John 1:48). God knows the thoughts of men (1 Kings 8:39). 

-Through the Spirit, Jesus is Omnipresent. “Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20). “For I am with you, and no one will attack you to hurt you; for I have many people in this city” (Acts 18:10). God the Father is Omniscient (Psalm 147:5). 

-Jesus has power to give life, and even resurrected Himself. “No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again” (John 10:18). “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live” (John 11:25). God the Father resurrects (1 Corinthians 8:6). 

Conclusion

Therefore, by considering the primary definitions of God, and seeing that Jesus fits every one of those definitions, obviously, Jesus must be eternal God.

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In His service,
BibleAsk Team

 

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