Sunday, October 16, 2011

Yes, Jesus Claimed to be God

One of the many "cut & paste" objections unbelievers levy against God and His Word is this: "Jesus never claimed to be God."

Truth: The Bible does not record Jesus saying these words in a single sentence: "I am God."

Truth: Jesus repeatedly asserted He was and is God, and that is why the Jewish religious leaders sought to murder Him (Mark 14:60-64; Luke 22:66-71; John 8:48-59; John 9:35-41; John 10:30-33).

The Bible is replete with the words of Jesus and the words about Jesus, which clearly show (to those who are not spiritually blind), that God the Father and Jesus (God the Son) are one in essence and character while, at the same time unique in their personage. God the Father and God the Son, along with God the Holy Spirit, comprise the Trinity of God. God is one God in three Persons.

What follows was compiled by Mark Spence and published as part of Lesson 49 of The School of Biblical Evangelism. Feel free to copy and paste this into a Word document and size it to fit inside your Bible. The next time someone foolishly challenges the deity of Jesus, you will be all-the-more equipped to give the reason for the hope that is in you.

Description: YAHWEH; "I AM"

God the Father: Exodus 3:14; Deuteronomy 32:39

Jesus: John 8:24; John 8:58; John 18:4-6

Description: God

God the Father: Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalm 45:6-7

Jesus: Isaiah 7:14; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1, 14; John 20:28; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 1:8; 2 Peter 1:1; Matthew 1:23; 1 John 5:20

Description: Alpha and Omega (The First and the Last)

God the Father: Isaiah 41:4; Isaiah 48:12; Revelation 1:8

Jesus: Revelation 1:17-18; Revelation 2:8; Revelation 2:12-16

Description: Lord

God the Father: Isaiah 45:23

Jesus: Matthew 12:8; Acts 7:59-60; Acts 10:36; Romans 10:12; 1 Corinthians 2:8; 1 Corinthians 12:3; Philippians 2:10-11

Description: Savior

God the Father: Isaiah 43:3, 11; Isaiah 63:8; Luke 1:47; 1 Timothy 4:10

Jesus: Matthew 1:21; Luke 2:11; John 1:29; John 4:42; 2 Timothy 1:10; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 5:9

Description: King

God the Father: Psalm 95:3; Isaiah 43:15; 1 Timothy 6:14-16

Jesus: Revelation 17:14; Revelation 19:16

Description: Judge

God the Father: Genesis 18:25; Deuteronomy 32:36; Psalm 50:4, 6; Psalm 58:11; Psalm 75:7; Psalm 96:13

Jesus: John 5:22; 2 Corinthians 5:10; 2 Timothy 4:1

Description: Light

God the Father: 2 Samuel 22:29; Psalm 27:1

Jesus: John 1:4, 9; John 3:19; John 8:12; John 9:5

Description: Rock

God the Father: Deuteronomy 32:3-4; 2 Samuel 22:32

Jesus: Romans 9:33; 1 Corinthians 10:3-4; 1 Peter 2:4-8

Description: Redeemer

God the Father: Psalm 130:7-8; Isaiah 43:1; Isaiah 48:17; Isaiah 49:26; Isaiah 54:5

Jesus: Acts 20: 28; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 9:12

Description: Our Righteousness

God the Father: Isaiah 45:24

Jesus: Jeremiah 23:6; Romans 3:21

Description: Husband

God the Father: Isaiah 54:5; Hosea 2:16

Jesus: Matthew 25:1; Mark 2:18-19; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 5:25-32; Revelation 21:2, 9

Description: Shepherd

God the Father: Genesis 49:24; Psalm 23:1; Psalm 80:1

Jesus: John 10:11, 16; Hebrews 13:20; 1 Peter 2:25; 1 Peter 5:4

Description: Creator

God the Father: Genesis 1:1; Job 33:4; Psalm 95:1-7; Psalm 102:24-26; Isaiah 40:28; Issiah 43:1; Acts 4:24

Jesus: John 1:2-3, 10; Colossians 1:15-18; Hebrews 1:1-3, 10

Description: Giver of Life

God the Father: Genesis 2:7; Deuteronomy 32:39; 1 Samuel 2:6

Jesus: John 5:21; John 10:28; John 11:25

Description: Forgiver of Sin

God the Father: Exodus 34:6-7; Nehemiah 9:17; Daniel 9:9; Jonah 4:2

Jesus: Matthew 9:2; Mark 2:1-12; Acts 26:18; Colossians 2:13; Colossians 3:13

Description: Lord our Healer

God the Father: Exodus 15:26

Jesus: Acts 9:34

Description: Omnipresent

God the Father: Psalm 139:7-12; Proverbs 15:3

Jesus: Matthew 18:20; Matthew 28:20; Ephesians 3:17; Ephesians 4:10

Description: Omniscient

God the Father: 1 Kings 8:37-39; Jeremiah 17:9-10

Jesus: Matthew 9:4; Matthew 11:27; Luke 5:4-6; John 2:25; John 16:30; John 21:17; Acts 1:24

Description: Omnipotent

God the Father: Isaiah 40:10-31; Isaiah 45:5-13; Revelation 19:6

Jesus: Matthew 28:18; Mark 1:29-34; John 10:18; Jude 24

Description: Preexistent

God the Father: Genesis 1:1

Jesus: John 1:15, 30; John 3:13, 31-32; John 6:62; John 16:28; John 17:5

Description: Eternal

God the Father: Psalm 102:26-27; Habakkuk 3:6

Jesus: Isaiah 9:6; Micah 5:2; John 8:58

Description: Receiver of Worship

God the Father: Matthew 4:10; John 4:24; Revelation 5:14; Revelation 7:11; Revelation 11:16; Revelation 19:4; Revelation 19:10

Jesus: Matthew 14:33; Matthew 28:9; John 9:38; Philippians 2:10-11; Hebrews 1:6

Description: Hope

God the Father: Jeremiah 17:7

Jesus: 1 Timothy 1:1

Description: Speaker with Divine Authority

God the Father: “Thus saith the Lord…” -- used hundreds of times in Scripture

Jesus: Matthew 23:34-37; John 3:5; John 7:46; Every time Jesus said, “Truly, truly, I say…”

Description: He Who Rose Jesus from the Dead

God the Father: "Whom you crucified..." Acts 2:24; 2:31-32; Romans 8:11; 1 Corinthians 6:14

Jesus: "Destroy this Temple..." John 2:19-22; John 10:17-18; Matthew 27:40

Description: Who Gets the Glory?

God the Father: Isaiah 42:8; Isaiah 48:11

Jesus: Hebrews 13:21; John 17:5