Jesus – The Revelation of God

Often when we do our theology, we start by aiming to describe God and prove his attributes, then move on to prove that Jesus is also God. Have you ever considered doing it the other way? Since Jesus is the image of the invisible God (Colossians 1), is it any wonder that we can point to biblical verses that describe him exhibiting every attribute of God? We can therefore learn to understand God more through understanding Jesus. (The list that follows originally appeared in a previous post.)

GOD EXISTS ETERNALLY
Jesus: John 1:1-5; John 17:5; Revelation 22:13
God: Psalm 90:2; Revelation 1:8

GOD IS LOVE
Jesus: John 17:24
God: 1 John 4:8

GOD IS THE CREATOR
Jesus: Colossians 1:15-17
God: Romans 11:36; Psalm 104:24; Acts 17:24-25; Ephesians 3:10

GOD IS OMNISCIENT – HE KNOWS EVERYTHING
Jesus: John 2:24-25; John 16:30
God: 1 John 3:20; Hebrews 4:13; Psalm 139

GOD KNOWS THE FUTURE
Jesus: John 13:19
God: Isaiah 46:9-11

GOD IS NOT BOUND BY TIME
Jesus: John 8:58-59
God: 2 Peter 3:8; Psalm 90:4; Exodus 3:14

GOD IS UNCHANGEABLE
Jesus: Hebrews 13:8
God: Malachi 3:6

GOD IS WISE
Jesus: 1 Corinthians 1:24
God: Romans 16:27; Psalm 147:5

GOD IS TRUTH
Jesus: John 14:6
God: Numbers 23:19; Titus 1:2

GOD IS OMNIPRESENT – HE IS EVERYWHERE
Jesus: Matthew 18:20
God: Psalms 139:7-10; Jeremiah 23:24

GOD IS OMNIPOTENT – HE IS ALL POWERFUL
Jesus: Mark 4:41
God: Jeremiah 32:17; Ephesians 3:20

GOD IS UNCONTAINABLE
God: 1 Kings 8:27
Jesus: Matthew 17:2-6

GOD IS LIGHT
Jesus: John 8:12
God: 1 John 1:5

GOD IS SPIRIT
Jesus: John 1:14
God: John 4:24

GOD IS HOLY
Jesus: Luke 4:34
God: Psalm 99:9

GOD IS RIGHTEOUS AND JUST
Jesus: 2 Corinthians 5:21
God: Luke 18:19; Matthew 5:48

GOD IS JEALOUS AND FULL OF WRATH
Jesus: John 2:17
God: Nahum 1:2

GOD’S WILL ALWAYS ULTIMATELY COMES TO PASS
Jesus: Matthew 28:18
God:
Ephesians 1:11; Job 42:2; Proverbs 19:21; Psalm 115:3

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