Top 7 Bible Verses That Say Jesus Is God

Top 7 Bible Verses That Say Jesus Is God August 15, 2015

One of the main doctrines of Christianity is Jesus’ deity. Although other religions have numerous gods, Christianity doesn’t just say that Jesus is God, the Father is a god, and the Holy Spirit is a God. No, Christianity proclaims that the trinity (father, son, and Holy Spirit) is the godhead 3 in 1! They are not separate deities. Furthermore, most other religions deny Jesus’ deity. They may claim He is a good man—great even—but won’t come to confess that He is God. There is a lot of evidence of Jesus being God, though. All throughout Scriptures, and even from the mouth of Jesus Himself, it is stated that He is God. Here are the top 7 Bible verses that say Jesus is God.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1 NASB

To start things off, we might as well begin here. The very first words in the book of John proclaim that Jesus is divine. Jesus was there at the beginning because He was, in fact, God.

“I and the Father are one.” 31 The Jews took up stones again to stone Him. 32 Jesus answered them, “I showed you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you stoning Me?” 33 The Jews answered Him, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy; and because You, being a man, make Yourself out to be God.” John 10:30-33 NASB

Can you get any more specific than this? Jesus, in a very straightforward and blunt way, affirms His deity by saying “I and the Father are one.” Still don’t buy that’s what he was saying? Well, just look at the crowds response. The religious leaders knew what Jesus said—which is precisely why they wanted to stone Him!

“Jesus heard that they had put him out; and finding him, He said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” 36 He answered and said, “And who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?” 37 Jesus said to him, “You have both seen Him, and He is the one who is talking with you.” 38 And he said, “Lord, I believe.” And he worshiped Him.” John 9:35-38 NASB

Another great argument within Scripture for the divine nature of Jesus is the fact that He was worshipped—and allowed it! In many of his teachings he told the disciples that God alone is to be worshipped. So, it would be hypocritical of Him to then accept worship from people, right? NO! Why? Because Jesus is God—so He alone is worthy of praise and worship.

“For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form.” Colossians 2:9 NASB

This is speaking specifically about Christ. Can it get any clearer?

“Jesus said to them, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.'” John 8:58 NASB

Bible verses that say Jesus is God

Isn’t this reminiscent of how God told Moses to call Him “I AM”? Perhaps Jesus is saying something here (actually, He DEFINITELY is).

“And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14 NASB

Who else could this be referring to but Jesus? He was the Word who became flesh and then dwelt among us. He came in the form of a little baby, grew up among humankind, had a job, family, and ministry—He was one of us. Yet, at the same time, He was also divine. Wow!

“Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” John 20:28 NASB

As if Jesus’ words were not good enough, here Thomas (often referred to as doubting Thomas) proclaims that Jesus is God. This is after the resurrection and after Thomas felt the holes in Jesus’ hands. He knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that the man before Him, Jesus, was truly God.

Conclusion

There are so many verses that can be picked for this massive subject. My encouragement to you is to search for more and read them over. For non-believers/ skeptics, it may give you a glimpse into something you haven’t thought of before. For those who are already Christians, you must know these verses not just to defend the faith, but to grow in faith and be convinced of it yourself.

Article By Michael Krauzer

Michael Krauszer is the founder of ChristianLitReview.com, a website dedicated to providing a Christian perspective on all forms of literature. Additionally, Michael has been a full-time staff member at Calvary Chapel Old Bridge for the last four years, working as a Ministry Assistant and Pastoral Intern. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English from The College of New Jersey and is currently in pursuit of his MA in Theological Studies from Veritas Evangelical Seminary.

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  • Geoff Lohrere

    We do not have to speculate what Jesus meant in John 10:30 when He said He and His Father are one, because the words of Christ further on in John reveal exactly what He meant.

    Christ meant one in unity as He prayed that His disciples might be one in the same way He and His Father are one. This prayer did not contemplate one disciple with twelve heads, but twelve disciples working together in unity.

    “And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as WE ARE ONE:” John 17:22

    “Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom you have given me, THAT THEY MAY BE ONE, AS WE ARE.” John 17:11

    • Jack Wellman

      I think the link would have been enough my friend without copying and pasting all of your responses.

  • Geoff Lohrere

    In Colossians 2:9 the Greek word translated Godhead is “theotēs” (G2320) and means deity as in the state of being God.

    Colossians 2:9 KJV “For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.”

    So the word Godhead speaks of the “Divine nature” of the Father which has been given to the Son and hence is in the Son as we find in Colossians 2:9 above. Thus Jesus being the firstborn over all creation (Colossians 1:15), and being brought forth from the Father, He has the same “Divine nature” as His Father.

    Colossians 1:19 KJV “For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;”

    John 5:26 also tells us that the Father gave life to His Son. “For as the Father has life in himself; so has he given to the Son to have life in himself.” John 5:26. If Jesus had always existed alongside the Father as the Trinity doctrine claims, then God could not have given life to His Son as He would have always had life. But Scripture reveals this is impossible.

  • Geoff Lohrere

    Is Jesus God if He can be Worshipped?

    Some claim that Matthew 4:10 says that God alone should be worshipped, and since Jesus is worshipped, they say the Son must be the Father.

    Matthew 4:10 “Then saith Jesus unto him, Get you hence, Satan: FOR IT IS WRITTEN, You shall worship the Lord your God, and HIM ONLY SHALL YOU SERVE.”

    When Jesus said, “for it is written,” He was quoting Deuteronomy 6:13 from the Septuagint (LXX) which says, “You shall fear the Lord your God, and HIM ONLY SHALL YOU SERVE;” Deuteronomy 6:13 LXX

    The first thing to note is that technically, these verses do not say to “worship God alone.” These verses say that God only should you serve. However, there is an element of worship to the word serve in this verse. In any case, since Jesus taught that we should serve others, this is obviously not what He was saying. And since the Father commanded worship of His Son, that cannot be what He was saying either. “And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.” Hebrews 1:6

    And not forgetting that Philippians 2:5-6 states that Jesus is “equal” with His Father in nature and hence is fully divine, and so of course He is worthy of worship! Jesus also said, “That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which has sent him.” John 5:23

    So what then was Jesus saying to Satan that so many have misunderstood? It is not hard to work out. In Matthew 4:10 Jesus said, “for it is written.” So Jesus is referring to an example of something in the Old Testament Scriptures. To find the answer, all we have to do is look at what Jesus was referring to which will apply to what He was telling Satan. Note the reference.

    Deuteronomy 6:13-15 “You shall fear the Lord your God, and Him only shall you serve; and you shall cleave to Him, and by His name you shall swear. Go NOT AFTER OTHER GODS, of the gods of the nations round about you, for the Lord your God in the midst of you is a jealous God, lest the Lord your God be very angry with you, and destroy you from off the face of the earth.”

    The issue could not be more obvious. It was about “idolatry” which is false worship as in worshipping false gods. To worship Christ and serve Him is not idolatry. Isaiah 14:12-14 tells us that Satan wanted to be worshipped like the most high God. Satan wanted Jesus to fall down and worship him as a god and so Jesus quoted Old Testament Scripture to him that says you should not worship or “go after other gods.” So the words of Christ have to be taken in the context of what He was quoting. So often Christians neglect the context of a passage and apply specific words in a way that was never intended.

    Thus we are to worship God, not false gods, and so this does not exclude the worship of His Son who is equal with His Father. And we are to serve God, not false gods, and so this does not exclude serving Christ.

  • Geoff Lohrere

    Do the Words “I AM” Mean Jesus is God?

    This is based on John 8:58. But note that the words “I am” also mean “I exist.” Some claim that Christ was declaring Himself to be God in John 8:58 because He used the words “I am.” This is erroneously based on the words “I am” being a reference to Exodus 3:14. From this they draw the conclusion that Christ was alluding to a divine name and thereby telling the Jews that He was God. Trinitarians further try and support their claim by saying this is why the Jews picked up stones to kill Him. But this was due to many things Jesus said to them throughout John chapter 8 that slowly brought them to anger. The final straw being Jesus claiming seniority over Abraham who they said was their father. So Jesus claimed greater authority than the patriarch and hence was also claiming to be greater than them.

    The phrase “I am” in John 8:58 comes from two Greek words “egō” and “eimi.” The Strong’s Definitions are:
    “egō : “I” (only expressed when emphatic): – I, me.”
    “eimi: I exist (used only when emphatic): – am, have been, X it is I, was.”

    How would you expect Jesus to respond to this comment? “Then said the Jews unto him, You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?” John 8:57

    Not knowing Jesus existed before Abraham, the Pharisees are saying how could you have seen Abraham because you are not yet 50 years old. Since the Greek words for “I am” also mean I exist or existed, what is the obvious translation and response from Christ who existed before Abraham?

    “Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.” John 8:58
    Or
    “Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I existed.” John 8:58

    Both are valid translations and the majority of Bible translations agree with the last one in fact with good reason!

    So “I exist”, “I have been” and “I was” are other possible translations which have all been used by various Bible translators for John 8:58 as well as elsewhere in the KJV. For example: ego eimi has been translated to “I was” in Luke 19:22 “You knewest that I WAS (ego eimi) an austere man,”

    These words formed a phrase that was in very common use by Jews and Christians and in New Testament Scriptures in the first century. It was not the name of any deity, be it the God of the Bible or any other god. It was never understood by Jews or Christians as declaring one to be God. If it were understood that way, you can be certain that the Jews would have never applied it to themselves as they did so frequently! In the following examples Peter, Paul, Gabriel and Zacharias all said, “I am” (ego eimi). But none of them were claiming to be God.

    Luke 1:18 “And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I AM (ego eimi) an old man,” Luke 1:19 “And the angel answering said unto him, I AM (ego eimi) Gabriel,” John 1:27 “He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe’s latchet I AM (ego eimi) not worthy to unloose.” Acts 10:21 “Then Peter went down to the men which were sent unto him from Cornelius; and said, Behold, I AM (ego eimi) he whom you seek:” Acts 21:39 “Paul said, I AM (ego eimi) a man which am a Jew of Tarsus,” And the blind man also identifies himself by saying, I am. John 9:9 “Some said, This is he: others said, He is like him: but he said, I AM (ego eimi) he.” None of the Jews saw this man as declaring himself to be God either.

    Here are all the other verses where Jesus said ego eimi in the Gospels. Not one can be understood as Jesus claiming to be God. Matthew 24:5, Mark 13:6, Luke 21:8 “I am Christ”, John 8:24, 28, 13:19, 18:5, 6, 8, “I am he (Jesus),” Matthew 20:15 “I am good,” Matthew 28:20 “I am with you always,” Mark 14:62 “Jesus said I am (the Son of God),” Luke 22:27 “I am among you as one who serveth,” Luke 22:70 “You say that I am (the Son of God),” John 6:35, 48, 51 “I am the bread of life,” John 7:34, 12:26, 17:24, 14:3 “Where I am,” John 8:12 “I am the light of the world,” John 8:18 “I am the one that bear witness,” John 8:23 “I am from above,” and “I am not of this world,” John 10:7, 9 “I am the door,” John 10:11, 14 “I am the good shepherd,” John 11:25 “I am the resurrection,” John 14:6 “I am the way,” John 15:1, 5 “I am the true vine,” John 17:14, 16 “I am not of the world,” John 18:37 “Thou sayest that I am a king.”

    At the end of Christ’s ministry when news of Him had spread far and wide, who did the Jews understand Christ to be saying He was and what was the charge they brought against Him?

    Matthew 26:63 “the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure you by the living God, that you tell us whether you be the Christ, the Son of God.” Matthew 27:40, 43 “If you be the Son of God, come down from the cross. 43 He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God.” Mark 14:61 “Again the high priest asked him, and said unto him, Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed? 62 And Jesus said, I am [ego eimi]:” Mark 15:39 “when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.” Luke 22:67, 70 “Are you the Christ? tell us. … 70 Then said they all, Are you then the Son of God? And he said unto them, You say that I am [ego eimi].” John 19:7 “The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.”

    Twice in the verses above Jesus responded, “I am” (ego eimi) and yet He was not saying He was God but confirming that He was the Son of God. The Jews clearly never understood Jesus to be declaring Himself God. The outrage would have been heard far and wide if He had. There is no record anywhere in the entire New Testament of anyone even asking Him if He was God. So how could the Jews have seen Him to be saying He was God in John 8:58?

    It is also notable that the words “I AM THAT I AM” in Exodus 3:14 have been variously understood for centuries. The Vulgate translates it as “I am who am.” The Septuagint to “I am he who exists.” The Targum of Jonathan and the Jerusalem Targum paraphrase the words as “He who spake, and the world was; who spake, and all things existed.” The original words literally signify, “I will be what I will be.”

    A comparison of Exodus 3:14 and John 8:58 using the Greek Old Testament the Septuagint, reveals that God said, “I am the being (ego eimi ho ohn),” and Jesus said, “Before Abraham was, I am (prin abraam genesthai ego eimi).” So the divine name is actually “The being (ho ohn)”, not “I am (ego eimi).” This is further proven by the end of Exodus 3:14 which says “The being (ho ohn) has sent me to you.” It does not say “I am (ego eimi) has sent me to you.” No matter how it is translated into English, “ho ohn” is not the same as “ego eimi.” So there is no connection between “I AM” in Exodus and “I am” in John. In no way does John 8:58 equate Jesus to God except by biased inference based on weak translation and bad grammar.

    Below are a few examples of how John 8:58 should have been translated. There are in fact over forty translations that translated this correctly.

    “The absolute truth is that I was in existence before Abraham was ever born!” — (The Living Bible)

    “Jesus answered, before Abraham existed, I existed.” — (The Clarified New Testament)

    “In truth I tell you,” replied Jesus, “before Abraham existed I was.” — (Twentieth Century New Testament)

    “Jesus answered, “The truth is, I existed before Abraham was even born!” — (New Living Translation)

    “Jesus said to them, I am telling the truth: I was alive before Abraham was born!” — (International Bible Translators)

  • Geoff Lohrere

    Does John 1:1 say Jesus is God?

    John 1:1 says, “(a) In the beginning was the Word, (b) and the Word was with [the] God, (c) and the Word was God.”

    That this Divine Word is none other than Jesus Christ is shown by verse 14, “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”

    John 1:1a says the Word was in the beginning, but the beginning of what? It has to be the beginning of something. Was it the beginning of this world? Was it the beginning of the creation of the angels? Whichever beginning you place it at, it has to be the beginning of something.

    Many Trinitarians use this to say that Christ has always been, and had no beginning. But that is not what the verse says. God had no beginning and has always existed! Also the Word “with” has to mean something. The Word was “with” God. They cannot be the same being, or one could not be with the other. As John 1:2 NIV says, “He [Jesus] was with God in the beginning.”

    The proper rendering of John 1:1 into English from the original Koine Greek text continues to be a source of vigorous debate among Bible translators, and especially the phrase the Word was God (c). The first verse of John’s Gospel says that God’s Son Christ Jesus, being referred to as the Word here, was with God in the beginning, (a+b). John 1:1b does not say that the Messiah is God but was with “the” God. It is important to note that the word “the” exists in the Greek text and was left out by translators as they probably thought it read wrong, but it is correct and has purpose. Here is the original Greek text for (1b).
    και and 2532 CONJ ο the 3588 T-NSM λογος Word 3056 N-NSM ην was 2258 V-IXI-3S προς with 4314 PREP τον the 3588 T-ASM θεον God 2316 N-ASM

    The phrase “the God” identifies the one true God the Father in this verse and so the word “the” is important. While Jesus is called God in this verse, there is a clear distinction between Him and “the” God whom He was with. The God whom Jesus was with is “the” God the Father. Jesus was not the same God He was with but rather Jesus was God in the sense of being divine just like His Father, as being the Son, He inherits the characteristics of His Father. The Father is God and so His Son is God by nature just as any human by inheritance possesses the very nature and form of humanity.

    One can better understand John 1:1 by using the same grammatical structure but with different subjects such as Adam and Eve for example. “In the beginning was the woman, and the woman was with [the] human, and the woman was human.” Adam is “the human” and the woman is Eve, but Eve is also human by nature but Eve is not “the human” in identity. They are two separate persons.

    Look at this again with this perspective in mind. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with the Deity, and the Word was Deity.” The Word, the Son was with the supreme Deity the Father, and the Word was Deity in nature. But the Son was not “the” Deity, the Son was not “the” Father, yet the Son has the Father’s divine nature by inheritance. The Word has the same God quality, the same divine nature and the same God-ness as His Father.

    Thus Jesus was with God in the beginning, but He is not “the” God the Father but God by inheritance and nature being the Son. He is God because He is the Son of God. It is that simple.

  • Geoff Lohrere

    And what do you think you see here? ““And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14 NASB”

    Jesus came from His Father and has the same divine nature of His father. The verse says Jesus is the Son of God. You are shooting yourself in the foot with this one.

  • Geoff Lohrere

    Did Thomas Believe that Jesus was God?

    John 20:28 says, “And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.”

    One can really only speculate as to why Thomas said what he did, but being dubbed “doubting” Thomas, it would be understandable if his statement was one made in a moment of shock and disbelief. Thomas was a Jew and may have been using a mode of expression common to the Old Testament in which accredited representatives of God are referred to as “God.” The Hebrew word for God is “elohim” and can refer to any of the following for example:

    Brown-Driver-Briggs’ Hebrew Definitions
    a) rulers, judges, either as divine representatives at sacred places or as reflecting divine majesty and power:
    b) divine ones, superhuman beings including God and angels.

    So Thomas was not calling Jesus God in the Trinitarian sense but was probably addressing Him as one who reflected divine power and majesty or a ruler. If this was not the case, then the following is the most probable reason for what Thomas said.

    Staying within the bounds of proper grammar we find that two different individuals are being addressed in the expression “ο κυριος μου και ο θεος μου – My Lord and my God.” However, the expression “ειπεν αυτω – said unto him” means only one person is being spoken to.

    So while trusting the grammar, we need to find an interpretation which does not violate it. This can be done if we understand that while Thomas spoke these words to Jesus, he was addressing both Jesus and the Father who is in Jesus. The actual context supports this understanding which is found by looking at the last known conversation Jesus had with doubting Thomas and Phillip.

    John 14:5-10 “THOMAS saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither you goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If you had known me, you should have known my Father also: and from henceforth you know him, and have seen him. Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet have you not known me, Philip? He that has seen me has seen the Father; and how sayest you then, SHOW US THE FATHER? BELIEVEST YOU NOT THAT I AM IN THE FATHER, AND THE FATHER IN ME? The words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: BUT THE FATHER THAT DWELLETH IN ME, he doeth the works.”

    In the presence of Thomas, Phillip tells Jesus that seeing the Father is enough for him. Jesus responds to Thomas and Phillip saying that to see Him (Jesus) is to see the Father because the Father is in Him. But Thomas still did not understand.

    The next known conversation Thomas had with Jesus is the passage of John 20:28. Thomas now understands that the Father works through Jesus, even raising Jesus from the dead, and thus to see Jesus is to see the Father, hence the exclamation cry from Thomas, “my lord (i.e. Jesus) and my God (i.e. the Father).” Thomas did not address Jesus as his “Lord and God.”

    We also know that it is not possible for doubting Thomas to be declaring Jesus is the one God from the following.

    A few verses earlier John records that the risen Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene and told her, “I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto MY FATHER, AND YOUR FATHER; and TO MY GOD, AND YOUR GOD.” John 20:17

    Jesus said His God is His Father and that His God is also Mary’s God. Did Jesus tell Mary that He was her God? To the contrary, Jesus was very specific in stating that His God was also her God.

    And since the risen Jesus called the Father “My God,” how can Jesus be God if He has a God? Indeed John could not have meant that Thomas was calling Jesus “my God” in the Trinitarian sense when John had just recorded that Jesus called the Father “My God.” Thomas could not be calling Jesus God because John just wrote that Jesus ascended to the same God Mary and Thomas both have.

    And further, only one verse after the confession of Thomas, John concludes by writing, “Many other signs therefore Jesus also performed … but these have been written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God.” John 20:30-31

    John did not write “that you may believe that Jesus was God.” If that were so, it would have been far greater for John to proclaim that Jesus is God rather than that He is the Son of God.

  • Geoff Lohrere

    Conclusion. Many Christians have been indoctrinated with a lie. The Trinity doctrine came from Satan via the Catholic Church long after the Bible was written. It is intended to steal your soul and have you deny Jesus is the Son of God. Time to wake up and study.

  • Geoff Lohrere

    More to think about. How Can Jesus be God Considering the Following?

    If Jesus had “always” existed alongside the Father as the Trinity doctrine claims, then how could God have given life to His Son as He would have always had life. But Scripture reveals this is impossible. “For as the Father has life in himself; so has he given to the Son to have life in himself.” John 5:26

    How could Jesus have died when Scripture says God cannot die (1 Timothy 6:15-16). The Bible does not say that only his “human nature” died, it says that Jesus died, which would include all of Him.

    Jesus said “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.” Matthew 28:18. And John wrote “The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand.” John 3:35. Note that “all authority” and “all power” is “given” to the Son! If the Son is God as the Father is God, and the Son is almighty as the Father is, then how can the Son be “given” anything if He is God? How can God be “given” that which He has always possessed? God does not depend on anyone or anything so that it has to be “given” to Him. But we do see that Jesus had to be “given” all things into His hand.

    How can Jesus be “God” and have a “God” at the same time? “I ascend to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God.” John 20:17

    God cannot be tempted by evil, yet Jesus was tempted in every way we are, so how can He be God? James 1:13 “For God cannot be tempted by evil.” And if Jesus is God and God cannot be tempted, why would Satan even try? We know Satan knows Scripture because he quoted it while trying to tempt Jesus. Satan is persistent, but he is not stupid. Why did Satan continue to ask Jesus “if you are the Son of God…” (Matthew 4:3, 6) when he was tempting him? Wouldn’t Satan know if he was speaking with the Almighty Himself? Satan knew that Jesus was a man, the Son of God, and that is why he did his best to try to get Him to sin. Satan knew that if he could get Jesus to sin one time, He could not be our perfect sacrifice that was necessary for the forgiveness of our sins.

    If Jesus is God, then why does He pray to God and call Him “THE ONLY TRUE GOD.” John 17:3 “Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, THE ONLY TRUE GOD, and JESUS CHRIST, whom you have sent.” Jesus Christ makes a clear distinction between “the only true God” and Himself.

    And if Jesus is God, why did He pray at all? Luke 6:12 “One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.” He would have been praying to Himself. Was Jesus just acting when he was in the Garden of Gethsemane praying to God that there be another way, that “if it is possible, that the cup be taken” from Him? If Jesus is God, then all of his prayers “to God” make him look rather ludicrous.

    Since the trinity doctrine claims Jesus is also the one God, an Adventist author from the 1800’s wrote, “To believe that doctrine, when reading the scripture we must believe that God sent Himself into the world, died to reconcile the world to Himself, raised Himself from the dead, ascended to Himself in heaven, pleads before Himself in heaven to reconcile the world to Himself, and is the only mediator between man and Himself… We must believe also that in the garden God prayed to Himself, if it were possible, to let the cup pass from Himself, and a thousand other such absurdities.” — (J.N. Loughborough)

    Some of those other absurdities it teaches is that Jesus is the immortal God but died, is the invisible God but was seen, is the omnipotent God but was strengthened by an angel, is the omniscient God but did not know the day of his return, is as great as His Father but His Father is greater than He, is equal with the Father and yet He is the Father, is the Son but the same age as the Father, is the Son who has a Father and the God who has no Father, is the begotten Son and the unbegotten God, is very God and very man, came out from Himself, prayed to Himself, gave power to Himself, thanked Himself, bore witness of Himself, went back to Himself, sits at the right hand of Himself, is His own Father and His own Son, left Heaven and yet was there all the time. There are many things which are hard to understand in the Bible, but you can be sure that God never expects us to believe impossibilities.

    Over and over again you hear it said that the Gospel is so simple a child can understand it. And I agree. But how can that be the case with the teaching of the trinity? Not only do children not understand it, but our best theologians cannot even explain it. However, the thought that God sent His Son to this earth to die for you and me is easy to comprehend when we believe the simple Bible statement that Jesus is truly the Son of God! Not one of three mysterious beings making up “one God.” How can you possibly believe that Jesus is NOT the begotten Son of the eternal Father and then share John 3:16 with others in the hope of inviting them to take part in eternal salvation. Doesn’t John 3:16 become a lie the moment you deny He is a Son? A metaphor did not send a metaphor to save us. A Father sent us His Son to save us.

    John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

    2 John 1:3 “Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.”

  • Geoff Lohrere

    Is Jesus God?

    The word God is used in two different ways in Scripture. Firstly, the word “God” is used to refer to the Supreme Being of the universe who is the ultimate source of all things. Every time the Bible refers to the one true God, it is referring to this supreme being who is the one that was before all else and from whom all life ultimately came. In this sense no one else is God. But the word God is also used to refer to someone who possesses the attributes of divinity, or the characteristics of God.

    Many times the Bible teaches that Jesus Christ is the begotten Son of the one true God the Father, and being the Son, He possesses the same attributes and characteristics as His Father. It is an obvious fact that every son inherits the nature of his father. And since Christ came out of the Father, He is of the very substance of His Father and hence has the same God nature of His Father as He possesses by birth all the attributes and characteristics of His Father. In fact, Hebrews 1:3 says He is the “express image of His person.” A son also and always rightfully takes the name of the father and so Christ as the only begotten Son of God has rightfully the same name. Note that Hebrews 1:1-9 says that Jesus is an heir who has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than the angels and that name is God! So Jesus inherited His Father’s name, character and divine nature in the same way a human son inherits the human nature and name of his parents.

    So Jesus is God because He is the Son of God. But He is not and cannot be “God the Father.” He is the “Son of God” just as the Bible so plainly states more than one hundred times. He is God’s literal Son. To say that Jesus is God the Father is to say that the “Son is the Father” which means the Son is not really a Son and the Father is not really a Father. Or to put it another way, to say that Jesus is the Father because He has the same God nature as His Father is no different to saying that since my Father is Human and I am Human, therefore I must be my father! This is not good logic or theology and suddenly hundreds of Scriptures supposedly would no longer mean what they say at all. The truth is that Scripture means what it says and says what it means. God is the Father of Christ; Christ is the Son of God. The Bible never calls Jesus “God the Son” as Trinitarians do and with very good reason. It is always the “Son of God” because that is who He is.

    Satan’s plan is for us to deny the Father and Son as this is what John called antichrist. 1 John 2:22-23. He does not care if our belief is Trinitarian, Unitarian or other. As long as it denies Jesus is the literal Son of God which also denies God is a Father. Confessing Jesus is the Son of God is our only means to the Father and to deny this has eternal consequences.

    In conclusion, Jesus is not “a” God or “the” God but God only by nature through inheritance being the Son. Jesus is a divine being but He is not the supreme being. The Father is the supreme being and the source of all things and the life of the Father flows through the Son and out to all. Jesus is the channel through which all things come and why the Father has given all things into His hands. Only the Father is described as the one “of whom are all things.” He is the great Source of all. Jesus is not another source “of whom are all things.” That would make Him another God. Rather Jesus is described as the one “by whom are all things.” The Father has given Christ authority to rule over all things but this does not include the Father Himself. The Father is greater in authority and always will be. God the Father is the source of all things including His Son. Thus all things proceed from the Father; including Christ Himself, but it has pleased the Father that in Him should all fullness dwell (Colossians 1:19). So when we say “Jesus is God,” we have to be careful to state exactly what we mean. Christ is a divine being, but not the supreme being. When we speak of the Supreme Being there is only one such person and it is not Jesus.

    So there is but “one” God. Jesus is “not” God, He is the Son of God. He carries the “name” of God by virtue of His “inheritance.” And because He is the Son of God, He is “equal” with God.

    “But to us there is but one God, the Father, OF WHOM ARE ALL THINGS, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, BY WHOM ARE ALL THINGS, and we by him.” 1 Corinthians 8:6

    “One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.” Ephesians 4:6

    • Daniel Dei

      I guess you should substitute “sovereign God” with “Supreme Being.” The latter implies the validity of other Gods. But Christian theology holds that only Jehovah is sovereign.

  • Geoff Lohrere

    You can read more here on this topic http://www.trinitytruth.org/isjesusgod.html

  • John

    No, Jesus is not God the Father. The Trinity is a spirit of the antichrist because it denies that Christ came in the flesh.

    • Danny R Samuel

      THE WORD=GOD/CHRIST BECAME FLESH-everywhere simultaneously, i.e. omnipresent He can be here and on the THRONE at the same time,eternity is in HIM your problem you don’t know how awesome GOD IS

      • Jacob Israel

        Danny R Samuel Then why does Christ hand back the kingdom to His Father (See Cotinthians), and how comes he is seen sitting at his Father’s right hand? “Eternity is in HIM”? His Father’s Spirit is in him. The Father’s spirit is in all Christians too, that does not make us God Almighty.

  • Church Planter Isaac King

    In my book, “Just Be Born Again” I gave all the verses that proved that Jesus is 100% God who came to save us because only God can save us. You can get it in amazon or other your local bookstore.

  • Church Planter Isaac King

    John 8:24 – Yeshua said, “I said to you that you shall die in your sins, for unless you shall believe that I AM THE LIVING GOD, you shall die in your sins” (The 1st Century Aramaic Bible in Plain English).

    John 14:6-11 – “Yeshua said to him, “I AM THE LIVING GOD, The Way and The Truth and The Life; no man comes my Father but by me alone.” “If you had known me, you also would have known my Father, and from this hour you do know him and you have seen him.” Philippus said to him, “Our Lord, show us The Father, and it is sufficient for us.” Yeshua said to him, “All this time I am with you and you have not known me Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen The Father, and how do you say, “Show us The Father?” “Do you not believe that I am in my Father and my Father is in me? The words which I am speaking, I am not speaking from myself, but my Father who dwells within me, he does these works.” “Believe that I am in my Father and my Father in me, otherwise believe because of the works” (The 1st Century Aramaic Bible in Plain English).

    • sheckyshabaz

      you ought to learn the greek and not the english translations. if you took the time to actually study the truth you wouldn’t be making this statement.

      • RoyCar69

        You mean he should learn Hebrew? I don’t see a statement, I see scripture..

      • RoyCar69

        You mean he should learn Hebrew? I don’t see a statement, I see scripture..

        • sheckyshabaz

          Don’t try to be a smart ass, he quoted John which is in the NT. You see English translations. You have no idea what the words mean in Hebrew or in Greek. Don’t be such a religious sheeple, learn the truth.

        • sheckyshabaz

          Don’t try to be a smart ass, he quoted John which is in the NT. You see English translations. You have no idea what the words mean in Hebrew or in Greek. Don’t be such a religious sheeple, learn the truth.

    • Jacob Israel

      Church Planter Isaac King Christ also said “whoever sees me, sees the One who sent me”, “Whoever listens to me , listens to the One who sent me.”

      If I said that to you, would you be right in thinking that I and the person who sent me are one and the same person, or are they two? Some application of common sense…Please.

    • J Roger Smith

      1.) Only Sadducees spoke Aramaic in the 1st century. The common language was Greek.
      2.) The Book of John was not even written until after 90 A.D.
      3.) Although the entire New Testament was widely circulated, it was not arranged into any sort of volume for another century and a half.

      Conclusion: There is nothing at all authentic about a “1st Century Aramaic Bible in Plain English”.

      God bless!

  • Ross Haldeman

    John 10 verse 34 is a questioning as it ends with a ” ? “….

  • Ross Haldeman

    It is very important to know and realise that the OT and the 4 gospel books are given to and are witnessing to Israel/Judaism, yet the book of Acts an the Letters to the Messianic Communities ( Christianity )..It is a great help to know exactly to whom passages and such are being addressed TO at all time. It avoids some confusion.
    This is NOT a strict rule per se, as not all that is said to Israel applies to the church nor does all that is said to the church applie to Israel, common sense has to be applied always.

  • Jacob Israel

    Michael Krauszer, the author of the article, is seriously misguided. ‘Jesus Never Said He Was God Almighty’ http://www.jesusthechristsonofgod.blogspot.com

  • Danielle Masson

    Two souls become one body.

    God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.

    God is a temple and within that temple the son worships his father. The father, the son, and the holy spirit (congregation) are not the same entity. To each their own, a sovereign state. However, within the church(the body) they join together in worship give praise to the heavenly father(commander & chief, the godhead). Carried by the holy spirit(the blood) they have been delivered and have faced God’s judgement. Through the body of christ your sins are forgiven. Jesus shed his blood to pay for your sins.

    55 But he, full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw othe glory of God, and Jesus standing pat the right hand of God. 56 And he said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing pat the right hand of God.

    The mind and heart are not the same thing. The heart has a mind of its own, the heart is blind the mind is all seeing. Yet they both occupy one domain their service takes place in God’s temple. So come to know Jesus Christ because through him you find God’s grace.