Is Jesus Christ really God?
Yes, because . . .
Jesus said so:
“But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work. Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God” (John 5:17-18).
“Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by” (John 8:587-59).
“I and my Father are one. Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him” (John 10:30-31).
[Note: The Jews believed that for a mere man to claim to be God was blasphemy and worthy of death, and this explains the thrice repeated reference to the Jews seeking to kill Jesus after He had made such remarkable claims]
Isaiah said so:
“Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel (God with us)” (Isaiah 7:14).
“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).
Thomas said so:
“And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God” (John 20:28).
Paul said so:
“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ” (Titus 2:13).
“Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen” (Romans 9:5).
The writer of Hebrews said so:
“But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom” (Hebrews 1:8).
The Apostle John said so:
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1).
[In John 1:14 we are told that "the Word was made [became] flesh and dwelt among us" making it clear that John, in using the term "Word," was referring to Jesus Christ the One who took on human flesh and became a Man.]
“And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life” (1 John 5:20).
Peter said so:
“Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 1:1).
“At the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established” (Deuteronomy 19:15).
Who is the Lord Jesus Christ to You?
To the artist He is the One Altogether Lovely.
To the architect He is the Chief Cornerstone.
To the baker He is the Living Bread.
To the banker He is the Precious One.
To the biologist He is The Life.
To the builder He is the Sure Foundation.
To the carpenter He is The Door.
To the doctor He is the Great Physician.
To the educator He is the Great Teacher.
To the engineer He is the New And Living Way.
To the farmer He is the Sower and the Lord of the Harvest.
To the geologist He is the Rock of Ages.
To the horticulturist He is the True Vine.
To the computer scientist, he is the Only Connection to the Living God.
To the judge He is the Righteous Judge of All the Earth.
To the juror He is the Faithful and True Witness.
To the lawyer He is the Counselor and Advocate.
To the newspaper man He is the Good News of Great Joy.
To the philosopher He is the Wisdom of God.
To the sculptor He is the Living Stone.
To the servant He is the Good Master.
To the statesman He is the Desire of All Nations.
To the student He is The Truth.
To the laborer He is the Giver of Rest.
To the Sinner He is the Lamb of God.
To the Christian He is the Son of the Living God, My Saviour and My Lord!
The Middletown Bible Church
articles under Doctrinal Studies