Bible Verses That Prove Jesus is God

by Jack Wellman · Print Print · Email Email

There is no doubt that Jesus is God and to remove all doubt, let’s examine these Bible verses that prove Jesus is God.

God With Us

There is no doubt that Jesus is God and it’s so easy to remove all doubt by examining dozens of Bible verses that definitely prove Jesus is God. To begin with, Jesus’ birth was the fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah 7:14 and which Matthew records. It is where it is said that “the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (Matt 1:23). Immanuel means “God with us, and He was in the Person of Jesus Christ on earth some 2,000 years ago. Undoubtedly, these verses refer to Jesus and Jesus as God for He was and still is, “God with us.” The very Word of God Himself (John 1).

The Word of God

Before anything existed, even before Genesis 1:2, the Trinity existed, so the real beginning for us on this finite plain, is where it says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). In the very beginning or before any beginning, the Word existed. That means Jesus obviously since He is identified as the Word of God. For example, He is also the Creator. John writes about Jesus that, “He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made” (John 1:2-3).

Creator of All

There are dozens of Scriptures that prove Jesus was the Creator, although it was an act of the Trinity (Gen 1). The Apostle Paul says of Jesus that “by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him” (Col 1:16) and that “there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist” (1 Cor 8:6).

Cults and a Created Jesus

An easily identifiable mark that a church is a satanic cult is their view on the deity of Jesus Christ. If He was created, then He is less than God, but if He is indeed eternal (and He is!), then any church that teaches otherwise is of the Devil. In fact, there is a curse on those who refuse to acknowledge Jesus as God and as having always been the eternal God. The Apostle John wrote that “every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already” (1 John 4:3). Some cults even teach Jesus was a brother of Satan or Lucifer and became God by His righteous acts. This too is heresy. We know that’s a lie because Jesus created Satan along with everyone and everything else (John 1:3).

Anti-Christs

Satan was and is no match for Jesus Who is God of very God! It was no contest! Satan tried to dethrone Jesus in the Temptation in the Wilderness and failed. Then Satan thought He had rid the world of Jesus by His death on the cross, but Jesus is God. God is sinless. Since the wages of sin is death (Rom 6:23), then no wonder the grave couldn’t hold Him (Acts 2:24). If Jesus is not God in someone’s opinion, God says to them, “Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son” (1 John 2:22). God calls anyone an antichrist and a liar if they deny Jesus came in the flesh or they deny His being less than fully God. That includes any so-called church. Jesus warned the “religious” people of His day that, “this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent” (John 17:3). If you have the wrong Jesus, you don’t have a Savoir. And that’s bad. Eternal life hinges on the fact that we know Jesus and the Father; not a fabricated Jesus.

I AM God

The Book of Revelation is not John’s revelation about Jesus but the Revelation of Jesus Christ that was given to John and John wrote of Jesus as being God. Jesus Himself declared, “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty” (Rev 1:8). The “who is and who was and who is to come” refers to Jesus’ eternality or as having always existed. John even writes that it was Jesus speaking as he writes, “says the Lord God.” One of Jesus’ disciples, Thomas, after seeing the resurrected Jesus had to admit and confess before everyone that Jesus was God, saying, “My Lord and my God” (John 20:28b). For Thomas, seeing was believing, but Jesus says to us who have never, ever seen Jesus, “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed” (John 20:29b).  This is not even counting the numerous references where Jesus uses the Old Covenant name, “I AM” (John 6:35, 8:12; 10:9, 11, 12, 14:6, 15:1-5).  It is crystal clear when Jesus says,“Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am” (John 8:58).  In other words, He existed at the time of Abraham, and even before.  That means He must be God!

Conclusion

Anyone who has read enough of the Bible must admit that Jesus is God. He came to earth to live a perfect, sinless life and die a death that would atone for our sins, but clearly, Jesus is God, for “though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped” (Phil 2:6). Jesus emptied Himself of His glory in heaven and took upon human flesh to save human flesh that would trust in Him. The author of Hebrews makes it clear about Jesus that “He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power” (Heb 1:3).  Jesus is the exact imprint or image of God the Father, so He too must be God!  And since we can worship Him today privately and in corporate worship, and since the angels worship Him (Heb 1:6), He must be God because God prohibits worship of anything created (Rev 19:10, 22:9). According to Scripture, I am overwhelmingly convinced, with zero doubt, that Jesus is God and has always been God. He is “God with us,” at least if you’ve repented and put your trust in Him. If not, He will be your Judge, Jury and Executioner someday (Rev Dan 12:2-3; Rev 20:12-15). Please, I plead with you today, make today your day of salvation (2 Cor 6:2).  Tomorrow may be too late.

Here is some related reading for you: Was Jesus the God of the Old Testament?

Resource – Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), Crossway Bibles. (2007). ESV: Study Bible: English standard version. Wheaton, Ill: Crossway Bibles. Used by permission. All rights reserved.



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