Is Jesus God? Artwork by: Lorenzo D. Jones

Does the Bible Say Jesus Is God?

There’s a question that’s been floating around for around 2,000 years. That question is this: “Does the Bible say Jesus is God?” Is Jesus God?

Artwork by: Lorenzo D. Jones
Artwork by: Lorenzo D. Jones

We’re going to take a look at the Old Testament as well as the New Testament. The reason why we’re viewing the Old Testament, is that the Old Testament is the New Testament concealed, and the New Testament is the Old Testament revealed. Even Jesus Christ, Himself, referred and went to the Old Testament for scripture. It’s actually the only scripture those of the New Testament went by, that’s right, even Paul! As you read the Bible on your own, you will see that this is accurate.

There are many passages of scriptures to reference by, but we’ll just focus on these three:

1.) Genesis 1:26 touches on God speaking after He’s created everything but mankind (it’s evident that He was saving His finest creation for last). The verse states, “Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our own image, according to Our likeness.’” Notice He didn’t say, “Let Me make man in My own image and after My likeness.” He said, “Us”! This tells us that there’s more to God than just one part. As you proceed through scripture, you’ll come to the conclusion that there are actually three persons (the Holy Trinity: 1 John 5:7; Matthew 28:19) to God, yet, one God: the Father, the Word/Son, and the Holy Spirit. Surprisingly, the same goes for mankind, as we were made in His image-–soul, body, and spirit. I don’t want to get too deep, but you can see the parallels: the soul mirrors the Father, the body mirrors Jesus (as He came to earth in the flesh), and the spirit obviously mirrors the Holy Spirit.

2.) Proceeding my personal, favorite book of the Bible, the Gospel of John. John 1:1-3, 14 states, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made…and the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us.” These are my four, most favorite verses because it gives the identity of the Word. Well, who is the Word? This scripture shows us that the Word is actually a Person. The Word became flesh, and this Word Who became flesh walked with God even before the beginning of time…He was God! It also mentions that the Word created (described as a Creator), and without Him, nothing could have been made. Based on verse 14, the Word becoming flesh has to be Jesus Christ, because He’s the only God Who put on human flesh. It’s amazing!

3.) In conclusion, Hebrews 1:8 shows us God the Father conversing with God the Son. In this verse, the Father addresses Jesus as, “Oh God”, which is pretty straight forward:

“But to the Son He [the Father] says, ‘Your throne, Oh God, is forever and ever!’”

Based on scripture, what does this tell us? It clearly points to Jesus as God and Christ! The answer to the 2,000-year-old question, “Does the Bible say Jesus is God?” is, YES!

There are many other passages of scripture supporting this fact, but I have condensed it down to only a few.

“If you confess that Jesus is Lord and believe that God raised him from death, you will be saved. For it is by our faith that we are put right with God; it is by our confession that we are saved.” (Romans 10:9-10)

2 thoughts on “Does the Bible Say Jesus Is God?

  1. We see that it is evident from scriptures that Jesus Christ is God. The first of your three point express”let us make man in our image, after our likeness (kjv) The three were in a conversation and all three were the God image. The verse twenty seven states “So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created he him. Therefore once we are created in the image of God, this means we are created in the image of God the father, Jesus the Word and the Holy Spirit. We can say God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. The Bible states that these three are one and these three agree in one 1 John 5: 7-8

    Point number two it clearly stated in the scripture you wrote ‘the Word is God” and we know that the Word is Jesus Christ, therefore Jesus is God.

    Point number three, we so that God was talking to Jesus, remember Jesus said in St John 17:4- 5 “I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. 5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was” When God was saying to Jesus Christ that His throne is exalted forever they were also coming in agreement with the request Jesus made here in John 17 : 5
    I had posted a two part question too this was concerning the resurrection from a quest I was asked yesterday.
    Thank for your thoughtful posting.

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