June 22

Jesus is God

Is Jesus God? This question is often asked. In this blog post, we will explore pieces of evidence and credentials of Jesus as God in his life and work on earth.

If you’ve been struggling with your faith or have questions about what Christianity teaches, this blog is about to believe again. By showing Christ's love for us through His death on Calvary's cross. His death for our sins so we can live forever with Him.

Is Jesus God?

Jesus is the Son of God. In that Jesus Christ was conceived by and born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and died for our sins on the cross at Calvary. He rose from death after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and Satan. And to save us for eternal life. Jesus ascended into heaven where he reigns as King forevermore.

Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, who was sent to earth to be a perfect sacrifice for our sins. Jesus Christ was incarnated into human flesh as well. Jesus’ testimonies are that he was a real person who walked on earth. The son of God came to give life meaning. By living an exemplary life in times when principles were out-of-control. Jesus set the standard for what it means to live a life devoted to God and his Kingdom.

Jesus rose from the dead after being crucified and conquered death. As such Jesus can speak with authority about what awaits those who believe in Him.

What religion was Jesus?

Jesus was born in Bethlehem as a Jewish man. Jesus was a Jew who became the Jewish Messiah, and he is considered to be both fully God and fully man. However, the Jews did not acknowledge him as their Messiah, and so he was crucified. Jesus gave his kingdom to the pagans in order to become followers of him. A new religion was born: Christianity.

Why Jesus is truly God?

Jesus is god. Jesus himself says he is the ‘Son of God’. He came to this earth with authority, as the Son of God. His divinity is evidenced by his sinless life, miracles, and resurrection from the dead. Jesus is one with God because he shares the same nature as God the Father.

Where in the bible does it say Jesus is God?

Jesus Christ fulfilled every Old Testament prophecy made about him. There are a number of bible verses that Jesus claims to be God. In the New Testament but in the Old Testament as well:

"My Son you are, today I have begotten you. To you I will give the nations for an inheritance and the possession of the earth's borders." (Psalms 2:7).

"Behold the Lamb of God!" (John 1:29). This is how John the Baptist refers to Jesus, the Messiah.

Jesus' divine mission. Jesus proclaimed aloud:

"He who believes in me does not believe in me, but in him who sent me. As light, I have come into the world, so that no one who believes in me may remain in the darkness. For I have not spoken from myself, but the Father who sent me has commanded me what to speak and what to proclaim. What therefore I speak, that speak I even as the Father has told me." (John 12:44).

Does the resurrection prove Jesus is God? 

Jesus' Resurrection validates his claim that he was divine. Jesus is God in the flesh.

Many people doubted that Jesus had died on the cross but they did not doubt his resurrection from death and ascension into heaven - this happened three days after he was killed by crucifixion. 

Jesus' Resurrection validates his divine claim because it shows that He has power over life and death as well as all authority in heaven and earth.

Apostles and other witnesses in New Testament

There were many witnesses who had witnessed the life of Jesus. And many of these witnesses were still alive when the Gospel accounts were written and constantly read aloud in the churches.

John writes: "And he who has seen this has testified to it, and his testimony is true. And this one knows that he speaks the truth, so that you may believe." (John 19:35)

"What we have heard, what we have seen with our own eyes, what we have looked upon, and what our hands have touched, these we testify. Life has appeared! We have seen it and testify to it. So we proclaim only what we have seen and heard." (John 1:1)

When Peter and John were on trial, they were offered a pardon on the condition that they keep silent from then on. Then the apostles replied, "It is impossible not to speak of what we have seen and heard." (Acts 4:20).

"We have seen his glory, the glory of the only Son from the Father." (John 1:14)

Did Jesus say he is God?

Jesus said, "I am the way, and the truth, and life; no one comes to the Father but through Me." (John 14:6).

Jesus calls himself the consubstantial Son of God. Here Jesus claimed to be god: Jesus says, "I and the Father are one." (John 17:11).

"You are from below, I am from above. You are of this world, I am not of this world." (John 8:23). He claims divinity being for himself: "Verily, verily I say unto you: Before Abraham was begotten I am" (John 8:58).

Jesus said, "I am come a light into the world" (John 12:46). Jesus is explicitly saying he is not just another prophet but that he has been sent by God to reveal himself as Lord and Savior.

He claimed to be “the I am”. It's not just words either. It was backed up by many miracles, like healing people from leprosy and bringing Lazarus back from death after four days.

Why Jesus is the lamb of God?

Jesus, as a man on earth, lived for 33 years. In that time he was anointed by the Holy Spirit to be like us in every way in order to fulfill His mission. Jesus' mission was to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Jesus would die in a sacrificial act of love and obedience. Like a lamb sacrifice. Bearing all the sin and its consequences on Himself so we could have eternal life with Him if we believe in Jesus Christ as Savior. And trust His promise that He is "the way, the truth, and the life."

Why did Jesus Christ die for me?

Jesus Christ died on the cross because we have sinned. Jesus is our sacrifice and He took all of our sins - past, present, future- on Himself. So that we can be forgiven for asking Him to forgive us. God sent His Son Jesus into the world in order to redeem people from their lost condition. And have eternal life.

Deity vs Human Being

Jesus is divine in his essence but not divinity that can be given to others. In contrast, we are created human beings with both an eternal soul which continues on after death unto eternity and a temporary body that decays and dies. Jesus is both. A Deity and a human being. The eternal Son of God came to earth as a man in order to take on the nature of humans. With this incarnation, he was able to redeem humanity from sin. Jesus is divine and human at the same time, but not in such a way that he doesn't know what it's like to be a human being. His divinity did not make Him any less human than you or I are human. This can be seen in His suffering and death on Calvary's cross for our sins so we could have life eternal with Him.

Conclusion

Jesus is God. You can believe it because there are a number of verses in the New Testament but in the Old Testament as well. Apostles and other witnesses also confirm his words to testify that he was indeed God incarnate. He said himself, "I am the way and the truth and the life." (John 14:6). So if you're looking for someone to follow - someone with power over death - Jesus Christ is your man! Believe in Him today so that you may live eternally. Jesus Christ is God. Jesus is the only way to heaven, and he was resurrected from the dead. Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God and perfect man, died on the cross for you. God bless you.


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