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Matt 28:20: and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

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Tuesday, 10 January 2012 18:36

Is Jesus GOD ?

Old Testament

Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

Isaiah 7:14 “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel” (Immanuel literally means “God with us).

Isaiah 9:6 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.

New Testament

John 8:57-59 “Then the Jews said to Him, ‘You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?’ Jesus said to them, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.’ Then they took up stones to throw at Him; but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple...”

1 Timothy 3:16 “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.”

John 1:1-3 , 14 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.... 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.”

Romans 9 : Christ came, who is over all, the eternally blessed God. Amen”

Philippians 2:5-8 “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.”

Colossians 1:15-16 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible....”

John 5:17-26 “But Jesus answered them, ‘My Father has been working until now, and I have been working.’ Therefore the Jews sought all the more to kill Him, because He not only broke the Sabbath, but also said that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God. Then Jesus answered and said to them,... ‘For as the Father raises the dead and gives life to them, even so the Son gives life to whom He will.... For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself’”

1 Timothy 1:16-17 “Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting. Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.”

Titus 2:13 “Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ

Revelation 21:6-7 “And he [Jesus Christ] said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.”

Consider This: Jesus was viewed as divine from the very beginning of Christianity. He is referred to as God at least seven times in the New Testament and Lord as a divine title many other times.

Consider This: The earliest documents from the Christian church ascribe to Jesus divine status.

Consider This: The entire flow of the Old Testament requires that God come into the world, as Immanuel (God-with-us e.g. Isaiah 7:14 ).

Consider This: Even non-Christian writings from Romans such as Celsus, Pliny and Lucian state that the Christians venerated Jesus as God.

Consider This: Jesus' original followers were routinely martyred for their belief that Jesus was God - a belief they would not recant even unto death.

Jesus is (Omniscient) -

John 21:17 “And [Peter] said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee.”

John 2:24-25 “But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.”

Jesus is (Omnipotent) -

Revelation 1:8 “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.”

Jesus is (Immutable) -

Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (This passage disproves the idea that Jesus is a created being. For if Jesus was created, He was not the same yesterday. “Yesterday” (past) is contrasted with “forever” (future), and obviously refers to eternity past.)

Jesus is (Omnipresent) -

Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” At any given moment there are literally thousands upon thousands of Bible studies, prayer meetings and church services being conducted around the earth. Jesus Christ says that He is present at each gathering. Only God can be at thousands of different places at the same time.

Jesus has eternal existence -

Isaiah 9:6 “For unto us a child is born,...and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father....”

Jesus is the Creator -

John 1:2-3 “He [Jesus Christ] was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him and without Him nothing was made”

John 1:10 “He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.”

Jesus is the Judge of all Mankind -

Matthew 25:31-33 , 41 “When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.... Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.”

 

Remember we believe in something we cannot physically see.

But if we have faith and trust in him in everything we do he will bless us.

 

I think of a Godly man in WWI named Sgt. Alvin C. York.

He was a War Hero but trusted in GOD in everything he did.

He stayed grounded in the Word and what he believed in.

GOD did some great things in his life because of it.

There was a saying he said to his Commanding General (A higher power than man power guided and watched over me and told me what to do).