Monday, March 15, 2010

Is Jesus God & Did Jesus Claim to be God?

It amazes me to find out how many people do not get it that Jesus is God. People who have been raised in church their entire life will argue with me that Jesus is not God. I wanted to take some time and provide some helpful articles on this extremely important topic - for the hope that we would all defend the truths taught in scripture.

In eight Scriptural passages, Jesus is described by the Greek word Theos (God): John 1:1-3; 1:18; 20:28; Rom. 9:5; Titus 2:13; Heb. 1:8; 2 Pet. 1:1; 1 John 5:20. The New Testament also affirms the deity of Jesus in calling him Yahweh. Old Testament prophecies concerning Yahweh are quoted in the New Testament as being references to Jesus (compare Mal. 3:1 and Luke 1:76; Joel 2:32 and Rom. 10:13; Isa. 45:23 and Rom. 14:10; Psalm 45:6 and Heb 1:8,9). Angels Worship him (Heb. 1:6) while at the same time refuse to receive worship (Rev. 19:10) yet Jesus willingly receives worship (Matthew 2:11, 14:33, 28:9, 17; Luke 24:52; John 9:38).

Did Jesus Claim to be God?
by Y-Jesus Magazine

Is Jesus God? Did Jesus ever claim to be God?

The Deity of Christ (.pdf)
by F.F. Bruce & W.J. Martin

The Claims of Christ: A Sermon on John 5:16-29
John M. Frame

The Pre-existence of Christ
by James White

Is Jesus Christ God?
Brian Schwertley

Was Jesus Worshipped?
by Gregory Koukl

Who Is Jehovah? Who Is Jesus?

by Phillip R. Johnson

Jesus Christ Is Lord
by Peter Toon

The Deity of Christ in Mark 14
by Ed Komoszewski

The Deity of Christ in Philippians 2
Ed Komoszewski

Defending the Deity of Christ
Hilary of Poitiers, with comments from Martin Downes

Christology: The Classical View
Sam Storms

The Divinity of Jesus (MP3)
J.M. Comer

"I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end." Rev 22:13


Ronald said...

With all due respect, in all the scriptures presented, none actually say anything to the effect that Jesus is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. (Exodus 3:14,15) One has to use the spirit of human imagination as to form a lot of assumptions, and then read those assumptions into scriptures given. The use of forms of the word THEOS, based on forms of the Hebrew EL, with regard to Jesus does not meant that Jesus is the only Most High of whom Jesus is the Son. Rather than using the imagination to formulate assumptions that have to be added to God's revelation, one should compare spiritual revelation with spiritual revelation (Isaiah 8:20; 2 Corinthians 2:10,13); doing so helps us to understand that Jesus is never presented as the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

See my response:

Adam Pastor said...

Greetings David M Crowe

On the subject of whether
"Jesus Is God & Did Jesus Claim to be God?";
I recommend this video:
The Human Jesus

The video address John 1:1-3, 20:28, Psalm 45:6, etc.

Take a couple of hours to watch it; and prayerfully it will aid you in your quest for truth.

Yours In Messiah
Adam Pastor