Who says Jesus is God, anyway?

If you believe in Jesus, I sincerely hope you believe in Him as God. There are countless souls who profess belief in Him, but deny His Deity. I want to share some Bible verses which plainly state otherwise, that He is in fact God.

But first, it must be established that there is only one God.

  • To you it was shown, that you might know that the Lord Himself is God; there is none other besides Him. … Therefore know this day, and consider it in your heart, that the Lord Himself is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other. Deuteronomy 4:35,39, NKJV
  • Now see that I, even I, am He,
    And there is no God besides Me;
    I kill and I make alive;
    I wound and I heal;
    Nor is there any who can deliver from My hand. Deuteronomy 32:39, NKJV
  • Therefore you are great, O Lord God. For there is none like You, nor is there any God besides You, according to all that we have heard with our ears. 2 Samuel 7:22, NKJV
  • …that all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God; there is no other. 1 Kings 8:60, NKJV
  • Remember the former things of old,
    For I am God, and there is no other;
    I am God, and there is none like Me. Isaiah 46:9, NKJV

More could be listed, but suffice it to say that there is one God and none other besides Him. Reality, then, is monotheistic, regardless of what people devise in their own hearts.

Is Jesus Christ that God? Yes! Who says? I’m glad you asked!

  • David: While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, saying, “What do you think about the Christ? Whose Son is He?” They said to Him, “The Son of David.” He said to them, “How then does David in the Spirit call Him ‘Lord,’ saying:

    ‘The Lord said to my Lord,
    “Sit at My right hand,
    Till I make Your enemies Your footstool”‘?

    “If David then calls Him ‘Lord,’ how is he his Son?” Matthew 22:22:41-45, NKJV (cf. Psalm 110:1)

  • Isaiah: Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14, NKJV “Immanuel” interpreted means “God with us.” So Isaiah here prophesies that a virgin would give birth to the child, and that the child could properly be addressed as “God with us” (see Matthew 1:23). … “God with us, Your dinner is ready,” “God with us, let’s go to the market,” “God with us, we love You.” Mary & Joseph’s lives must have been interesting!
  • Isaiah, continued: For unto us a Child is born,
    Unto us a Son is given;
    And the government will be upon His shoulder.
    And His name will be called
    Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

    Isaiah 9:6, NKJV

  • Jeremiah, prophesying: “Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord,
    “That I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness;
    A King shall reign and prosper,
    And execute judgment and righteousness in the earth.
    In His days Judah will be saved,
    And Israel will dwell safely;
    Now this is His name by which He will be called:


    Jeremiah 23:5-6, NKJV Remember 1 Kings 8:60, that the Lord is God and there is no other!

  • Matthew: “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” Matthew 1:23, NKJV
  • Angels: For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11, NKJV
  • The Blind Man: Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when He had found him, He said to him, “Do you believe in the Son of God?” He answered and said, “Who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?” And Jesus said to him, “You have both seen Him and it is He who is talking with you.” Then he said, “Lord, I believe!” And he worshiped Him. John 9:35-38, NKJV
  • Thomas: And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” John 20:28, NKJV
  • Peter: Then Peter opened his mouth and said: “In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him. The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ–He is Lord of all…” Acts 10:34-36, NKJV
  • John: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1, NKJV
  • John, continued: And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life. 1 John 5:20, NKJV
  • Paul: Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. Acts 20:28, NKJV
  • Paul, continued: Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God… Philippians 2:5,6, NKJV
  • Paul, continued: He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. Colossians 1:15-17, NKJV
  • Paul, continued: …looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ… Titus 2:13, NKJV
  • The Father: But to the Son He says:

    “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
    A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
    You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness;
    Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
    With the oil of gladness more than Your companions.”

    Hebrews 1:8,9, NKJV (cf. Psalm 45:6,7)

The Mystery of the Trinity is just that: the Father calls the Son God; the Son calls the Father God. Both are God. Both are one. Both are distinct, but both are united. The Holy Spirit is the third part of God, making Him thrice holy, thrice personal. And the Scriptures provide overwhelming testimony to this.

You’ve heard it said that with God, all things are possible. With God, the following is true: 1 = God = 3. May we always remain in awe at the depth and immensity of God!

Inspired by/adapted from Wayoflife.org.

5 thoughts on “Who says Jesus is God, anyway?”

  1. what?????? if jesus was god then why did jesus say he was about his fathers business? if jesus is god then how could he ask god why he was forsaking him on the cross? if jesus is god then whos voice came out of the sky when jesus was baptized saying this is my beloved son in whom i am well pleased? you all make no sense saying jesus is god…..

  2. If Jesus is not God, then the Father made no sense calling Him Son.

    But, to answer your questions: Jesus could be about His Father’s business because though the Father is God and Jesus is God, Jesus is not the Father: both persons of the Trinity have a separate personality and separate activities or ministries.

    Jesus could refer to God forsaking Him while upon the cross because He was referring of course to the Father.

    The Father’s voice came down from Heaven at Jesus’ baptism; He was speaking to God the Son while God the Spirit descended as a dove.

    Alice, how do you explain the above passages I quoted, in which everyone from Paul to the Father testify that Jesus is God? I would love to discuss this with you. Have a good day.

  3. Welcome Alice! :)

    I appreciate your honesty. I would answer your questions, but it appears Rick has already done a good job. Thanks, Rick.

    John 1:1-5, 14, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” Amen.

    Colossians 2:9, “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form.” Amen.

    Philippians 2:5-7, “Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.” Amen.


    Rick, I am trying to share the doctrines of grace with some non-Reformed friends of mine, and they are being very hard-hearted. Please pray that God would enlighten them, be it His will. Thanks!

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