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 responses to “Who says Jesus is God, anyway?”

  1. Steve Avatar

    This is great, thanks.

  2. alice Avatar

    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.….

  3. Rick Beckman Avatar

    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.

  4. Justin Avatar

    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!

  5. Matthew Avatar

    Who did Jesus pray to? God can­not die. If Jesus did­n’t die we are all lost with­out a savior!

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