The Righter Report

The Deity of Jesus Christ in Scripture

“I am the Alpha and the Omega…” – Jesus, Revelation 22:13

Skeptics and liberal critics often try to cite passages in the Bible concerning Jesus’ incarnation as a man, and ignore those passages that confirm the deity of Jesus Christ, who is God the Son. This is one of the most frequent attacks on Christ and Christianity, for if Jesus is not divine, how can he be our God and Savior? Following are the Scriptural evidences that answer this challenge.

Scholarly author Kevin J. Conner lists 27 initial scriptural evidences demonstrating the deity of Christ:

1. Jesus existed in the beginning (John 1:1; Philip 2:6; Rev. 19:13; Micah 5:2).
2. He was with God (John 1:1).
3. He is God, the Son (John 1:1; Rom. 9:5; Heb. 1:8, 10; I John 5:20).
4. He is God manifest in the flesh (John 20:28; I Tim. 3:16; Col. 2:9; Acts 20:28; Heb. 1:8).
5. He is God foretold (Isaiah 9:6; Psalm 45:6).
6. He is Immanuel, God with us (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23).
7. He is the true God (I John 5:20 with Titus 2:13; Romans 9:5).
8. He is the great God (Titus 2:13).
9. He is God our Savior (II Peter 1:1).
10. He existed in the form of God before His incarnation and was equal with God the Father (Philippians 2:5-7)
11. He is the only wise God (Jude 25).
12. He is omnipotent over disease. (Matthew 8:1-4; Luke 4:39)
13. He is omnipotent over demons. (Matthew 8:16-17; Luke 4:35)
14. He is omnipotent over nature. ((Matthew 8:26)
15. He is omnipotent over death. (Luke 7:14-15; John 11:25)
16. He is omniscient, knowing the hearts of the Pharisees. (Matthew 12:25; Luke 5:22; 6:8; 7:39-40)
17. He knew the thoughts of the scribes. (Matthew 9:3-4)
18. He knew the history of the Samaritan woman. (John 4:24)
19. He is omnipresent. (Matthew 18:20; 28:20; John 3:13; 14:20)
20. He was worshiped as God by the angels (Hebrews 1:6); worshiped as God by the wise men (Matthew 2:2); worshiped as God by the shepherds (Luke 2:15); worshiped as God by a ruler (Matthew 9:18); worshiped as God by Thomas (John 20:28); worshiped as God by the apostles (Matthew 14:33;28:9)
21. He forgives sins. (Mark 2:5)
22. He saves (only God saves). Matthew 18:11; John 10:28).
23. He judges. (John 5:22)
24. Paul, Peter, Jude, James, and John called Him God. (Galatians 2:20; 1 Peter 3:22; Jude 25; James 2:1; I John 5:20; Revelation 1:18; 19:16)
25. He is God’s Son, who was sent to bring us eternal life. (John 3:16)
26. He arose from death in the flesh (John 20:26-28; Luke 24:39-43; I John 4:2-3).
27. One with the Father (John 10:30).

For additional evidences of the deity of Jesus Christ, see the following article: Jesus must be Jehovah

Also review this terrific study of Christ as God in the Old Testament: Jesus, the Divine Messenger of the Lord

In addition, Jesus is assigned these divine names and titles in Scripture: Divine Names and Titles of Jesus

There are many more evidences of the deity of Jesus Christ that are not listed above, but what I have referenced provides sound and numerous Scriptural confirmations that Jesus is presented as the Divine Lord and Savior of the Bible.

– The Righter Report

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March 21, 2013 - Posted by | Evangelical, God, History, Human Interest, Theology, Theology Articles, Uncategorized

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