Jesus Christ is Lord!
"I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish things that people often say about Him: 'I'm ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don't accept His claim to be God.' That is one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of thing Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would rather be a lunatic -- on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg -- or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God...But let us not come with any patronising nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to."
- C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
Among skeptics there seems to be much confusion (in some cases deliberate) as to what Christians believe.
We do not believe in three Gods, a three headed God, three Gods in One God, that Jesus was praying to Himself etc as many are misleading others to think. (Please spare us the tired 1+1+1 strawman as this is tritheism. If you want to debate that go talk to a Mormon. No, the trinity is more akin to 1x1x1)
Quite simply, The Bible says there is only ONE God. Yet three individual persons are called God. Scripture is clear that they are not the same person so we are led to believe that somehow these three persons are the One God.
There is a reason why 1Timothy 3:16 calls it a "mystery."
To put it bluntly then, to say that we believe that The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are the same person shows that they do not (or will not) comprehend the term, "triunity."
The FATHER is God.......But God is not JUST the Father.
The SON is God.......But God is not JUST the Son.
The HOLY SPIRIT is God.......but God is not JUST the Holy Spirit.
The Father is NOT The Son nor the Spirit.
The Son is NOT the Father nor the Spirit.
The Spirit is NOT The Son nor the Father.
In many cases it is the matter of confusing WHO God is with WHAT The Father is.
This page is not primarily about the triune nature of God, however a few examples shall be given when relevant.
It should also be noted that skeptics (again, sometimes deliberately) focus only on the scriptures which show Jesus to be human or less than the Father, ignoring those that say that He is Divine as if this was a threat to triunitarianism. As it is it is not..in fact it is a basic teaching of it called the 'Hypostatic Union' If you wish you can read about it here: http://www.carm.org/doctrine/humbled.htm
Another excellent site showing the deity of Christ is here:
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Otherwise read on for the scriptural evidence and proofs:
For I am certain that nothing can
separate us from His love; neither
death nor life, neither angels nor
demons, neither the preseant, nor
the future, neither the world above,
nor the world below- there is nothing
in all creation that will be able to
separate us from the love of God which
is ours through Christ Jesus.
||The Plain Text Proofs:
1 Cor 10:1-9 reads:
"For I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, that our fathers were all under the cloud and all passed through the sea, and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they were all drinking from the spiritual rock that followed them, and the rock was Christ. But God was not pleased with most of them, for they were cut down in the wilderness. These things happened as examples for us, so that we will not crave evil things as they did. So do not be idolaters, as some of them were. As it is written, 'the people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play. And let us not be immoral, as some of them were, and twenty-three thousand died in a single day. And let us not put Christ to the test, as some of them did, and were destroyed by snakes."
Exactly WHO does Paul say was 'put to the test' by the Jews as they were following Moses in the wilderness?
" And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn."(Zechariah 12:10)
"Then the Lord came down in the pillar of cloud and stood in the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Miriam. And they both went forward.
Then He said, "Hear now My words: "If there is a prophet among you, I, the Lord, make Myself known to him in a vision; I speak to him in a dream.
Not so with My servant Moses; He is faithful in all My house.
I speak with him face to face, Even plainly, and not in dark sayings; And he sees the form of the Lord. Why then were you not afraid To speak against My servant Moses?" (Numbers 12:6-8)
What is being said here is clear: YHWH will only reveal Himself to prophets through visions or dreams, however, since Moses was faithful God would actually allow Moses to speak to Him face-to-face and even to see His form.
"Not that anyone has seen the Father, except He who is from God; He has seen the Father." (John 6:46)
What is being said here is that no-one has ever seen the Father except Jesus.
"And the Father Himself, who sent Me, has testified of Me. You have neither heard His voice at any time, nor seen His form. "(John 5:36)
What is being said here is corroboration that no-one has ever seen the Father.
"No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him."(John 1:18)
What is being said here is that no-one has ever seen God. at any time
Either we have a contradiction, or the one who Moses saw was not God the Father, but God, the Son.
John 1:1-"In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
John 1:3- (Speaking of The Word/Jesus): "All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made
Acts 20:28-"Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepard the church of God which He purchased with His own blood."
John 20:28-"My Lord and MY GOD!" ('Ho kurios mou kai Theos mou' -literally, 'the Lord of me and the God of me.)
Hebrews 1:8--"But of the son, He (The Father) says, 'Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, and the righteous scepter is the scepter of His kingdom."
2 Peter 1- "To those who have received a faith of the same kind as ours, by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ."
Titus 2:10,13--"not pilfering, but showing all good faith so that they will adorn the doctine of God our savior in every respect...looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus."
1Timothy 3:16- "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh"
Colossians 2:9- (speaking of Jesus) "For in Him dwells ALL the FULLNESS of the Godhead bodily."
Mark 2: 5-7- "When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, Why doth this [man] thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?"
John 10: 32-33- "Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God."
1John 5:20- "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."
Romans 9:5- " Of whom are the fathers and from whom, according to the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, the eternally blessed God. Amen."
Isaiah 48:16-(YHWH speaking:)"Come near to Me (1st person), listen to this: From the first I have not spoken in secret, From the time it took place, I was there.
And now the Lord GOD has sent Me (2nd person), and His Spirit.(3rd person)"
Zechariah 2:9-11- " For thus says the LORD of hosts, "After glory He has sent me against the nations which plunder you, for he who touches you, touches the apple of His eye.
"For behold, I will wave My hand over them so that they will be plunder for their slaves. Then you will know that the LORD of hosts has sent Me.
"Sing for joy and be glad, O daughter of Zion; for behold I am coming and I will dwell in your midst," declares the LORD.
" Many nations will join themselves to the LORD in that day and will become My people. Then I will dwell in your midst, and you will know that the LORD of hosts has sent Me to you."
Amos 4:10-11- " I have sent among you the pestilence after the manner of Egypt: your young men have I slain with the sword, and have taken away your horses; and I have made the stink of your camps to come up unto your nostrils: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD
I have overthrown some of you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD."
1 Cor. 12:4-6- "Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit.(1st person) And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord.(2nd person) And there are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons.(3rd person)"
Romans 8:9- "You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of GOD living in you (and remember that those who do not have the Spirit of CHRIST living in them are not Christians at all!)
Jeremiah 23:5,6-"Behold, the days are coming," declares the LORD, "When I will raise up for David a righteous Branch; And He will reign as king and act wisely And do justice and righteousness in the land.
"In His days Judah will be saved, And Israel will dwell securely; And this is His name by which He will be called, 'The LORD our righteousness.'"
John 1:18- "No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him."
"Behold, the days are coming," declares the LORD, "When I will raise up for David a righteous Branch; And He will reign as king and act wisely And do justice and righteousness in the land. "In His days Judah will be saved, And Israel will dwell securely; And this is His name by which He will be called, 'The LORD our righteousness.'" Jeremiah 23:5,6
"It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter."(Proverbs 25:2)
JESUS IS GOOD AND THE ONLY ONE WHO IS GOOD IS GOD
John 10:14- "I am the GOOD shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine."
Matthew 19:17- "And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God"
(Jesus was asking the person whom was addressing Christ if he fully understood what he was implying by calling Him good.)
JESUS RAISED HIMSELF FROM THE DEAD AND THE ONE THAT RAISED JESUS FROM THE DEAD IS GOD
"Just as the Father raised Jesus from the dead, so also will He raise us from the dead" (1Corinthians 6:14)
"If the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodoes through His Spirit who lives in you" (Romans 8:11)
"Jesus answered and said unto them, 'Destroy this temple and in three days I shall raise it up...But He was speaking of the temple of His body" (John 2:19,21)
"My Father's will is that everyone who loos to the Son and believes in Him shall have eternal life and I shall raise him up at the last day." (John 6:40)
JESUS SENT THE PROPHETS AND THE ONE THAT SENT THE PROPHETS IS GOD
"God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds..." (Hebrews 1:1-2).
"Therefore, indeed, I [Jesus is speaker] send you prophets, wise men, and scribes: some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues and persecute from city to city, that on you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar."
JESUS IS HOLY AND THE ONLY HOLY ONE IS GOD
"Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints! Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are Holy..." (Revelation 15:4).
(Speaking of Jesus)" But you denied the Holy One and the Just, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, and killed the Prince of life, whom God raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses." (Acts 3:13-15).
JESUS SANCTIFIES THE CHURCH AND THE ONE THAT SANCTIFIES THE CHURCH IS GOD
"Jude, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, To those who are called, sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ: Mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you." (Jude 1:1-2).
"Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To the pilgrims of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied." (1 Peter 1:1-2).
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JESUS ASCENDED, LEADING CAPTIVES AND HE WHO ASCENDED LEADING CAPTIVES IS GOD
Ephesians Chapter 4
7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
9(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)
The only place this can refer to in the OT is:
17The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place.
18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.
19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.
20 He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto GOD the Lord belong the issues from death
ISAIAH SAW THE GLORY OF JESUS AND THE GLORY OF THE ONE ISAIAH SAW WAS GOD'S
"For this reason they could not believe, because, as Isaiah says elsewhere:
"He has blinded their eyes and deadened their hearts, so they can neither see with their eyes, nor understand with their hearts, nor turn-- and I would heal them."
Isaiah said this because he saw Jesus' glory and spoke about him."
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple.
Above him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying.
And they were calling to one another: "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory."
JESUS RULES FOREVER AND HE WHO RULES FOREVER IS GOD
Hebrews 1:6 (The Father speaking of Jesus) "Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre."
This is a direct quote from Psalm 45:6 speaking of YHWH:
"Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre."
JESUS LAID THE FOUNDATION AND THE ONE THAT LAID THE FOUNDATION WAS GOD
Hebrews 1:10-13- (The Father speaking of Jesus)" You, God in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, and the Heavens are the works of your hands...But you are the same, and your years will not come to an end."
Here, the Father quotes from Psalm 102:25, in which the psalmist is speaking about God- YHWH: "Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens [are] the work of thy hands. They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed But thou [art] the same, and thy years shall have no end."
JESUS IS THE "I AM" AND THE "I AM" IS GOD
Exodus 3:13-14- "And Moses said unto God, Behold, [when] I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What [is] his name? what shall I say unto them?
And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you."
John 8:58- "Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I AM. Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by. " They knew their scriptures and so knewwhat Jesus was saying when he claimed to be I AM.
JESUS IS THE ROCK, AND THE ROCK IS GOD
Isaiah 44:8- "Do not fear, nor be afraid; Have I not told you from that time, and declared it? You are My witnesses. Is there a God besides Me? Indeed there is no other Rock; I know not one.'"
God asks the question: 'Is there any God besides me?' then He answers it Himself with the statement: 'Indeed there is no other Rock; I know not one.'
So, from this we can know that there is only one Rock- and that Rock is God. For we can be assured that if God Himself knows not of any other Rock, then there is no other Rock to be known.
1Corinthians 1:4- "And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ."
JESUS IS OUR JUDGE, LAWGIVER AND KING, AND OUR JUDGE, LAWGIVER AND KING IS GOD
Isaiah 33:22- "YHWH is our judge, YHWH is our lawgiver, YHWH is our king. He will save us"
Jesus is our JUDGE (John 5:22) Jesus completes and fulfils the law (Matt. 5: 17-18)
Jesus is King of Kings and Lord of Lords (Rev. 19: 16) (isn't there but ONE King of Kings and Lord of Lord..by its very definition?) Jesus is our SAVIOUR (Matt. 1 :21)
JESUS WALKS THE WAVES AND HE WHO WALKS THE WAVES IS GOD
Job 9:8 speaking of God:"Which ALONE spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea."
God ALONE walks upon the waves of the sea and yet we read in Matthew 14: 22-27: "And when the disclipes saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified and said, It is a ghost! and they screamed out with fright.
But instantly He spoke to them saying, 'Take courage! I AM! Stop being afraid.'"
JESUS TREADS THE WINEPRESS AND THE ONE WHO TREADS THE WINEPRESS IS GOD
Isaiah 63: 1-4 Speaking of YHWH:"Who [is] this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this [that is] glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save. Wherefore [art thou] red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat? I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people [there was] none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment For the day of vengeance [is] in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come. " now compare this with Revelation 19: 13-15 speaking of Jesus:" And he [was] clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies [which were] in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. "
JESUS' WAY IS CLEARED, AND THE WAY IS CLEARED FOR GOD
Isaiah 40:3- foretelling of John the Baptist: "Listen Someone is calling out in the wilderness: Clear up the way of YHWH you people! make the highways for our God through the desert plain straight" This is fulfilled in Matthew 3: 3:
"Listen, someone is crying out in the wilderness 'prepare the way of YHWH you people make his roads straight' ..now noone can doubt that John the Baptist cleared the way for Jesus- for he said so himself..yet the prophecy speaks of the way being cleared by John for...YHWH!
JESUS IS THE ONE HUSBAND, AND THE ONE HUSBAND IS GOD
2Corinthians 11:2- "For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to ONE husband, that I may present [you as] a chaste virgin to Christ"
Jeremiah 31:32- "...I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD"
JESUS IS OUR LORD AND OUR ONLY LORD IS GOD
Ephesians 4:4-6- "There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all."
Jude 1:4- "For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ."
JESUS IS THE ONLY MASTER, AND THE MASTER IS GOD
Matthew 23:8- "But be not ye called Rabbi: for ONE is your Master, Christ; and all ye are brethren"
Malachi 1:6- "...and if I [be] a master, where [is] my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name? "
JESUS IS THE GOOD SHEPARD, AND THE GOOD SHEPARD IS GOD
John 10:14- "I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine."
Psalm 23:1- "The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want."
Isa. 40: 10-11 -"Behold YHWH shall come with a strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him. Behold, His reward is with Him, and His work before Him. He will feed His flock like a Shepherd: He will gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and gently lead those who are with young."
JESUS IS OUR SAVIOUR, AND OUR SAVIOUR IS GOD
Acts 4:12- "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved"
Isaiah 43:11- "I, even I, am the LORD; and beside ME there is NO saviour."
JESUS IS OUR REDEEMER, AND OUR REDEEMER IS GOD
Galatians 3:13- "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed [is] every one that hangeth on a tree"
Isaiah 48:17- "Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I [am] the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way [that] thou shouldest go."
JESUS IS KING OF KINGS, LORD OF LORDS, AND THE KING OF KINGS, LORD OF LORDS IS GOD
Revelation 19:16- "And he hath on [his] vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS."
1Timothy 6:15- "which God will bring about in his own time--God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen."
JESUS IS THE LORD OF GLORY, AND THE KING OF GLORY IS GOD
1Corinthians 2:8- "Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known [it], they would not have crucified the Lord of glory"
Psalm 24:8- "Who [is] this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle."
Ephesians 4:4-6- "There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who [is] above all, and through all, and in you all"
EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW AND CONFESS JESUS, AND EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW AND CONFESS GOD
Phillipians 2:10-11- "That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [things] in heaven, and [things] in earth, and [things] under the earth And [that] every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
Rom. 14:11 It is written: "As surely as I live,
says the Lord, every knee will bow before me; every
tongue will confess to God".
Isaiah 45:23- "I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth [in] righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear."
JESUS IS THE CREATOR OF ALL CREATED THINGS, AND THE ONLY CREATOR OF CREATED THINGS IS GOD
Isaiah 44:24- "Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;"
John 1:3- (speaking of Jesus)"All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made."
Colossians 1:16" For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:"
-the Father is our Creator....Isaiah 44:24,64:8, 1 Corinthians 8:6
-Jesus is our Creator....Colossians 1:16-17, John 1:1-3 (with verse14)
-the Holy Spirit is our Creator....Job 26:13,33:4
Now after those few verses lets take a look at Malachi 2:10
"...Has not one God created us?..."
JESUS IS THE HEAD, AND THE HEAD IS GOD
Colossians 1:18- "And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead;"
1Chronicles 29:11- "...thine [is] the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all."
JESUS IS THE KING OF ISRAEL, AND THE KING OF ISRAEL IS GOD
John 1:49- "Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel."
Isaiah 44:6- "Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I [am] the first, and I [am] the last; and beside me [there is] no God"
JESUS REWARDS AND HE WHO REWARDS IS GOD
Revelation 2:23- "Then all the churches will know that I am He who seraches hearts and minds and I will repay each of you according to your deeds."
Jeremiah 17:10- "I, the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward a man according to His conduct, according to what his deeds deserve."
JESUS IS THE 'HOLY ONE' AND THE 'HOLY ONE' IS GOD
"..., Let alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God."(Mark 1:24)
"For thy Maker thine husband; the LORD of hosts his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called."(Isaiah 54:5)
JESUS IS GLORIFIED, AND THE GLORIFIED ONE IS GOD
John 17:5- "And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was"
Isaiah 42:8- "I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I NOT give to another, neither my praise to graven images"
JESUS IS THE LIGHT AND THE LIGHT IS GOD
John 8:12- "Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. "
Psalm 27:1- "The LORD is my light and my salvation"
JESUS IS THE RECEIVER OF OUR SPIRIT AND THE RECEIVER OF OUR SPIRIT IS GOD
Acts 7:59- "And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit."
Ecclesiasties 12:7- "Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it."
JESUS IS THE PERCED ONE WE SHALL LOOK UPON AND THE PIERCED ONE THAT WE SHALL LOOK UPON IS GOD
John 19:37 (speaking of Jesus) "And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they pierced."
A direct quote from Zechariah 12:10- speaking of GOD: "And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for [his] only [son], and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for [his] firstborn. "
JESUS IS RETURNING WITH THE SAINTS AND THE ONE RETURNING WITH THE SAINTS IS GOD.
(Jesus at the Mount of Olives) "And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven." (Acts 1: 9-11)
"Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.
And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee." (Zechariah 14: 3-5)
"And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean" (Revelation 19:13)
" Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints." (revelation 19:8)
JESUS IS THE FIRST AND THE LAST/ALPHA AND THE OMEGA AND THE FIRST AND THE LAST/ALPHA AND OMEGA IS GOD
"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says Jehovah God, "the One who is and who was and who is coming, the Almighty." (Revelation 1:8)
"I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end...I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, [and] the bright and morning star "(Revelation 22:13,16)
And he laid his right hand upon me and said: "Do not be fearful. I am the First and the Last, and the living one; and I became dead, but look! I am living forever and ever, and I have the keys of death and of Hades." (Revelation 1:18)
JESUS CALMS THE WATERS AND THE ONE WHO CALMS THE WATERS IS GOD
"He awoke and rebuked the wind and the raging waves; and they ceased and there was a calm." (Luke 8:24)
"He made the storm be still and the waves of the sea were hushed." (Psalm 107:29)
JESUS KNOWS THE HEARTS OF MEN AND THE ONLY ONE WHO KNOWS THE HEARTS OF MEN IS GOD
"He knew all men and needed noone to bear witness of man; for He Himself knew what was in man." (John 2:25)
"Thou, thou ONLY knowst the hearts of all the children of men." (1Kings 8:39)
JESUS IS THE REPROVER AND THE REPROVER IS GOD
"Those whom I love, I reprove and chasten" (Revelation 3:19)
"The LORD reproves him whom He loves" (Proverbs 3:12)
JESUS IS THE STUMBLING STONE AND THE STUMBLING STONE IS GOD
"As you come to him, the living Stone--rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him-- you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For in Scripture it says:
"See, I lay a stone in Zion,
a chosen and precious cornerstone,
and the one who trusts in him
will never be put to shame."
Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe,
"The stone the builders rejected
has become the capstone, "
"A stone that causes men to stumble
and a rock that makes them fall." (1Peter 2:4-8)
"The LORD Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy,
he is the one you are to fear,
he is the one you are to dread,
and he will be a sanctuary;
but for both houses of Israel HE will be
a stone that causes men to stumble
and a rock that makes them fall.
And for the people of Jerusalem he will be
a trap and a snare." (Isaiah 8:13-14)
JESUS CREATED THE ANGELS AND THE CREATOR OF ANGELS IS GOD
Colossians 1:16-(speaking of Jesus)"For by him were ALL things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: ALL things were created by HIM, and FOR him"
Psalm 148:5-"Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created."
JESUS IS WORSHIPPED BY ANGELS AND HE THAT IS WORSHIPPED BY ANGELS IS GOD
Hebrews 1:6-(speaking of Jesus)"And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him."
Psalm 148:1-2-"Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the LORD from the heavens: praise him in the heights. Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts"
JESUS CONQUORED DEATH AND HE WHO CONQUORED DEATH IS GOD
2Timothy 1:10- "But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:"
Isaiah 25:8- "He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken"
JESUS RULES OVER ALL AND HE WHO RULES OVER ALL IS GOD
Acts 10:36- "The word which [God] sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)"
Psalm 103:19- "The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all."
JESUS SENDS THE HOLY SPIRIT AND HE WHO SENDS THE HOLY SPIRIT IS GOD
John 16:7- "Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you."
Joel 2:28- "And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:"
TO BE SAVED WE MUST CALL ON THE NAME OF JESUS AND THE NAME THAT WE MUST CALL ON BELONGS TO GOD.
Roomans 10:13-(Speaking of Jesus)"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
This is a direct quote from Joel 2:32 speaking of YHWH: "And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call."
To deny that Christ is God is to deny God's own Word which you have now read and now are without excuse- this is important because a false Christ simply cannot save and so any prayers to this false mediator would be in vain.
Consider this last truth: "Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down ones life for his friends." -John 15:13
A creation has but finite value and so is incapable of taking away the sins of the world -past, present and future-
Yet an infinite being has infinite worth and so is the only way that we could be set free.
As the scriptures say: "No man can redeem the life of another, or give to God a ransom for him- the ransom for a life is costly, no payment is ever enough- that he should live forever and not see decay" (Psalm 49:7-9)
It is quite simple:
If Jesus is not God and He laid down His life, then He is doing something greater than the Father can do.
If Jesus is God and He laid down His life, then God is performing the greatest act of love.
The decision is yours
For in just a little while, the coming
one will come and not delay.
And a rightous person will live by
But I will have no pleasure in anyone
who turns away.
But we are not like those who turn their
backs on God and seal their fate. We
have faith that assures our salvation.