Jesus is God

Several cults teach that Jesus was a man, a prophet, or an angel, but not God. They argue that He was the Son of God, but not God. The term Son of God, however, doesn't exclude Him from being God. Jesus was also called the Son of Man, but this title didn't mean He wasn't a man.

Here are some verses proving Jesus is God. Note: The Jehovah's Witnesses' New World Translation (NWT) has deliberately mistranslated many of these verses to make them say something different than the clear meaning.

Isa. 9:6 "His name shall be called…Mighty God, Eternal Father…" This verse is a prophecy of the birth of Jesus. Jer. 32:17-18 says that Jehovah God is Mighty God.
Titus 2:13 "Looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Christ Jesus." Jesus is called both "God" and "Savior" in this verse.
1 John 5:20 "And we know that the Son of God has come…in order that we might 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 "…whose are the fathers, and from which is the Christ according to the flesh, who is over all, God blessed forever." Christ is God blessed forever.
Matt. 1:23 "And they shall call His name Immanuel, which translated means, God with us." Jesus is God with us. (The J.W. New World Translation changes this to "With Us Is God.")
John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." This verse proves there is more than one member of the Godhead. The Word is clearly Jesus--John 1:14. (The J.W. New World Translation changes this to "a god." For an explanation of this passage from the New World Translation, see the Bible Study called "John 1:1")
John 20:28 Thomas answered and said to Him, "My Lord and my God!" Jesus didn't rebuke him for calling Him "God."
Acts 20:28 "Be on guard for yourselves and for 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." God purchased the church is His own blood, meaning Jesus' blood was God's blood. (The Jehovah's Witnesses' New World Translation changes the meaning by mistranslating it "to shepherd the congregation of God, which he purchased with the blood of his own [Son].")
Col. 1:16 For by Him (Jesus) all things were created… This verse teaches Jesus created all things. (The J.W. New World Translation adds the word "other." NWT mistranslates this, "Because by means of him all (other) things were created…")
John 5:17-18 The Jews were seeking to kill Jesus because He was "calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God." If the Jews understand Jesus was calling Himself deity, why do some cults teach He didn't claim this?
John 8:56-59 "Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day and he saw it…Truly, truly I say to you, before Abraham was born, I AM." In verse 57 the Jews wanted to know how Abraham could have seen Jesus when Jesus wasn't even 50 years old. Jesus replied by saying He was "I AM." The Jews knew Jehovah's eternal name is "I AM" (Ex. 3:14). Because He claimed to be God, they tried to stone Him (8:59). (The NWT mistranslates this to "Before Abraham came into existence, I have been.")
John 10:30-31 "I and the Father are one." The Jews answered Him, "For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy and because You, being a man, make Yourself out to be God." The Jews understood that Jesus claimed to be God, and this is why they wanted to stone Him for blasphemy.
John 14:8-9 Philip said, "Lord, show us the Father." Jesus replied, "He who has seen Me has seen the Father." What could be more clear?
Acts 7:59 As Stephen was dying, he prayed to Jesus and asked Him to receive his spirit.
2 Cor. 5:19 God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself
Phil. 2:5-7 "Christ Jesus, who although He existed in the form (Greek: "morphe" meaning "nature") of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bondservant, being made in the likeness of men." This means that Jesus was in the nature of God, but laid aside His glory in heaven in order to become a man on earth.
Col. 2:9 "For in Him (Jesus) all the fullness of Deity (God) dwells in bodily form (man).
John 17:11 Christ's name and the Father's name are the same. See Isa. 9:6)
Heb. 1:8 "But of the Son He says, 'Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever." Psalm 45:6 addresses this verse to God. Heb. 1:8 now applies this verse to the Son. (The J.W. New World Translation changes this verse to read, "But with reference to the Son: 'God is your throne forever…'")
Heb. 1:6 "And Let al the angels of God worship Him (Jesus)." Exodus 20:3-5 says to worship God alone.
John 1:3 "All things came into being by Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being." Jesus is the creator of the world.
John 1:10 "…the world was made through Him…"
Heb. 1:10 "Thou, Lord, in the beginning didst lay the foundations of the earth…" This is a quote from Psalm 102:25 speaking to Jehovah. In Hebrews 1:10 it speaks to Jesus.

Comparing Verses

God is Alpha and Omega Rev. 1:8 Jesus is Alpha and Omega Rev. 22:12-16
God returns to Mt. of Olives Zech 14:4-5 Jesus returns to Mt. of Olives Acts 1:9-12
God is the First and the Last Isa. 44:6 Jesus is the First and the Last Rev. 1:17-18
God sent His angel Rev. 22:6 Jesus sent His angel Rev. 22:16
The gospel of God 2 Cor. 11:7 The gospel of Christ 2 Cor. 10:14
Jehovah is Lord Dt. 6:4, 2 Sam. 7:28, Ps. 18:31, Ps. 118:27, 1 Kings 18:39 Jesus is Lord Phil. 2:11, 1 Cor. 12:3, John 13:13, Jude 4, 1 Cor. 16:23
God is Savior Isa. 43:3, 10-11, Hos. 13:4 Jesus is Savior Luke 2:11, Acts 4:10-12, Titus 1:3-4, 2:13
God is Creator Gen. 1:1, Ps. 102:25 Jesus is Creator Col. 1:16, Heb. 1:2,10, John 1:3,10
God is worshipped Ex. 20:3-5, Rev. 22:9 Jesus is worshipped Heb. 1:6, John 20:28, Matt. 28:9
God pours out Spirit Joel 2:27-28 Jesus pours out Spirit Acts 2:33
God is Judge Ps. 50:5-6, Rom. 2:5 Jesus is Judge John 5:22, Rev. 2:23, 22:12
God is Shepherd Psalm 23:1 Jesus is Shepherd John 10:14
God knows all Ps. 139:1-4 Jesus knows all John 21:17
God forgives sins Jer. 31:34, Luke 5:21 Jesus forgives sins Matt. 9:2, Mark 2:5-10
God sanctifies us 1 Thess. 5:22 Jesus sanctifies us Eph. 5:25-26
Every knee bows to God Isa. 45:21-23 Every knee bows to Jesus Phil. 2:10-11

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