Jesus' is Deity
- Jesus, Who is He?
- Jesus has two
natures at the same time: divine and human at the same time. He is
both God and man (John 1:1,14; Col. 2:9). This is called the
- Jesus was
born of the virgin Mary (Matt. 1:18; Luke 1:35).
- "He was
born under the Law (Gal. 4:4) and fulfilled all of the Law of God (John
4:34 ; 8:29), even to the point of death (Phil. 2:8).
- In His death
He bore the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us (Gal. 3:13). Thus
in the death of Christ the sins of His people were judged (Rom. 3:23-26)
and forgotten (Heb. 8:12), and the result of His act of righteousness was
eternal life (Rom. 5:18).
- Jesus is
worshiped - (Matt. 2:2,11; 14:33; John 9:35-38; Heb. 1:6).
- Jesus is
prayed to - (Acts 7:55-60; Psalm 116:4 with 1 Cor. 1:1-2).
- Jesus is
called God - (John 20:28; Heb. 1:8).
- He is the
creator (John 1:1-3; Col. 1:15-17); Jesus is uncreated (John 1:1-3; Col.
- Verses showing Jesus is divine
- He is God in
flesh (John 1:1,14; 8:58 with Exodus 3:14; Col. 2:9; Phil. 2:5-8; Heb.
the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God...
And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us..."
- This shows
that Jesus is God in flesh.
- If you say
that John 1:1 should be "a" god, then...
- If Jesus is
"a" god, then isn't that polytheism?
- If Jesus is
"a" god, then how many gods are their in JW theology?
- If Jesus is
"a" god, then is he a true God or false god since the Bible
says there is only one God Isaiah
- If Jesus is
"a" god, then why does he tell people to come to him and not
the Father (Matt. 11:28)?
"Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was
born, I am.” With Exodus 3:14"God said to Moses, “I
AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has
sent me to you.’”
- Jesus uses the same title for Himself that God
uses of Himself.
- If you say that the verse is really, "I
have been", then why did the Jews want to kill him -- especially
when in John 10:30-33 they say they want to kill Him because He claimed
to be God? Where and what did Jesus say to cause them to think
- In John 20:27 Thomas called Jesus God by saying
to Jesus, "My Lord and My God". If Jesus is not God,
then why did Jesus did not correct Thomas. Four verses later, it says
that this is written so you might believe that Jesus is the son of God,
(John 20:31). Therefore, we can see that the term Son of God is saying
that Jesus is God.
- , "For
in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form,"
"Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: 6 Who,
being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to
be grasped, 7 but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a
servant, being made in human likeness."
- , "But
of the Son He [The Father] says, "Thy throne, O God, is forever and
- If Jesus is not God, why does God Himself call
Jesus God in Heb. 1:8?
- This is a quote from Psalm 45:6 which has the
best translation of "Thy Throne O God..."
- Other Verses
and the Father are one." The Jews took up stones
again to stone Him. Jesus answered them, "I showed you
many good works from the Father; for which of them are you stoning
Me?" 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."
- Notice the Jews said, "You being a man,
make yourself out to be God." What did Jesus say that caused
the Pharisees to say that Jesus was claiming to be God in John
10:30-33. If you don't know, then you don't understand.
- Regarding John 10:30-33, if you deny that Jesus
is God in flesh, then you are agreeing with the Jews who killed Christ
because they did not accept who He really was.
- , "He
is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16
For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth,
visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or
authorities; all things were created by him and for him."
- Firstborn is a transferrable title and does not
necessitate being first created. Proof of this can be seen where
Manasseh is the first born (Gen. 41:51-52 and then his brother Ephraim
is called the firstborn (Jer. 31:9).
41:51-52, "And Joseph called the name of the first-born
Manasseh: For, said he, God hath made me forget all my toil, and
all my father’s house. And the name of the second called he Ephraim:
For God hath made me fruitful in the land of my affliction."
- Jer. 31:9, "...for
I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is My firstborn."
- "To the
church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called
to be holy, together with all those everywhere who call on the name of
our Lord Jesus Christ—their Lord and ours."
- Why is the phrase "Call upon the name of
the LORD" (Hebrew, YHWH, i.e., Psalm 116:4) used only of God on the
OT, and translated into the Greek in the LXX as "Call upon the name
of the LORD (greek, KURIOS)," applied to Jesus in the NT (1 Cor.
1:2) if Jesus is not God in flesh?
LXX is the septuagint which is the Greek translation of the Hebrew Old
Testament done by Jews around 200 B.C.
- Psalm 116:4, "Then I called upon the
name of the Lord [YHWH]: "O Lord [YHWH], I beseech Thee, save my
- The literal translation of 1 Cor. 1:2 is "...call
upon the name of the Lord of us Jesus Christ."
- For more information, please see http://www.carm.org/jw/nameofLord.htm
- The Resurrection of Christ
- Jesus rose in
the same body that He died in (John 2:19-21; Luke 24:36-43). Jesus' body
is ‘resurrected.' We do not know exactly what His body is like, but the
nature of the resurrected body is discussed by Paul in 1 Cor. 15:35-58.
- John 2:19-21, "Jesus answered them,
“Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days." 20
The Jews replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple,
and you are going to raise it in three days?” 21 But the temple he had
spoken of was his body."
- Luke 24:39, "Look at my hands and
my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh
and bones, as you see I have.”
- Right now
Jesus is in heaven, still as, and eternally to be both God and man (1
Tim. 2:5; Col. 2:9).
is important because Jesus is the High Priest forever: "where Jesus has
entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according
to the order of Melchizedek,” (Heb. 6:20). A spirit cannot be a high priest,
only a man can do that. Furthermore, Jesus always lives to make intercession
for us "Hence, also, He is able to save forever those who draw near to God
through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them," (Heb.