Is Jesus God?

Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Christadelphians – and most false cults – claim that Jesus is not God.

However, the Bible teaches that that long before coming to Bethlehem as a human baby about 2,000 years ago, Jesus was God and was intimately involved in the creation of this universe:

John 1:1-3, 14, 18   

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

He was in the beginning with God.

All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.

False cults say: Jesus is not God.

But the Bible says:

John 20:28-29  

And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!”

Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” [Notice that there’s a special blessing for us today, because although we have not seen Him, like Thomas we can say, “My Lord and my God!”]

False cults say: Jesus is not God.

But the Bible says:

Titus 2:13   looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ,

Hebrews 1:8   But to the Son He says: “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever [God, speaking to His Son, calls Him “God”]

2 Peter 1:1   Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ.

False cults say: Jesus is not God.

But the Bible says:

1 John 5:20   And we know that the Son of God has come … and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.

Colossians 2:8-9   … Christ, For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily;

Isaiah 9:6   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, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

False cults say: Jesus is not God.

But the Bible says:

Isaiah 7:14   Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.  [which means, “God with us”]

Matthew 1:23   “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”

1 Timothy 3:16: “without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh . . .”

False cults say: Jesus is not God.

But the Bible says:

Hebrews 1:1-3  

God, … 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;

who being the brightness of His [God’s] glory and the express image of His [God’s] person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

False cults say: Jesus is not God.

But the Bible says:

Colossians 1:15-17

He [Christ] 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.

False cults say: Jesus is not God.

But the Bible says:

Acts 20:28   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.  [If God purchased the church with His own blood, then the Lord Jesus is God.]

2 Corinthians 4:4   … who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.  [Christ shows us God, He is the image of God]

False cults say: Jesus is not God.

But the Bible says:

Romans 9:5 Christ came, who is over all, the eternally blessed God.

1 Corinthians 1:24   but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

2 Thessalonians 1:12   that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

False cults say: Jesus is not God.

But the Bible says:

Philippians 2:5-7

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,

but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a servant, and coming in the likeness of men.

The Bible clearly teaches that Jesus is God.

This is such a staggering truth that the false cults and religions won’t believe it, yet it is found right through the Bible.

If Jesus is not infinite God, then His sacrifice on the cross will not be sufficient to take away our sins and we cannot be saved.

If Christ’s sacrifice on the cross is not enough to pay for our sins, then we will need to try and pay for them ourselves – and that’s impossible!

That is why the false cults and religions want people to do various things to try to earn their salvation.  They usually get people to do things that will strengthen the cult, for instance, giving large sums of money, doing what the church tells you, going door to door.

That’s why their leaders often have so much power and wealth – and that’s why their leaders want them to earn salvation by doing things for their leaders!

If the people in the cults knew that salvation is actually free, then the leaders of the cults would lose a lot of their power and money!

The Bible teaches that we cannot earn our salvation – the Lord Jesus has already done this for us. 

We need to believe and trust in Him – and in Him only – for our salvation.

Yes, Jesus Christ is God. 

He isn’t just a good man – He is fully God.

He is the only man who is God – He is fully man and fully God.

Jesus Christ is God the Son - the second Person of the Trinity. 

The Trinity is God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

The Lord Jesus didn’t begin when He was born as a baby in Bethlehem that first Christmas – He was with God a long time before when the universe was created. 

He never had a beginning!

Jesus created the universe – in fact, He is God!

Lindsay Smith, October 2018
Scriptures from NKJV Bible