DEITY OF CHRIST
Below is a list of scriptures declaring the deity of Christ. There is a group in our area that is passing out flyers blatantly stating Jesus is not God. They are leaving them on the doors of houses and we even had one left on our church office door. Well, God can use it for good because it just makes us get into the Word of God and review what we believe as Christians. Let's arm ourselves with the truth and be ready to use that sword of the Lord when we need to.
Here is a list of scriptures that declare Jesus is God.:
(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.”
(John 1:1) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
(John 8:58) Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.” (compare Exo 3:14)
(John 20:28) And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!”
(Philippians 2:6) who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God.
(Colossians 2:9) For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.
(Titus 2:13) looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.
(Revelation 1:8) “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
Why is the deity of Christ so important? Because if Jesus is not God, He wouldn't be the perfect sacrifice for our sins. We would be lost forever! The Jews had to present a lamb that was without blemish. (Exo 12:5) This foreshadowed Jesus the Lamb of God. (John 1:29) The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! The cults want to make Jesus a man because they don't believe in salvation by the work of Christ on the cross alone. (Eph 2:8-9) For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. They say faith is not enough. You have to work for your salvation. That's why they vehemently attack the doctrine of the Trinity and the deity of Christ. Hold your ground and confidently declare the truth that Jesus is God!
And remember when you share to keep this attitude in mind: (2 Tim 2:24-26) And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, 25 in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, 26 and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.