Is Jesus God or the Son of God?
Rick Brentlinger Answers -
That's a great question! Jesus IS
God in the flesh AND He is also the eternal Son of God. This belief is based on the fact that the Bible is absolutely clear that Jesus is God. Here are a few of the verses.
The Deity of Christ - Yes Jesus is God
- Jesus is the Son of God and God the Son.
"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." -Isaiah 9:6
- Jesus is the Saviour, the only one who can save us.
"Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me.
Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else." -Isaiah 45:21-22
- Jehovah is the first and the last and Jesus is the first and the last.
"Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I the LORD, the first, and with the last; I am he." -Isaiah 41:4
"Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea... the Son of Man" -Revelation 1:11-13
- "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." -Isaiah 44:6
"And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;" -Revelation 2:8 - Jesus was dead and is now alive, Romans 8:11
- "Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last." -Isaiah 48:12
"I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last." -Revelation 22:13, referring in context, to Jesus.
- Jesus claimed to be God and the Jews understood that He claimed to be God.
"I and my Father are one." -John 10:30
"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." -John 10:33
- The Bible refers to Jesus as God.
a. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God... And the Word was made 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." -John 1:1-14
b. "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory." -1 Timothy 3:16
c. "But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom." -Hebrews 1:8
What about John 1:1?
Does the Bible teach a Trinitarian God?