Is Jesus God or the Son of God?

by Krishna
(Nalgonda, India)

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.
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. "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

  5. "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.

  6. 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

  7. 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

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Feb 08, 2013
by: Deray

Jesus... deleted.

Rick's comment: I say the scriptural truth that Jesus is God is in the post which started this page. I do not allow Jehovah's Witnesses to post their false doctrine about Jesus on this Christian website.

Apr 26, 2013
Jesus - God
by: C.H

I've never been under the impression that Jesus was or is God, only because I don't believe that God is a man.

Rick's comment: Can I be a Christian if I don't believe Jesus is God?

I encourage you to print this Bible study and then look up the verses and discover what the Bible says about Jesus. Who is Jesus?

So, I guess, my issue is that I'm not willing to believe in a God that is limited to a man. I do, however, accept that Jesus was the lamb of God.
I've heard the argument before that Jesus is a "god-man" (fully God and fully Man.) But this would appear to be a contradiction to me because something cannot be 100% of something and 100% of another thing at the same time.

The scripture you cited from Isaiah says "Mighty God," but I believe that the true God, the father-mother God, was always referred to as "Almighty," where others were referred to as mighty or just as a god.

The scriptures cited that say "first and last - alpha and omega" have little importance to me because I believe in everlasting life and consciousness. So, I believe that we are all first and last, because we are all a part of God's one Mind, Divine Mind.

Rick's comment: It seems to me that you are denying what the Bible says about Jesus and about God and replacing that with your opinion. I hope you will work your way through the Bible study I linked to above.

The scriptures that say "manifest in flesh..." seem to be of little importance to me as well, considering that God manifests in the flesh continuously. It's manifested when someone is charitable, when someone is helpful, in all sorts of situations.

Rick's comment: God was manifest in the flesh has nothing to do with human acts of charity or helpfulness. The Word (Jesus) was made flesh and dwelt among us, John 1:14-18. God came down to earth and took on human flesh so that He could live and die for us, to be our Substitute, to take the wrath of God in our place.

So, I guess I'm just really unconvinced by your argument. Perhaps it's a fundamental disagreement on things, but I'm interested in knowing your thoughts about what I'm thinking.

Apr 18, 2014
Jesus is God!!
by: Benjamin

For those who saw the movie 2014 Son of God - Noticed that he Never says his the KING, even with his Disciple, which Peter realized that he is the Son of God (but for the consciousness of those people at that time - they had to accept that he is the Son of God). We are all Gods & the God within all of us lives within/through all of us!!

Rick's comment: Hi Benjamin. The Bible differentiates between people who are saved by believing in Jesus and people who are lost. For example:

Jesus said to a religious leader: "He that believeth on him (Jesus) is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." - John 3:18

Jesus said to religious people: "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it." - John 8:44

"For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus." - Galatians 3:26

What must I do to be saved?

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