Resolved: The Bible Says
JESUS IS GOD
I am comfortable with unresolved mysteries, for I understand that part
of the spectrum of knowledge is the recognition of our own limitations.
The bible says that we know in part (1 Corinthians 13:9).
Yet, for those of us for whom there is an impelling desire to resolve
unresolved mysteries, I offer you this. The omnipresent nature of God is
just as paradoxical as the trinity.
- John 1:1 clearly
states the Word was with God.
This alludes to the separate nature of God and the Word.
John 1:1 also states the Word was God.
This alludes to the sameness nature of God and the Word. From this
we know that in heaven there is an entity which has a separate
dimension while at the same time having a sameness dimension, and that
entity is God.
- John 1:14 states
that the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.
This alludes to the Word being Jesus.
Therefore, if Jesus is the Word, and the Word is God, then Jesus
- Ephesians 3:9 states
that God created all things by Jesus Christ.
This theme is again repeated in Colossians
1:16 and Hebrews
Therefore, we know that in Genesis
1:26 when God said let us make a man in our image, the us was
God and Jesus Christ whom God created all things by.
Now we can conclude that the bible says that Jesus existed in the beginning
with God. As a result we know that Jesus always existed. First, I will
make it clear that Jesus was not a god, for there are those who would claim
that there are many gods, both in heaven and earth. Then, I will proceed to
further support the theme of John 1:1 that not only was Jesus with God, but
in addition Jesus was infact God.
- Isaiah 43:10
states that there is, always was, and always will be only one God. This theme
is further supported by the following scriptures:
Corinthians 8:4. Romans
- 1 Corinthians 8:5-6
tells us that although there are many that are called gods in both heaven
and earth, the disciples understood that this implicit statement has to yield
to the explicit statement that there was and is only one god.
- John 17:3 states
that the way to eternal life is knowing the only true God. Therefore, it follows
that all other gods are false gods. Here we reiterate the theme of 1 Corinthians
- John 14:7-11
depicts Thomas strongly requesting Jesus to show them God the Father. In verse
seven Jesus tells Thomas 'if you see me then you have seen the Father'.
After Thomas expresses further dobut Jesus repeats himself a second time.
During the second repetition Jesus expresses dis belief that Thomas can't
understand Jesus is infact God the Father.
- John 20:28
illustrates Thomas calling jesus Lord and God. Yet in 1 Corinthians 8:5-6
Paul says we know that there is only one God. Thomas was part of the we. Thus,
if Thomas called Jesus God, and Thomas believed there was only one God, then
at this point Thomas must have believed that Jesus was God.
- Luke 5:21 shows
the pharisees reasoning that Jesus was claiming to be God. Thus, we know that
the Pharisees believied that Jesus thought of himself as God. This partially
explains why they had him killed.
As a result of these scriptures there can be no dobut that the bible makes
it clear that there is only one God and that God the Father is the only
true God. Thus, if Jesus Christ is a different God than God the Father, then
Jesus Christ is a false God! This completely dissmisses the notion that
Jesus is a god. Therefore, according to John 1:1 coupled with John 1:14
we can say with authority the bible says that in the beginning Jesus was God.
When we look at Isaiah 43:10 and other scriptures we know that there is only
one God, and that Jesus and God the Father are the same God. Now I will give
even further support to the theme of John 1:1 that Jesus is God.
- 1 Timothy 3:16
states that God was manifest in the flesh, preached to the Gentiles, and received
up into glory. Isn't that what happened with Jesus (John 1:14...). Thus
we find the roles of Jesus and God casualy juxipositioned. Why? 1 Timothy
3:16 starts off by telling us that great is the mystry of godliness. Then
it proceeds to give some insight to that mystery by juxipositioning the title
of God and the name of Jesus.
Therefore, in addition to John 1:1, we again have evidence here that Jesus
and Jehovah are the same God.
- Philippians 2:5-7
states that Jesus who was equal to God laid aside his mighty power and glory
and became man.
Here we have a reference to the equality of Jesus and God. Thus we know that
God the Father and Jesus are one God, the same in substance, and equal in power
- Colossians 2:2
states that there is a mystery of God. We also see that the Father and Christ,
are related in that mystery.
- Ephesians 3:4
states that there is a mystery of Christ.
Ephesians 3:9 states that a mystery is hidden in God. This is
familiar to John 1:1 which states and the Word was with God.
Therefore, we can conclude that the mystery is that Jesus was hidden in God
from the beginning.
- 1 Corinthians 2:7-8
informs us that the purpose of the relationship between God and Jesus being
kept a mystery was so that Jesus's crucifixion would proceed on schedule.
This is further supported by Romans
16:25 speaks of the revealing of this mystery which was kept secret since
the world began.
From these scriptures we can paraphrase John
1:1 to say 'In the beginning was Jesus, and Jesus was hidden in God,
and Jesus was God'. The proceeding paragraphs will give even further evidence
that Jesus and God the Father were in fact the same God..
- Hebrews 1:8-9
shows God the Father is talking to Jesus and he says Thy throne, O God.
Clearly God the Father is calling Jesus God. While continuing to talk to Jesus
God the Father says Therefore God, even thy God. Thus he continues
to refer to Jesus as God. We must take note that God the Father refers to
Jesus as God with a capitol "G", not a god with lower case "g".
When we take these two verses in conjunction with the previous verses then
there can be no doubt that the bible says that God the Father says that Jesus
- In Hebrews 1:6
we see that the angels worshiped Jesus. Yet, Exodus 34:14 says For thou
shalt worship no other god: for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous
God: Therefore, if according to God, the only one worthy of worship is himself,
yet it is ok for the angels to worship Jesus, then Jesus must be God.
Now we are prepared to answer the question. How can God the Father be God,
Jesus the Son be God and yet there is only one God. We must be persuaded that
if Jesus and God were the same God or person then that would solve the mystery.
Furthermore, we must be persuaded that because God is omnipotent (Revelation
19:6), because nothing is impossible for God (Matthew
19:26; Mark 10:27;
Luke 18:27) and because God is omnipresent then surely God has the ability
to divide and multiply himself while maintaining a state of singularity.
There are those who would argue that if God and Jesus are the same person
then why does Jesus keep referring to him and the Father being separate, the
Father being greater than he, or why does Jesus pray to the Father. I can't
give a conclusive answer to these questions from the bible. What I can tell
you is that it is impossible for God to lie (
Hebrews 6:18). God said Jesus is God. God said there is only one
God. Therefore, we must conclude God the Father and Jesus are the same God.
In conclusion, it doesn't mater how many instances one might show of God and
Jesus being separate; John 1:1 states that God and Jesus are separate.
Yet, John 1:1 also states that at the same time that they are separate they
are the same. Furthermore, I've given several supporting scriptures of this
Even if, by some miracle you're not convinced that Jesus is separate from God
while at the same time Jesus is God, you must be persuaded of the following.
The omnipresent nature of God means that in heaven there is a phenomenon
that allows an entity to be separated by space while still being the same
entity. Furthermore, God is an example of this phenomenon. In addition we
know that in heaven there are mysteries that we are not capable of
understanding as humans.
- Job 11:7-8
- Canst thou by searching find out God? Canst thou find out the
Almighty unto perfection?
- It is as high as heaven; what what canst thou do?
deeper than hell; what canst thou know?
This can be paraphrased to say Can you fathom the mysteries of God? Can you
probe the limits of the Almighty? They are higher than the heavens.
A professor of mine once stated some things are infinite and other things are
infinite, but some things are more infinite than other things (another one
of those paradoxes). He went on to explain that there are and infinite
numbers of numbers between one and two (1.001, 1.01, 1.1, 1.2, 1.2222 etc.).
He went on to explain that there are an infinite number of numbers ( all
numbers between 1 & 2, all numbers between 2 &3, etc., and all whole
Yet, all the numbers between one and two, which are infinite, don't even
begin to scratch the surface of all the numbers which are also infinite.
I'm using that paradox to say that even if my knowledge was infinite, which
it's not, all I could hope for is to be symbolic of all the numbers between
one and two. This wouldn't even begin to scratch the surface of God's
Furtheremore, there are truths concerning spiritual things that cannot be
reached via reason, rather these understandings must come from heaven.
- He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
- And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
- And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh
and blood hath not reveled it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
Why can't you believe that Jesus is God. After all, the bible said he is and
what book is a better witness than the bible, which is under the protection of God
(Rev 22:18-19). Is there any book written by men, that is a better witness than
the bible which was written by men who knew God and claimed to be inspired by God.
In conclusion, if you don't that Jesus is God, it is understandable; for some of
the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven are reserved for a select few.
Matthew 13: 9-17
- Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
- And the disciples came, and
said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
- He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the
mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
- For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance:
but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
- Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and
hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
- And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing
ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall
- For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing,
and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their
eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and
should be converted, and I should heal them.
- But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
- For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired
to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those
things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
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