8 Verses That Clearly Show Jesus Is God

I sometimes get asked the question, “Where does it say in the Bible that Jesus is God?” What an awesome question! While there are tons of places to turn to in the Bible that speak to this truth, some of them show it more clearly than others. These are eight of the clearest ones you’ll find. Hopefully you can stash a few of these in your hip pocket for the next time you need them. (For a study on the Trinity, click here.)

John 1:1,14 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…[14] and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us…

This person nicknamed “the Word” existed in the beginning of time, with God, and is God. We know this is a reference to Jesus because of verse 14, where this being puts on flesh and lives among humanity, clearly referring to the birth of Christ on Christmas morning.

Hebrews 1:8 But of the Son he says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom.”

God (the Father) himself calls Jesus “O God”. I’m guessing that God wouldn’t get this one wrong.

John 20:27-29 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” [28] Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” [29] Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

Thomas calls Jesus “God”, and Jesus doesn’t stop him but rather commends him for believing. As a side note, those of us who believe this without ever having seen Jesus firsthand are called “blessed”.

Titus 2:13  …waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ…

Jesus is our “God and Savior”. Can that be any more clear?

2 Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ…

Peter says the same thing about Jesus that Paul did in Titus 2, that he is our “God and Savior”.

Acts 20:28 “Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.”

The apostle Paul, who is quoted here, says that “God” purchased the church “with his own blood”. Since it was Jesus who shed his blood on the cross, he must be God.

Matthew 1:23 “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us).

Jesus’ nickname is “Immanuel” which means “God with us”, because he is God come in human form.

John 10:30-33 “I and the Father are one.” [31] The Jews picked up stones again to stone him. [32] Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you going to stone me?” [33] The Jews answered him, “It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you but for blasphemy, because you, being a man, make yourself God.”

The Jews clearly understood Jesus’ statement “I and the Father are one” to be a claim to deity (which of course, it is!). That is the plain, obvious meaning of Jesus’ words. For this, the Jews sought to kill him. Instead, we should worship him.

 

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