Whether a person believes that Jesus is God, a prophet, or simply a man that walked the earth there is no other man more talked about. Jesus has been highly praised as the greatest religious leader who ever lived, He is the most influential person to have ever lived on our planet, and no one can be compared to Him.
The main theme of the Scriptures in the entire Bible, Old and New Testaments, is the person and the work of Jesus Christ. He is God in the flesh. He became a human being, died a sinless death by crucifixion, was buried, then arose three days later to give eternal life to all who believe in Him. He is the only, all-sufficient Saviour to all who believe in Him. He will return to this earth and by removing the truth about Jesus from the Scriptures robs all of the true meaning of God and the consequences they face by not knowing Him.
Before we get into the details of explaining that Jesus is not only God and man, the most simple explanation is right here, as all information is recorded in Scripture. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 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. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.” – John 1:1-3,14,17.
Jesus is the Word (God) made flesh, He came to earth to die for us so that we not only can get our soul saved from death and hell, but live the best life that we can possibly live until He comes to get us.
First of all, there is ample evidence recorded in Scripture proving that Jesus is God in the flesh. The human body of Jesus Christ held the whole deity and glory of God,yet He gave all that power to God, the Father in order to bring permanent redemption to all who believe in Him. From the beginning, Jesus (the Word) was with God, and Jesus was God. The Bible also establishes the deity nature of God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit, whom are all One God.
Below is Scripture that proves that Jesus is God.
Jesus Performed Miracles That Only Can
“When the men were come unto him, they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another? And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind he gave sight. Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.” – Luke 7:20-22
Jesus Had Several Eyewitnesses Document They Know He Is God
“When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. 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 revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.” – Matthew 16:13-17
Jesus Fulfills The Prophecies Written by Isaiah and Moses Given By God
“For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.” – Matthew 3:3
Ref: “The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.” – Isaiah 40:3
“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 not perceive:” – Matthew 13:14.
Ref: “They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand.” – Isaiah 44:18
“And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.” – Luke 24:44
Jesus Himself Reveals Several Times That He is God.
“I and my Father are one. Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? 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. Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken; Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God? If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.” – John 10:30-38.
“And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.” – Matthew 16:18-20
“And the high priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, saying, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee? But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and said unto him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed? And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.” – Mark 14:60-62
His Resurrection of Proves He is God
“In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.” -Matthew 28:1-6
“And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun. And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great. And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted. And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.” – Mark 16:1-6
“Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus. And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee.” – Luke 24:1-6
Jesus Is Also A Human Man
Scripture proves that not only is Jesus God, He is also a human man, capable of sin and temptations just as the rest of us. Jesus is the key to membership in God’s family. He could have come any other way, but by becoming a man, He made it possible for us to relate to Him and for God to relate to us through Him.
“And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.” – 1 John 3:5
Below is Scripture Proving Jesus Is A Man Who Came To Save Man
Jesus Became Flesh And Made His Dwelling Among Us
“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 1:14
Jesus Was Tempted In Every Way, Just As We Are
“For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.” – Hebrews 4:15
His Immaculate Birth Was Prophesied 800 Years Before His Coming
“Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” – Isaiah 7:14
The Prophecy Was Fulfilled To The Letter
“And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.” – Luke 1:30-31
Jesus Demonstrated The Same Human Characteristics As We Do
He Became Tired
“Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.” – John 4:6
He Became Thirsty
“After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.” – John 19:28
He Became Hungry
“And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet. And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat? And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb. And he took it, and did eat before them.” – Luke 24:40-43
He Has Feelings
“And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.” – Mark 6:34
“When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled. And said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see. Jesus wept.” – John 11:33-35
He Was Tempted
“And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season. And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.“- Luke 4:12-14
“After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst. Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth. When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.“- John 19:28-30
The real test of what a person believes Jesus to be must revolve around who He claimed to be, and what He accomplished during His brief mission in the world. Our conclusion must be that there is no Christianity without Christ, He is the core of being a Christian. And if you believe that you are a Christian or a person of God without knowing who Jesus truly is than you have been living under false pretenses.