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Does or does not the Bible say that Jesus is God?

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marked as duplicate by Neil Meyer, DJClayworth, Andrew, warren, dleyva3 Mar 6 '13 at 0:15

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This may very well be a copy of a question. –  Neil Meyer Mar 5 '13 at 9:13
We cannot expect God to say or do things exactly in a way that we want them to be. It cannot be like statements given in press conferences by our present day leaders. In God’s Wisdom, that which is fit and sufficient to strengthen the faith of those who were destined to be saved is spelt out in Bible. –  Seek forgiveness Mar 5 '13 at 11:32
Everything we know about what Jesus said is written in the Bible. So when the question says "does Jesus say it" then it's also asking if the Bible says it. –  DJClayworth Mar 5 '13 at 14:40
You are asking this within the context of Christianity. In that context the Bible, and especially the sayings of Jesus, are authoritative. So within Christianity, if the Bible tells us that Jesus says he is God, then he is. –  DJClayworth Mar 5 '13 at 18:41
I think I see where you are coming from @Alypius. Could a clearer question be something like "Does anyone in the bible other than Jesus say that Jesus is God"? –  Greg Mar 6 '13 at 4:13
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Bible says so or at least points towards His Divinity at many places:

John 1:1, 14 it says "In the beginning was the Word ... and the Word was God ... and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us".

Matt. 1:21 She will give birth to a son and you will name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”

Matt. 1:22 This all happened so that what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet would be fulfilled: 1:23 “Look! The virgin will conceive and bear a son, and they will call him Emmanuel,” which means “God with us

John 1:18 No one has ever seen God. The only one, himself God, who is in closest fellowship with the Father, has made God known.

John 10:30 The Father and I are one.

John 10:38 But if I do them, even if you do not believe me, believe the deeds, so that you may come to know and understand that I am in the Father and the Father is in me. ..."

John 14:7 If you have known me, you will know my Father too. And from now on you do know him and have seen him.”...

John .” 14:9 Jesus replied, “Have I been with you for so long, and you have not known me, Philip? The person who has seen me has seen the Father! How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 14:10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in me? 14:11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father is in me, but if you do not believe me, believe because of the miraculous deeds themselves.

In his first letter to Timothy, the apostle Paul wrote: " And without controversy, the mystery of godliness is great: God was manifest in the flesh , justified by the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory "(1 Timothy 3:16).

Writing to the church at Colosse (in modern Turkey), Paul tells them that Christ " dwells all the fullness of God "(Colossians 2:9). At another church, Paul says, " Have this attitude in yourselves which was in Christ Jesus, who being in very nature God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, in the likeness of men "(Philippians 2:5-7).

Indirect inferences:

  1. He was crucified precisely for this charge when He declared that He is the Son of God thus making Himself equal with God.
  2. Think of the story of Jesus walking in the water, found in Matthew 14:22-33 and Mark 6:45-52. Most English translations hide the Greek by quoting Jesus as saying, "Fear not, it is I." Actually, the Greek literally says, "Fear not, I am." Those last two words are identical to what Jesus said in John 8:58, when he took upon himself the divine name "I am," which is the way God revealed himself to Moses in the burning bush in Exodus 3:14. So Jesus is revealing himself as one who has the same divine power over nature as Yahweh, the God of the Old Testament.
  3. One of the most striking is his forgiving of sin. If you do something against me, I have the right to forgive you. However, if you do something against me and somebody else comes along and says, "I forgive you," what kind of cheek is that? The only person who can say that sort of thing is God himself, because sin, even if it is against other people, is first and foremost a defiance of God and his laws. So along comes Jesus and he says to sinners, "I forgive you." The Jews immediately recognize the blasphemy of this. They react by saying, "Who can forgive sins but God alone?" Not only did Jesus forgive sin, but he asserted that he himself was without sin. And certainly sinless-ness is an attribute of deity.
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Both God incarnate and fully human.

Quotes that allude to his divinity.

One of the Apostles claims divinity.

New International Version (©1984) Thomas said to him, "My Lord and my God!"

The Bible claims his Messiahship.

◄ Mark 1:1 ►

New International Version (©1984) The beginning of the gospel about Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

Deity was in him.

◄ Colossians 2:9 ►

New International Version (©1984) For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form,

He was sinless.

◄ 1 Peter 2:22 ►

New International Version (©1984) "He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth."

Quotes that allude to his humanity.

He was tempted

Mark 15:39 New International Version (NIV) 39 And when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, saw how he died,[a] he said, “Surely this man was the Son of God!”

Matthew 4:1-11 King James Version (KJV) 4 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.

He was hungry

2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.

3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.

4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,

6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;

9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.

10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

He died

Romans 5:8 New International Version (NIV) 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ > > died for us.

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