The Deity Of Jesus Christ

There are cults that profess to believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God. If asked and they respond truthfully they will admit they do not believe He is God the Son. They believe He was a Son of God just as they believe all persons are. They do not however believe in His deity, that is, He is God.

There are over 330 Old Testament prophecies that were fulfilled in the life of Christ. Scripture says:

“So all things were done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophets, saying: “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,'” which is translated, “God with us.”
(Matthew 22:23)

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1.)

“Word” translates the Greek word “Logos.” To understand the meaning of a word not the way it was used in the time it was uses. Philo used the word in the same period meaning “all that is known or knowable of God.” That is who Jesus was.

“…great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up into glory” (I Timothy 3:16). That is a distinct reference to Jesus.

“…in Him dwells all the fulness of the Godhead bodily” (Colossians :9).

Acts 20:28 refers to “…the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.”

Whose church is it? God’s. How did it become His? He purchased it. With what did He purchase it? His own blood. When did God shed blood? On Calvary.

In natural procuration the fetus does not get any of its blood from the mother or father. It is developed within and by the fetus. When Jesus shed His blood it was the blood of God according to this text. He was deity in flesh and blood.

Thomas referred to the resurrected Christ as “my Lord and my God” (John 20:28).

Titus 1:3 refers to Him as “God our Savior.” Therein we are urged to always be “looking of the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ” (Titus 2:13).

Greek grammar reveals the names “great God and Savior Jesus Christ” refer to the same person. Jesus is the manifestation of God, Immanuel, God with us.

The one for whom we are to be looking is “Christ [who] came, who is over all, the eternal blessed God” (Romans 9:5).