This is such an incredible topic.  The deity of Jesus Christ means that He is God.  Is there anywhere in the Bible that tells us that Jesus Christ is truly God?  Yes, there are many.  We will cite just a few here.

We have the words of the Father in Hebrews 1:8 saying, “But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.”

We have the words of Christ Himself to Pilate in John 18:37, “Pilate, therefore, said to him, `Art thou then a king?’ Jesus answered, `Thou dost say it; because a king I am, I for this have been born, and for this I have come to the world, that I may testify to the truth; every one who is of the truth, doth hear my voice.’” (YLT)

We have the words of Christ to a group of Jews in John 10:30-33, “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.”  When the Lord Jesus said that He was one with the Father, they understood exactly what He meant.  He was calling Himself God.

We have the words of Thomas to the Lord in John 20:28, “And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.”

We have the words of the Holy Spirit as He led Paul to write in 1 Timothy 3:16, “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.”

These are only a few of the verses in the scriptures that make it plain to us the Jesus Christ is God.  We often find three errors concerning the deity of Christ:

  • Some say that the Lord Jesus is not God. He was merely a good man.
  • Some say that the Lord Jesus was not a true man. He was God clothed in a human form.
  • Some say that the Lord Jesus was ½ man and ½ God.

None of these truly represent the true person of the Lord Jesus Christ.

In truth (and as shown in the scriptures above), Jesus is the Son of God and God the Son.  To say less denies the truth of who Christ is.  He is God!

To say that the Lord was not a true man denies His humanity.  He was a human.  As a man He wept (John 11:35).  As a man He was hungry (Luke 4:2).  As a man, He was thirsty (John 19:28).  There are more verses to show us that the Lord Jesus was, indeed, a man.

To say that the Lord was ½ man and ½ God denies both His true deity and His true humanity.  Scripture show us over and over again, Christ was (and is) fully God and fully man.

As we read in 1 Timothy 3:16, “God was manifest in the flesh.”  God made Himself known to us by becoming one of us (although without sin).  At the announcement of His birth, we read in Matthew 1:23, “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, GOD WITH US.”  (202.8)