Proof Jesus Is God

Jesus Is God Proof Text

Proof that Jesus is GodDoes the Bible say Jesus is God or the Son of God?

The Bible clearly says that Jesus is God, and the Bible clearly says that Jesus is also the Son of God. Let's start with the proof texts that declare Jesus is God.

In John 20:28, Thomas, one of the twelve disciples of Jesus, called him, "My Lord and my God!"

In John chapter 1, Jesus is identified as the "Word" who "became flesh and dwelt among us," (John 1:14) and declared God: "the Word was God." (John 1:1)

In John 8:58, the reason the Jews in power tried to stone Jesus to death was because he called himself, "I AM," which is the name that God called himself in the Old Testament when he was sending Moses to the Jews enslaved in Egypt:

Then Moses said to God, “Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they say to me, ‘What is His name?’ what shall I say to them?” And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’"
(Exodus 3:13-14)

In Luke 17:18, the Samaritan man "returned" to Jesus "to give glory to God" after being healed by Jesus, and Luke 8:38-39 clearly equates the "great things God has done for you" with the "great things Jesus had done for him."

The proof that Jesus is God hinges on his resurrection. Throughout the New Testament, Jesus said that he will die and rise from the dead to prove that he is God who had come to pay the death penalty for our sins to save us from paying that penalty ourselves.

After all of the wonderful things that Jesus said and did, if he had died and just stayed dead, he would have been a liar or lunatic (see Lord, Liar, lunatic). But if he actually rose from the dead as he had prophesied before dying, then his claim of deity has to be taken seriously.

For the proof that Jesus actually rose from the dead, see Proof of Jesus' Resurrection.