The Verdict - Jesus Is God

The Evidence

1. The scripture explicitly states that Jesus is God

Isaiah 9:6 (NKJV)

6 For unto us a Child is born,Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

 Matthew 1:23 (NKJV)

23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”

 John 20:28 (NKJV)

28 And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!”

 Acts 7:59 (NKJV)

59 And they stoned Stephen as he was calling on God and saying, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”

 Romans 9:5 (NKJV)

5 of whom are the fathers and from whom, according to the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, the eternally blessed God. Amen.

Hebrews 1:8 (NKJV)

8 But to the Son He says: “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom.

2. God is our only Savior. Jesus is the Savior.

Isaiah 43:3, 11 (NKJV)

3 For I am the Lord your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior;…11 I, even I, am the Lord, And besides Me there is no savior.

Isaiah 45:21 (NKJV)

21 Tell and bring forth your case; Yes, let them take counsel together. Who has declared this from ancient time? Who has told it from that time? Have not I, the Lord? And there is no other God besides Me, A just God and a Savior; There is none besides Me

Hosea 13:4 (NKJV)

4 “Yet I am the Lord your God Ever since the land of Egypt, And you shall know no God but Me; For there is no savior besides Me.

Philippians 3:20 (NKJV)

20 For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,

Titus 2:13 (NKJV)

13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,

Titus 3:4 (NKJV)

4 But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared,

2 Peter 1:1 (NKJV)

1 Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:

3. There is one Lord God. Jesus is Lord.

 Deuteronomy 6:4 (NKJV)

4 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one!

 Ephesians 4:5 (NKJV)

5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism;

 Acts 9:5 (NKJV)

5 And he said, “Who are You, Lord?”

Then the Lord said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the goads.”

4. The Word was God. Jesus is the Word.

 John 1:1, 14 (NKJV)

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…14 And the Word became 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.

5. Jesus was a man, but God was in Him. This one, Jesus Christ, was fully man and fully God.

John 10:30 (NKJV)

30 I and My Father are one.”

2 Corinthians 5:19 (NKJV)

19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.

Colossians 2:9-10 (NKJV)

9 For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; 10 and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.

1 Timothy 3:16 (NKJV)

16 And without controversy 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 in glory.

Hebrews 2:14 (NKJV)

14 Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,

6. God is the I Am. Jesus is the I AM.

Exodus 3:14 (NKJV)

14 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.’”

John 8:24 (NKJV)

24 Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.”

John 8:58 (NKJV)

58 Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”

 John 18:4-6 (NKJV)

4 Jesus therefore, knowing all things that would come upon Him, went forward and said to them, “Whom are you seeking?” 5 They answered Him, “Jesus of Nazareth.” Jesus said to them, “I am He.” And Judas, who betrayed Him, also stood with them. 6 Now when He said to them, “I am He,” they drew back and fell to the ground.

Words in italics in the KJV and NKJV denote an addition by translators for the sake of English grammar, but they were not included in the original texts. Jesus in John 8:24 and John 18:5,6 claimed to be the "I AM." The statement was so powerful that it knocked the soldiers to the ground. If we refuse to accept His claim, we will die in our sins.

7. God alone created everything. Jesus created everything.

Genesis 1:1 (NKJV)

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

 Isaiah 44:24 (NKJV)

24 Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, And He who formed you from the womb: “I am the Lord, who makes all things, Who stretches out the heavens all alone, Who spreads abroad the earth by Myself;

Colossians 1:16-19 (NKJV)

16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. 18 And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence. 19 For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell,

8. God is the first and last. Jesus is the first and last.

 Isaiah 44:6 (NKJV)

6 “Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel,And his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: ‘I am the First and I am the Last; Besides Me there is no God.

 Revelation 1:7-8 (NKJV)

7 Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen. 8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,”says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

Revelation 1:17-18 (NKJV)

17 And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, “Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. 18 I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen.

9. God is the King. Jesus is the King of kings.

1 Timothy 1:17 (NKJV)

17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

Revelation 17:14 (NKJV)

14 These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.”

10. Only God has all wisdom. All wisdom is hidden in Christ

Jude 1:25 (NKJV)

25 To God our Savior, Who alone is wise, Be glory and majesty, Dominion and power, Both now and forever. Amen.

 Colossians 2:3 (NKJV)

3 in whom (Speaking of Christ) are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

11. God will not give His glory to another. The glory of God is known in the face of Jesus Christ. Jesus did not consider this robbery because He knew that He was God.

Isaiah 42:8 (NKJV)

8 I am the Lord, that is My name;And My glory I will not give to another,

2 Corinthians 4:4, 6 (NKJV)

4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them…6 For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Philippians 2:6-7 (NKJV)

6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.

12. God is our Redeemer. Redemption is in Jesus.

Isaiah 63:16 (NKJV)

16 You, O Lord, are our Father; Our Redeemer from Everlasting is Your name.

Romans 3:24 (NKJV)

24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,

13. The song of the Lamb reveals that Jesus is the Lord God.

 Revelation 15:3 (NKJV)

3 They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying: “Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints!

The song of Moses is recorded in Deuteronomy 32. The song recorded in Revelation 15 is the song of the Lamb. According to the lyrics, the Lamb is the Lord God Almighty, the King of the saints.  

14. The LORD (Jehovah in Hebrew) will come to the Mount of Olives. Jesus will return just as He left from the Mount of Olives. On this day, the world will see that there is just one LORD.

Zechariah 14:3-4, 9 (NKJV)

3 Then the Lord will go forth And fight against those nations, As He fights in the day of battle. 4 And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives,...9 And the Lord shall be King over all the earth. In that day it shall be— “The Lord is one,” And His name one.

Acts 1:11-12 (NKJV)

11 who also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.” 12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, 

15. God will judge and avenge His servants. Jesus will come on a white horse to judge and make war.

Revelation 19:1-2, 11, 13

19 After these things I heard loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, “Alleluia! Salvation and glory and honor and power belong to the Lord our God! 2 For true and righteous are His judgments, because He has judged the great harlot who corrupted the earth with her fornication; and He has avenged on her the blood of His servants shed by her.”…11 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war...13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.

16. The Messenger (John the Baptist) would go before the Lord. Mark stated that this prophecy of the coming of Jehovah was fulfilled by Christ.

Malachi 3:1 (NKJV)

3 “Behold, I send My messenger, And he will prepare the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, Will suddenly come to His temple, Even the Messenger of the covenant, In whom you delight. Behold, He is coming,”Says the Lord of hosts.

Mark 1:2-3 (NKJV)

2 As it is written in the Prophets: “Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, Who will prepare Your way before You.”3 “The voice of one crying in the wilderness:‘ Prepare the way of the Lord; Make His paths straight.’”

17. Isaiah saw the Lord (Jehovah) in heaven. The Lord told Him that the people would have dull hearts. John quoted this passage and said that when Isaiah saw Jehovah, He was actually seeing Christ.

Isaiah 6:5, 10 (NKJV)

5 So I said:“Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, The Lord of hosts...10 “Make the heart of this people dull, And their ears heavy, And shut their eyes; Lest they see with their eyes, And hear with their ears, And understand with their heart, And return and be healed.”

John 12:39-41

39 Therefore they could not believe, because Isaiah said again: 40 “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, Lest they should see with their eyes, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn,So that I should heal them.” 41 These things Isaiah said when he saw His glory and spoke of Him.

18. Psalms declared that Jehovah was mightier than the waves and waters. He has command of the stormy winds that raise the waves. The winds and sea had to obey Jesus.

Psalm 93:4 (NKJV)

4 The Lord on high is mightierThan the noise of many waters, Than the mighty waves of the sea.

Psalm 107:25 (NKJV)

25 For He commands and raises the stormy wind, Which lifts up the waves of the sea.

Mark 4:41 (NKJV)

41 And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!”

19. Isaiah said not to fear because God would come and save. He would open the eyes of the blind, unstop the ears of the deaf, loose the tongues of the dumb, and heal the lame. When John was in prison, Jesus cited His fulfillment of this scripture as evidence of His identity. God had come to save.

Isaiah 35:4-6 (NKJV)

4 Say to those who are fearful-hearted, “Be strong, do not fear!Behold, your God will come with vengeance, With the recompense of God; He will come and save you.”5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, And the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. 6 Then the lame shall leap like a deer,And the tongue of the dumb sing. For waters shall burst forth in the wilderness,And streams in the desert.

Luke 7:20-23 (NKJV)

20 When the men had come to Him, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to You, saying, ‘Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?’” 21 And that very hour He cured many of infirmities, afflictions, and evil spirits; and to many blind He gave sight. 22 Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and tell John the things you have seen and heard: that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the gospel preached to them. 23 And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.”

20. Psalms declared that in the midst of a storm, God’s footsteps would be on the sea. In the middle of a storm, Jesus walked on the water.

Psalm 77:16-19 (NKJV)

16 The waters saw You, O God;The waters saw You, they were afraid; The depths also trembled. 17 The clouds poured out water; The skies sent out a sound; Your arrows also flashed about. 18 The voice of Your thunder was in the whirlwind; The lightnings lit up the world; The earth trembled and shook. 19 Your way was in the sea, Your path in the great waters, And Your footsteps were not known.

Matthew 14:24-25 (NKJV)

24 But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary. 25 Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea.

In conclusion, Jesus fulfilled all the descriptions of Jehovah in the Old Testament. He is the only Potentate. He is the only immortal. He is the King of kings and Lord of lords. He has all power. He deserves all the honor. Jesus is God!

1 Timothy 6:14-16 (NKJV)

14 that you keep this commandment without spot, blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ’s appearing, 15 which He will manifest in His own time, He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16 who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen.

Descriptions of Jehovah - Fulfilled in Christ

Jehovah jireh (provider) - John 14:13

Jehovah rapha (healer) - James 5:14-15

Jehovah nissi (banner or victory) - I Cor. 15:57

Jehovah m’kaddesh (sanctifier) - Ephesians 5:26

Jehovah shalom (peace) - John 14:27

Jehovah sabaoth (Lord of hosts) - James 5:4-7

Jehovah elyon (most high) - Luke 1:32

Jehovah rohi (shepherd) - John 10:11

Jehovah hoseenu (maker) - John 1:3

Jehovah tsidkenu (righteousness) - I Cor. 1:30

Jehovah shammah (present) - Matthew 28:20


If you still have questions, these links will be helpful. 

1. God - Just the Facts

2. God - Father, Son, and Holy Ghost

3. God - The limitations of Christ

4. God - Revealing His Glory