Is it true that Jesus is God? What solid proofs do we have?
In this article, you will discover 7 pieces of evidence for that.
But first, let’s understand the nature of God.
What Does It Take to Be God?
Understanding His divinity
God’s divinity surpasses human comprehension and understanding as His nature is beyond the limitations of finite existence (Psalm 145:3; Isaiah 55:8-9).
His ways are higher than ours, and His knowledge and wisdom are infinite (Isaiah 40:28; Romans 11:33).
Now, what qualities constitute His divine nature?
10 qualities that describe God
1) He is omnipotent.
Omnipotence is the “fact or quality of having unlimited or infinite power” 1.
Putting it in God’s context, it means that He possesses unlimited power. As such, He is capable of doing anything. Nothing is impossible with Him. In short, He is all-powerful (Job 42:2; Matthew 19:26).
With that in mind, “a doubt of His power…is manifest unbelief; it is limiting the omnipotent power of the One with Whom nothing is impossible” 2.
2) He is omniscient.
Omniscience is the “fact, state, or quality of having infinite knowledge” 1.
In God’s context, it means that He has perfect knowledge and understanding of all things. He knows the past, present, and future. Simply put, He is all-knowing (Psalm 147:5; 1 John 3:20).
“No human mind can comprehend God. None are to indulge in speculation regarding His nature. Here, silence is eloquence. The Omniscient One is above discussion” 3.
Such an infinite God!
3) He is omnipresent.
Omnipresence is the fact, state, or quality of having an “infinite presence” 1.
Relating it to God, it implies that He is present everywhere. He transcends all boundaries of space. In simple terms, He is all-present (Psalm 139:7-10; Jeremiah 23:23-24).
“Nothing can happen in any part of the universe without the knowledge of Him Who is omnipresent. Not a single event of human life is unknown to our Maker” 4.
4) He is eternal.
Eternity is the quality or state of existing in an “infinite,” “endless,” or “immeasurable time” 5.
So, when we say God is eternal, we mean that He exists outside of time (Psalm 90:2; Isaiah 57:15; Revelation 1:8).
He is the “Alpha and Omega,” the “beginning and the end,” the “first and the last” 6.
5) He is perfect.
Perfection is the quality or state of “flawlessness.” It is “freedom from fault or defect” and an “exemplification of supreme excellence” 5.
In the context of God, it denotes that He possesses complete and absolute perfection in all His attributes and character (Psalm 18:30; Matthew 5:48).
As the Son of God, He was “blameless.” Even as the Son of man, He was “perfect in His life” 7.
6) He is loving.
Love is an “unselfish, loyal, and benevolent concern for the good of another [person]” 5.
In God’s context, it refers to His unconditional and selfless concern, compassion, and care for all of creation (John 3:16; 1 John 4:8).
One of the things that exemplified this love is His death on the cross for the sins of the world (John 3:16-17).
Through this sacrifice, we have been redeemed and justified according to His righteousness 8.
Such a loving God!
7) He has an absolute wisdom.
Wisdom is the “capacity of judging rightly in matters relating to life and conduct.” It is the “soundness of judgment in the choice of means and ends” 1.
Relating it to God, it denotes that He has the absolute understanding, insight, counsel, judgment, and decision that transcend human comprehension (Job 12:13; Romans 11:33).
As such, His commands are perfectly aligned with righteousness and justice. Following these precepts align our lives to what is right 9.
8) He does not change.
To change is to “undergo a modification” or simply to “become different” 5.
This is not applicable to God because His nature never changes and His character endures (Malachi 3:6).
This nature is “everlastingly constant and unalterable.” It “does not change that [God’s] eternal purpose toward His people will stand” 10.
Even in His laws and promises, nothing has been annulled. “Not a jot or tittle has been changed” 11.
With that in mind, we can rest assured of God’s reliability and consistency in fulfilling His promises.
9) He is just.
To be just is to act or be “in conformity with what is morally upright or good” 5.
Putting it in God’s context, it means that He acts in perfect righteousness. He administers justice to all according to His divine standards (Deuteronomy 32:4; Psalm 89:14).
All of His dealings are “consistent with His righteous nature. His decisions are irreproachable, and His ways with all created beings are without fault” 12.
10) He is merciful.
Mercy is an act of “divine favor,” “compassion,” or “forbearance” 5.
In the context of God, it implies that He extends compassion, forgiveness, and grace to us if we seek Him (Psalm 103:8; Ephesians 2:4-5).
“By the very nature of His character, God cannot desert a soul in need” 13.
This is not because we are worthy of His mercy but because it is His pleasure to bestow it (Titus 3:5) 14.
What an unconditionally merciful God!
7 Undeniable Proofs That Jesus is God Based on the Bible
1) Jesus possesses divine titles and attributes.
The following are 20 of Jesus’ divine titles and attributes:
- Son of God (Matthew 16:16; John 3:16)
- Son of man (Mark 10:45; Luke 19:10)
- Messiah (Matthew 16:16; John 4:25-26)
- Immanuel (Matthew 1:23)
- The Word (John 1:1)
- Alpha and Omega (Revelation 1:8)
- Lord of lords (Revelation 17:14)
- Savior (Luke 2:11; Titus 2:13)
- King of kings (Revelation 19:16)
- The great I Am (John 8:58)
- Firstborn of all creation (Colossians 1:15)
- Redeemer (Galatians 3:13; Ephesians 1:7)
- Light of the world (John 8:12)
- Lamb of God (John 1:29)
- Resurrection and Life (John 11:25)
- Good Shepherd (John 10:11)
- Prince of peace (Isaiah 9:6)
- Wonderful Counselor (Isaiah 9:6)
- Mighty God (Isaiah 9:6)
- Everlasting Father (Isaiah 9:6)
These titles and attributes of Jesus emphasize His eternal nature, unique authority, and oneness with God.
Their alignment with Old Testament prophecies and New Testament teachings affirms that He is God incarnate, the second Person of the Trinity (Matthew 28:19; John 1:14).
2) He is worshipped as God.
After Jesus’ birth, 3 wise men worshipped Him by bowing down and giving gifts (Matthew 2:11).
After His resurrection, He appeared to His disciples, one of whom was the doubtful Thomas. After realizing He was really the crucified and risen Jesus—not a ghost nor an impostor—the disciple exclaimed, “My Lord and my God!” (John 20:24-28, NIV).
Even angels in heaven worship Him as the “radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being” (Hebrews 1:3-6, NIV).
3) He is equal with God.
During the Festival of Dedication in Jerusalem, Jesus responded to the questioning Jews, “I and the Father are one” (John 10:22-30, NIV).
On another instance, Thomas asked Him how he and the other disciples would “know the way.” Jesus answered, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:1-9, NIV).
Lastly, in commissioning His disciples before going back to heaven, Jesus began, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me” (Matthew 28:16-18, NIV).
This equality with God never changed. He is “the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8, ESV) 15.
4) He is the Creator and Sustainer of the universe.
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1, NIV).
It was “through Him” that “all things were made,” for “without Him, nothing was made that has been made” (John 1:3, NIV).
As the Son of God, He “upholds the universe by the word of His power.” As such, “in Him, we live and move, and have our being” (Acts 17:28; Hebrews 1:3, NIV).
With this, we know that Jesus, our Creator and Sustainer, is God.
5) He forgives sins.
One day, some people brought a paralyzed man to Jesus. Before healing him, He forgave his sins because of his faith (Mark 2:1-5).
On another instance, Jesus was at the house of a Pharisee when a sinful woman came in. She wet His feet with tears and anointed Him with perfume as her way of confession. Seeing her faith, Jesus forgave her (Luke 7:36-50).
On another day, some scribes and Pharisees brought an adulterous woman before Him. Without judging or condemning her, He forgave her, saying, “Go, and from now on, sin no more” (John 8:1-11, ESV).
This forgiveness also applies to us today. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9, ESV).
Now, knowing that forgiveness is a divine attribute, we can affirm that Jesus is God (Hebrews 13:8) 16.
6) He fulfills prophecies.
The prophecy of a virgin giving birth to a son named Immanuel (Isaiah 7:14) was fulfilled in the birth of Jesus (Matthew 1:22-23).
In connection to this, the prophecy that this Messiah would be born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2) was fulfilled when He was born in that very town (Matthew 1:18-25, 2:1).
Also, the prophecy of the piercing of Jesus’ hands and feet (Psalm 22:16-18) was personified in His crucifixion (Matthew 27:32-44).
Lastly, the prophecy of the end-time tribulations (verse 7 of chapter 24) is now evident through rampant earthquakes, famines, wars, and a lot more (Luke 21:11).
The accuracy of biblical prophecies and their fulfillment strongly support Jesus’ claim as the Son of God and the Messiah. Therefore, He is God.
7) He offers eternal life.
When asked by some people if He was Christ, Jesus replied that His works bore witness to Him and His sheep could hear His voice. Referring to His sheep, He added, “I give them eternal life, and they will never perish” (John 10:22-28, ESV).
On another instance, Jesus was explaining to Nicodemus the concept of spiritual rebirth. He told him, “Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in Him” (John 3:1-15, NIV).
Jesus continued, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16, ESV).
This gift of eternal life is not limited to a certain group of people or time period. It is universal and timeless (1 Timothy 2:3-4; Titus 2:11; Hebrews 13:8).
Equating Himself with eternal life attests Jesus’ identify as God.
We Want to Hear From You
What difference does it bring you now that you’ve learned the qualities of God and proven that Jesus is God Himself?
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