Jesus Christ

So, who did Jesus claim to be? Who does the Bible say He is? First, let’s look at Jesus’ words in John 10:30, “I and the Father are one.” At first glance, this might not seem to be a claim to be God. However, look at the Jews’ reaction to His statement, “‘We are not stoning you for any of these,’ replied the Jews, ‘but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God’” (John 10:33). The Jews understood Jesus’ statement as a claim to be God. In the following verses, Jesus never corrects the Jews by saying, “I did not claim to be God.” That indicates Jesus was truly saying He was God by declaring, “I and the Father are one” (John 10:30). John 8:58 is another example: “‘I tell you the truth,’ Jesus answered, ‘before Abraham was born, I am!’” Again, in response, the Jews took up stones in an attempt to stone Jesus (John 8:59). Jesus’ announcing His identity as “I am” is a direct application of the Old Testament name for God (Exodus 3:14). Why would the Jews again want to stone Jesus if He had not said something they believed to be blasphemous, namely, a claim to be God? 

John 1:1 says “the Word was God.” John 1:14 says “the Word became flesh.” This clearly indicates that Jesus is God in the flesh. Thomas the disciple declared to Jesus, “My Lord and my God” (John 20:28). Jesus does not correct him. The apostle Paul describes Him as, “…our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ” (Titus 2:13). The apostle Peter says the same, “…our God and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 1:1). God the Father is witness of Jesus’ full identity as well, “But about the Son he says, ‘Your throne, O God, will last forever and ever, and righteousness will be the scepter of your kingdom.’” Old Testament prophecies of Christ announce His deity, “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6). 

So, as C.S. Lewis argued, believing Jesus to be only a good teacher is not an option. Jesus clearly and undeniably claimed to be God. If He is not God, then He is a liar, and therefore not a prophet, good teacher, or godly man. In attempts to explain away the words of Jesus, modern “scholars” claim the “true historical Jesus” did not say many of the things the Bible attributes to Him. Who are we to argue with God’s Word concerning what Jesus did or did not say? How can a “scholar” two thousand years removed from Jesus have better insight into what Jesus did or did not say than those who lived with, served with, and were taught by Jesus Himself (John 14:26)? 

Why is the question over Jesus’ true identity so important? Why does it matter whether or not Jesus is God? The most important reason that Jesus has to be God is that if He is not God, His death would not have been sufficient to pay the penalty for the sins of the whole world (1 John 2:2). Only God could pay such an infinite penalty (Romans 5:8; 2 Corinthians 5:21). Jesus had to be God so that He could pay our debt. Jesus had to be man so He could die. Salvation is available only through faith in Jesus Christ. Jesus’ deity is why He is the only way of salvation. Jesus’ deity is why He proclaimed, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).

That's My King by Dr. S.M. Lockridge - (OFFICIAL).   

It is my opinion the lyrics in this song describe Jesus Christ better than any other I've heard: 

The Bible says 
He’s the King of the Jews 
He’s the King of Israel 
He’s the King of Righteousness 
He’s the King of the Ages 
He’s the King of Heaven 
He’s the King of Glory 
He’s the King of Kings 
and He is the Lord of Lords 

Now that’s my King! 
David says 
The Heavens declare the glory of God 
And the firmament showeth His handiwork 
No means of measure can define His limitless love 
No far seeing telescope can bring into visibility the coastline of His shoreless supply 
No barriers can hinder Him from pouring out His blessing 

He’s enduringly strong 
He’s entirely sincere 
He’s eternally steadfast 
He’s immortally graceful 
He’s imperially powerful 
He’s impartially merciful 

That’s my King! 
He’s God’s Son 
He’s the sinners’ Saviour 
He’s the centrepiece of civilisation 
He stands alone in Himself 
He’s august 
He’s unique 
He’s unparalleled 
He’s unprecedented 
He’s supreme 
He’s pre-eminent 
He’s the loftiest idea in literature 
He’s the highest personality in philosophy 
He’s the supreme problem in higher criticism 
He’s the fundamental doctrine in true theology 
He’s the cardinal necessity of spiritual religion 

That’s my King! 
He’s the miracle of the age 
He’s the superlative of everything good that you choose to call Him 
He’s the only one able to supply all of our needs simultaneously 
He supplies strength for the weak 
He’s available for the tempted and the tried 
He sympathises and He saves 
He guards and He guides 
He heals the sick 
He cleansed the lepers 
He forgives sinners 
He discharges debtors 
He delivers the captives 
He defends the feeble 
He blesses the young 
He serves the unfortunate 
He regards the aged 
He rewards the diligent 
And He beautifies the meek 

Do you know Him? 
My King is the key of knowledge 
He’s the wellspring of wisdom 
He’s the doorway of deliverance 
He’s the pathway of peace 
He’s the roadway of righteousness 
He’s the highway of holiness 
He’s the gateway of glory 
He’s the master of the mighty 
He’s the captain of the conquerors 
He’s the head of the heroes 
He’s the leader of the legislators 
He’s the overseer of the overcomers 
He’s the governor of governors 
He’s the prince of princes 
He’s the King of Kings 
And He’s the Lord of Lords 

That’s my King 
That’s my King! 
My King 
His office is manifold 
His promise is sure 
His life is matchless 
His goodness is limitless 
His mercy is everlasting 
His love never changes 
His word is enough 
His grace is sufficient 
His reign is righteous 
His yoke is easy 
and His burden is light 
I wish I could describe Him to you 
He’s indescribable 
He’s indescribable 
He’s incomprehensible 
He’s invincible 
He’s irresistible 
I’m trying to tell you 
The heaven of heavens cannot contain Him 
Let alone a man explain Him 
You can’t get Him out of your mind 
You can’t get Him off of your hands 
You can’t outlive Him 
And you can’t live without Him 
The Pharisees couldn’t stand Him 
but they found out they couldn’t stop Him 
Pilate couldn’t find any fault in Him 
The witnesses couldn’t get their testimonies to agree 
And Herod couldn’t kill Him 
Death couldn’t handle Him 
And the grave couldn’t hold Him 

That’s my King! 
He always has been 
And He always will be 
I’m talking about 
He had no predecessor 
and He’ll have no successor 
There was nobody before Him 
and there’ll be nobody after Him 
You can’t impeach Him 
and He’s not going to resign 

That’s my King! 
Praise the Lord 
That’s my King 
Thine is the Kingdom 
And the power 
And the glory 
The glory is all His 
Thine is the Kingdom 
And the power 
And the glory 
For ever 
And ever 
And ever 
And when you get through with all of the forevers 
Then 
Amen 

  

BIBLE VERSES ABOUT JESUS CHRIST  

John 14:6 - Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. 

John 11:35 - Jesus wept. 

1 Timothy 2:5 - For [there is] one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 

Proverbs 8:35-36 - For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD.   (Read More...) 

Hebrews 4:10 - For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God [did] from his. 

Acts 4:11-12 - This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.   (Read More...) 

Isaiah 9:6 - For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. 

Luke 2:7 - And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. 

John 3:16 - For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 

Isaiah 7:14 - Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. 

Matthew 1:18-25 - Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.   (Read More...) 

John 1:14 - And the Word was made 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. 

John 1:1 - In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 

John 1:3 - All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 

John 14:6 - Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. 

Colossians 1:15-17 - Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:   (Read More...) 

Matthew 2:1 - Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, 

Matthew 2:1-12 - Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,   (Read More...) 

Hebrews 11:17 - By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten [son], 

Romans 6:23 - For the wages of sin [is] death; but the gift of God [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

John 17:3 - And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. 

Revelation 1:8 - I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. 

Colossians 2:9 - For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 

John 10:30 - I and [my] Father are one. 

1 Corinthians 8:6 - But to us [there is but] one God, the Father, of whom [are] all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom [are] all things, and we by him. 

John 1:14 - And the Word was made 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. 

Isaiah 9:6 - For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. 

John 8:58 - Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. 

John 10:30-33 - I and [my] Father are one.   (Read More...) 

John 1:3 - All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 

John 1:2 - The same was in the beginning with God. 

John 1:1 - In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 

Colossians 1:15-17 - Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:   (Read More...) 

John 20:28 - And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. 

John 1:18 - No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared [him]. 

  

1 John 3:16 - Hereby perceive we the love [of God], because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down [our] lives for the brethren. 

1 Peter 3:18 - For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: 

Isaiah 53:5 - But he [was] wounded for our transgressions, [he was] bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace [was] upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. 

Isaiah 53:1-12 - Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?   (Read More...) 

John 11:25 - Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 

1 John 3:5 - And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. 

1 John 2:2 - And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for [the sins of] the whole world. 

John 10:17-18 - Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.   (Read More...) 

John 19:30 - When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. 

John 5:24 - Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. 

1 Peter 1:3 - Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 

Romans 10:9 - That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 

Luke 24:1-53 - Now upon the first [day] of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain [others] with them.   (Read More...) 

John 11:25 - Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 

Acts 17:31 - Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by [that] man whom he hath ordained; [whereof] he hath given assurance unto all [men], in that he hath raised him from the dead. 

Romans 8:11 - But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. 

1 Corinthians 15:1-58 - Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;   (Read More...) 

Romans 6:4 - Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 

Revelation 22:12 - And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward [is] with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. 

1 Thessalonians 5:2 - For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 

John 6:50-71 - This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.   (Read More...) 

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 - For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:   (Read More...) 

1 Thessalonians 4:16 - For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 

Matthew 24:36 - But of that day and hour knoweth no [man], no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. 

Hebrews 10:24-27 - And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:   (Read More...) 

Hebrews 9:28 - So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. 

Romans 2:6-8 - Who will render to every man according to his deeds:   (Read More...) 

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BIBLE VERSES ON JESUS BEING GOD:  

John 10:30 - I and [my] Father are one. 

1 Corinthians 8:6 - But to us [there is but] one God, the Father, of whom [are] all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom [are] all things, and we by him. 

John 1:14 - And the Word was made 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. 

Isaiah 9:6 - For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. 

John 8:58 - Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. 

John 10:30-33 - I and [my] Father are one.   (Read More...) 

John 1:3 - All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 

John 1:2 - The same was in the beginning with God. 

John 1:1 - In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 

Colossians 1:15-17 - Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:   (Read More...) 

John 20:28 - And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. 

John 1:18 - No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared [him]. 

Colossians 1:15-17 - Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:   (Read More...) 

John 5:19 - Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. 

2 Corinthians 4:4 - In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. 

John 8:28 - Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am [he], and [that] I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. 

John 10:30 - I and [my] Father are one. 

John 14:6 - Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. 

John 11:35 - Jesus wept. 

1 Timothy 2:5 - For [there is] one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 

Proverbs 8:35-36 - For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD.   (Read More...) 

Hebrews 4:10 - For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God [did] from his. 

Acts 4:11-12 - This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.  (Read More...) 

  

Colossians 2:9 - For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 

Revelation 1:18 - I [am] he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. 

1 Corinthians 15:20 - But now is Christ risen from the dead, [and] become the firstfruits of them that slept. 

  

John 1:1 - In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 

John 1:14 - And the Word was made 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. 

John 10:30 - I and [my] Father are one. 

Isaiah 9:6 - For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. 

John 20:28 - And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. 

John 3:16 - For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 

1 John 2:2 - And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for [the sins of] the whole world. 

John 14:6 - Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. 

John 1:14 - And the Word was made 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. 

1 Timothy 2:5 - For [there is] one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 

Hebrews 9:12 - Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption [for us]. 

  

Revelation 1:7 - Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they [also] which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. 

Hebrews 9:28 - So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. 

1 Thessalonians 5:2 - For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 

Titus 2:13 - Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 

Revelation 19:11-16 - And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him [was] called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.   (Read More...) 

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 - For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:   (Read More...) 

Matthew 25:31-46 - When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:   (Read More...) 

Revelation 3:7-11 - And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;  (Read More...) 

Matthew 24:1-51 - And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to [him] for to shew him the buildings of the temple.   (Read More...) 

Matthew 16:27 - For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. 

Matthew 24:36 - But of that day and hour knoweth no [man], no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. 

Revelation 1:1-6 - The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified [it] by his angel unto his servant John:   (Read More...) 

 

Dear God,   

I confess that I am a sinner and I repent of all my sins. I believe that Jesus Christ was born of a virgin, died on the cross of Calvary for my sins and paid the penalty that I owed, but could not pay.  I confess that Jesus rose from the grave, is seated at the right hand of the Father, and He is returning soon. I ask You to forgive me for all of my sins and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. I wish to turn from all my sins and I accept Jesus Christ as my personal LORD and Savior. I ask You to fill me with Your Holy Spirit and help me to live for You. I surrender all that I have and all that I am to You. Please take control of my life and help me to be what You created me to be. I ask You to write my name in Your Lamb's Book of Life. Thank You, Father, for loving me so much that You sent Your Son to die in my place. Thank You, Jesus, for loving me so much that You chose to suffer and die such a cruel death in my place. I confess that I am now born again, a child of God. I am no longer my own, but I have been bought with a price. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

  

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