Bible verses: Jesus is divine

July 18, 2010

John 1:1-5

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.

Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.  In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.

Hebrews 11:8

But about the Son he [God] says,
   “Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever,
     and righteousness will be the scepter of your kingdom.”

(See also Psalm 45:6-7)

John 5:18

For this reason the Jews tried all the harder to kill him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.

John 8:58-59

“I tell you the truth,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!”
At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.

John 10:30-33

“I and the Father are one.”
Again the Jews picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus said to them, “I have shown you many great miracles from the Father. For which of these do you stone me?”

“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 20:28-29

Thomas said to him,
“My Lord and my God!

 Then Jesus told him,
“Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

Matthew 28:19

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”

Colossians 1:15-20

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

Colossians 2:9

For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.

Isaiah 9:6

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.

Matthew 1:22-23

All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”—which means, “God with us.”

Philippians 2:5-8

 Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:
 Who, being in very nature God,
      did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
 but made himself nothing,
      taking the very nature of a servant,
      being made in human likeness.
 And being found in appearance as a man,
      he humbled himself
      and became obedient to death—
         even death on a cross!

Isaiah 7:14

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.

Isaiah 40:3

A voice of one calling:
       “In the desert prepare
       the way for the LORD;
       make straight in the wilderness
       a highway for our God.

(See Mark 1:2-3)

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11 Responses to “Bible verses: Jesus is divine”

  1. Mr Z Says:

    ==For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.==

    And what was His purpose in creating Satan? Autism? Brain diseases? Other religions? Atheists? Tsunamis? … the list is long.

  2. Chucky Says:

    Hi Mr Z,

    There’s many possible answers to that question, and I don’t claim to know what God does. One common answer is that God values freedom (and this is the type of universe which allows freedom). Also I think that perhaps the post I wrote after going to the debate on the problem of evil is relevant here?

    In any case I don’t think I need to know all God’s thoughts and purposes, and would be arrogant to claim that I do.


  3. Mr Z Says:

    I can’t seem to make heads or tails or sense of that other post you linked to. Since your decision about eternity is as important as the time involved it would seem important that you understand as much as you can. Blindly making a decision of that kind of importance ‘seems’ willfully ignorant. That is to say that ‘well, God says do this, so I will’ is not exercising any kind of free will, nor is it giving the decision the kind of thought it deserves.

    While it would be arrogant to claim you know the mind of a supernatural, omnipotent, omniscient deity, it is not arrogant to seek to know as much as you can about the decision you are making. The words of your chosen deity should make sense, and not simply accepted because they are words purported to be said by that deity.

    The reasons that an omnipotent, omniscient, always existed being would create evil in the world that it created for you is an important question. Why did your deity let the snake into the garden? Why did you deity create the snake in the first place? Why does your deity create natural disasters? Why did your deity create a hell in which to burn/torture/kill you forever if you don’t do as it asks? Why did your deity make the rules so f-ing convoluted and confusing and open to interpretation? Why does your deity ask for blood sacrifice? Why does your deity ask that you eat part of it’s flesh? Why does your deity only want to save part of mankind?

    There are a lot of questions, and saying that you think you don’t need to know is like saying you don’t care to know. It’s like saying you have faith because you don’t want to have to ask the hard questions, nor do you want to find the answers. It’s like saying you are afraid of what those answers might be, so it’s easier to just ‘have faith’ that your deity is everything other people tell you that it is. It’s easier to just ‘have faith’ that you’re doing the right things, that by following the rules laid down by some church, you’ll auto-magically be included in the list of people not tortured forever.

    If your deity wants you to have free will, I would think you would use it to make the best decision you can, and that’s not something you can do by thinking you don’t need the answers to the hard questions.

    Just my thoughts

  4. Chucky Says:

    Thank you for your thoughts.

    As you can see – and there’s many options that I could choose. I am not sure which one of the many options is the right one, but I’m happy there’s many possibilities.

  5. Mr Z Says:

    What? What options are you talking about? Either I’ve suddenly forgotten English, or we weren’t talking about options. The basic question was ‘why did your god create evil’ in more detail than that. You come back with something about ‘options’ ?

    I’m confused as to what you are trying to say… you’re not making any sense to me. Perhaps it’s just me, but if you could explain it would be appreciated.

  6. Chucky Says:

    Hi Mr Z,

    The options we’re talking about are the different reasons why God might allow evil in the world.


  7. Mr Z Says:

    Well, if you ever figure that out, let me know. I’m not so interested in pursuing a life with someone that seems to have malevolently created Satan and turned his back to let him have his way with me, then blamed me for what he already knew would happen.

  8. Patmos Pete Says:

    Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.

  9. Patmos Pete Says:

    The third message from heaven…

    If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

  10. Mr Z Says:

    Patmos Pete,
    Are you saying that to be tortured eternally I would have to worship Satan? Yeah?

    That’s effing awesome. As an atheist I’m not worshipping anything. That should get me into purgatory at a minimum…. right?

    Anyone read the news lately about what group of peoples knows more about religion?

  11. jay4216 Says:

    Jesus is the Word of God made flesh. God is also not a man. Both are true statements in the bible. Jesus’ soul was not human. The Word of God was in place of a human soul. These are not my words. Check Apostolic Fathers English Pillipians chapter 6 verse 1.

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