Is Jesus Christ - God?

Dr. Michael Todd 1977

DEAR FRIEND:

Don't be fooled by what people tell you. SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES and see for yourself. If you are wondering as to whether Christ is God or not, take this and study it out for yourself. If you really desire to know the truth then God has promised to show you if you seek it.

DEITY-THE STATE OF BEING GOD - The title of deity cannot pertain to anyone but GOD. JEHOVAH IS GOD: HE IS DEITY.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD:

"Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen:
that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am He: before me there
was no GOD formed, neither shall there be after me." (Isa. 43:10).

" ... Ye are even my witnesses. Is there a GOD beside me?
Yea, there is no GOD; I know not any. " (Isa. 44:8 ).

(YET, CHRIST IS ALSO CALLED GOD)

"But unto the Son He saith. Thy throne, O GOD, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom." (Heb. 1:8).

"And we know that the Son of GOD is come, ... Jesus Christ. This is the true GOD,
and eternal life. " (1 John 5:20) .

"Behold, a virgin shall be with child and shall bring forth a son, and they shall
call His name EMMANUEL, which being Interpreted is,
GOD WITH US". (Matt. 1:23).

"And Thomas answered and said unto him, MY LORD AND MY GOD."
(John 20:28).
Note also: Isa. 9:6; Titus 2:13.

In the {NWT} translation, John 1:1 says "The Word (Christ) was a god*." (small g). If this is true then Christ is a FALSE god according to the verses above. No, the actual translation is "The Word was GOD*. " (* large G).

"For in Him (Christ) dwelleth all the fullness of the GODHEAD bodily." (Col. 2:9).

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT GOD "ONLY" IS TO BE WORSHIPPED

" I am the Lord thy GOD ... Thou shalt have no other gods before me.. Thou shall
not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD THY GOD
am a jealous GOD." (Exod. 20: 2,3,5).

"....Thou shall worship the LORD thy GOD, and
Him only shalt thou serve." (Matt. 4:10 ).

Note also: Exod. 34:14; Deut. 5:6.

(YET, CHRIST WAS WORSHIPPED).

".. .There came a leper and worshipped him, saying. Lord, if thou wilt,
thou canst make me clean. " (Matt.8:2).

"And...he saith. And let all the angels of God worship him." (Heb. 1:6).

"And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy." (Luke 24:52).

Note also: Matt. 15:25; 28:9; 2:2; 2:11; 14:33 John 5:23.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT GOD ONLY IS TO RECEIVE GLORY:

"I am the LORD: that is my name; and my glory will I not give to another."
(Isa. 42:8).

" ,,, How shall my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another."
(Isa. 48:11).
Note: Jer. 13:16; Matt. 5:16.

(YET, CHRIST WAS GIVEN GLORY).

"My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ the Lord of Glory,
with respect of persons. " (Jas. 2:1).

"But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
To Him be glory both now and for ever Amen." (2 Pet. 3:18).

"Which none of the princes of this world knew for had they known it, they would
not have CRUCIFIED THE LORD OF GLORY." (1Cor. 2:8).

Note also: 1 Pet. 1:21; 5:10-11; John 17:5; Rev. 1:5,6; & 21:23.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT THE JEWS TEMPTED GOD IN THE WILDERNESS

"Wherefore the people did chide with Moses ... And Moses said unto them,
Why chide ye with me? Wherefore do ye TEMPT THE LORD?" (Exod. 17:2).

(YET, NOTE WHAT PAUL SAID).

"Neither let us TEMPT CHRIST, as some of them also tempted,
and were destroyed of serpents." (1 Cor. 10:9).

"Wherefore (as the HOLY GHOST saith, To day if ye will hear his voice. Harden not your hearts, as in ... the day of temptation IN THE WILDERNESS: where your fathers TEMPTED ME, proved me, and saw my WORKS forty years. " ( Heb. 3:7-9).

[According to the above verses; God was tempted, Christ was tempted, and the Holy Spirit was tempted in the wilderness. This is the Trinity].

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT CHRIST HIMSELF CLAIMED TO BE GOD.

"Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he ... said also
that God was his Father, making himself equal with God." ( John 5:18).

"I and my Father are one. Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them. Many good works have I showed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? The Jews answered him, saying. For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, MAKEST THYSELF GOD. "
( John 10:30-33).

Note also: John 14:9; 12:44-45; 5:23; 19:7; Mark 14:61-64.

EITHER CHRIST WAS GOD LIKE HE SAID HE WAS, OR A GREAT LIAR.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT CHRIST WAS PIERCED.

"And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him (Christ) whom they PIERCED." (John 19:37).

(YET, LOOK AT THIS:)

"In that day shall the LORD DEFEND the inhabitants of Jerusalem ... And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications; and they shall look upon me (that is God), whom they have PIERCED."
(Zech. 12:8,10).

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT GOD PURCHASED US 'WITH HIS' BLOOD.

"Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood." (Acts 20:28).

(YET, CHRIST IS THE ONE THAT DIED ON THE CROSS FOR OUR SINS.)

"And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead,
and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us,
and washed us from our sins in his own blood." (Rev 1:5).

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT ONLY GOD IS SAVIOUR.

"There is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none
beside me." (Isa 45:21)

"I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour." (Isa 43:11)

"Not purloining, but showing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of
God our Saviour in all things." (Titus 2:10)

Note also - Isa. 43:3; Titus 3:4; 1:3; Luke 1:46,47; Isa. 45:15 & 60:16.

(YET, CHRIST IS CALLED SAVIOUR)

(2 Pet 1:1) "Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them
that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God
and our Saviour Jesus Christ:"

(2 Pet 2:20) "For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world
through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again
entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them
than the beginning."

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT ONLY GOD FORGIVES of sin.

"I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake,
and will not remember thy sins." (Isa 43:25)

"Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD:
though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;
though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool." (Isa 1:18)

(YET, CHRIST FORGAVE SINS MANY TIMES.)

"When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son,
thy sins be forgiven thee. But there were certain of the scribes sitting there,
and reasoning in their hearts, Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies?
who can forgive sins but God only?" (Mark 2:5-7)

"But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another,
and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
If we confess our sins, he (Christ) is faithful and just to forgive us our sins,
and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:7-9)

"In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins,
according to the riches of his grace;" (Eph 1:7)

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT GOD IS OUR REDEEMER:

"And all flesh shall know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer,
the mighty One of Jacob." (Isa 49:26)

"I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins:
return unto me; for I have redeemed thee." (Isa 44:22)

"I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob."
(Isa 60:16)

Note also - Psa. 19:14; Job 19:25.

(YET, CHRIST IS CALLED OUR REDEEMER. )

"Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:"
(Rom 3:24)

"Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us:
for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:" (Gal 3:13)

"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." (Heb 9:12)

Note also - I Cor.1:30.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT GOD APPEARED TO ABRAHAM.

"Then said the high priest, Are these things so? And he said, Men, brethren,
and fathers, hearken; The God of glory appeared unto our father Abraham,
when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charran," (Acts 7:1-2)

(YET, NOTE GEN 18:1-2).

"And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat
in the tent door in the heat of the day; And he lift up his eyes and looked,
and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them,
he ran to meet them from the tent door, and
bowed himself toward the ground," (Gen 18:1-2)

Whoa! Stop! Did you see what the above statement said? It said
THREE MEN and one was the LORD GOD.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT CHRIST HAS THE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD.

Unchanging - Mal. 3:6; Heb. 13:8;
All knowing - John 6:64; 16:30; 1:48; 2:17.
All present - Matt. 18:20.
Eternal - Mic. 5:2; Col. 1:17; Isa. 9:6.
Holy - Luke 4:34; Heb. 7:26.

THE BIBLE SAYS - THAT CHRIST HAS THE NAMES OF GOD.

Immanuel - Matt. 1:23; Isa. 7:14.
I AM - Exod. 3:14 (cp) John 8:58.
Almighty -Gen. 17:1; Rev. 1:8.
The Everlasting Father - Isa. 9:6.
The FIRST & the LAST - Isa. 41:4; 44:6; Rev. 2:8; 22:13.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT JESUS IS THE ONLY BEGOTTEN OF GOD.

John 1:14; 3:16; Only begotten is "Of one or a similar gene in which all the
characteristics of the person is contained before birth. "
"Of the same kind, species & type"

That is why Jesus could say, "I and my Father are ONE." (John 10:30).

DEAR FRIEND:
THE BIBLE SAYS "THAT WHOSOEVER SHALL CALL UPON
THE NAME OF CHRIST SHALL BE SAVED."
Rom. 10:13.

BUT FIRST YOU MUST CONFESS HIM AS LORD. Rom. 10:9,10.

Only then can you have everlasting life and be ACCEPTABLE TO GOD.

Note John 1:12; 3:16; 14:6; 8:24

"For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
Who will have all men to be saved,
and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. "
( 1 Tim. 2:3,4).

Realizing that I am a sinner and separated from God,
I hereby sincerely repent of my sins and accept Jesus Christ
as my personal Lord and Saviour.