In last Sunday's sermon (AM), I mentioned some recent attacks on the deity of Christ, including attacks even on the popular level (I mentioned The Da Vinci Code). The example given in the message, was the popular assertion that Jesus never claimed to be God and the apostles (and early church) never thought him to be God. He was only determined to be God later (usually in A.D. 325). We showed how that was untrue from our passage for that day, James 2:1.
Afterward, someone in the church asked me about other passages in the New Testament that claim that Jesus is God. There are lots of passages that we could go to (e.g. John 14:9-"He who has seen me, has seen the Father"), but I've copied a chart below that shows the passages where the Greek word for God (Theos) is used of Jesus.
|John 1:1||In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.|
|John 1:18||No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father's side, he has made him known.|
|John 20:28||Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!”|
|Rom. 9:5||To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen.|
|Titus 2:13||. . . waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ . . .|
|Heb. 1:8||But of the Son he says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom.”|
|2 Pet. 1:1||To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ . . .|