Does the Bible teach that Jesus is God?
A. Did Jesus claim to be the Son of God?
B. Was Jesus confirmed by the Acts of God?
Acts 2:22 “A Man accredited by God”
Hebrew 1:6 -8 (God called the Son God)
Matthew 11:2-5; Matthew 12:38,40; Mark 2: 10-11)
C. Did Jesus teach that the Scripture (Bible) is the Word of God?
1. Divine Authority (Matthew 4:4,7,10).
2. Indestructibility (Matthew 5:17-18).
3. Infallibility (John 10:35).
4. Inerrancy (Matthew 22:29; John 17:17).
5. Historical Reliability (Matthew 12:40; Matthew 24:37).
6. Scientific Accuracy (Matthew 19:4-5; john 3:12);
7. Ultimate Supremacy (Matthew 15:3).w
D. Did Jesus claim to be God?
Compare these Scriptures
Psalms 23: 1 <Shepherd> John 10:11
Isaiah 44:6 <First & Last> Revelations 1:17
Joel 3:12 <Judge> Matthew 25:31
Isaiah 62:5 <Bridegroom> Matthew 25:1
Psalms 27:1 <Light> John 8:12
Isaiah 43:11 <Savior> John 4:42
Isaiah 42:8 <God’s Glory> John 17:5
1 Samuel 2:6 < Giver of Life> John 5:21
E. Did Jesus claim to be the “I Am”?
Exodus 3:14 < I AM> John 8:58
F. Did Jesus claim to be Equal with God?
Mark 2:5 – 7 <Only God can forgive Sins>
G. Did Jesus claim that he should be honor as God?
John 5:23 <honor the Son even as they honor the Father>
H. Did Jesus claim to be the Messiah-God?
O.T taught that the Messiah was God: (Psalms 45:6; Psalms 110:1; Isaiah 9:6; Daniel 7:9)
Jesus claimed to be the Messiah (Mark 14:61-64; John 4:25-26
I. Did Jesus claim to be God by accepting worship?
The Bible forbids worshipping anyone but God (Exodus 20:1-5; Deuteronomy 5:6—9).
Humans refused worship (Acts 14:15).
Angels also refused worship (Revelations 22:8-9).
But Jesus accepted worship on numerous occasions. He never rebuked anyone who worshipped Him.
1. The Mother of John and James (Matthew 20:20).
2. The Gerasene demoniac (Mark 5:6).
3. A blind man (John 9:38).
4. Doubting Thomas (John 20:28)
5. The woman at the tomb (Matthew 28:9).
6. A Canaanite women (Matthew 15:25).
7. A healed leper (Matthew 8:2).
8. His Disciples (Matthew 14:33; Matthew 28:17; Luke 24:52).
9. A rich Young ruler (Matthew 9:18).
J. Did Jesus claim to be God by requesting prayer in His name?
· Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit” (Acts 7:59).
· Whatever You ask [the Father] in my name (John 14: 13-14; John 16: 23).
K. Did Jesus claim to have equal Authority with God by putting his words on a par with Gods? Matthew 5: 21-22; Matthew 28: 18-19; John 13:34; Matthew 24:35; John 12:48.
Biblical Basis for The Tri-Unity of God
Definition of the Trinity (Triunity) of God
Trinity: Webster’s dictionary gives the following definition of trinity: “The union of three divine persons (or hypostases), the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, in one divinity, so that all the three are one God as to substance, but three Persons (or hypostases as to individuality).” Synonyms sometimes used are triunity, trine, triality. The term “trinity” is formed from “tri,” three, and “nity,” unity. Triunity is a better term than “trinity” because it better expresses the idea of three in one. God is three in one. Hypostases is the plural of hypostasis which means “the substance, the underlying reality, or essence.”
"Within the one Being that is God, there exists eternally three coequal persons, namely, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit." (TFT, p. 26)
A. There is only One God (Deuteronomy 6:4).
For There are three that bear witness record in heaven, the Father, the Word (Son (John 1:1, 14)), and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. (1 John 5:7)
B. Three Persons Are Called God
1. The Father is God (Romans 1:7; Galatians 1:1; Matthew 6:9).
2. The Son is God (Isaiah 9:6; Psalms 110:1; Hebrews 1:8; Zech. 12:10; John 8:58, Mark 2:5-7; John 5:23; Colossians 2:9; Titus 2:13; )
3. The Holy Spirit is God
a. He has the names of God (God -1 Corinthians 3:16; Lord - 2 Corinthians 3:17;
b. He has the attributes of God (eternal – Hebrew 9:14; Omnipresence – Psalms 139:7; Omniscience -1 Corinthian 2:11; holiness – Ephesians 4:30;)
c. He performs the acts of God (creating – Genesis 1:2; Psalms 104:30; redeeming – Ephesians 4:30; doing miracles – Hebrews 2:4; giving Supernatural gifts – 1 Corinthians 12:4-11;)
d. He is associated with God in benedictions (2 Corinthians 13:14)
e. He is associated with God in prayers (Jude 1:20).
f. He has all the glory of God (2 Corinthians 3:18).
C. All Three are Distinct Persons
Person = one with a mind, will , and feeling (He can think, choose, and feel).
1. The Father is a Person
a. He has a mind (Matthew 6:32).
b. He can choose (Matthew 6:9-10).
c. He can feel (Genesis 6:6).
2. The Son is a Person
a. He has a mind (John 2:25).
b. He can choose (John 10:18).
c. He can feel (John 11:35).
3. The Holy Spirit is a Person
a. He has a mind (John 14:26).
b. He can choose (1 Corinthians 12:11).
c. He can feel (Ephesians 4:30).
D. Hence, there are three distinct Persons in one God = The Trinity.