This is a huge question that can have a tremendous impact on your life and the lives of others, especially if the answer is yes. There are multiple viewpoints out there (no way to cover all of them in this post) that view Jesus as a good person, an awesome prophet, a healer, a demon possessed man, a crazy fool, or even a made up story. However, what if He is God? If He is God, that changes everything that you have ever heard about Him and begs the question…what does that mean for you?
Let’s look and see what the Bible has to say about Jesus.
The Word Was God
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him was not any thing made that was made.” – John 1:1-3
The Bible is clear in John where it states that Jesus was in the beginning, He was with His heavenly Father (God), and He was actually God. John also states in John 1:14 that the Word he is referencing to is in fact Jesus. I know that may sound confusing since I’m referencing multiple God’s, but I am talking about the Trinity (God, Jesus, Holy Spirit) which is another post for another time. Jesus even references the Trinity in Matthew 18:19-20.
Christ Is Lord Of All
“For by Him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” – Colossians 1:16-17
Paul is making it very clear that Christ is Lord of all. Everything holds together in Jesus and all things were created through Him. I’m not making a case that I understand how all of this works (because I am not God), but we must trust the reliability of Scripture since it’s God’s very Word to us and believe just how obvious it is that Jesus is God.
It’s also referenced how all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell in Him and how we can be reconciled to God through what Christ has done for us on the Cross (Colossians 1:19-20).
Jesus Is Called God In The Bible
The entire chapter of Hebrews 1 discusses the supremacy of Jesus. In Hebrews 1:8, God is actually saying these words to Jesus:
“But of the Son He says, Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom.”
Another area where Jesus is referenced to being God and Savior is in 2 Peter 1:1.
It’s hard to read these multiple areas of Scripture and deny that Jesus is God. Even with Jesus Himself referencing that He is the Alpha and Omega (Revelation 1:8), it’s just further proof that He is in fact, God.
What Does This Mean For You?
Since the Bible says that Jesus is God, how does this apply to you? Because of what He has done on the Cross, the fact that all things are created in Him and for Him and that He holds all things together, and that He is the beginning and the end, I hope you are encouraged that He is God. Praise Him for everything! The fact that Jesus died for all your past, present, and future sins and gives you the opportunity to have a relationship with Him is amazing. However, you do have to make a choice.
With Jesus being God, we can only be for Him or against Him. There is no such thing as a middle ground. When He returns (and He will), every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord forever. The difference is that His followers (His children) will be with Him for all eternity as this happens and the ones who are against Him…will be separated from Him for all eternity in hell. That is why the choice is so critical for us to make before He returns. There no longer will be a choice at that time.
He is worth it. He is everything. He is the answer to all the problems you have (sin). He is the comforter for all the ways you are hurting (sin). He is the satisfaction you won’t find anywhere else as you make those things your “god” (sin). Whether you are poor, rich, popular, or hated, Jesus is for everyone and salvation is available to all. You just have to make the choice.
Here are other Frequently Asked Questions and how the Bible answers them.