Jesus Is God

Scriptural Evidence From the Book of John

By Charles F. Stanley
  • May 02, 2018

John’s gospel provides a picture of Jesus unlike any other place in Scripture. John’s answer to Christ’s identity is an affirmation that Jesus is God. And all the evidence that is required to prove this statement is found in God’s Word, particularly in the book of John. According to (John 1:1-5),
Jesus is the eternal God, Creator of everything, and source of life who was with God in the beginning.

Who did Jesus say He was?

  • “I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me” (John 10:14).
  • “I am the door of the sheep … if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved” (John 10:7-9).
  • “I and the Father are one” (John 10:30).
  • “He who sees Me sees the One who sent Me” (John 12:45).
  • “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life” (John 8:12).
  • “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me” (John 14:6).

What was Jesus’ relationship to God the Father?

  • “Let Us make man in Our image” (Gen. 1:26). The words “Us” and “Our” refer to the Trinity, which includes God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
  • “I and the Father are one” (John 10:30).
  • “If you knew Me, you would know My Father also” (John 8:19).
  • “I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you” (John 14:16-17). All three members of the Trinity are mentioned in this passage.
  • “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). John was testifying that Jesus was God in human flesh.
  • “All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being” (John 1:3). John identifies Him as the Creator, which is also supported by Genesis 1:26.
  • “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him” (Col. 1:15-17). Paul also affirms that Jesus is the Creator.
  •  “For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me” (John 6:38).
  • “I am in the Father and the Father is in Me” (John 14:11).
  • “The very works that I do—testify about Me, that the Father has sent Me” (John 5:36).
  • “I always do the things that are pleasing to Him” (John 8:29).

 

Jesus came that we might have life and have it abundantly (John 10:10). The Father sent Him to earth to walk in human flesh, face temptation without sin, and perform miracles that testified of His deity. Eventually He died on a cross to bear the punishment for our sins so that everyone who believes in Him could be forgiven and receive eternal life. And all of this was motivated by God’s love for us (John 3:16). Jesus is the only One who can save us from eternal condemnation. So what will you do with the truth about Him?

This article is adapted from the Sermon Notes for Dr. Stanley’s message “Is Jesus Christ God?”

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1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

2 He was in the beginning with God.

3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.

4 In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.

5 The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

14 I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me,

7 So Jesus said to them again, Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.

9 I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.

45 He who sees Me sees the One who sent Me.

12 Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life."

6 Jesus said to him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.

26 Then God said, Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."

19 So they were saying to Him, Where is Your Father?" Jesus answered, You know neither Me nor My Father; if you knew Me, you would know My Father also."

16 I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever;

17 that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.

3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.

15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.

16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities--all things have been created through Him and for Him.

17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.

38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.

11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me; otherwise believe because of the works themselves.

36 But the testimony which I have is greater than the testimony of John; for the works which the Father has given Me to accomplish--the very works that I do--testify about Me, that the Father has sent Me.

29 And He who sent Me is with Me; He has not left Me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to Him."

10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.

16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

30 I and the Father are one."

7 So Jesus said to them again, Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.

8 All who came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them.

9 I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.

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