Jesus is God
by Brian Price 4/26/10

"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." - Matthew 1:23

The foundation to Christianity not only is the belief that there is a God, but also that Jesus is God.

In this article, I shall not have to give so much as my opinions, as I will the word of God. I pretty much don't have to speak much. But I will show you simply by scripture, without altering it by any means, that Jesus is the Son of God, being equal to his Father.

Starting from the very first book of Genesis.

"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth." - Genesis 1:26
The book of Genesis perhaps is the oldest book of the Bible. Since Moses wrote the book, that would mean that the book was written around 1480 B.C. That makes the book roughly about 3,000 years old. If not older. To give you an idea how old that is, consider the following:

1. King Solomon had not yet built the Temple in Jerusalem, which not be for about another 450 years in 1004 B.C., which was 674 years before Alexander the Great started conquering for Greece, and approximately 1,000 years before the birth of Jesus.

By using the Bible as our basis for history, we find that the creation happened somewhere around 4,000 B.C., which would make the earth approximately 6,000 years old. History, archeology, and scientific research (such as the burn rate of the sun, cosmic dust on the moon, and the population rate of humans) all agree with this approximate number of 6,000 years.

Now, if you'll notice in the scripture above, which by the way was written approximately 1,560 years before the gospel of John, it says that God said, "Let us make man in OUR image..." Obviously, this verse implies that more than one person are involved in the creation of man, though the word God is singular.

But then notice the very next verse:

"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; MALE AND FEMALE CREATED HE THEM." - Genesis 1:27
So here you have the preceding verse telling us that God (which includes more than one individual) is creating man, which though the word is singular, consisted of a man and a woman. So the scripture just told us that God created him (man), or more specifically, them (man and woman). The two (man and woman) are one.

Hence the following verse:

"Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: AND THEY SHALL BE ONE FLESH." - Genesis 2:24
Likewise, when reading in Genesis about the creation of man, we see then another verse in the New Testament which gives us insight into who this "us" is that the Bible is refering to when speaking of God.
"For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one." - 1 John 5:7
Now this verse will not appear in your Bible if you have an New International Version (NIV) Bible, or New American Standard Bible (NASB). The reason why is because someone along the line of history removed this verse (Read Answers to Your Bible Version Questions by David Daniels from www.chick.com for more). But this verse has stood the test of time through the preserved word of God contained in the King James Version.

You may be saying to yourself, "Well there's a lot of controversy surrounding that verse." But friend, if you'll look in the scriptures, God confirms that this verse ought to be here, and that it is part of the original manuscripts.

"I and my Father are one." - John 10:30

"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost..." - Matthew 28:19

These verses are in fact in your NIV or NASB, as well as in the King James Version.

So what about the "us" in Genesis? What does that mean? Well, take a look at the other verses which contains this same usage of the word.

"Behold, the man is become as one of us..." - Genesis 3:22

"And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, LET US go down, and there confound their language..." - Genesis 11:6-7

"And I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" - Isaiah 6:8

To quite the dismay of many skeptics, this verse in Genesis where God creates man emphatically refers to the Godhead, and not to angels.

So you can see that Jesus was in the beginning with God the Father even as far back as the book of Genesis.

Now let's look at some other verses which, I think, plainly declare that Jesus is God, the LORD, JEHOVAH, the Holy One of Israel, the Alpha and Omega.

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." - Isaiah 9:6

"The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool." - Psalms 110:1

"Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre. Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows." - Psalms 45:6-7

"Behold the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS." - Jeremiah 23:5-6

"I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. And there was given him diminion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed." - Daniel 7:13-14

"And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise." - Luke 23:42-43

"And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God." - John 20:28

"...the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ." - Titus 2:13

"...all our fathers were under the cloud... and did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ." - 1 Corinthians 10:4

"Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee." - Deuteronomy 32:18

"Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel..." - Isaiah 44:6

"And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS." - Matthew 27:37

"Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am." - John 8:58

"And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you." - Exodus 3:14

"And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him." - Luke 9:35

"I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee." - Psalms 2:7

"I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty." - Revelation 1:8

"And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect." - Genesis 17:1

Jesus said, "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." - Matthew 5:48

Oh Jew or Gentile, know ye that the LORD, he is God. He is Jesus.

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