I will also provide Scriptures proving that God’s Word is truth.
Also, I will show from Scripture how, down to the smallest grammatical mark, Jesus was meticulous about every word in the Bible.
Every so often, I find myself in a conversation with people who, while professing some sort of Christianity, deny that Jesus was/is God. In those encounters, I can easily come up with a few Bible verses that prove to my satisfaction the Deity of Jesus.
It appears to me that what some of these people have done is twist the words to fit their theology. They apparently started with a premise: Jesus was not God. Then they took every verse of Scripture that seemed to contradict their “belief” and conjured up logic to make the words say what they wanted them to say. It reminds me for all the world of what activist judges have done as they created a whole “doctrine” of “separation-of-church-and-state” where there is no law to support it. They want it to be true, so they find ways to explain it into being. If a person is clever enough, he or she could probably do the same thing starting with the phone book!
I’ve put together this list of Scriptures that prove to my satisfaction that Jesus was God, is God, and always will be God. I do so knowing that the unbelievers could probably explain away every one of them.
But here’s the deal: every one of us—including the unbelievers—will one day stand before the King of kings and be judged according to what we believed when we were alive in the flesh. Those unbelievers will be believers then… but it will be too late. I wouldn’t want to be them when that happens.
“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” (Matthew 1:23)
Jesus said to him, “It is written again, ”˜You shall not tempt the LORD your God.‘” (Matthew 4:7)
28 But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you. (Matthew 12:8,28)
And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.” (Matthew 28:18)
…saying, “Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You come to destroy us? I know who You are—the Holy One of God!” (Mark 1:24)
When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven you.“(Mark 2:5)
And the unclean spirits, whenever they saw Him, fell down before Him and cried out, saying, “You are the Son of God.” (Mark 3:11)
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1)
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)
The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming” (who is called Christ). “When He comes, He will tell us all things.” 26 Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am He.” (John 4:25~26)
Then they said to Him, “Where is Your Father?”
Jesus answered, “You know neither Me nor My Father. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also.” (John 8:19)
Then Jesus said to them, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things.(John 8:28)
Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.“(John 8:58)
“I and My Father are one.” (John 10:30)
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me“. (John 14:6)
7 “If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.”. (John 14:7)
8 Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.” (John 14:8)
9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ”˜Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works.11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.(John 14:9~11)
And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was. (John 17:5)
21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. 22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: 23 I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me. (John 17:21~23)
And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” (John 20:28)
“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.” (Matthew 24:35, Mark 13:31, Luke 21:33)
What words Won’t Pass Away?
For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures might have hope. (Romans 15:4)
Testimony Concerning the Son of God
6 This is he who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. 7 For there are three that testify: 8 the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree. 9 If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater, for this is the testimony of God that he has borne concerning his Son. 10 Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne concerning His Son. 11 And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. (1 John 5:6~12)
The Preeminence of Christ
15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 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. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. 18 And He is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything He might be preeminent. 19 For in Him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20 and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of His cross. (Colossians 1:15~20)
Alive in Christ
6 Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, 7 rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.
8 See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. 9 For in Him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, 10 and you have been filled in Him, who is the head of all rule and authority. 11 In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, 12 having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised with Him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised Him from the dead. 13 And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, 14 by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This He set aside, nailing it to the cross. 15 He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in Him. (Colossians 2:6~15)
The Supremacy of God’s Son
1 Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, 2 but in these last days He has spoken to us by His Son, whom He appointed the heir of all things, through whom also He created the world. 3 He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of His nature, and He upholds the universe by the word of His power. After making purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, 4 having become as much superior to angels as the name He has inherited is more excellent than theirs. (Hebrews 1:1~4)
18 But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. 19 You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and they shudder! (James 2:18~19)
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with Me. (Revelation 3:20)
Years ago, I was chatting with someone about the Bible. The person interrupted me, and said, “It’s useless to quote Scripture to me. It’s been passed along verbally for centuries, so it can’t possibly be accurate.”
Jesus Was Meticulous About Every Detail Of Scripture
“For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.” (Matthew 5:18)
“And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one tittle of the law to fail.“(Luke 16:17)
The people who deny that Jesus is God also deny that He is their salvation.
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6)
11 This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone. 12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:11~12)
8 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); 9 because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. 11 For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in Him will not be put to shame.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing His riches on all who call on Him. 13 For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10:8~13)
Notice: “for all time”: Past sins, Present sins, and Future sins
12 But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, He sat down at the right hand of God, 13 waiting from that time until His enemies should be made a footstool for His feet. 14 For by a single offering He has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified. (Hebrews 10:12~14)
There are also those who deny that God’s Word is true:
Bible Truth Sets You Free!!
31 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free “. (John 8:31~32)
14 I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15 I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. 19 And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth. (John 17:14~19)
Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. (Proverbs 30:5)