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Question 5: Is Jesus Really God?

Jesus is ascribed the Honors, Attributes, Names, Deeds and Seat of God in the same way they are ascribed to the Father. Don Veinot speaks in part 5 of Explore God.

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Study Notes

What Saith the Scripture – Who is the Creator?

What Key Names did God reveal early on?

Did God have assistance from assistant?

What did the prophets predict about God?

Recap

What does the New Testament say about Jesus Christ?

Applying the text

The one thing Scripture declares about God which we must confess to be saved is that the Son is YHWH. Philippians 2:10-11 tells us that everyone will make that confession. Those who make it in this life will spend eternity with God. Those who wait will be eternally separated from God after their acknowledgement.

Passages cited:

-You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life. (John 5:39; ESV)

-In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1; ESV)

-These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens. (Genesis 2:4; ESV)

-This is a history of the heavens and the earth in the time they were created, in the day that Jehovah God made earth and heaven. (Genesis 2:4 NWT)

-This is what Jehovah says, your Repurchaser,
Who formed you since you were in the womb:
“I am Jehovah, who made everything.
I stretched out the heavens by myself,l And I spread out the earth.
Who was with me? (Isaiah 44:24 NWT)

-When the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” Then he said, “Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” And he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God (Exodus 3:4-6 ESV)

-Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” God said to Moses, “I am who I am.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘I am has sent me to you.’” (Exodus 3:13-14 ESV)

-Then God said once more to Moses:
 “This is what you are to say to the Israelites, ‘Jehovah the God of your forefathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, and this is how I am to be remembered from generation to generation. (Exodus 3:15 NWT)

-“Hey there, Zion! Make your escape, you who are dwelling with the daughter of Babylon. For this is what Jehovah of armies has said, ‘following after [the] glory he has sent me to the nations that were despoiling YOU people; for he that is touching YOU is touching my eyeball. For I am waving my hand against them, and they will have to become to their slaves.’ And you will certainly know that Jehovah of armies himself has sent me. Cry out loudly and rejoice, O daughter of Zion; for here I am coming, and I will reside in the midst of you,” is the utterance of Jehovah. And many nations will certainly become joined to Jehovah in that day and they will actually become my people; and I will reside in the midst you. And you will have to know that Jehovah of armies himself has sent me to you. And Jehovah will certainly take possession of Judah as his portion upon the holy ground, and he must yet choose Jerusalem. Keep silence, all flesh, before Jehovah, for he has aroused himself from his holy dwelling. (Zechariah 2:7-13; NWT)

-Then I said to them: “If it is good in YOUR eyes, give [me] my wages; but if not, refrain.” And they proceeded to pay my wages, thirty pieces of silver.  At that Jehovah said to me: “Throw it into the treasury—the majestic value with which I have been valued from their standpoint.” Accordingly, I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw it into the treasury at the house of Jehovah. (Zechariah 11:12-13; NWT)

-And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and pleas for mercy, so that, when they look on me, on him whom they have pierced, they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only child, and weep bitterly over him, as one weeps over a firstborn. (Zechariah 12:10; ESV)

-And Jehovah will certainly go forth and war against those nations as in the day of warring, in the day of fight. And his feet will actually stand upon mountain of the olive trees, which is in front of Jerusalem, on the east; and the mountain of the olive trees must be split at its middle, from the rising to the west. (Zechariah 14:3-4)

-All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. (John 1:3 ESV)

-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. (Colossians 1:16 ESV)

-This was why the Jews were seeking all the more to kill him, because not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God. (John 5:18 ESV)

-Your father Abraham rejoiced that he would see my day. He saw it and was glad.” So the Jews said to him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?” Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.” (John 8:56-58 ESV)

-Then one of the twelve, whose name was Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What will you give me if I deliver him over to you?” And they paid him thirty pieces of silver. And from that moment he sought an opportunity to betray him. (Matthew 26:14-16; ESV)

-Then when Judas, his betrayer, saw that Jesus was condemned, he changed his mind and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders (Matthew 27:3; ESV)

-So the Jews said to him, “What sign do you show us for doing these things?” Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” The Jews then said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will you raise it up in three days?” But he was speaking about the temple of his body. When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the Scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken. (John 2:18-22; ESV)

-Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen. “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” (Revelation 1:7-8, ESV)

-…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. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” 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. For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10:9-13; ESV)

-And everyone who calls on the name of Jehovah will be saved (Joel 2:32; NWT)