The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is eternal God. As a member of the Trinity, He is co-equal with God the Father and with God the Holy Spirit. That is, He has the same essence as God the Father. (See Topic: Essence of God) Jesus Christ has all of the divine attributes that God the Father has, including :

  • Eternity -- ISA. 9:6; MICAH 5:2; JOHN 1:1,2; 8:58.
  • Immutability -- HEB. 1:10-12, (CF. MAL. 3:6 AND PS. 102:25-27); HEB. 13:8
  • Omnipotence -- PHIL. 3:21; REV. 1:8; I COR. 15:25
  • Omniscience -- JOHN 2:25; 6:64; 10:15; 21:17.
  • Omnipresence -- EPH. 1:23; JOHN 14:23 (CF. LEV. 26:12); MT. 18:20;
  • Life -- JOHN 1:4; 5:26; 10:10; 14:6; HEB. 7:16.
  • Truth -- JOHN 14:6; REV. 3:7
  • Righteousness -- LUKE 1:35; JOHN 6:69; HEB. 7:26
  • Love -- JOHN 13:1,34; I JOHN 3:16.

In addition, the prerogatives of deity are ascribed to Jesus Christ :

  • He is the creator of all things, JN. 1:3,10; COL. 1:16; HEB. 1:10.
  • He is the preserver of all things, HEB. 1:3; COL. 1:17.
  • He pardons sins, LUKE 5:24; COL. 3:13.
  • He raised the dead, and He will raise the dead, II COR. 1:9; JOHN 5:21 JOHN 5:28,29; 11:25
  • He rewards the saints, II COR. 5:10
  • The judgment of the world is committed to Him, JN 5:22; REV. 20:12
  • Worship belonging only to God is freely rendered to Christ: JOHN 5:22; LUKE 24:52; I COR. 1:2; JOHN 14:13,14.

JOHN 5:18-23 expresses the equality of Jesus Christ with the Father.

v 18, equal in being

v 19, equal in works (what the Father does, the Son does)

v 21, equal in power (in terms of giving life)

v 22, equal in authority,

v 23, equal in honor.


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