Lesson 9 The Deity of CHRIST
JESUS CHRIST received worship due only to GOD
John 9:38 And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him.
In this passage the man healed of blindness recognized the SAVIOUR.
Luke 4:8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
To worship anyone or anything but the LORD GOD is a terrible sin.
When JESUS accepted worship HE was saying to the world “I AM THE LORD.”
JESUS accepted the testimony of Thomas.
John 20:28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My LORD and my God.
If Thomas had made a mistake, JESUS would have corrected it.
Thomas had told the truth because JESUS was the LORD GOD, the eternal pre-extent ONE.
The fact of JESUS´ resurrection.
This is the strongest argument supporting the belief that JESUS is GOD.
Romans 1:4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
This verse specifically states that resurrection declares JESUS as the SON of GOD: If JESUS were a fake, a liar, an impostor or just a mere man, GOD would have left HIM in the grave until the day of the final judgment and condemned HIM to hell. According to Romans 6:4, it was GOD the FATHER who raised JESUS from the dead.
Romans 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
GOD the FATHER proclaims to the world the deity of CHRIST.
We must conclude that JESUS is GOD since HE possesses the ten exclusive attribute of GOD:
The five works of GOD are ascribed by JESUS CHRIST.
4. Raising the dead.
John 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Hebrews 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high:
Luke 7:48 And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.
John 6.39 And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.
John 5:22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: