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Verses which prove that YESHUA is called "God" in the Bible

We frequently hear people say YESHUA never claimed to be “God.” Those who made such affirmation must first ask themselves why was YESHUA crucified on the accusation of blasphemy? What blasphemy did he utter?

  • Mark 2:5-7 "When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven. But some of the scribes were sitting there and thinking in their hearts, Why does this man speak like this? He is blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?”

  • John 5:18 "Because of this, the Jews tried all the harder to kill Him. Not only was He breaking the Sabbath, but He was even calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God."

  • John 10:30-33 "I and the Father are one... At this, the Jews again picked up stones to stone Him... We are not stoning You for any good work,” said the Jews, “but for blasphemy, because You, who are a man, declare Yourself to be God."

Before continuing reading, please take these points into consideration ....

 

1. YESHUA is not the product of a sexual relationship between Mary and Joseph, but rather a supernatural entity analogous to human beings, who entered creation through Mary. His conception is mysterious.

 

2. YESHUA was called "Son of Man" by reason of his human incarnation which required a great degree of humiliation. This didn't take away from his divinity but required the addition of a weak and corruptible human body until YAHWEH's divine plan was accomplished on the cross. The verse below emphasizes the equality between God the Father and the Son, as well as the submission of YESHUA when He assumed the role of a subordinate by temporarily giving up His divine nature.

  • Philippians 2:6-8 "Who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped. but emptied Himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to death—even death on a cross." |Berean Standard Bible|

  • who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. |NASB 1977|

  • Although he was in the form of God and equal with God, he did not take advantage of this equality. 7Instead, he emptied himself by taking on the form of a servant, by becoming like other humans, by having a human appearance. 8He humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, death on a cross. |GOD'S WORD® Translation|

 

3. When the Bible speak of YESHUA as the firstborn of creation, it's not talking about an alleged beginning of his physical existence, but rather referring to his supremacy.

Here's a list of verses that are rarely mentioned in mainstream Christian teachings. We ask you to carefully read each verses listed below and think in spirit in order to discern the wisdom we are trying to communicate.  

 

The Bible declares:

Matthew 28:19 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit” 

To help you in your analysis...

In this verse, YESHUA asks to baptize "In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit". In a proper spelling, if there is a plurality we would read "In the names of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit". Some would say "In the name of" is a fixed expression and the plural does not apply. However, when the author of the book of Matthew wrote this verse in Greek around 85 CE, he was saying something that had never been said before and the concept of a fixed expression did not yet apply.  Now, we read in Acts 2:38 “Peter replied, Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ”. Why in this verse Peter does not say to baptize "in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost", but only "in the name of "Jesus Christ"? Did Peter make a mistake?

 

Ok, let's expand our reasoning a step further...

According to the etymology of words, ELOHIM is the plural of the Hebrew word "EL" or "Eloah" (God). Although sometimes used with a small "e" to refer to other deities, the term ELOHIM with a capital "E" refers to a Plural of majesty. In other words, ELOHIM is a plurality, He's not just God but He is "GODS (God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit)". Note how when the title ELOHIM is used in reference to the Supreme God of the universe, it is very often preceded by the article HA-, which means, in combination. Thus in Hebrew they say HA-ELOHIM to refer to the God of the universe.
 

We now understand that the author of the book of Matthew was using the expression "the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit" as a title and he was asking to baptize in the name of ELOHIM. In this same context, when we say "In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit" we are actually saying "In the name of ELOHIM."

 

In Matthew 28:19, YESHUA was calling for baptism in the name of ELOHIM. Therefore, in Acts 3:38, Peter was not mistaken, when he said baptize "in the name of Jesus Christ," he was referring to one of the indivisible Godhead of ELOHIM.

 

The Bible declares:

Hebrews 1:8-11 "But about the Son He says: “Your throne, O God, endures forever and ever, and justice is the scepter of Your kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, Your God, has anointed You above Your companions with the oil of joy"

To help you in your analysis...

In this scripture, God the Father (YAHWEH) is addressing God the Son (YESHUA), and He Himself vehemently proclaims the co-equality in the Godhead, between the Father and the Son. Note that this co-equality is repeated in the verse below.

  • Psalms 45:3-8 "Strap your sword at your side, O mighty warrior; appear in your majesty and splendor. In your splendor ride forth in victory on behalf of truth and humility and justice; may your right hand show your awesome deeds. Your arrows pierce the hearts of the king’s foes; the nations fall beneath your feet. Your throne, O God, endures forever and ever, and justice is the scepter of Your kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has anointed you above your companions with the oil of joy.

 

The meaning of these verses is that there is only one throne in the heavenly court on which ELOHIM (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) is seated and He rules over all creation, both angelic and human, in heaven and on earth. By calling the Son "God", YAHWEH emphasizes the supreme dominion and sovereign authority of the Son who sits on the same throne as the Father. The one with whom YAHWEH the Father shares His throne must inevitably be equal to Himself. 

  • John 10:30 "I and the Father are one."

 

The Bible also highlights the fact that YESHUA brought forth the creation of the world.

  • Ephesians 3:9 "And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:."

  • Colossians 1:15-17 "The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in Him all things were created, things 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. 17He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together."

 

The Bible declares:

Esaïe 44:6 "Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God. And who, as I, shall call, and shall declare it, and set it in order for me, since I appointed the ancient people? and the things that are coming, and shall come, let them shew unto them."

To help you in your analysis...

To start off, the conjunction "and" is not used as an addition, but rather as a coordinant, indicating that they have the same status or function. In this verse, YAHWEH (the LORD) and YESHUA (the LORD of hosts) speak to us simultaneously. But notice that they do not say "WE ARE..." but ELOHIM (The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit) speaks as One. Here are some verses to help you better discern what is written.

 

In the following verses, the Bible clearly states that YESHUA is the LORD of hosts, the Holy One of Israel, and the redeemer.

  • Revelation 19:11-13 "Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. He has eyes like blazing fire, and many royal crowns on His head. ... He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and His name is The Word of God. The armies of heaven, dressed in fine linen, white and pure, follow Him on white horses..."

  • Isaiah 47:4 "Our Redeemer— the LORD of Hosts is His name— is the Holy One of Israel."

However, in this next verse, the Bible reveals that YAHWEH himself is also the Holy One of Israel and the Redeemer and besides him there is no other God. 

  • Isaiah 43:3-12 "For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior .... Before Me no god was formed, and after Me none will come. I, yes I, am the LORD, and there is no Savior but Me. I alone decreed and saved and proclaimed..."

We then understand that YAHWEH and YESHUA both are: the LORD of hosts, the Holy One of Israel and the Redeemer.

In Revelation 1:18, YESHUA echoes what ELOHIM has said in Isaiah 44:6, by stating He is the first and the last that is to say the Alpha and the Omega.

  • Revelation 1:17-18 "I am the First and the Last. the Living One. I was dead, and behold, now I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of Death and of Hades."

 

Here's a blatant biblical proof that YESHUA has indeed declared himself to be "God".

The Bible declares:

  • John 5: 21-23: “For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whom He wishes. Furthermore, the Father judges no one, but has assigned all judgment to the Son, so that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.”

 

To help you in your analysis...

This scripture stresses that giving life is the prerogative of ELOHIM. Just as the Father is the source of life, the Son is also the giver of life, for they both have equal sovereign power to grant spiritual life or physical life to the dead, by the power of the Holy Spirit. The Son has the infallible ability to raise the dead. This ability is equal to that of the Father and the Holy Spirit.

  • 2 Corinthians 1:9 "Indeed, we felt we were under the sentence of death, in order that we would not trust in ourselves, but in God, who raises the dead."

  • Romans 8:11 "And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit, who lives in you."

 

John 5:21-23 also stresses that the authority to judge has been delegated to the Son by the Father. We find this same authority in the following verses:

  • John 5: 26-27 "For as the Father has life in Himself, so also He has granted the Son to have life in Himself. And He has given Him authority to execute judgment, because He is the Son of Man."

  • Matthew 28:18 "Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me."

 

If the greatest honor we can give to God the Father is to elevate him to the rank of Supreme God, then Jesus proclaimed himself to be God for he made himself equal to the Father by demanding the same honor as the Father. 

There are those who know of the Scriptures and there are those who discern the Scriptures. There are those who read with the eyes and there are those who read with the spirit. There is the Jesus of the imagination and there is the Jesus of the Bible. 

  • 1 Corinthians 2:14 “ The natural man does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God. For they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.”

  • John 8:24 "That is why I told you that you would die in your sins. For unless you believe that I am He, you will die in your sins"

  • Isaiah 46:9 "For I am God, and there is no other;I am God, and there is none like Me"

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