WHO IS JESUS CHRIST? WHO IS LIKE GOD?
The Bible is clear that there is no one like God, yet Jesus Christ is given ALL of the titles, attributes and glory ascribed to God alone…
Ex. 15:11 “Who is like Thee among the gods, O lord? Who is like Thee, majestic in holiness, awesome in praises, working wonders?
Isaiah 45:5-6 “I am the Lord, and there is no other, besides ME, there is no God....there is no one besides Me. I am the Lord and there is no other. The One forming light and creating darkness, causing well-being and creating calamity, I am the Lord who does all these.
Isaiah 45:21...And there is no other God besides Me a righteous God and a Savior, there is none except Me.”
Isaiah 44:6-7 There is no God besides Me. And who is like Me?
Isaiah 46:5 To whom would you liken Me and make Me equal and compare Me, that we should be alike?
John 12:44-45 When you see Jesus you see God
John 14:10 Father abides IN Jesus. (they are one)
Hebrews 1:3 Jesus is the radiance of His Glory, exact representation of His nature
(The words “exact representation” are the same words used to describe a signet ring used by a king for making a stamped impression in hot wax, exactly duplicating what is on the ring in the wax)
Jesus as Creator:
NOTE: Creation is uniquely ascribed to God alone. No other creature or being can create Life and the world out of nothing except God..
God is CREATOR:
Genesis 1:26 Notice God says Let “US” and “OUR” ---PLURAL
Jesus is CREATOR: ALL things came into being through Him (Christ), and apart from Him NOTHING came into being that has come into being. John 1:3
1 Cor 8:6
Colossians 1:16-17 ALL things are created by and for Jesus Christ
Ephesians 1:10 ALL things are summed up in Christ
Colossians 1:20 ALL things are reconciled to Christ
WORSHIP ASCRIBED TO JESUS:
The Word of God demands that we worship ONLY God and no other!
Exodus 34:14 Exodus 20:3,5 Deut. 4:24 Worship ONLY God
Acts 10:25 Peter refuses worship when given to him
Revelation 19:10 the angel refuses worship; says “worship God”
Revelation 22:8-9 angel refuses worship by John
Hebrews 1:7 God commands worship of Jesus by angels
John 9:38 Matt 2:11 Jesus receives worship without protest or hesitation
Revelation 5:12-14 all of heaven worships the lamb slain (Jesus)
John 5:23 We must honor the Son even as (in the same way as) we honor the Father (Read ALL of John chapter 5)
Revelation 4:8-10 Rev. 5:9-14 equal worship to God and the Lamb
Phillipians 2:11 every knee will bow to Jesus, willingly or unwillingly, ALL will bow
Isaiah 42:8 God will not give His glory to another
John 12:41 Isaiah saw Jesus’ glory and spoke of him in Isaiah 6:3 (He spoke of God)
John 17:5 Jesus asks for God to restore the glory HE had before the world began
Revelation 4:11 Revelation 5:13,14
LIFE: God alone is the source of life
Genesis 2:7 God breathed life (is the source of life) God has life in Himself
John 5:26 Jesus claims the same quality—self-existence
John 11:25 Jesus claims to be THE resurrection and THE life
John 5:21 the Son gives life to whomever He wishes and raises the dead
Romans 4:17 God gives life to the dead
John 6:40,44 Jesus will raise men up on the last day
John 5:21 the Father raises the dead
John 14:6 The LIFE (not “A” life, but “THE” life) the very essence of Life
John 17:3 This IS eternal life: to know God and Jesus (put on God and Jesus one qual terms)
John 6:48 Jesus IS the bread of life come down from heaven
Colossians 3:4 Christ who is our LIFE
John 20:31 Have life in HIS name (Jesus)
TITLES ASCRIBED TO JESUS:
FIRST AND LAST:
Revelation 1:8, 17
Isaiah 43:10-11 No God before me or after me
2 Samuel 22:32
1 Cor. 10:4
Isaiah 43:3, 10,11 No Savior besides ME
Isaiah 49:26 I, the Lord, am your Savior
Luke 2:11 a Savior, Christ the Lord
2 Tim 1:10
2 Peter 1:11
Psalms 24:8 King of Glory
1 Timothy 6:15 King of Kings
Genesis 1:3 God is the source of light
Acts 4:12 Jesus is the ONLY name by which to be saved
SEARCHER OF THE HEART:
1 Samuel 16:7
1 Kings 8:39 Only God can judge
John 16:30 Jesus knows all things
Phillipians 2:5-11 EVERY created tongue will confess Jesus as Lord
Revelation 19:16 Lord of Lords
Revelation 17:14 Lord of Lords, King of Kings
All of the titles and attributes ascribed to GOD in the Old Testament are ascribed and given to Jesus Christ in the New Testament.
"Not one recognized religious leader, not Moses, Paul, Buddha, Mohammed, Confucius, etc., has ever claimed to be God; that is, with the exception of Jesus Christ. Christ is the only religious leader who has ever claimed to be deity and the only individual ever who has convinced a great portion of the world that He is God." - Thomas Schultz
There is NOTHING in which the Son is inferior, lessor or is lacking when compared to the Father. They both possess ALL of the attributes of God: Omniscience, Omnipresence, and Omnipotent power. There is not ONE power, title or ability which the Father has which Jesus does not also possess. ALL of the titles, powers and acts attributed to Jehovah God, the Father, in the OLD Testament, are given to Jesus in the NEW.
The submission of the Son to the Father is one of RELATIONSHIP only and not one of hierarchy or degree of power and authority. To say that Jesus is NOT equal to the Father or that He is NOT God is gross error and is clearly refuted by hundreds of Scriptures. Throughout Scripture, the Father and the Son share dual authority and power and receive dual honor and glory.
"Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: ‘I am the first and I am the last, And there is no God besides Me' Isa 44:6 (God, Jehovah, the Father is speaking here)
"I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty." Rev 1:8 (Jesus is speaking).
Isaiah clearly states that there is NONE like God. “To whom will ye liken me, and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be like?......... I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me.” (Isa 46:5-9.) Yet Paul said Jesus is the EXACT likeness of God possessing ALL the fullness of Deity in a human body. Was Paul contradicting Isaiah?
Why does Christ present the church unto HIMSELF, not to the Father? Eph 5:27
ALL power has been given to Him (Jesus) Matt 28:18
So what power does the Father now possess?
Jesus is the head over ALL rule and authority Col 2:10
(What is the Father ruling over?)
For OF Him, and THROUGH Him, and TO Him (CHRIST) are ALL things.." . Rom 11:36
ALL things were created by HIM and FOR Him--John 1:3 IF Jesus was merely an "agent", then He would have been creating FOR the Father. But Scripture He created for HIMSELF. HE (Jesus Christ) must have the pre-eminence (first place) in ALL things Col 1:17 (That is what FIRSTBORN means in the Greek).
ALL Judgment is given to the Son. The Father judges no one –John 5:22
ALL of the dead are raised by the Son in the last day. John 6:54
Jesus gives life to whom HE wishes—John 5:21 (He is self-existent--THE Life)
“If you have seen me, you have seen the Father”. John 14:9
ALL WORSHIP IS ASCRIBED TO JESUS:
God commanded that we worship ONLY God and no other! That is the FIRST commandment! Exodus 34:14 Exodus 20:3,5 Deut. 4:24
Every knee will bow to HIM (JESUS) and every tongue confess HE is Lord—(Phil 2:10). Yet the Father said in Isa 45:23 “I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That UNTO ME unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.”
Yet, God commands worship of Jesus by all of the angels Hebrews 1:7
Jesus received worship from Thomas without protest or hesitation. If He was not God He would have rebuked Thomas. (John 9:38 Matt 2:11)
ALL of heaven worships the lamb slain (Jesus) (Rev 5:12-14)
Jesus said, we MUST honor the Son even as (in the same way as) we honor the Father.(John 5:23). The Jews understood WHAT He was saying, because they tried to kill Him for the blasphemy of making Himself EQUAL WITH GOD.
."He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him" John 5:23
"Christ--in the Old Testament concealed and in the New Testament revealed."