How we show by Scripture that Jesus is God.by Roy Burger on 01/24/13
I was at a Bible Study on Wednesday night when we had a new comer who made the Bible Study interesting because he had much to say and a lot of questions. He was witnessing to a Jehovah Witness and this person was showing him the Jesus is Michael the arch angel. He asked if anyone knew how to show that Jesus is God. I was surprise that nobody knew at the Bible Study so I walked everyone through it. Jehovah Witness use Daniel 12 1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. This is talking about the rapture of the first fruits. Let us to to Matthew 27 : : and since we are waiting on Jesus second coming, Jehovah Witness conclude that Michael the Arch Angel is Jesus Christ here in Daniel Chapter 12. Well we can see if their theory holds any water by comparing scripture with scripture. Let us go to John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. Here it is saying the Word was with God and the Word was God. We can say then the Word is God. Let us go to John 1; 10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. This here gives me the impression that these scriptures is talking about Jesus Christ. Let us go to John 1: 14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. Now we see that the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. We know Jesus was born of a Virgin and dwelt upon us. In verse 1 it says the Word was God meaning the Word is God and Jesus is the Word. We let us keep comparing scripture with scripture let us go to 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: Now if all things were made by Jesus Christ. That implies that Jesus Christ created Angels. Let not take my word for it. Let us compare scripture with scripture. Let us go to Colossians 1: 12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: 15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. We see verse 12 and 13 talking about God the father but verse 14 switches to Jesus. It is through Jesus Christ we have redemption through his blood. We see in verse 15 that he is the image of the invisible God. Jesus mentions many times in the four gospels that if you have seen me you have seen the father. He is the first born of all creature. That still make it Jesus Christ Verse 16 tells us that everything created in heaven and earth was created by Jesus Christ. 17 say by Jesus Christ all things consist. Verse 18 tells us he is head of the church and the first born of the dead or we say resurrection. How can Jesus Christ be Michael the Arc Angel when Jesus Christ created Michael the Arc Angel. Well let us keep comparing scripture with scripture. Let us go to Hebrew 1: 1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; 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; 4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. 5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? Here it repeats that Jesus Christ is the creator but it also say in verse 4 that he is much better than the angels meaning Jesus Christ is God. So scripture tells us that Jesus Christ is not an angel and that he is God the creator of heaven and earth. Let us go to our another scripture Let us go to Genesis 1: 1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. We know that Jesus Christ created the heaven and earth so by obvious conclusion Jesus Christ is God. So let us end with John 8: 51 Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. 52 Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death. 53 Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself? 54 Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God: 55 Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying. 56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad. 57 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? 58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. 59 Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by. We see here that Jesus is arguing with the Pharisees. He finally says that he talked with Abraham which is two thousands years before this time. They question how old he was because they knew he wasn’t even fifty. Then he states that before Abraham existed that I am. He referred himself as God. Verse 59 they pick up stones to stone him because he claimed himself as God. Philippians 2: 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal to God. Lucifer thought he was equal to God and God considered Lucifer sinning and Lucifer(Satan) was cast out of heaven with the third of then angels. So hopefully that helps to understand who Jesus Christ is God and the creator of heaven and earth, the one who gave himself up willing and died for our sins so that we may have eternal life through Jesus Christ.