2 PLACES IN THE BIBLE THAT TEACH JESUS IS GOD by Caleb Wait for Core Christianity
Jesus of Nazareth carries many titles; an enlightened teacher, a wise sage, the most famous figure in history, the list goes on. Regardless if one is a follower of his teaching, he is admired by the world. However, our view of Jesus can often be obscured by his universal admiration and the normalization of Judeo-Christian values in the culture. We are so used to seeing his words embroidered on decorative tapestries that it is easier to see him as a good example than it is to grasp the significance of who this carpenter from Nazareth claimed to be; namely, God.
There are many Bible passages that teach us the deity of Christ (cf. John 1:1; John 1:18; John 20:28; Romans 9:5; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 1:8; 2 Peter 1:1), however, I will primarily focus on passages that showcase how Jesus shares the same role as God.
Human-Agent, or God-Man?
Something astounding in Jesus’ ministry is that he accomplishes what God the Father promised to accomplish. In Isaiah 45:5-7, it says,
I am the LORD, and there is no other, besides me there is no God; I equip you, though you do not know me, that people may know, from the rising of the sun and from the west, that there is none besides me; I am the LORD, and there is no other. I form light and create darkness; I make well-being and create calamity; I am the LORD, who does all these things.