So here we go again, another article about Christ and His deity and if you’re thinking this, please, read further because this is one of the most important aspects in understanding Christ. There have been many discussions that I have had with different people about Christ and whether or not He was God in the physical form of man and when you conduct further research, much is discovered about how deep such rejections go. For many Christians, there is no doubt that Christ is God but there are many different denominations and doctrines that deny Christ as deity. In denying that Christ is God, however, these people also reject what the Holy Bible says about Christ but also, they reject the very claims of Christ, Himself.

To answer this question, we must not look to what man says but rather, what scripture says. As Christians, if you do not look first to what scripture says but explore the different explanations of man then you seriously have to look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself “where is your heart?” Scripture reads: “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Matthew 6:21). If your heart is where man is then you are not bought into Christ and are not of Christ as you are, at best, lukewarm: “So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth” (Revelation 3:16). In other words, Christ does not want you to be on the fence as He wants you to be sold out and on fire for Him rather than this world.

This is such a deep topic and there is so much evidence throughout scripture about Christ and His real nature and identity as well as for His deity so for time’s sake, let’s focus not on His identity so much but hone in on both His claim and role as deity. First and foremost, what should be clear to every Christian is that there is one God and this should be forefront regardless of the belief of Christ’s deity. There is only one God and we are told different times in scripture that we are to worship only one God and we are to have no other gods before Him (9 Timothy 2:4; Isaiah 44:6; Deuteronomy 6:4; Exodus 20:3). While this is simple, there is a big problem that comes from just adhering to the title God because God is only a position.

When I said this topic is rather deep, I was not underestimating the depth of this topic as we can discuss this for hours and hours but I want to simply this the best I can as it’s an extremely important understanding. Again, we know that there is only one God so the Christian faith is monotheistic but when we begin to discuss the Trinity then people are confused because three would equal a polytheistic belief system. This would be correct but the Trinity is not three persons and this is the importance of understanding who, not what, God is: “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen” (Matthew 28:18-20).

It’s significant to note that Christ says in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost because He points to all three forms of the Trinity, as one, rather than just referring to one part of the Trinity. Christ, on different occasions, pointed to His deity explaining “I and My Father are one” (John 10:30) which is crucial because Christ was saying that they are one in the same rather than one family or one group as I have heard others try to explain it. Remember, Christ was not bashful to say something while He was on Earth and His word is clear on this and because God does not change, His word stands just as true today as it did then which is why we should always be within God’s word whether it’s a paperback Bible, the electronic Bible, Biblical software, and on and on. It’s not important what source you are using as long as you are in the word.

Isaiah 7:14 reads “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, And shall call his name Immanuel” and this should be cross referenced with Matthew 1:23 that foretells the same event: “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” This is an important link where God the Father and God the Son are one in the same and John 14:26 goes a step further, adding “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” In other words, we see the God of the Bible as three persons in one. Not three persons as three different entities which would be an example of polytheism and this is where the triune God comes from which Jeremiah described Christ as the only true Creator!

Last but certainly not least is the co-eternal feature of the Father, the Son, and The Holy Ghost or if this was a math class, J3: Jesus to the Third Power. We know the Father is eternal as He has always been here since the beginning of time. He is the creator of all things and because God’s name is Christ, we know that Christ is eternal, as well: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). When we dig a little deeper into scripture, we see that the Holy Ghost is eternal, as well: “How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?” (Hebrews 9:14). Therefore, again, Christ proclaimed His deity many different times throughout scripture and His deity was foretold before Christ was born, before His ministry on Earth, and before His death, resurrection, and ascension into Heaven and with this, it’s easy to conclude that God’s name is Jesus Christ or Immanuel: God with Us!

In other words, we see the God of the Bible as three persons in one. Not three persons as three different entities which would be an example of polytheism and this is where the triune God comes from which Jeremiah described Christ as the only true Creator!”

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Written by Billy Ray Parrish


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