In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1
Well, there is much debate concerning this issue amongst religions, but all the Bible says concerning this issue is Truth and very much Biblical. Nothing in the Bible is debateable. Error has crept into churches and many false religions believe what the creators of their religions believe, therefore they believe the lies created by man himself and do not believe what the Bible has to say on this important doctrine. Not only do they believe Jesus is not God or the Son of God, they have other foolish beliefs that relate to Christ being not God or the Son of God. It is like saying there is no God. If you do not believe there is a God, see Psalms 14:1 which says ‘ The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
Just a quick look on what some religions believe then I will give you many scriptures that you can look up and study and see why Jesus Christ is and always has been the Son of God and also God Himself.
Christian Science says, “The virgin mother conceived this idea of God and gave to her the idea the name of Jesus. "
Spiritualism says, “Jesus was not divine. He is now an advanced spirit in the sixth sphere. He never claimed to be God manifest in the flesh and does not at present.”
Russellites, or Jehovah witnesses, says, “Michael the archangel is no other than the only begotten Son of God, now Jesus Christ.” They do not believe Jesus is God or the Son of God. Charles Taz Russell is the creator of this heathen religion.
Armstrongism says, “Before Jesus was conceived by Mary, He was not the Son of God.”
Mormonism says, “Among the spirit children of Elohim, the firstborn was and is Jehovah or Jesus Christ, to whom all others are juniors.” Joseph Smith is the creator of this religion.
Eastern Mysticism says, “Christ is considered to be one of a long line of ‘Masters’ who had themselves realized divinity.” Other religions relating to this one is Bahaism, Divine Light Mission, Krishna Concsiousness, Transcendental Meditation, Vedanta Society, Yoga, and Zen Buddhism.
The Way International says, “Jesus and God are not one from the beginning, but they were one in purpose.”
Unity says, “This Christ or perfect-man idea existing eternally in divine mind is the true spiritual, higher-self of every individual.”
Unification Church says, “In light of his attained deity he may well be called God. Nevertheless, he can by no means be called God Himself.”
Catholicism says, “Mary is the mother of God….they look to Mary as their mediatrix and pray to her……they worship a counterfeit goddess, ‘The Queen of heaven’…they believe only Mary can get them to heaven…..they believe Mary and the pope can deliver them from sin….” Acts 16:31, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” It does not say Mary or the pope.
All other religions have similar beliefs and now you will see verses from the Bible (KJV). Other versions also say Jesus is not God and water down this terribly, never trust the other versions in what they say. NEVER, if you do you be deceived and if you are truly a Christian, it will make you a very weak Christian by partaking in the other versions, as they are not reputable but filled with falsehood, deceit, twisted scripture by adding and taking away ( see Revelation 22: 18-19) and lies. All the religions are basic in their beliefs and they put a twist on things contrary to what the Word of God truly says, because they have the spirit of error in them, NOT the Spirit of Truth. All what these so-called religions say is nothing but blasphemy, lies, and pagan idolatry.
We see what the Bible now says about this issue.
Is Jesus God and the Son of God? Well here are some verses that prove Christ is and always will be. I will not explain in detail each verse as it would take too much time, but just a few verses to show you, as there are many verses that point to Christ being God and the Son of Almighty God. I will give you some basis simple to understand verses as you can read and study in your own time. Will you?
Luke 8:28 “When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not.” Understand this, even the devils know Jesus is the Son of God and they tremble. Why don’t you? Or do you believe your false religion and what they teach you? The devils and demons believe yet you don’t. Why is that?
In the book of John, are many proof scriptures. John 1:1, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” This talks about the trinity and that Jesus was/is God and always has been, and always will be. Verse 34 – “And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God”. John 3:18, “He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of only begotten Son of God”. John 6:69, “And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.” John 11:27, “She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.”
In the book of Acts. 3:26, “Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities. 8:37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”
In 2 Corinthians 1:19, “For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in him was yea.” Many other verses in the New Testament prove that Christ is the Son of God and IS God. You need to check out and study what I have given you. And stop believing lies created by your heathen religion.
Finally Philippians 2:11, “And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
Remember, Judgement Day is coming and YOU WILL stand before the Lord Jesus Christ to answer to Him ( Hebrew 9:27). If you trust in the Lord, call upon Him and be saved you will go to heaven. If you don’t, your appointment is with the devil in hell. There is NO purgatory as there is no waiting place for you to stay until God decides what to do with your soul. Upon death, hell awaits the unsaved, heaven awaits the saint (Christian).
Copyright Michael Joseph Carey; September 22, 2014