This post is meant to be used as a reference for anyone seeking verses that teach the deity of Jesus Christ.


52 Bible Passages Teaching Jesus Christ is the Author of Life or Yahweh

Bible basis for belief in the Fullness of God or Godhead (Trinity)

YAHWEH (YHWH) IS GOD!

Deuteronomy 6:4 “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one!

JESUS IS GOD!

John 20:28 And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!”

HOLY SPIRIT IS GOD!

Acts 5: Why have you conceived this thing in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God.”

Below are fifty-two verses or passages in the Holy Bible that either state plainly or support the teaching that Jesus Christ is God who came in the flesh and now sits at the right hand of God the Father and who is coming again.

  1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.  John 1:1-3
  2. 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.
  3. And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. John 17:3
  4. (Jesus speaking) And now, Father, glorify Me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began. John 17:5
  5. For by Him [Jesus] all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him (Colossians 1:16)
  6. But to the Son He says: “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your Kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness more than Your companions” (Hebrews 1:8–9).
  7.  He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
    (Colossians 1:17).
  8. ) For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest Me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from Thee, and they have believed that Thou didst send Me. John 17:8
  9.  “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in Me. John 14:1
  10.  Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.”  Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know Me, Philip? Whoever has seen Me has seen the Father. John 14: 8-9
  11. waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,  (Titus 2:13).
  12. Isaiah 9:6 – For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
  13.  John 20:28 – And Thomas answered and said unto him, my Lord and my God.
  14. John 8:58 – Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
  15. 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.  Matthew 1:23
  16. Revelation 1:8 – 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.
  17.  1 John 5:20 – And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in Him that is true, [even] in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
  18. Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
  19. Colossians 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
  20. John 1:3 – All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made.
  21. Isaiah 44:24 – Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer,
    who formed you from the womb:
    “I am the LORD, who made all things,
    who alone stretched out the heavens,
    who spread out the earth by myself,
  22. Isaiah 7:14 – Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
  23. John 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared [him].
  24. Matthew 28:9 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshiped him.
  25. Isaiah 43:11 I, [even] I, [am] the LORD; and beside me [there is] no saviour.
  26. Isaiah 42:08 I [am] the LORD: that [is] my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.  (See number 4)
  27. Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.
  28. Hebrews 1:3 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.
  29. 1 Timothy 3:16 – And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
  30. Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
  31. John 5:18 – Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.
  32. Matthew 28:18 – And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
  33. Isaiah 44:6 – Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I [am] the first, and I [am] the last; and beside me [there is] no God.
  34. Revelation 17:14 – These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him [are] called, and chosen, and faithful.
  35. Revelation 2:8 “And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: ‘The words of the first and the last, who died and came to life.
  36. Jude 1:25 To the only wise God our Saviour, [be] glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.
  37. Hebrews 1:6 – And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.
  38. 2 Corinthians 13:14 – The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, [be] with you all. Amen. ([The second [epistle] to the Corinthians was written from Philippi, [a city] of Macedonia, by Titus and Lucas.])
  39. 2 Samuel 22:47 “The LORD lives, and blessed be my rock,
    and exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation,; Isaiah 44:8 Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God (Also translated Rock); I know not any.
  40. 1 Corinthians 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
  41. 2 Peter 1:1 To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ.
  42. John 5:18 Therefore the Jews sought to kill Him, because He not only broke the Sabbath, but also said that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God.
  43. John 10:28 “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.”
  44. Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”
  45. Matthew 28:20 “…lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
  46. 1 Timothy 6:15 “…the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;”
  47. Matthew 4:10 “Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.” Matthew 8:2 And, behold, there came a leper and worshiped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. Matthew 9:18 While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshiped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live. Matthew 28:8 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshiped him. John 9:38 And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshiped him.
  48.  Revelation 1:17 And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, “Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last.
  49. Psalm 96:12-13 Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it. Then all the trees of the woods will rejoice before the LORD. For He is coming, for He is coming to judge the earth.  He shall judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with His truth.  2 Timothy 4:1 I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom:
  50. Isaiah 48:17 Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer,
    The Holy One of Israel:
    “I am the LORD your God,
    Who teaches you to profit,
    Who leads you by the way you should go. Hebrews 9:12 Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.
  51. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. John 1:10.
  52. Peter, speaking to the men of Israel called Jesus the ‘Author of life’. He said, Acts 3: “14 But you denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, 15 and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses.”

Some translations capitalize all pronouns that refer to Yahweh and others do not. Whether pronouns appear here in capitals or do not appear in capitals has nothing to do with the meaning of the text. The antecedent of the pronoun determines if the pronoun refers to Yahweh, not whether or not it appears in capitals.

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Who is the LORD of Hosts?


The Psalmist asked us who is the King of glory?

The answer is that the King of glory is the LORD of hosts:

Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah. Psalm 24:10

So who is the LORD of hosts?

He is the One in whose Name David challenged the Philistine giant, Goliath.

He is the One to whom Hannah prayed for a son, Samuel.

He is the God of Israel.

He is the God before whom Elijah stood.

He is the God of Jacob.

He is the One Isaiah saw who was exalted, holy, and who filled the earth with glory.

He is the Creator.

He is the One who divided the seas to allow the Israelites to cross over.

He is the One whose name will be great among the nations.

Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God. Isaiah 44:6

As for our redeemer, the LORD of hosts is his name, the Holy One of Israel. Isaiah 47:4

And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. Revelation 1:17-18

The Bible reveals the LORD of Host to be the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the First and the Last, the ONLY God, the one who lived, was dead and behold is alive forevermore. This One holds the keys of hell and of death and is written of in the book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ.

Observe the rider on the white horse in the book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ:

11 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. 12 His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. 13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. 15 Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:

KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

Jesus Christ is Kings of kings and Lord of lords and He will command the hosts who follow Him.

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Can America Be Saved at This Point?


Today, I need to consider my own words.  Looking at national headlines, things look pretty hopeless.


Could non-citizens decide the November election?


Doctor in New York City Is Sick With Ebola


Freelance Jihadist Muslim Attacks Group of Police Officers in NYC with an Axe


Police: 2 dead, including gunman, in school attack

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‘My house is not for sale’: Indiana residents fight city’s home-seizure plan  Aalia ShaheedBy

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Wisdom is with the aged, and understanding in length of days. Job 12:12


Psalm 79:1 Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.

Who is the oldest member of your family? How many close relatives do you have over age eighty who still have a sound mind? These are those to whom you need to go this week if possible. They know so much that no one else in your family knows.

Mother - age 93

Mother – age 93

A formerly popular song has a line, “Listen to what the children say. Ain’t it funny what the children say.” Maybe so, but the voices of the elderly will soon be silent and we will not be able to hear those. They do have much to say, but often, nobody listens. Walk the halls of a nursing home or senior care facility. They are all very quiet.  It appears that nobody is interested in the library of knowledge they carry.

Here are some questions I believe they might like to answer. Also, our children may value this information if we take time to collect it and keep it in a scrapbook or genealogy record for them. Wouldn’t you like to know the following about your grandparents. You probably have other things you would like to know:

  • Who was president when you were born? What year was that? Did you ever get to see a president or perhaps be present during a presidential speech?
  • Did your parents own an automobile and if so, what kind?
  • What were schools like when you were in elementary school?
  • How old were you when  you took your first job? What was the pay then?
  • At what age did your parents allow you to be alone or without adult supervision?
  • Did doctors make house calls when you were a child?
  • Do you remember your grandparents? What interesting stories did they tell you? (While talking with them, write names, dates and states of the oldest family members they remember. Find out if they know the year your family came to this country.)

Today, it feels like everybody has a hand-held device reading something that most will have forgotten by tomorrow. Yet many of these who have a lifetime of experience and wisdom will take it to their graves. I think we do care, we just do not always know how to approach the elderly. Maybe just a simple “Hello, do you have time to talk today?” could be a beginning.

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Ebola – Is it cruel to quarantine or cruel not to quarantine?


Having just read a post by “The New York Times” of how sad life is in quarantine for the family of our first Ebola patient who did not survive,  I am wondering what sort of mentality exist in present day America. The article is riddled with words like stench, unbearable, endured, paranoia, and shunning.

“Ebola is jerking us back to the 19th century,” he said. “It’s terrible. It’s isolating. It’s scary. You’re not connecting with other human beings, and you are fearful of a microbiologic time bomb ticking inside you.”

So it has been in Quarantine Nation.

Quarantine Nation? Really? Does the world really perceive us as quarantine nation? I don’t think so. We haven’t actually quarantined anyone forcibly. Duncan’s family and friends volunteered, which is the Christian thing to do, but if the government did quarantine a few for a short time for the safety of the majority, would that be a wrong thing to do? Ask those who have been exposed what they think?

Now for the really ridiculous part of the entire story. The quarantine wasn’t really a quarantine at all. Read these paragraphs:

The day after Mr. Duncan’s illness was diagnosed, Ms. Jallah and her family received verbal instructions to stay inside. Her partner, Aaron Yah, who had not been exposed to Mr. Duncan, was cleared by county and federal health officials to leave the apartment after four days, the couple said.

After a week, the officials told Ms. Jallah, who has had no symptoms, that she could take occasional trips to the store, but should avoid public transportation.

Our forefathers would have laughed us to scorn if they could know how absolutely pathetic we have become in this country that we cannot “endure” twenty-one days of relative isolation in a climate-controlled apartment with electrical facilities and around the clock entertainment.

America has truly reached out to the nurses who are infected by Ebola. No one is suggesting that we leave people without food, shelter, water, heat or excellent medical care should they contract the disease.

Quarantine for a short time until our CDC is able to come up with guidelines would seem like a sensible plan to me and I would say that if I were the one quarantined. Who hasn’t had food left at the door when a person inside has a bad flu bug and family or friends don’t want to be exposed, yet they do want to help? It just makes sense.

What do you think?

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Signs of the Times and the End of the Age


*He is Yahweh (Don’t miss this at the end of the post.)

 Jesus tells us in Matthew 24:5-14 what to look for before and at the end of the age.

Notice that in this passage everything Christ mentioned is happening today:  False prophets have been predicting the dates when Christ will return, some say He has already returned, many are being led astray, there are definitely wars and rumors of wars, and Christians are martyred and persecuted more frequently than ever before. This takes us through verse 7.

What can we expect next?

Jesus said this is the “beginning of sorrows” and:

Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. Matthew 24:8

In verse 13, He said:

13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved.

Does this mean those that who are able to work and remain faithful until the end of their lives will be saved? Certainly those who endure, will be saved, but the question is, who will endure?

The Bible clearly teaches that we are saved by grace through faith in the shed blood of Christ, so what was Christ saying here when He said we must endure to the end? I can only believe that those who are saved by grace through faith will endure. We will be able to endure because we have within us the Holy Spirit who has sealed us.

Jesus speaks of endurance on another occasion. This other time, when Jesus speaks about enduring, has to do with fruits, however, rather than salvation.

Jesus actually said in the parable of the sower that to endure, we must have roots. Paul explained it further in Ephesians 3-19.

 The seed that sprouted and took root grew and produced fruit. Later when He explained the parable He said:

“But he who received the seed on stony places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; yet he has no root in himself, but endures only for a while. For when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles.”

So what are we to conclude? For one thing, to endure, we must be born again, and to product fruit, we must be born again and rooted. In Ephesians, Paul taught we must be “filled”. Filled with what? Filled with the fullness of God – which happens when we are drawn by the Father to trust the Son and are then sealed by the Holy Spirit:

For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height—to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:14-19

One other thing must occur before the end comes:

14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

This has probably been completely fulfilled. Yet, it is impossible to say whether or not our time is the end of the age. I do think the time is very near. Wisdom has told us to always be ready. Jesus never intended for us to know the exact time of His reappearing, rather we are to:

Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour. Matthew 25:13

*The thing that caused me to begin to think about these things this day was the song “He is Yahweh”. It may be the most beautiful song of this century. If you haven’t heard it, you really should! Please listen and enjoy!

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Have your eyes been opened so that you can recognize Jesus?


If you have ever been around a mother cat with new-born kittens, you know kittens are born with their eyes tightly closed. They cannot survive without the mother nudging them and helping them find her nourishing milk. Their survival depends upon the one who cares for them.

Spiritually, it is the same for us. Our spiritual life depends upon our Heavenly Father nudging us to read His word and the Holy Spirit revealing to us the identity of the Son. An example of this is found in Luke chapter 24.

After the resurrection, Jesus appeared to two disciples on the road to Emmaus. They walked the road with Him and talked with Him, but they had no idea with whom they were walking.

They considered themselves disciples of Christ, but only thought they knew Him, when in truth, they  did not recognize Him.

Interestingly, Jesus did not identify himself. Instead, He spoke of Himself in the third person.

Luke 24:25 And He said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into  His glory?”

Christ asked the men didn’t they, being disciples, understand that the prophets taught Christ would do two things:

Certainly these disciples were interested in Christ and probably knew what was written by the prophets. They were discussing the events that had taken place in Jerusalem. Yet, they were like the new-born kittens. Their spiritual eyes had not been opened.

Jesus could have just said, “Don’t you know who I am and what I just did?” He didn’t do that then and doesn’t do that today. Christ allows us to come to know Him by the revealing work of the Holy Spirit. Then, we, like the two men on the road to Emmaus, will truly come to know Him. Shortly after Jesus spoke these words to the men, the Bible tells us that Jesus took bread and blessed and broke it and gave it to them. They confessed that their hearts “burned within”, while He spoke. At that moment something marvelous happened.

Luke 24:31 And their eyes were opened, and they recognized Him. And He vanished from their sight.

Once our spiritual eyes are opened, and we see Him we, too, will also recognize Him. The Bible teaches that those who belong to Christ come to know Him as He is:

If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know Him and have seen Him.” John 14:7

Whoever has seen me has seen the Father… John 14:9b

And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. You know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. John 14:16-17

I find in these verses that Jesus tells me when I see Him, I see and know the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen

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