Is Jesus God?
This article answers Is Jesus is God? before and after He come to the earth and if Jesus is really God then it answers How come Jesus can be our example?
History proves that Jesus existed and many believe that He existed. Some they think He is a wise person, good teacher, leader of Christianity.
Is Jesus mere human as they believe or think? or
Is Jesus God Himself who come down to earth to live among us?
Let us explore this slowly from the Bible and find answers to the questions above.
Did Jesus exist before He was born as human on the earth?
Yes, Jesus existed before He was born as human on the earth. Before Jesus born as human on the earth, He is with God the father
John 16:28 - I came forth from the Father and have come into the world. Again, I leave the world and go to the Father."
Is Jesus an angel?
No, Jesus is not an angel but He is the Son of God. Hebrews 1 clearly shows that Jesus is greater than angels. Angels are created to worship God.
Heb 1:4-14 - 4 having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
5 For to which of the angels did He ever say: "You are My Son, Today I have begotten You"? And again: "I will be to Him a Father, And He shall be to Me a Son"?
6 But when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says: "Let all the angels of God worship Him." 7 And of the angels He says: "Who makes His angels spirits And His ministers a flame of fire."
8 But to the Son He says: "Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your Kingdom.
... ... ... 13 But to which of the angels has He ever said: "Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool"?
14 Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?
Was Jesus God before He came to earth?
Yes, Jesus is God before He born or come in flesh to live here on earth.
1 Timothy 3:16 - And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory.
Jesus himself describes that He existed before Abraham and He appeared to Him as LORD (YAHWEH)
John 8:58 - 51 Most assuredly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he shall never see death." 52 Then the Jews said to Him, "Now we know that You have a demon! Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and You say, 'If anyone keeps My word he shall never taste death.' 53 Are You greater than our father Abraham, who is dead? And the prophets are dead. Whom do You make Yourself out to be?" 54 Jesus answered, "If I honor Myself, My honor is nothing. It is My Father who honors Me, of whom you say that He is your God. 55 Yet you have not known Him, but I know Him. And if I say, 'I do not know Him,' I shall be a liar like you; but I do know Him and keep His word. 56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad." 57 Then the Jews said to Him, "You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?" 58 Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM." 59 Then they took up stones to throw at Him; but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
(Answers in Genesis) Jesus Christ possesses divine names—names that can only be used of God. For example:
Jesus is Yahweh. Yahweh is a very common Hebrew name for God in the Old Testament, occurring over 5,300 times. It is translated LORD in many English translations of the Bible.
We first learn of this name in Exodus 3, where Moses asked God by what name He should be called. God replied to him, “I AM WHO I AM. . . .Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you’ ” (verse 14). Yahweh is basically a shortened form of “I AM WHO I AM” (verse 15). The name conveys the idea of eternal self-existence. Yahweh never came into being at a point in time for He has always existed.
Jesus implicitly ascribed this divine name to himself during a confrontation He had with a group of hostile Jews. He said, “I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM” (John 8:58). Jesus deliberately contrasted the created origin of Abraham—whom the Jews venerated—with His own eternal, uncreated nature as God.
Here is another proof that John the Baptist prepares the way of the LORD (YAHWEH). This LORD is Jesus Christ.
John 1:14 - 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. ... ... 14 And the Word became 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. ... ... ... saying, "This was He of whom I said, 'He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me.' " 16 And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. 17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him. ... ... 22 Then they said to him, "Who are you, that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?" 23 He said: "I am 'The voice of one crying in the wilderness: "Make straight the way of the LORD," ' as the prophet Isaiah said."
Is 40:3 - The voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the LORD; Make straight in the desert A highway for our God. ... ... ... 9 O Zion, You who bring good tidings, Get up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, You who bring good tidings, Lift up your voice with strength, Lift it up, be not afraid; Say to the cities of Judah, “Behold your God!” 10 Behold, the LORD God shall come with a strong hand, And His arm shall rule for Him; Behold, His reward is with Him, And His work before Him. 11 He will feed His flock like a shepherd; He will gather the lambs with His arm, And carry them in His bosom, And gently lead those who are with young.
Jesus was with God the father before the foundation of the world
John 17:5 - 1 Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: "Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You, 2 as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him. 3 And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. 4 I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. 5 And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.
Jesus Created all things including us:
Col 1:15-18 - 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by Him 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. 17 And He is before all things, and in 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 may have the preeminence.
Hebrews 1:10 - And: "You, LORD, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands.
Hebrews 1:2 - 1 God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, 2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;
Does Jesus have all the attributes of God?
Yes, Jesus has all the attributes that belong only to God.
Following taken from Answers in Genesis
Jesus is eternal.
John 1:1 affirms: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” The word was in this verse is an imperfect tense, indicating continuous, ongoing existence. When the timespace universe came into being, Christ already existed (Hebrews 1:8–11).
Jesus is self-existent.
As the Creator of all things (John 1:3; Colossians 1:16; Hebrews 1:2), Christ himself must be uncreated. Colossians 1:17 tells us that Christ is “before all things, and in Him all things consist.”
Jesus is everywhere-present (Omnipresent).
Christ promised His disciples, “Where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them” (Matthew 18:20). Since people all over the world gather in Christ’s name, the only way He could be present with them all is if He is truly omnipresent (see Matthew 28:20; Ephesians 1:23, 4:10; Colossians 3:11).
Jesus is all-knowing (Omniscient).
Jesus knew where the fish were in the water (Luke 5:4, 6; John 21:6–11), and He knew just which fish contained the coin (Matthew 17:27). He knew the future (John 11:11, 18:4), specific details that would be encountered (Matthew 21:2–4), and knew from a distance that Lazarus had died (John 11:14). He also knows the Father as the Father knows Him (Matthew 11:27; John 7:29, 8:55, 10:15, 17:25).
Jesus is all-powerful (Omnipotent).
Christ created the entire universe (John 1:3; Colossians 1:16; Hebrews 1:2) and sustains the universe by His own power (Colossians 1:17; Hebrews 1:3). During His earthly ministry, He exercised power over nature (Luke 8:25), physical diseases (Mark 1:29–31), demonic spirits (Mark 1:32–34), and even death (John 11:1–44).
Jesus is sovereign.
Christ presently sits at the right hand of God the Father, “angels and authorities and powers having been made subject to Him” (1 Peter 3:22). When Christ comes again in glory, He will be adorned with a majestic robe, and on the thigh section of the robe will be the words, “KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS” (Revelation 19:16).
Jesus is sinless.
Jesus challenged Jewish leaders: “Which of you convicts Me of sin?” (John 8:46). The apostle Paul referred to Jesus as “Him who knew no sin” (2 Corinthians 5:21). Jesus is one who “loved righteousness and hated lawlessness” (Hebrews 1:9), was “without sin” (Hebrews 4:15), and was “holy, harmless, [and] undefiled” (Hebrews 7:26).
Was Jesus God while He lived here on the earth?
Yes, Jesus is God and He didn't lose his deity while He lived here on the earth.
Matt 1:23 - "Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel," which is translated, "God with us."
Is 7:14 - Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.
Hebrews 1:8,9 - 8 But to the Son He says: "Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your Kingdom.
The virgin birth of Jesus Christ proves this.
(GotQuestions.org) The doctrine of the virgin birth is crucially important (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:27, 34).
First, let’s look at how Scripture describes the event.
In response to Mary’s question, “How will this be?” (Luke 1:34),
Gabriel says, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you” (Luke 1:35).
The angel encourages Joseph to not fear marrying Mary with these words: “What is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 1:20).
Matthew states that the virgin “was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 1:18).
Galatians 4:4 also teaches the Virgin Birth: “God sent His Son, born of a woman.”
From these passages, it is certainly clear that Jesus’ birth was the result of the Holy Spirit working within Mary’s body. The immaterial (the Spirit) and the material (Mary’s womb) were both involved. Mary, of course, could not impregnate herself, and in that sense she was simply a “vessel.” Only God could perform the miracle of the Incarnation.
However, denying a physical connection between Mary and Jesus would imply that Jesus was not truly human. Scripture teaches that Jesus was fully human, with a physical body like ours. This He received from Mary. At the same time, Jesus was fully God, with an eternal, sinless nature (John 1:14; 1 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 2:14-17.)
Jesus was not born in sin; that is, He had no sin nature (Hebrews 7:26). It would seem that the sin nature is passed down from generation to generation through the father (Romans 5:12, 17, 19). The Virgin Birth circumvented the transmission of the sin nature and allowed the eternal God to become a perfect man.
Jesus didn't inherit sin from Mary because she didn't conceive by human contact. So, like us Jesus didn't inherit sin from his parent.
Jesus does not have sin nature but has divine nature.
Jesus born sinless and he has diving nature i.e. he has deity while He live here on the earth.
Jesus is fully(100%) God at the same time Jesus is also fully(100%) human.
(DG) Jesus added humanity to His deity, and lived among us.
(WW) Jesus Christ is both God and Man
Did Jesus use His deity while He lived on the earth?
Jesus didn't deny His deity when His disciple Thomas called Him as "God",
John 20:28 - 26 And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, "Peace to you!" 27 Then He said to Thomas, "Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing." 28 And Thomas answered and said to Him, "My Lord and my God!"
Jesus didn't deny deny His deity when people worshiped Him:
Scripture is emphatic that only God can be worshiped (Exodus 34:14; Deuteronomy 6:13; Matthew 4:10). In view of this, the fact that both humans and angels worshiped Jesus on numerous occasions shows that He has deity. Since, Jesus is God or He had the deity while He lives on earth, He received/accepted worship from
Thomas (John 20:28),
the angels (Hebrews 1:6),
some wise men (Matthew 2:11),
a leper (Matthew 8:2),
a ruler (Matthew 9:18),
a blind man (John 9:38),
an anonymous woman (Matthew 15:25),
Mary Magdalene (Matthew 28:9), and
the disciples (Matthew 28:17).
Jesus used His deity or divine power in following cases but He didn't use/exercise it always as per His convenience.
Jesus Possesses the Authority of God (Answers in Genesis)
Jesus always spoke in His own divine authority. He never said, “Thus saith the Lord” as did the prophets; He always said, “Verily, verily, I say unto you. . . .” He never retracted anything He said, never guessed or spoke with uncertainty, never made revisions, never contradicted himself, and never apologized for what He said. He even asserted, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away” (Mark 13:31), hence elevating His words directly to the realm of heaven.
Jesus Performs the Works of God (Answers in Genesis)
Jesus’ deity is also proved by His miracles. His miracles are often called “signs” in the New Testament. Signs always signify something—in this case, that Jesus is the divine Messiah.
Some of Jesus’ more notable miracles include turning water into wine (John 2:7–8); walking on the sea (Matthew 14:25; Mark 6:48; John 6:19); calming a stormy sea (Matthew 8:26; Mark 4:39; Luke 8:24); feeding 5,000 men and their families (Matthew 14:19; Mark 6:41; Luke 9:16; John 6:11); raising Lazarus from the dead (John 11:43–44); and causing the disciples to catch a great number of fish (Luke 5:5–6).
Jesus forgave people because He is God or He has deity:
We all know only God can forgive people. Jesus forgave people while He lived on earth with His own divine authority. Following passage clearly describe it.
Mark 2:3-12 - 1 And again He entered Capernaum after some days, and it was heard that He was in the house. 2 Immediately many gathered together, so that there was no longer room to receive them, not even near the door. And He preached the word to them. 3 Then they came to Him, bringing a paralytic who was carried by four men. 4 And when they could not come near Him because of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where He was. So when they had broken through, they let down the bed on which the paralytic was lying. 5 When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven you."
6 And some of the scribes were sitting there and reasoning in their hearts, 7 "Why does this Man speak blasphemies like this? Who can forgive sins but God alone?"
8 But immediately, when Jesus perceived in His spirit that they reasoned thus within themselves, He said to them, "Why do you reason about these things in your hearts? 9 Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven you,' or to say, 'Arise, take up your bed and walk'? 10 But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins"--He said to the paralytic, 11 I say to you, arise, take up your bed, and go to your house." 12 Immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went out in the presence of them all, so that all were amazed and glorified God, saying, "We never saw anything like this!"
Jesus has overcome all His temptations and lived sinless.
Hebrew 4:15 - For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.
In the Temptation article I have gone through in detail how Jesus was tempted in all points as we go through temptations but He never sinned. Go through this article and find out "How did Jesus overcome all His temptations?"
What does tempt/temptation means?
Who tempt us? Or Who is the tempter?
How long the tempter will tempt the believers? or Is there any end for the temptation while we live here on the earth?
Was Jesus tempted while He lived on the earth?
What does it mean that Jesus was "in all points tempted as we are"?
How was Jesus tempted as we are?
Did Jesus overcome all of these temptations without fall into sin?
Were these temptations that Jesus has gone through are tough and more challenging compare to what we go through?
How did Jesus overcome all His temptations?
topic and Here also I have covered how His Divine Nature made Him to stay connected with God the father and how His Divine Power helped Him overcome temptation.
Especially Jesus did not used His deity or divine nature to escape suffering on the cross. He endured the suffering while He boring all our sins on the cross and totally obeyed God the father. He didn't miss use His deity.
Matt 26:38,39- 38 Then He said to them, "My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch with Me." 39 He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, "O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will."
He endured suffering
Hebrew 2:9,10 - 9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone. 10 For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
Phil 2:5-8 - 5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
In everyday life Jesus didn't use His deity. He lived like a normal human being. By this way demonstrated how we need to live.
He woke up early morning and prayed to almighty God the Father. As God He do not have to pray because Jesus and God always in constant communication with each other.
Mark 1:35 - 35 Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed. 36 And Simon and those who were with Him searched for Him. 37 When they found Him, they said to Him, “Everyone is looking for You.” 38 But He said to them, “Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also, because for this purpose I have come forth.” 39 And He was preaching in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and casting out demons.
Jesus become one among the humanity and consider those who believe in Him as brothers, worshiped God with them, and trusted God with them:
Heb 2:11-13 - 11 For both He who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of one,
for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren,
12 saying: "I will declare Your name to My brethren; In the midst of the assembly I will sing praise to You." [Quote from Psalm 22:22]
13 And again: "I will put My trust in Him." And again: "Here am I and the children whom God has given Me." [Quote from Isaiah 8:17,18]
Whatever Jesus sees father doing He does here on earth and demonstrated how we need to live a obedient Christian life to God by doing whatever God ask us to do as per the leading of the Holy Spirit
John 5:19 - Then Jesus answered and said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.
John 5:30 - I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.
That is why Jesus is our prefect example and our perfect model that we need to follow.
John 13:15 - 13 You call me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am. 14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.
1 Peter 2:20-21 - 20 For what credit is it if, when you are beaten for your faults, you take it patiently? But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God. 21 For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps: 22 "Who committed no sin, Nor was deceit found in His mouth"; 23 who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; 24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness--by whose stripes you were healed. 25 For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
1 John 2:6 - He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.
1 John 3:15-16 - 15 Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. 16 By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
1 John 4:17 - Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world.
1 Cor 11:1 - Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.
Eph 5:1-2 - 1 Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. 2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.
Col 3:13 - 12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.
What was the main differences between us and Jesus while He lived on the earth as man?
Jesus born sinless because He didn't inherit sin form Mary due to His miraculous birth but we are born sinners because we all inherit sin from our parents.(Romans 5:12, 17, 19)
So, Jesus remained in divine nature while He was on earth but we all humans from birth remain in sin nature.
Then, how come Jesus can be an example to us while we remain in sin nature and Jesus remained in divine nature while He was on the earth?
Yes, it sounds unfair because Jesus remained in divine nature while He lived on the earth but we all humans remain in sin nature from birth.
But once a person become believer in Christ or born again in His Spirit, then God made a way for all the believers to partake in His Divine Nature.
All believers can partake the His Divine Nature to escape the corruption that is in the world by the promises of God
2 Peter 1:3b,4 - 3b through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, 4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
2 Cor 5:17 - Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
As partakers of the divine nature, believers do not have to follow the sin nature any more. At salvation, our old nature is defeated, and we receive a new, divine nature that desires the things of God (2 Corinthians 5:17). We love what He loves and hate what He hates (Galatians 5:22; 1 John 4:4).
As partakers of the divine nature, believers are no longer enslaved to the passions and sins of the flesh (Romans 6:6, 14). We have power from on high to conquer every temptation that comes against us (1 Corinthians 10:13).
As partakers of the divine nature, believers are made part of the family of God (John 1:12), and this results in a changed life.
First John 3:9 says, “No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God.” By giving us His nature, God makes us His sons and daughters and conforms us to the image of His Son (Romans 8:29; 2 Corinthians 6:18).
As partakers of the divine nature, believers have the Holy Spirit indwelling them. God declares that we are “more than conquerors” because of the power of the Holy Spirit within our hearts (Romans 8:37). Our Comforter/Advocate/Counselor is with us wherever we go (John 14:16). We will never be forsaken (Hebrews 13:5). God is faithful to keep His “great and precious promises,” and we praise Him for our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ; for the gift of the Holy Spirit; and for the everlasting life we enjoy as partakers of His divine nature.
Not only that:
For all believers Grace and peace be multiplied through the knowledge of God and of Jesus Christ
2 Peter 1:2 - Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord,
All believers will receive all the necessary things/power to live a godly life by God's Divine Power and through the knowledge of Him.
NIV: 2 Peter 1:3 - His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.
2 Peter 1:3 - as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue,
God the Father and Jesus Christ will manifest within believer who diligently obey Him.
John 14:21 - He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him." 22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, "Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?" 23 Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.
Like Jesus Christ we too can overcome the world by partaking the divine nature and the divine power
So, Jesus is our perfect example that all the believers can follow because God has given all believers the necessary things that Jesus used to overcome the world.
Do all believers need to partake the divine nature and divine power always?
Yes, all believers need to partake the divine nature and divine power always to live a victorious and exemplary Christian/godly life.
How all the believers can always partake the divine nature and divine power?
Always partake the divine nature by
Continuously filling by His Holy Spirit.
Eph 5:18-21 - 18 And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, 20 giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21 submitting to one another in the fear of God.
Continuously knowing more about Jesus by reading the word of God and hold on to the promises
Col 3:16-17 - 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
Through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord
Grace and peace be multiplied
Partake Divine Power and Divine Nature
2 Peter 1:2-4 - 2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, 3 as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, 4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
Warnings: Is Jesus lesser than God the Father? Is Jesus and God the father two different Gods?
Since Jesus is Son of God most of us think He is lesser than God the Father. If Jesus is God then Jesus is equal with God the Father (read below for more details). Bible also clearly teaches that the Holy Spirit is also God.
So, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit are equal. It is easy if Bible teaches that we have three Gods but Bible teaches God the Father and God the Son and God the Holy Spirit are one. They form one Godhead. In other words one God in three persons. This teaching is called doctrine of Trinity. Even though it is not easy to understand or explained with examples but Christians need to believe it because the Bible teaches so.
Like these there are many complex teachings are there but people without detail study with their limited understanding emphasize certain portion of the scripture and miss out important teachings in the Bible. Following are few objections that we may come across while we read the Bible or hear through someone else. Beware!
These objections are answered by one of the Answers in Genesis article:
Cults and false religions often raise objections against both the deity of Christ and the doctrine of the Trinity. In what follows, key objections will be briefly summarized and answered.
Jesus Is the Son of God
Some claim that because Jesus is the Son of God, He must be a lesser God than God the Father. Among the ancients, however, an important meaning of Son of is “one who has the same nature as.” Jesus, as the Son of God, has the very nature of God (John 5:18, 10:30, 19:7). He is thus not a lesser God.
The Father Is “Greater” Than Jesus
Some cults argue that because Jesus said the Father is “greater” than Him (John 14:28), this must mean Jesus is a lesser God. Biblically, however, Jesus is equal with the Father in His divine nature (John 10:30). He was positionally lower than the Father from the standpoint of His becoming a servant by taking on human likeness (Philippians 2:6–11). Positionally, then, the Father was “greater” than Jesus.
Jesus Is the Firstborn
Some cults argue that because Jesus is the “firstborn of creation” (Colossians 1:15), He is a created being and hence cannot be truly God. Biblically, however, Christ was not created but is the Creator (Colossians 1:16; John 1:3). The term firstborn, defined biblically, means Christ is “first in rank” and “preeminent” over the creation He brought into being.
Jesus Is Not All-Knowing
Some cults argue that because Jesus said no one knows the day or hour of His return except the Father (Mark 13:32), Jesus must not be all-knowing, and hence He must not be truly God. In response, Jesus in the Gospels sometimes spoke from the perspective of His divinity and at other times from the perspective of His humanity. In Mark 13:32, Jesus was speaking from the limited perspective of His humanity (see Philippians 2:5–11). Had he been speaking from His divinity, He would not have said He did not know the day or hour. Other verses show that Christ, as God, knows all things (Matthew 17:27; Luke 5:4–6; John 2:25, 16:30, 21:17).
Some cults argue that because Jesus prayed to the Father, He could not truly be God. Biblically, however, it was in His humanity that Christ prayed to the Father. Since Christ came as a man—and since one of the proper duties of man is to worship, pray to, and adore God—it was perfectly proper for Jesus to address the Father in prayer. Positionally speaking as a man, as a Jew, and as our High Priest—“in all things He had to be made like His brethren” (Hebrews 2:17)—Jesus could pray to the Father. But this in no way detracts from His intrinsic deity.
The Trinity Is Illogical
Some cults claim the Trinity is illogical (“three in one”). In response, the Trinity may be beyond reason, but it is not against reason. The Trinity does not entail three gods in one God, or three persons in one person. Such claims would be nonsensical. There is nothing contradictory, however, in affirming three persons in one God (or three whos in one what).
The Trinity Is Pagan
Some cults have claimed the doctrine of the Trinity is rooted in ancient paganism in Babylon and Assyria. In response, the Babylonians and Assyrians believed in triads of gods who headed up a pantheon of many other gods. These triads constituted three separate gods (polytheism), which is utterly different from the doctrine of the Trinity that maintains that there is only one God (monotheism) with three persons within the one godhead.
These answers proves that
Jesus was God before He come to the earth to live among us
Jesus was God and added humanity to His deity and lived like a normal human being but without sinning.
Jesus is our model and example that all believers in Christ must follow
Not only that
Even though He was born sinless and lived sinless but He bore all our sins on the cross and died on our behalf. This made Him to be perfect sacrifice (atonement sacrifice or propitiation) that covers all our sins and fulfilled all the requirements of the law.
Jesus puts an end to the fear of death to those who believe
Jesus is God now by resurrecting from dead and He lives in Heaven and enthroned with God at His right hand
Jesus is interceding for us as the great High Priest.
So, Jesus is eternal God. He is same yesterday, today and forever.
Heb 13:8 - Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Rev 1:8 - "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End," says the Lord, "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty."