Can you tell me where in the Scriptures it says that Jesus is God?

Two important passage to consider:

2 Pet 1:1
“Simon Peter, a bond-servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have received a faith of the same kind as ours, by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ”

Titus 2:13
“looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus,”

As you know, the NAS’95 is probably the most accurate translation of the New Testament available today. Many discoveries have been made since the translation of the KJV. The “Grandville Sharpe Rule” (very technical) of Greek requires that “God and Savior Jesus Christ” be translated precisely in the way you see it in the above two verses. There is NO article in the Greek.

The New World Translation add the article in both passages:

New World Translation of 2 Pet. 1:1:
“Simon Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who have obtained a faith, held in equal privilege with ours, by the righteousness of our God and [the] Savior Jesus Christ.”

There are some who do not like the teachings of the Scriptures regarding our Lord. They refuse to accept his deity.

Here are a few of passages to consider:

Col. 1:13-20

13 For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son,
14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.
16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions
or rulers or authorities–all things have been created through Him and for Him.
17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
18 He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything.
19 For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him,
20 and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven.

Phil. 2:5-8

5 Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,
6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,
7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men.
8 Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a
cross.

Heb. 1:1-4

1 God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways,
2 in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the
world.
3 And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
4 having become as much better than the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent name than they.

John 1:1-3
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 came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.

Many additional passages could be considered, but these should be enough to prove the point from the Scriptures that Jesus is God. Notice these clear statements:

Col. 1: 16 “For by Him all things were created”
Phil. 2:6 “He existed in the form of God”
Heb. 1:2 “through whom also He made the world”
Heb. 1:3 “He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature”
John 1:3 – “the Word was God”

These are statements given to us to help us understand the deity of Jesus.

Paul said in
2 Cor. 5:7 -“for we walk by faith, not by sight. . .” It may be difficult for us to understand, but we accept it by faith.

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