The Bible : JesusEquality And Identity With God

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The Bible clearly exclaims, in numerous instances, that Jesus is, in fact, God. Beginning with Genesis and the expectation of the coming of Christ; to Revelations where Jesus declares He is ‘Lord of Lords’, lay numerous scriptures that establish Jesus’ role as God. Jesus’ Equality and Identity with God (Letham p. 40); Jesus’ Works as Creator and Judge (Letham p. 44); Jesus as Savior (Letham, p. 45), and throughout the Bible, the indisputable fact of Jesus’ deity is evident. Though many, many other belief systems certainly exist, the following will show many examples of the deity of Christ.
Perhaps the initial proof of the deity of Christ is found in Genesis. Author Letham covers: “Immediately after the Fall (of Adam), God cursed the serpent: ‘I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel” (Genesis 3:15). He goes on to explain the pseudo victory that appeared to have been won by the serpent would be, in fact, won by Jesus when he entered the earth as a human to save and deliver. To carry out God’s amazing plan, Jesus is the only one that can fulfill this huge task – “Man cannot do it, for it requires greater strength than he could ever muster. Yet God alone cannot do it either…as man had to atone for sin”. (p. 35).
However difficult, Jesus was able to prove His Equality and Identity with God to the world, and to the then Jewish leaders who were in direct opposition

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