Did Jesus Ever Say He was God?

Jesus quotes – is Jesus God? Investigate these interesting claims…

Others were convinced that Jesus was God:

Paul: “Christ is the visible image of the invisible God.”(1)

John: “He existed in the beginning with God.”(2)

Peter: “you must worship Christ as Lord of your life.”(3)

But what did Jesus say about himself?

Did he ever identify himself as God? According to the Bible…absolutely! Below are some of the statements he made.

Is Jesus God? Jesus quotes: He said he was equal to God…

Lived Before Abraham

“Your father Abraham rejoiced as he looked forward to my coming. He saw it and was glad.”

The people said, “You aren’t even fifty years old. How can you say you have seen Abraham?”

Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, before Abraham was even born, I Am!”(4)

Equal to God

“The Father and I are one.”

Once again the people picked up stones to kill him.

Jesus said, “At my Father’s direction I have done many good works. For which one are you going to stone me?”

They replied, “We’re stoning you not for any good work, but for blasphemy! You, a mere man, claim to be God.”(5)

To See Jesus is to See God

Jesus shouted to the crowds, “If you trust me, you are trusting not only me, but also God who sent me. For when you see me, you are seeing the one who sent me. I have come as a light to shine in this dark world, so that all who put their trust in me will no longer remain in the dark.”(6)

Said He Was Their Lord

“You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and you are right, because that’s what I am.”(7)

“I am the way, the truth, the life”

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. If you had really known me, you would know who my Father is. From now on, you do know him and have seen him!”

Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.”

Jesus replied, “Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and yet you still don’t know who I am? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father! So why are you asking me to show him to you?”(8)

“I Am the Bread of Life”

Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, Moses didn’t give you bread from heaven. My Father did. And now he offers you the true bread from heaven. The true bread of God is the one who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”

“Sir,” they said, “give us that bread every day.”

Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”(9)

“I am the Light of the world”

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”(10)

“I give them eternal life”

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.”(11)

Judge of the Living and the Dead

“For as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whom he will. The Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son, that all may honor the Son, just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him.”(12)

Able to Forgive Sins

“…that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”–he then said to the paralytic–“Rise, pick up your bed and go home.” And he rose and went home. When the crowds saw it, they were afraid, and they glorified God…”(13)

Not of This World

He said to them, “You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins.”(14)

Is Jesus God? Jesus quotes: What he said he was sent here to do…

To Die in Our Place

“I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep….I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.”(15)

To Rise from the Dead

“The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of his enemies. He will be killed, but three days later he will rise from the dead.”(16)

To Save Us – To Give Us Eternal Life

“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him. There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him. But anyone who does not believe in him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son.”(17)

To Give Us Eternal Life

“For it is my Father’s will that all who see his Son and believe in him should have eternal life. I will raise them up at the last day.”(18)

To Have a Relationship with Us

“…he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself 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.”(19)

(1) Col 1:15

(2) John 1:2

(3) 1Peter 3:15

(4) John 8:56-58

(5) John 10:30-33

(6) John 12:44-46

(7) John 13:13

(8) John 14:6-9

(9) John 6:32-35

(10) John 8:12

(11) John 10:27,28

(12) John 5:22,23

(13) Matthew 9:6-8

(14) John 8:23,24

(15) John 10:10-11,14-15

(16) Mark 9:31

(17) John 3:16-18

(18) John 6:40

(19) John 14:21,23