Consider these scripture verses.
God revealed his **divine name **to Moses.
Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them,
The God of your fathers has sent me to you,' and they ask me,What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel, `**I AM **has sent me to you.’” (Exodus 3:13-14)
So **I AM **is God’s divine name.
Jesus claimed this name for himself.
“Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.” So they took up stones to throw at him; but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple.” (John 8:58)
Look at the immediate reaction of the Jews. They wanted to stone him for they thought he was blaspheming by claiming God’s name for himself. Later, when Jesus said,
“I and the Father are one” (John 10:30) the Jews again took up stones to stone him (John 10:31)
The Jews answered him, “It is not for a good work that we stone you but for blasphemy; because you, being a man, make yourself God.” (John 10:33)
But look what Jesus said in reply,
“do you say of him whom the Father consecrated and sent into the world,
You are blaspheming,' because I said,I am the Son of God’?” (John 10:36)
Notice that Jesus said he was not blaspheming, and he further repeated himself by saying,
“that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father” (John 10:38)
Again, the Jews tried to arrest him (John 10:39), but Jesus escaped from their hands.
So we see that Jesus clearly revealed the fact that he had the same **divine name I AM **and that he was the Son of God and yet he and the Father were one. If he and the Father are one and they have the same divine name, then that makes Jesus God. Does it not?
Look at some other verses:
Jesus did not raise any objection when Thomas called him God.
“Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!”” (John 20:28)
Jesus said he existed before the world!
“and now, Father, glorify thou me in thy own presence with the glory which I had with thee** before the world was made**.” (John 17:5)
If Jesus existed before the world, then he cannot be just another prophet who was born in time. Only **2 alternatives **remain,
- He is an angel.
- He is** God**.
The first alternative cannot be true. Jesus makes a distinction between him and angels. Look what he says,
“But of that day or that hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” (Mark 13:32)
He clearly distinguishes himself from the angels. That leaves us with the other alternative - He is God.
Jesus allowed his disciples to worship him. The law of God forbids anyone from worsipping anyon other than God (Luke 4:8)
“And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”” (Matthew 14:32-33)
Jesus asked his disciples to give him the **same honour **that they give to the Father.
“that all may honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him.” (John 5:23)
Jesus said that whoever has seen him has seen the Father.
"Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you do not know me, Philip? He who has seen me has seen the Father; how can you say, `Show us the Father’?” (John 14:9)
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