Where does Scripture state that Jesus is God?

Where in the Bible does it say that Jesus is God?

Someone I was talking with said that Jesus is the Son of God and not God himself.

I asked them if they thought the Holy Spirit was God and they said yes. Then I said, do you think the Father and the Holy Spirit is God but not Jesus.

Please give me a specific quote in the New American Bible.

Thanks!

Hi,

I’m using the Revised Standard Bible—Catholic edition. The following passages will be essentially the same. The Gospel of John begins by acknowledging Jesus, the Word as God: “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the word was God.”

Jn 8:58-59 “Jesus said to them, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.’”
“I am” in Scripture is the preeminent way God identifies Himself. See Ex 3:14

Jn 10:38 “the Father and I are one.”

Jn 12:45 “…whoever sees me sees he one who sent me.”

Jn 20:28 Jesus accepts Thomas’ profession of faith: “My Lord and my God!”

Col 2:9 “For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily…”

Tit 2:13 “awaiting our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ”

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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