Where does Scripture state that Jesus is God?


#1

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!


#2

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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