Claims of Jesus to Be God Almighty!
"The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God." (Jn 10:33)

Scriptural References to Christ as God

How those around Christ responded to Him

  1. God calls him "Son" and declares that He is "pleased" with Jesus (Mt 3.16)
  2. God tells some of the disciples to pay attention to Jesus (Mt 17.5)
  3. Evil spirits knew he was the Son of God (Mt 8.28-29; Mr 3.11) and the Holy One of God (Mr 1.23)
  4. His enemies knew he was claiming to be God (Mt 9.3; Mt 26.63; Jn 5.18; Jn 10.33)--and accused him of blasphemy.
  5. Some of the general populace called/considered him God (Lk 7.16; Lk 8.39-40)
  6. John the Baptist recognized Jesus' RADICAL superiority to himself (Mt 3.13; Jn 1.26-30 w/.34)
  7. The disciples and those whose lives He touched WORSHIPPED Him (Mt 14.33; Jn 9.35)
  8. He was repeatedly called the Son of God (Mt 14.33; Mt 16.16; Jn 1.26-30 w/.34; Jn 1.49; Jn 11.27)
  9. He was called "God" directly (Jn 20.27)
  10. Later Rabbinical writings 'remember' some of these exorbitant claims of Jesus.

How the Church understood the claims of Jesus and the events of His life/death/resurrection

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