Is Jesus God?

Today we attempt to give an answer to a question Sophie sent in.

We affirm that God is one in essence and three in person.

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  • The Father is 100% God.

  • The Son is 100% God.

  • The Holy Spirit is 100% God.

  • The Father is not the Son or the Holy Spirit.

  • The Son is not the Holy Spirit or the Father.

  • The Holy Spirit is not the Father or the Son.

This view is contrary to the unorthodox views of Modalism/Sabellianism (Oneness Pentacostals), Nestorianism, Tritheism (Mormons), and Arianism (Jehovah Witnesses).

This is a major topic that we’re sure we covered imperfectly. So please show us grace!

We heartily agree with the Chalcedonian Creed (A.D. 451), and would encourage you to take a look at it should you be interested in reading the Church’s historic (and the orthodox) stance on this topic.

Additionally, below is a list of verses supporting the claim that Jesus is God. You can also find a helpful list here.

For further explanation on some of these passages, listen to the episode!

Isa. 9:6-7
Heb. 1:1-4, 8
Jn. 17:5 (cf. Isa. 42:8)
Jn. 5:19-23
Jn. 1:1-18
Jn. 20:28
Rom. 9:5
Titus 2:13
2 Pet. 1:1
Phil. 2:5-11
Col. 1:15-20; 2:9
Titus 3:4-5
Lk. 8:38-39

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