Let’s clear the air… if we are to worship Jesus as God, then we must prove that he actually was God. A pertinent question would be: did Jesus claim to be God, himself?
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Dave: Many people say, “Jesus never claimed to be God!”
Jeff: Technically, they are right. He never said, “I am Jehovah God the Creator of
the Universe!” like we, in the 21st century might expect.
Dave: So how do we know he was God.
Jeff: We have to see what people in his century thought.
Dave: the Jewish government still pressed to have him put to death for
Jeff: That was even recorded by the Roman historian Josephus – who was not a
Dave: Plus, people worshiped him – and he accepted their worship, which was
something only God was allowed to do (Matthew 28:17-18).
Jeff: He said, “I and the Father are one” – which was followed up by people trying
to kill him for claiming to be God (John 10:30-33)!
Dave: And one of the best proofs He refers to himself as the “I AM” – a name
reserved for God alone (John 8:56-59).
Jeff: Clearly, when you understand their culture, their language, their religion…
they all knew, and we should know too… Jesus claimed to be God. Without a doubt!