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Reading the Bible, Part 5

Posted by Matt Postiff October 15, 2013 on Matt Postiff's Blog under Bible Texts 

A fifth reason you should read the Bible is that its central character, Jesus Christ, claimed to be the son of God. In so doing, he actually claimed to be God in the flesh. His first followers concurred, and his enemies also agreed that he was making such a claim. Consider some Bible texts to this effect:

  • Matthew 16:16 - When asked who he thought Jesus was, the discple Peter said: "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
  • John 1:49 - Another disciple said: "Rabbi, you are the Son of God."
  • John 8:58 - Jesus Himself said, "Before Abraham was, I AM." God said something similar of Himself in Exodus 3:14.
  • John 10:30 - Jesus said, "I and my Father are one."
  • John 10:36 - Jesus said, "I am the son of God."
  • John 11:4 - Jesus identified himself as the Son of God again.
  • John 11:27 - Martha said, "Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God."
  • John 19:7 - The Jews answered him, "We have a law, and according to our law He ought to die, because He made Himself the Son of God."
  • John 20:30-31 - "And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name."
  • Acts 9:19-20 - "Then Saul spent some days with the disciples at Damascus. Immediately he preached the Christ in the synagogues, that He is the Son of God."
  • Romans 1:4 - Paul proclaimed that Jesus was "declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead."
  • 2 Corinthians 1:19 - "For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us..."
  • Romans 9:5 - "Christ...who is over all, the eternally blessed God."

There are many other texts of the Bible that identify Jesus this way. You should read the Bible to become acquainted with this one-of-a-kind person called Jesus. You will find out that he appears not only in the pages of the New Testament, but also of the Old Testament. You will also find out that as the Son of God, He is qualified to save you from your sins. In fact, He is more than willing to do so if you come to Him with repentant faith.

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