Those who try to make a case for Jesus not being divine will point us to passages of the Bible that show the humanity of Christ, while neglecting those passages that demonstrate the divinity of Christ. But the accounts make it clear that Jesus is God.
This Advent series explores the identity of the One whose birth we celebrate at Christmas, using the description found in the Apostles’ Creed.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16, NKJV).
While the other Gospel writers tend to stress the humanity of Christ, John wants us to see His deity. While the other accounts begin with Jesus’ birth or start of His earthly ministry. John begins with a description the pre-incarnate Jesus: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:1, 14).
As the Son, Jesus reveals the unseen God. Paul puts it this way in his letter to the Colossians: “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist” (Col. 1:15–17).