Is Jesus God?

I see a lot of people say they believe in God but not that Jesus was God in the flesh, that Jesus was just a really nice man who happened to be a prophet.
If Jesus were not God and was just a good man and prophet, that would make Christianity and all it stands for a lie.
So basically, that is saying that God lies.
“God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?” Numbers 23:19

I choose not to believe that. I choose to believe that God cannot tell lies and that everything in the bible are His inspired words.
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,” 2 Timothy 3:16

If you look into the history of the bible (see post called Is the Bible Reliable) you will see that God has been able to keep His word intact and whole, just like He says in many verses. (although not all versions are good as some are corrupt {see post on Differences in Bible Versions})

Here’s an example:
“The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.” Psalm 12:6,7
And another one:
“But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.” 1 Peter 1:25

Now, if you look at what the bible says about Jesus being God, you should see that He is.
Here are some verses which prove it.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1 (another name used for Jesus is the Word)

“And the Word was made 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.” 1 John 1:14

“I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.” John 8:24

As you can see in these verses, God came to earth in the flesh as Jesus. There are plenty more, but I won’t post them all here. You can do a bit of research yourself. 😉
(I use biblos.com and/or the Blue Letter Bible)

I hope you pay special attention the the last one, as that is very important. If you do not believe that Jesus is God, then you will die in your sins.
I take this to mean that if you do not believe Jesus is God, you will not be led to repentance (feeling a godly sorrow for your sins) and you will not be saved.
“And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” Acts 16:31;

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Romans 10:9,10

It’s up to you what you do with these words, but there really seems to be no option (unless you want to die in your sins) but to believe that Jesus Christ was God in the flesh on earth.
My prayer is that those who do not believe Jesus is God, see these words and understand that He really is.

P.S. I don’t know what has happened with the spacing between paragraphs, but it didn’t want to work properly, so please excuse the layout.  Thanks. 🙂

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