The non Christian world is very confused about Christianity, do we have 3 Gods?
Is the father God, Jesus God, and the Holy Spirit God?
The book of Isaiah says…6 Thus said Jehovah, king of Israel, And his Redeemer, Jehovah of Hosts: ‘I ‘am’ the first, and I ‘am’ the last, And besides Me there is no God. 8 Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.24 Thus says the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that makes all things; that stretches forth the heavens alone; that spreads abroad the earth by myself;
If you look closer you at that scripture two people are talking in unison Thus said Jehovah, king of Israel, And his Redeemer, Jehovah of Hosts: ‘I ‘am’ the first, and I ‘am’ the last, And besides Me there is no God. (Isa 44:6) Jehovah, king of Israel and his Redeemer Jehovah of Hosts… So God almighty and his redeemer are both saying ‘I ‘am’ the first, and I ‘am’ the last, And besides Me there is no God.
In the book of Revelation, 1st chapter says… 6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. 7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindred’s of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. 8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, says the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What you see, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia;
17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: 18 I am he that lives, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
So God says again and again I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, says the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. and again I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last and again I am the first and the last: 18 I am he that lives, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore.
So God is saying He is the first and the last and he knows no other God beside him, that He laid out the heavens and earth alone, but then he says I am he that lives and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore. When did God die?
That should be enough right there to know that Jesus is God… where people get confused is God had to come as a man, in the form of sinful flesh, under the law, and fulfil the law as a man…
6 For to us a child is born. To us a son is given; and the government will be on his shoulders. His name will be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
The disciple who was Jesus’ closest said this….
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him. Without him was not anything made that has been made. 14 The Word became flesh, and lived among us. We saw his glory, such glory as of the one and only Son of the Father, full of grace and truth.
9 The true light that enlightens everyone was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, and the world didn’t recognize him.
He reveals Jesus as the Word of God made flesh. All things were made through him.
The Apostle Paul goes on to show in Colossians …
15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the pre-eminence.
19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell; and in chapter 2 9 For in him all the fullness of the Godhead dwells bodily,
So here we see that Christ was before all things in heaven and earth and that all things were made by him, this is why he appears in the old testament so many times.
If we look at the old testament we see that God said, “Let us make man in our image” (Gen 1:26) who was God talking too?
What did he mean when He said “Let us make” Who was making man with God?
to be continued….