Written on 20 January 2017, 03.57 by Gene C. Alberto



Why does the Church teach that Jesus is God?

Isaiah prophesied, “A child is born to us, a son is given to us (Is. 9:5).  Christians have long seen in these words a prophesy of Jesus birth.

The reality that God himself became a man for our salvation – what is called the Incarnation (literally, “becoming flesh”) is the heart of Christian faith.  Denial of this truth is heretic.

Jesus Himself declared “The Father [that is God] and I are one (Jn 10:30).  In fact, virtually every attribute of the Father in heaven – the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, who revealed Himself in the Old Testament – was claimed by Jesus for Himself.  He spoke authoritatively as God (rather than merely for God).  He accepted worship.  He forgave sins.  He said He was equal with the Father and He had existed eternally.

In the New Testament authors verified His claim “In the beginning,” the Gospel according to John announced, “was the Word/… the Word was God/…All things came to be through Him,/ and without Him nothing came to be./  And the Word became flesh.” (Jn 1:1, 23, 14).

St. Paul wrote, “dwells the whole fullness of the deity body” (Col 2:9)


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