Jesus Christ is God
The scriptures bear abundant testimony that Jesus Christ is God. Some liberal preacher will say to me, "You take the Bible literally. It's just myths." I answer, "Yes, I believe the Bible 100%. It is the word of God. If you don't believe it, Jesus is of no effect to you, ye are yet in your sins."
"And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: GOD was manifest in the FLESH , justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, BELIEVED ON in the world, RECEIVED UP into glory."
--1 Timothy 3:16
"But unto the SON he saith , 'Thy throne, O GOD , is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom'...And, 'Thou, LORD , in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands.'"
-- Hebrews 1:8, 10
"I and my Father are ONE ."
--Jesus Christ, John 10:30
"...CHRIST JESUS ...being in the FORM OF GOD , thought it not robbery to be EQUAL WITH GOD : But made himself of no reputation , and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men : And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross."
"For there are three that bear record in heaven, the FATHER, THE WORD, AND THE HOLY GHOST : and THESE THREE ARE ONE ."
--1 John 5:7
"... feed the church of GOD , which he hath purchased with his OWN BLOOD ."
"Hereby perceive we the love of GOD , because he LAID DOWN HIS LIFE for us ...
--1 John 3:16
"And they stoned Stephen, calling upon GOD , and saying, LORD JESUS , receive my spirit."
"For unto us A CHILD IS BORN , unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, THE MIGHTY GOD , THE EVERLASTING FATHER , The Prince of Peace."
"And Thomas answered and said unto him [JESUS] , My Lord and MY GOD ."
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and THE WORD WAS GOD . The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 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."
--John 1:1-4, 14
"Philip saith unto him, 'Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.' Jesus saith unto him, 'Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me Philip? HE THAT HATH SEEN ME HATH SEEN THE FATHER ; and how sayest thou then, 'Shew us the Father?''"
-- John 14:8-9
"...CHRIST , who is the IMAGE OF GOD ..."
--II Corinthians 4:4
"...glory of GOD in the FACE OF JESUS CHRIST ."
--II Corinthians 4:6
"GOD ...hath in these last days spoken unto us by his SON ...who being the brightness of his glory, and the EXPRESS IMAGE OF HIS PERSON ..."
Colossians 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
1:15 WHO IS THE IMAGE OF THE INVISIBLE GOD, the firstborn* of every creature:
1:16 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:
1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
1:18 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 preeminence.
1:19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;
*firstborn: pre-eminence in rank more than to priority in time. This can be shown in passages where the term 'firstborn' is used of the pre-eminent son who was not the eldest, e.g. Psalm 89:27, where David is called 'firstborn' although he was actually the youngest son.
"For in [Jesus] dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily."
-- Colossians 2:9
"...they shall call his name EMMANUEL , which being interpreted is, GOD WITH US ."
"The voice of him [John the Baptist] that crieth in the wilderness,
PREPARE ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway FOR OUR GOD ."
-- Isaiah 40:3
And Jesus forgave sins; whom but God can forgive sin? Jesus never asked God to forgive the sins, He (Jesus) simply forgave the sins Himself; none but God can do this. That is why the Pharisees got mad at Jesus, they didn’t know the authority that Jesus had as God, so they accused Him of blasphemy.