In the Old Testament, God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM” (Exodus 3:14). This name was used frequently by Jesus to declare His deity. When He frequently used the name “I AM,” He was saying, “I am God.”
Therefore the Jews started complaining about Him, because He said, “I am the bread which came down from heaven” (John 6:41).
“I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows Me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life” (John 8:12).
Jesus said to them (the Jews), “I assure you: Before Abraham was, I am” (John 8:58).
So Jesus said again, “I assure you: I am the door of the sheep” (John 10:7).
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep” (John 10:11).
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in Me, even if he dies, will live” (John 11:25).
Jesus told him (Thomas), “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6).
“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vineyard keeper” (John 15:1).
The deity of Christ means that Christ is God. Scripture clearly teaches this important fact in the following ways:
The attributes of God are used in the Bible speaking of Christ.
- His pre-existence. Christ has no beginning. John 1:1-3, 17:5; Colossians 1:17.
- His omnipresence. He is with His servants everywhere. Matthew 28:20.
- His omnipotence. He has unlimited power. Revelation 1:18.
- His omniscience. He has unlimited knowledge. John 21:17.
- His unchangeableness. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).