|John 10:30-38 -|
"I and My Father are One."
Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him.
Jesus answered them, "Many good works I have shown you from My Father;
for which of those works do you stone Me?
The Jews answered Him, saying
"For a good work we stone you not:but for blasphemy;
And because that You, being a man, make Yourself God."
Jesus answered them,
"Is it not written in your law, I said, You are gods?
If He called them gods,* (Psalm 82:1-6)
to whom the word of God came, and the Scriptures cannot be broken;
say you of Him, whom the Father has sanctified,
and sent into the world, 'You blaspheme'; because I said, I am the Son of God?
If I do not the works of My Father
believe Me not.
But if I do, though you do not believe Me, believe the works:
that you may know, and believe,
that the Father is in Me, and I in Him."
*commentary - Psalm 82:6 - We are made in the image of God - Genesis 1:26 - set apart from all of creation -
yet, we shall die like men -Verse 7 - because of rebellion and sin.
God shows us our high calling and position in Him, which man has destroyed
through pride and falsehood. Jesus is God's provision for the restoration
of the children of God.
The Deity of Jesus Christ
esus made a simple, eloquent explanation and defense of His deity before the religious leaders of His day.
"I and My Father are One."
"I am the Son of God."
The Father is in Me, and I in Him." - John 10:30,36,38
He kept it simple, He didn't use a lot of complicated theology, He just stated the facts.
Jesus is the fulness of the Godhead bodily - Colossians 2:9
God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself -II Corinthians 5:19
John Wesley reiterates in his Commentary on the Whole Bible regarding II Corinthians 5:19 - "God - the whole Godhead, but more eminently God the Father was in Christ, reconciling the world."
Jesus is God manifest in human flesh - I Timothy 3:16
The image of the invisible God-Colossians 1:15
The first century church worshipped the Father through the Son - "I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord." - Romans 7:25 - because they recognized that the Father was in the Man, our High Priest - Hebrews 7:3 - who through the Eternal Spirit that was in Him - Hebrews 9:14 - redeemed our souls on the Cross and we are purchased by the Blood of God. - Acts 20:28
Jesus said, "I can of My own self do nothing" - John 5:30 -"The Father that dwells in Me, He does the works."- John 14:10
"Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by Him in the midst of you." - Acts 2:22
Ignatius, (AD 67-110) the bishop of Antioch and a student of the Apostle John concurs, "As therefore the Lord did nothing without the Father being united to Him." - Magnesians 2:8
"I and My Father are One." - John 10:30
Jesus is Immanuel which means - God with us -Isaiah 7:14
Before Abraham was I AM - John 8:58, Exodus 3:14
I Am Alpha and Omega - the Beginning and the End -Revelation 1:11, Isaiah 41:4
The Mighty God - Isaiah 9:6
The Lord from Heaven -I Corinthians 15:47
The Great God - Titus 2:13 - manifest in human flesh - God the Father incarnate - joined as One by His Spirit with His only Begotten Son.
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God." - John 1:1
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life" - John 3:16
copyright 2007 by H.D. Shively