"Thou, Being A Man, Makest Thyself God"
This charge, levelled against our Lord by the Jews, was a fully justified accusation. All that he taught plainly asserted his Godhood. If Jesus Christ is not God, then he fully deserved to be put to death, for he declared to all that he is God. Anyone who denies his eternal Godhead takes sides with the Jews and says, "This man deserves to be crucified!"
The Deity of Christ is not
a matter of controversy in God's church. It is not a matter of speculation,
debate, or discussion. No one can be called a christian
who questions the fact that Jesus Christ is God. Throughout the Scriptures our
Lord Jesus Christ is plainly declared to be God. These are the words of God
himself written in the Bible. Each passage quoted is unquestionably referring
to the Lord Jesus Christ. "Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever: the
sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre" (Psa. 45:6; Cf. Heb. l:8). "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"
(Isa. 9:6). "Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth; for
I am God, and there is none else. I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out
of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That
unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear" (Isa. 45:22-23;
Jesus Christ is Immanuel,
God with us, God in our nature, God manifest in the flesh (Matt. ; I Tim. ). He is over all, God blessed forever (