1. Christ is directly *called God*, or some term indicating deity, in many texts: Is7:14;Ps110:1;Jer23:5-6;Matt1:23;Jn5:18;8:58;10:30;14:9; Acts 16:31-34; Rom.9:5; 2Cor.4:4; Phil2:5-8; Col1:15a; Heb3:4 understood in context; 2Pet1:1;2:20, Jn1:1,18,20:28, Acts20:28, Col2:9, Tit2:13, Heb1:8,13, 1Jn5:20
2. God is creator – Jesus is *creator* Ps102:24-28; Heb1:8a,10-12
3. IAHWEH pierced – Jesus *pierced* Zech12:10: Rev1:7
4. Ps68:17-18; Eph. 4:7-8 God *ascended on high* and gave gifts to men – Jesus did
5. God only is the *rock* Deut32:4, Ps18:46, 1Sam2:2 – Jesus is the rock 1Cor10:1-4
6. Is6:1,3:Jn12:41-42 *Isaiah saw the glory of God* – the glory of Jesus
7. Joel3:1-2:Matt25:31-32 God will gather nations to *judge* – Jesus will
8. Is44:6; Rev22:13 also Is41:4 and 48:12 God is the *first and the last, Alpha and Omega* – Jesus is (also Rev1:8,17)
9. Christ *accepted worship* yet taught only God should be worshiped Matt4:10, Matt14:33; Jn9:35-38; Jn20:28; Ex34:14; Isa42:8
10. The Old Testament *’Angel of the LORD’* was God and was Christ. Christ assumed that no man had ever seen God the Father (Jn1:18;6:46). Yet there are many Old Testament theophanies, appearances of God (Gen16:13;18:1;31:13;32:30; Ex3:6; Judg2:1;6:14-16;13:22). The Angel of the LORD received worship and was called ‘Lord’; also Jesus is called Lord in Acts18:9;23:11.The angel of the Lord was Jesus,who is God
11. Christ as *Lord of the Sabbath* – authority over the Sabbath is a claim to having the authority of God Himself; Matt12:8; Lk6:5; Mark2:28

*Christ performs the works of God:*
12. God created all things ”alone” in Is44:24; ”let’s create” in Gen1:26 – Christ is *creator* of all things Jn1:3, Col1:16;Heb.1:8a,10
13. Christ *preserver* of all things Col1:17, Heb1:3
14. Christ *author of life* John 1:4, John 5:26; Jn11:25;14:6; Acts3:15; 1Cor15:22
15. Christ is *judge of all the earth* – God is the judge in Gen18:25 and Ps9:7-8, but all judgment is given to the Son. Matt25:31-32; Jn5:22; Acts17:31; 2Thess1:7-8
16. Christ *forgives sin* Luke5:20-24;7:44-49;Matt9:1-6; Mark2:5

*Christ possesses the attributes of God:*
17. Christ is both *eternal and self-existent* Micah5:2; Jn1:1;8:58; Rev22:13; Is9:6; Jn5:26
18. Christ is *omnipresent* Mat18:20+28:20; Jn14:23; Eph1:23; Heb13:5
19. Christ is *omniscient* Jn2:24;16:30;21:17;Matt12:25; Mark2:8;9:34; Lk5:22; 6:8; 7:39ff.; 9:47; 11:17; Jn1:47,48; 4:17-19
20. Christ is *omnipotent* Matt28:18;Jn17:2;Eph1:21;Phil3:21;Col2:10; Heb1:3
21. God is the *only Savior* Is43:11, Jude1:12, Luke1:47, Tit2:10 – Jesus is the only Savior Acts4:12, Tit1:4, 2Pet1:1, 2Pet3:18, Jn4:42, Heb5:9
22. God is the *Word* – Jesus is the Word Jn1:1
23. God is our *redeemer* Is63:16 – Jesus is our redeemer Tit2:13-14
24. God is *one* (‘echad’=united or together) Deut6:4 – *Jesus and the Father are one* Jn10:30, Jn14:9
25. God is the *Holy One* Ps89:18 – Jesus is the Holy One Acts2:27,3:13
26. God and Jesus are *”I AM”* – Ex3:14, Jn8:58
27. God is called *our righteousness* – Jesus also is: Jer23:1-6;33:15-16; 1Cor1:30
28. God *will not give His glory to another* – God shares His glory with Jesus because Jesus is God: Is42:8, Jn17:5
29. Is40:3:Luke1:76, Mal3:1 John the Baptist was announcing in Jesus Christ the *coming of God*
30. Christ is *immutable (unchangeable)* Heb1:8a,12b; Heb13:8
31. The *resurrection* proved the deity of Jesus – Rom1:4, Jn10:18
32. *Call upon the name of the Lord* (IHWH) to be saved Joel2:32 – Acts2:21 and Rom10:13 call upon the name of Jesus
33. The Lord is my shepherd Ps23:1 – Jesus is our *shepherd* Jn10:11, Heb13:20, 1Pet2:25
34. God *created all for himself* Pr16:4, Is43:7 – Jesus created all for himself Col1:16
35. The Lord of hosts will be *a stone of stumbling* Is8:13-15 – Jesus is the stone of stumbling 1Pet2:7-8, Rom9:32-33
36. Stephen *prayed to Jesus* ”Lord Jesus, receive my spirit” Acts7:59, also Paul prayed to Jesus 2Cor12:8,9
37. God will *come with all the saints* Zach14:5 – Jesus will 1Thes3:13
38. *Every knee shall bow* before God Is45:22,23 – before Jesus Phil2:10
39. God *gives pastors* Jer3.15 – Jesus gives pastors Eph4.11 (both give peace, Holy Spirit, eternal life, forgiveness, joy, resurrection, keeping etc)
40. To God the *power and the glory* 1Cr29:11 – to Jesus be the glory, power and dominion 2Tim4:18, 2Pet3:17-18, Rev1:5,6
41. *Our sin is against God only* Ps51:4 – sin is against Christ 1Cor8:12
42. God *brings to light the secret things* Ecl12:14 – Jesus will 1Cor4:4
43. God is the *fountain of living water* Jer2:13 – Jesus is Jn4:10-14
44. God *searches the heart* Jer17:10 – Jesus does Rev2:23
45. God is *light to gentiles* Is60:1-3 – Jesus is Luke 2:30, Acts13:47
46. God sold for *30 coins of silver* Zech11:12-13 – Jesus was
47. Believers are *in God’s hand and in Jesus’ hand* John10:28-29
48. *The human spirit returns to God* Ecl12:7 – to Jesus Acts 7:59
49. Acts16:31-34 *believing in Jesus*=*believing in God*
50. God is the *owner of all things* 1Cr29:11 – Jesus owns all Jn17:10
51. Rev20:6 *priests of God and of Christ* – priests serve God not man
52. God *walks on water* Job9:8 – Jesus did Mat14:25
53. God is the *lawgiver* Deut6 – Jesus also: Mat5:22,28,34,39; Jn13:34
54. *”First Born”* – Certain cults misuse the terms “first-born” (Rom8:29 Col1:15,18; Heb1:6; Rev1:5) and “only begotten” (Jn1:14,18; 3:16,18; 1Jn4:9) to teach that Christ was the first of created beings.

The word “first-born” is not referring to birth (except in Matt1:25 and Luke2:7 ”first born of Mary’). It usually means “supreme, chief, honored one.” The Hebrew word for first-born is used in Job18:13, “the first-born of death,” meaning the “deadliest of diseases” and Is14:30, “the first-born of the poor” meaning the very poorest. In Hebrew thinking “first-born” gives the idea of supremacy in matters of inheritance and rank. In the LXX (Septuagint translation) *’prototokos’*, which is the same word used of Christ in the New Testament, it emphasizes position with little or nothing to do with origin. Israel is the “first-born” of the nations even though it was not the first nation in terms of time or origin. The term means Israel is supreme over the other nations (Ex4:22; Jer31:9;38:9). Deut21:16 speaks of the theoretical possibility of making a son who is born second in time to be-come the “first-born” in terms of rank. Also, Ps89:27 teaches that God will make David (and his offspring) His first-born, it refers to David’s supreme rank and has nothing to do with time of birth or origin. Christ is the first-born in terms of rank and position. However, the idea of His being the first created being is excluded by the idea of His being the creator of all things. Col1:15 teaches that Christ is supreme over all creation, it is not teaching He had an origin in time. Likewise, the description of “only-begotten” should not be taken to teach that Christ had an origin in time. This term (monogenees) does not refer to birth or origin. Just as with “first-born” the term came to refer to an exalted position. In Heb11:17 Isaac is called Abraham’s only begotten son. However, Abraham also fathered Ishmael (Gen16:16) and at least six other sons (Gen25:1-2). Therefore, Isaac was an “only-begotten” not in the sense of the only one born but in the sense of unique position and priority. Christ is the only begotten of the Father not in the sense that He has a birth or an origin in time. He is rather the Father’s special son. There is even some question as to whether monogenees should be derived from mono (only) and gennao (to be born), instead of mono (only) and gen (the second aorist stem of ginomai “to be”). Notice there are two n’s in gennao but only one n in both the stem gen and the word monogenees. The resulting translation would be “the “unique,” “the only son of His kind”. John wanted us to know that Christ is the Son of God in a unique sense different than the meaning intended when calling a believer a son of God (Jn1:12; 1Jn5:1). Paul’s way of making the same distinction is to liken believers to adopted sons (Rom8:15; Gal4:5-6)
-In Pr8:22 *wisdom is said to be the first possession* of God in terms of rank, not ‘first creation’ in terms of time and origin, or else was there a time when God had no wisdom?? Verse is indeed speaking about Christ, but it has ”wisdom” as first application and ”Christ” as secondary application
-In Acts13:33 Paul explains that Ps2:7 “You are My Son, today I have begotten You” does not speak about Jesus’ creation or birth from Mary, *but about His resurrection* from the dead.
Pastor Daniel