Some Scriptures For Your Consideration
Therefore the Jews sought all the more to kill Him because He not only broke the Sabbath but also said that God was His Father making Himself equal with God. John 5:18
Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God. Philippians 2:5 and 6
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory. I Timothy 3:16
But to the Son He says: Your throne O God, is forever and ever, A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom. Hebrews 1:8
.....of whom are the fathers and from whom, according to the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, the eternally blessed God. Amen. Romans 9:5
‘Moreover, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware that all our fathers were under the cloud, all passed through the sea, all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ. I Corinthians 10:1-4 This speaks of the existence of Christ long before he appeared on earth as a baby.
‘And God said, let us make man in our image, after our likeness... Genesis 1:26 The word for God here is Elohim and implies more than one person in the Godhead. Christian teaching accepts that Jesus Christ was one of those persons.
“For in Him [Jesus] dwelleth All the Fullness of the Godhead Bodily. Colossian 2:9
‘For there are three that bear record in heaven, The Father, The Word, and the Holy Spirit, and these three are one. I John 5:7' Jesus is considered the living Word (see John 1:1 coupled with John 1:14).
The same was in the Beginning with God. John 1:2 This is a continuation of John 1:1 speaking of the Word (Jesus).
‘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 1:14 (see John 3:16)
Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God! John 20:28
...looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus Titus 2:13
I and My Father are one. John 10:30 Follow this through to verse 33
And now, O Father, Glorify Me together with Yourself with the glory which I had with You before the world was. John 17:5
Yet I am the Lord thy God from the land of Egypt and thou shalt know no God but Me: For there is no Saviour besides me. Hosea 13:4
‘The voice of him 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 Prophesy of John the Baptist's words by Isaiah the prophet 760 years before the birth of John or Jesus.
Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel, which is translated, God with us. Matthew 1:23
For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulders. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 Prophesy of the coming of Christ by Isaiah.
But thou, Bethlehem, Ephrathah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall come forth to Me the One to be the ruler in Israel, whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. Micah5:2 The prophesy of the birth of Christ showing his preexistence before he came to earth to live among men.
Behold,He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so. Amen. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, says the Lord. "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty. Revelation 1:7 and 8 Jesus speaking to John on Patmos - the terms Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End and the Almighty are used exclusively of God in the Old Testament yet Jesus is speaking about himself here.
Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad. Then the Jews said to Him, You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham? Jesus said to them, Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am. John 8:56-58
Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him.Jesus answered them, many good works have I shewed you from My father; for which of those works do ye stone Me? The Jews answered Him, saying, for a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that Thou, being a man, makest Thyself God. John 10:30-33
You are My witnesses, saith the Lord, and My servant whom I have chosen, that ye may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, nor shall there be after Me. I, even I, AM the Lord; and beside Me, there is no Savior. Isaiah 43:10-11