Christ’s divinity from John’s gospel

This is just a short article to provide a few indications of Christ’s divinity from John’s gospel. Many more may be added.


Jesus is equal with God:

Both the Father and the Son:

Answer prayer (John 14:13-14; 15:16; 16:23).
● Send the Holy Spirit (John 15:26; 16:7; 20:22).

Are “in” believers: “We will come to him and make Our abode with him.”
Keep believers: “No one will snatch them out of My hand … no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.”
Own all things. Jesus said, “All things that are Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine.”

Jesus did many miracles.

He changed water into wine, drove merchants out of the temple, healed sick, crippled and blind people, fed thousands from a few loaves and fish, walked on the sea and raised Lazarus after he was dead for four days.

Jesus had supernatural knowledge.

For example, He knew about Nathanael “under the fig tree” and about the “five husbands” of the woman at the well (John 1:48; 4:17-18).  He predicted His own death and knew who would betray Him (John 3:14-15; 6:64).


Jesus is equal to God.

Both the Son and the Father answer prayer:

Jesus is equal with God“Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do“ (John 14:13-14).

“Whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you” (John 15:16; cf. 16:23)

Jesus sends the Holy Spirit:

“When the Helper comes,
whom I will send to you from the Father” (John 15:26).

“If I go, I will send Him to you” (John 16:7; cf. 20:22).

Jesus did many miracles.

He changed water into wine (John 2:1-9) and drove the merchants out of the temple (John 2:13-17). He healed the boy that was sick to the point of death (John 4:46-54), the invalid who was lying at Bethesda for 38 years (John 5:2-9) and the man that was blind from birth (John 9:11). He fed the 5000 men from a five barley loaves and fish, so that the disciples filled twelve baskets with the fragments (John 6:10-13).  He walked on the sea, and after He got into the boat, the boat immediately arrived at land (John 6:19-21). He raised Lazarus after he was dead for four days (John 11:4-44).

After He Himself was raised to life, the disciples were trying to catch fish, but failed. Jesus shouted to the little boat, “Cast the net on the right-hand side of the boat and you will find a catch.” They did so, and “they were not able to haul it in because of the great number of fish.”  “When they got out on the land, they saw a charcoal fire already laid and fish placed on it, and bread” (John 21:4-9).

The people were aware of His miracle working power:

Nicodemus said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You have come from God as a teacher; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.” (John 3:1-2).

Lazarus’ sister Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died. Even now I know that whatever You ask of God, God will give You.” (11:21-22). Her other sister Mary said to Him, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died” (11:32).

Jesus had supernatural knowledge.

He knew about Nathaniel “under the fig tree” (John 1:48) and about the “five husbands” of the woman at the well (John 4:17-18). “He did not need anyone to testify concerning man, for He Himself knew what was in man” (John 2:25). His disciples said, “we know that You know all things” (John 16:30). “Jesus knew from the beginning … who it was that would betray Him” (John 6:64).

He predicted His own death:

“As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life” (John 3:14-15).

“Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up … He was speaking of the temple of His body” (John 2:19-21).

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