What did Jesus Believe and Say about Himself?    

Although Jesus knew that worship was reserved for God alone (John 4: 20-22) he received and accepted worship:

John 9: 38: Then the man said, "Lord, I believe," and he worshiped him. (NIV)

Matt. 14: 33: Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, "Truly you are the Son of God." (NIV)

John 21: 27-29: Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe." Thomas said to him, "My Lord and my God!" Then Jesus told him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." (NIV)

Furthermore, others in the Bible did not accept worship, only Jesus:

Acts 10: 25-26: As Peter entered the house, Cornelius met him and fell at his feet in reverence. But Peter made him get up. "Stand up," he said, "I am only a man myself." (NIV)

Rev. 19: 10: [the apostle John is speaking]: At this I fell at his [an angel's] feet to worship him. But he said to me, "Do not do it!" I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy." (NIV)

There are many verses and references that indicate Jesus thought he was God, and the previous verses are by no means exhaustive. When we study the trial of Jesus in a few pages, we will revisit this topic.


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