God the Son

The prophet Isaiah declared many years before the birth of Jesus that a virgin would conceive and bear a child and call his name Emmanuel. Matthew 1:23 records the fulfilling of that prophecy with the birth of Jesus, emphasizing the interpretation of the name Emmanuel. “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” As Jesus began His public ministry proclaiming the kingdom of heaven, He inspired the wrath of his countrymen when He called God His Father. “Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the Sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God” (John 5:18). They clearly believed that He was claiming equality with God. Jesus Himself confirmed this, as he told Philip that if he had seen Jesus, he had seen the Father (John 14:9). John, as he begins his Gospel, states that the Word (Jesus) was God and became flesh and dwelt among us (John 1:1, 14). The Apostle Paul refers us to Jesus as one “Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God . . .” (Phil. 2:6), as well as one who was the very image of God (Col. 1:15). In the book of Hebrews, Jesus is described as the express image of His (God’s) person. (Heb. 1:3). Jesus is clearly shown to have divine attributes in passages like Revelation 1:8: “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.” 

See also: Who Is God