GOD'S WORD THE BIBLE: The Identity of Jesus


The claims of Jesus regarding His identity as the Son of God along with His preexistence and origin in heaven have been presented. Compelling evidence to support these claims has also been presented which is considered here to be conclusive. Therefore the reader is to understand that everything presented from this point forward on this website will be based on the premise that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be: the one and only unique Son of God.

One of the more important outgrowths of this truth centers in the things that Jesus said about the purpose of His coming and the nature of His teaching. Jesus claimed that He came to this world to bear witness to the truth, saying and teaching those things that the Father had commanded Him. This important truth is the foundation on which everything else that is presented on this web site is built and on which we believe the doctrine of the inspiration of the bible is established


(John 18:33-38) Pilate therefore entered again into the Praetorium, and summoned Jesus, and said to Him, "Are You the King of the Jews?" {34} Jesus answered, "Are you saying this on your own initiative, or did others tell you about Me?" {35} Pilate answered, "I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests delivered You up to me; what have You done?" {36} Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting, that I might not be delivered up to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not of this realm." {37} Pilate therefore said to Him, "So You are a king?" Jesus answered, "You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice." {38} Pilate said^ to Him, "What is truth?" And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said^ to them, "I find no guilt in Him.


(John 7:14-17) But when it was now the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and began to teach. {15} The Jews therefore were marveling, saying, "How has this man become learned, having never been educated?" {16} Jesus therefore answered them, and said, "My teaching is not Mine, but His who sent Me. {17} "If any man is willing to do His will, he shall know of the teaching, whether it is of God, or whether I speak from Myself.

(John 8:26-30) "I have many things to speak and to judge concerning you, but He who sent Me is true; and the things which I heard from Him, these I speak to the world." {27} They did not realize that He had been speaking to them about the Father. {28} Jesus therefore said, "When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and I do nothing on My own initiative, but I speak these things as the Father taught Me. {29} "And He who sent Me is with Me; He has not left Me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to Him." {30} As He spoke these things, many came to believe in Him.

(John 12:44-50) And Jesus cried out and said, "He who believes in Me does not believe in Me, but in Him who sent Me. {45} "And he who beholds Me beholds the One who sent Me. {46} "I have come as light into the world, that everyone who believes in Me may not remain in darkness. {47} "And if anyone hears My sayings, and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. {48} "He who rejects Me, and does not receive My sayings, has one who judges him; the word I spoke is what will judge him at the last day. {49} "For I did not speak on My own initiative, but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me commandment, what to say, and what to speak. {50} "And I know that His commandment is eternal life; therefore the things I speak, I speak just as the Father has told Me."


(Isaiah 11:1-2) Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, And a branch from his roots will bear fruit. {2} And the Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him, The spirit of wisdom and understanding, The spirit of counsel and strength, The spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.

(Luke 2:40-52) And the Child (Jesus) continued to grow and become strong, increasing in wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him. {41} And His parents used to go to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. {42} And when He became twelve, they went up there according to the custom of the Feast; .....{46} And it came about that after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them, and asking them questions. {47} And all who heard Him were amazed at His understanding and His answers..... {52} And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.

(John 3:1-2) Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews; {2} this man came to Him by night, and 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."

(Matthew 7:28-29) The result was that when Jesus had finished these words, the multitudes were amazed at His teaching; {29} for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as their scribes.

(Matthew 17:5-6) While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and behold, a voice out of the cloud, saying, "This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased; listen to Him!" {6} And when the disciples heard this, they fell on their faces and were much afraid.