Jesus is the Savior: A Brief & Often Overlooked Argument for the Deity of Jesus

The testimony of the Scriptures to the Deity of Jesus is explicit and full.  Nonetheless, many cults and others wish to make an attempt at disproving His Deity (i.e. God in the truest sense of the word).  It is not my purpose in this post to look at such attempts and respond to them.  I have taken up some of that with regard to the claims and arguments from Muslims (though many of their arguments would likewise be found on the lips of others like Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons) on my Apologetics Page (always in progress).  In this post I simply want to lay out a brief argument for Jesus’ Deity that I believe often goes without consideration, or is rarely brought up.

Argument: God (Yahweh) says that He alone is the Savior.  After all, only God, who is all-powerful and the giver of grace and mercy, can save spiritually depraved and corrupt sinners.  Yet, in the New Testament, Jesus is repeatedly referred to as our Savior.  It rightly follows, therefore, that Jesus is indeed God in the flesh.

Isaiah 43:11 “I, even I, am the LORD [Yahweh], and there is no savior besides Me.”

New Testament Testimony Regarding Jesus:

1 Timothy 1:15 “It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all.”

Titus 2:13 “looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and savior, Christ Jesus.” [“God” actually refers to Jesus in this text as well!]

Titus 3:6 “[The Holy Spirit] whom He [the Father] poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior.”

2 Peter 1:1 “…To those who have received a faith of the same kind as ours, by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ.” [“God” also refers to Jesus in this text.]

2 Peter 3:18 “but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity.  Amen.” [Note how we are to grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ, and how glory is due to Him, both now and for all eternity (cf. Rev. 5).  Such language is blasphemous if Jesus is not God.]

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