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Question and Answer

Is Jesus really God? Some who I’ve spoken to have said that Jesus never said He was God. But when I read or listen to Today in the Word, you make reference to it often. What does the Bible say?

I have received many letters challenging my assertion that Jesus is God. The letters argue that Jesus never even suggested that He was God. But when you read Scripture, there is no question that the Jewish leaders whom Christ was addressing actually accused Jesus of this very thing because they understood what He was claiming. For instance, in John 5:17 Jesus told them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.” Maybe this sounds a little ambiguous to us, but the Jewish leadership knew that Jesus was not only breaking the Sabbath by his work of healing but was also calling God His own Father. That meant that He was making Himself equal with God (John 5:18).

When the disciples were asked by Jesus who they thought He was, Peter blurted out, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the Living God” (Matt. 16:16). Peter’s answer was spot on, and Jesus made it clear that the only way Peter knew this was by God the Father making it clear to him.

BY Mike Kellogg

Mike Kellogg worked with Moody Radio for more than 40 years, beginning in 1972. For many years he was the reader on Continued Story and began hosting Music Thru the Night in 1982. He also read the Today in the Word devotional for Moody Radio for many years. In July 2014, Mike retired from full-time radio. He is a graduate of Cedarville University, and has served as adjunct faculty in English and Speech Communications at Moody Bible Institute. He is married to Nancy, and they have 6 children and 16 grandchildren.

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