Christians, we must STOP being sloppy with our doctrine – one example: the miracles Jesus did prove He is God.
Pharaoh’s wise men and sorcerers did miracles (Ex 7:8-12). Are they then gods too?
But you say, Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead; surely this proves He is God (see John 11).
Elijah raised a widow’s son from the dead (1 Kings 17:17-24) and Peter raised Dorus from the dead )Acts 9:36-42). Are they gods too?
But Jesus raised Himself from the dead.
The antichrist’s head wound will be healed (Rev3:3) and it will appear that he raised himself from the dead.
MIRACLES DO NOT PROVE GODNESS. They prove supernatural power behind the scenes exists and they show who is more powerful God or Satan.
Acts 2:22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:
Ex 7:12 For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods.
WHAT VERSES PROVE JESUS IS GOD? (Three examples.)
John 1:15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.
Why? John was born first (Lk 1:36), but John says Jesus was before him.
John 8:56-58 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad. Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
Why? Both Jesus was before Abraham and “I am” is God’s name for Himself (see Ex 3:14).
Phil 2:5-7 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
Why? God clearly states Jesus is God, yet made Himself in the likeness of men.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
Cult’s use our sloppiness to trick those weak in their doctrine.
Satan uses our sloppiness to temp and trick us as he did Eve (see Gen 3).
God says, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Tim 2:15