“For in Him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily” (Colossians 2:9).
Among the cardinal doctrines of the faith is the deity of Christ. Nothing is more precious to the believer than to understand that our Lord Jesus Christ is “fully God.”
One of the major cults of today states that Jesus should never be referred to as “God,” but only as “a God.” They say that the Greek New Testament never uses the definite article “the” with “God” in direct reference to Christ. However, the following verses from the Greek text will show just the opposite.
Matthew 1:23: “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” Greek—“With us The God.”
John 20:28: “And Thomas answered and said unto Him, My Lord and my God.” Greek—“The Lord of me and The God of me.”
Hebrews 1:8: “But unto the Son He saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever.” Greek—“Thy throne, O The God, is for ever and ever.”
Titus 2:13: “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ.” Greek: “The great God and Savior of us, Christ Jesus.”
II Peter 1:1: “To them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Savior Jesus Christ.” Greek—“The God of us and Savior Jesus Christ.” Or, “Our God and Savior Jesus Christ.”
Jesus is truly “The God” and should be exalted and worshiped as such. John, in Revelation 1:8, refers to Jesus as “The Almighty!” May our hearts be stirred and humbled when we consider who Jesus really is. NPS