1. Jesus is identified with God.
- Jesus’ name is divine.
- Yahweh passages are applied to Jesus.
- Jesus is interchangeable with God.
- Jesus is called God.
2. Jesus receives devotion due God alone.
- Baptism and the Lord’s Supper
- The Singing of Hymns
3. Jesus brings the age to come.
4. Jesus saves us when we are spiritually united to him.
5. Jesus performs the works of God.
- The Son of God and Creation
- The Son of God and Providence
- The Son of God and Judgment
- The Son of God and Salvation
- Jesus is called “Savior.”
- Jesus forgives sins.
- Jesus does the work that saves human beings forever.
- Jesus raises himself from the dead.
- Jesus is the object of saving faith.
- Jesus gives the Holy Spirit to his church.
- Jesus consummates salvation.
Related: Two other books are especially helpful on this issue:
- Harris, Murray J. Jesus as God: The New Testament Use of Theos in Reference to Jesus. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1992.
- Bowman Jr., Robert M., and J. Ed Komoszewski. Putting Jesus in His Place: The Case for the Deity of Christ. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2007. (See D. A. Carson’s review.)