Is there any verse in the Bible wherein Jesus himself said that he is God?


Full Question

Is there any verse in the Bible wherein Jesus himself said that he is God?

Answer

See John 8:57-58, which states, “The Jews then said to him [Jesus], ‘You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?’ Jesus said to them, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.’”

The Jews, being familiar with the Old Testament, understood Jesus to be stating that he was God. Compare his statement to God’s in Exodus 3:14: “God said to Moses, ‘I AM WHO I AM.’ And he said, ‘Say this to the people of Israel, “I AM has sent me to you.” ’”

For more, see the Catholic Answers tract The Divinity of Christ.

 


Fr. Vincent Serpa O.P.