Deity of Jesus Christ
In Titus 2:13 the very nature of Jesus Christ is equal to God and is the same as God. The word “God,” together with “Savior,” describes the nature of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is God. There is only one article in the Greek, “the great God and our Savior.” This is the necessary meaning of the one article with “God” and “Savior.” “The great God and Savior” refers to the same person, Jesus Christ. John Gill said, “What a wonderful person He is, for He is God manifest in the flesh.”
John 20:31 tells us the author wrote his Gospel so that his readers would know that Jesus Christ is God and by putting their faith in Him could have eternal life. The “signs” that John chose to describe in this book were chosen to give evidence of the deity of Jesus. “Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God.” In the Gospel of John Jesus performed miracles, and lives a sinless life before a watching world. Sinners who put their trust in Him are changed. Why? It is precisely because He is God.
Jesus claimed to be and is God in the flesh, the Son of God, the Savior of all who will believe on Him. Other testimonies in the Gospel of John regarding the deity of Jesus are John the Baptist (John 1:34); Nathanael (Jn. 1:49); Jesus (Jn. 5:25; 10:36); Peter (6:69); the healed blind man (Jn. 9:35); Martha (Jn. 11:27); Thomas (Jn. 20:28) and the apostle John himself (Jn. 20:30-31). These were the only ones from the many that he could have chosen to include in his book.
John 20:28 is the testimony of Thomas when he saw Jesus alive after the crucifixion. Jesus accepted the testimony of His disciple when he declared, “My Lord and my God!” The statement could be translated, “You are my Lord and my God!” or “You are my Lord, even my God.” The fact is the same person is my Lord and my God. He is not