Jesus Is Jehovah

A Brief Study of the Deity of Jesus Christ
Philippians 2:9-11




  1. Jesus is the English form of the Greek name “Jeshua,” which is the Greek form of the Hebrew name “Jehoshua.”
    1. The Hebrew-to-English name of the leader of Israel after Moses’ death was Joshua.
    2. However, the fuller name given to him by Moses was actually Jehoshua (Num 13:16).
    3. The Hebrew-to-Greek-to-English name of this man is Jesus (Acts 7:45; Hebrews 4:8).
  2. Mary’s Son was named Joshua or Jehoshua in Hebrew. The specific name Jesus and its pronunciation are distinctly English.


  1. Jesus is a man, and this we must always remember; even when we study His Deity.
    1. The incarnation was to make Jesus a man; He died for human sinners (Heb 2:14-18).
    2. He was conceived in a woman, had a birth date, grew in wisdom and stature, died, was resurrected, and disappeared bodily into heaven; where He sits at God’s right hand.
  2. It is a mystery, yet it is revealed. Therefore, we should know and teach it (I Tim 3:16).


  1. Every Christian should be certain Jesus is truly Jehovah God and able to defend it modestly.
  2. It is one of the principal points of our faith that is clearly taught and emphasized in Scripture.
  3. It is one of the chief targets of Satan and his cults – they cannot stand Jesus Christ as Lord.
  4. The Arians first stated opposition to it, and the Russellites (Jehovah’s Witnesses) do so today.
  5. The Founder of our religion is not just a nice man, a good man, a good example, or a prophet.
  6. It is a fact that most every cult attempts to reduce Jesus Christ in some way from being God.


  1. We contend for the truth only from the Word of God – inspired Scriptures of the King James.
    1. You must first agree or establish the King James Version as God’s Word in English.
    2. We avoid the foolish and unlearned questions of other translations, Greek, or Hebrew.
    3. If you grant their false premise, then you must contend without an absolute authority.
    4. The New World Translation and N.A.S.V. have the perversion of a “begotten god.”
  2. There is only one God. This is a foundational point of doctrine without room for discussion.
    1. The foundation of Biblical religion is that of one LORD God to love (Deut 6:4; 4:35).
    2. And this one God does not share His worship or give away glory (Ex 34:14; Is 42:8).
    3. The one true God could find no other gods (Isaiah 43:10-11; 44:6,8; 45:6,22; 46:9).
    4. The foundation has not changed in the New Testament (I Cor 8:4-6; Ep 4:6; I Ti 2:5).
    5. Therefore, any verse referring to God refers to Jehovah, for He is the only God.
    6. There is no “begotten god,” “lesser god,” “a god,” or any other such wicked illusion.
  3. We stand on the Trinity – though not a Scriptural word – the fact of three in one is obvious.
    1. We see from the very beginning a plurality of Persons in the Godhead (Genesis 1:26).
    2. And this plurality continues even through the Old Testament (Gen 11:7; Isaiah 6:8).
    3. And we see this plurality in the New Testament (Mat 3:13-17; 28:19-20; II Cor 13:14).
    4. Therefore we are thankful for I John 5:7, which defines this three-in-one God for us.
  4. We do not debate the deity of Christ with those rejecting or misunderstanding His Sonship.
    1. How can you discuss the full deity of Jesus Christ allowing for a generated deity?
    2. Jesus Christ is the Word of God made flesh, and the Word of God is Jehovah God.
  5. It is the denial of the Scriptural Son and Father that is antichrist and religion from Satan.
    1. God has given a record of His Son we must believe (I John 2:22-23; 4:2-3; 5:9-10).
    2. Those who reject this doctrine are to be avoided (II John 9-11; II Thess 3:1-2).
  6. It is interesting that many of those who deny Jesus is Jehovah also deny hell. I wonder why.


  1. Isaiah 7:14 cp Matthew 1:23 The son born to Mary was by angelic witness – God with us.
  2. Isaiah 9:6 His names among others include The Mighty God and The Everlasting Father.
  3. I John 5:7 cp I John 1:1
    1. Many argue ignorantly this verse is spurious, but we will only contend from the KJV.
      1. The King James Version stands or falls with I John 5:7, for God blessed both.
      2. The authenticity of this text has been confirmed by early church writings.
      3. Do not fear or apologize for this text. Do not use the KJV but avoid I John 5:7.
      4. If you encounter a person too stubborn or ignorant to accept it, let them alone.
    2. There are three in heaven – Persons; there is only one in heaven – Nature or Godhead.
    3. The Word is one with the Father and Holy Ghost in the single Divine Nature of God.
    4. The Word became flesh in the complex Person of Jesus Christ (I John 1:1; John 1:14).
  4. John 1:1,14,18
  5. I Timothy 3:16
  6. Hebrews 1:8 (Cited from Psalm 45:6-7).
    1. God is addressing the Son of God, or Jesus.
    2. He calls Jesus “God.”
  7. Colossians 2:9
  8. John 14:9
  9. John 8:58
    1. The Jews understood exactly – Jesus was claiming to be Jehovah.
    2. It is also found with slightly different wording in John 8:24; 13:19; and 18:5.
  10. Philippians 2:11 cp Isaiah 45:22-23
  11. Revelation 1:8,17-18
  12. Titus 1:3
  13. John 20:24-29
  14. John 5:18 cp Isaiah 9:6
  15. Titus 2:13 cp John 1:18
  16. Romans 9:5
  17. Acts 20:28
  18. Hebrews 1:6 cp Neh 9:6 cp Ex 34:14
  19. Genesis 1:1 cp John 1:3 cp Eph 3:9 cp Heb 1:2 cp Col 1:16-17
  20. John 17:5 cp Isaiah 42:8 cp 48:11
  21. I John 5:20
  22. I Corinthians 15:47 cp 8:5-6
  23. Romans 11:36 cp
  24. Rev 4 cp Rev 5
  25. Revelation 19:11-21 cp Rev 5:12-14
  26. Matthew 1:21 cp Isaiah 43:11
  27. Micah 5:2