The Deity of Christ

“This is what the LORD, the King of Israel and its Redeemer, the LORD of Armies says: ‘I am the first and I am the last. There is no God but me …Is there any God but me? There is no other Rock; I do not know any …I am the LORD, who made everything; who stretched out the heavens by myself; who alone spread out the earth” (Isaiah 44.6, 8, 24). 

Jesus said, “I am the First and the Last” (Revelation 1.17) …. “the beginning and the end” (Revelation 22.13). Colossians 1.15 Says that He is the firstborn over all creation. That is His privileged position as firstborn with the Father. Of course, He never had a beginning because He is eternal. But He is first in rank and privilege. “Everything was created by [Jesus]” (Colossians 1.16). Therefore, Jesus must be LORD in Isaiah 44. There is no God but Jesus. There is no other Rock. He alone made everything. Jesus is Creator God “who alone spread out the earth. This powerful combination of verses is the death knell of any religion that makes Jesus less than God (e.g. Jehovah Witness). 

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