Evidence for Jesus’ Divinity

In the New Testament there are many instances which reveal that Jesus had the supernatural ability to know others completely even when meeting them for the first time. I believe this is a really important aspect of Jesus’ divine nature because only God has that kind of knowledge. If Jesus were merely a prophet, and not the messiah, he would not have this ability.

Here are a few of the scriptures that reveal this quality in Jesus:

John 1:42:And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.”

John 1:47: “Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!”

John 4:29 (The Woman at the Well): “Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?”

John 6:61: “When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you?”

John 6:64: “But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.”

It is fascinating to explore what exactly it is about Jesus that makes Him unique. In a previous blog post, which I wrote several years ago, I suggested that Jesus was very human but not divine in any unique way. I wrote that aspects of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection were miraculous, but that there are many other figures in scripture through whom God worked similar miracles.

But this supernatural attribute of knowing everything about a person is unique to the Son of God, Jesus Christ. I believe this sets Jesus apart from the other prophets, and demonstrates His divinity; Jesus is fully God and fully human.

What makes Jesus unique? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below…

4 comments

  1. Hello Steven!

    Jesus bestowed the supernatural ability to know others completely to His apostles, and some other supernatural abilities too! I may have omitted to send it to you when I sent you examples of my written work, inspired by my spiritual father. Here is my summary on Apostolicty:

    Apostolicity – what it really means

    True Apostles have three God-given powers:

    1) To heal people of their illnesses or infirmities, even when they are close to death;

    2) Discernment – the power to know everything about a person they meet or even before they meet. They know all of their past, including their secrets, and their entire future. They see into their hearts;

    3) Capacity to forgive sins as part of a healing process.

    I have kept this very simple to convey to as many people as possible the essence of the true meaning of apostolicity.

    God chooses His apostles – it is not possible to confer this precious gift from one Bishop, who had these powers during their lifetime, to another who succeeds his office. God has chosen His apostles through the ages and continues to do this to this present day.

    I hope this explains, clearly, and concisely, the true meaning of “apostolic succession”. It should be clear that people cannot choose the next apostle, as is the case with the office of the Pope.

    This document is submitted, humbly, by Dinos Constantinou to reach people who otherwise may never know what Apostolicity really means – prepared Weds. 20/11/13.

    1. Hi Dinos,

      This is very interesting, thank you. Do you know whether there are any scriptures that demonstrate that apostles have the power of discernment? I would be very interested to read them if you do.

      Best wishes,

      Steven

  2. Blessings, peace and love to and through you Steven. Just two points which can help us believe in the uniqueness of God, followed by my thinking on a related issue. That which Jesus said about Himself which is the truth for us to believe, or false, which made Him a liar or a madman. Christ said, ” Before Abraham I Am .” Yet we know that the physical Jesus was born many hundreds of years before Abraham. This I see the truth of when I also read in the Holy Bible that all things were made through Him. Jesus also as you have stated was able to forgive sins, which in truth only God can do. Yet did not Jesus say, ” I am the way, the truth and the life.”
    Peace and love to all. Peter of the cross.

    1. Dear Peter,

      Blessings to you too, brother, and thank you for your thoughtful comment.

      You stated that “the physical Jesus was born many hundreds of years before Abraham” but I think you meant to write “after Abraham”?

      I’m glad that both you and Dinos have mentioned the ability to forgive sins as another quality that makes Jesus unique. I hope other readers will find this helpful.

      Peace and love to you too…

      Steven

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