What Jesus Claimed
Many people recognize that Jesus was a great and moral teacher. But Jesus
claimed to be more than just a man.
Jesus claimed to be God
"I and the Father are one."
Jesus claimed to be the Son of God
"All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the
Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and
those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him."
"I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father
but by me."
"And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had
with you before the world began."
"I give [my followers] eternal life, and they shall never perish; no
one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me,
is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father's hand. I and
the Father are one."
Jesus claimed to be the Messiah (Christ)
"Again the high priest asked him, 'Are you the Christ, the Son of the
Blessed One?' 'I am,' said Jesus. 'And you will see the Son of Man sitting
at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of
"So Pilate asked Jesus, 'Are you the king of the Jews?' 'Yes, it is
as you say,' Jesus replied."
Jesus claimed to be able to give eternal life
"For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and
believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the
"I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life."
John 11:25return to top
"Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. He who
believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and
believes in me will never die...'"