Appendix B

Jesus Said He Was the Son of God

Here is a list of scriptures in which Jesus claimed to be the Son of God. Also included are verses where several others called Him the Son of God.

  • Matthew 8:29 (demons speaking to Jesus): “And suddenly they cried out, saying, ‘What have we to do with You, Jesus, You Son of God? Have You come here to torment us before the time?'”
  • Matthew 14:33 (Jesus rescues Peter, who began sinking after walking on the water): “Then those who were in the boat came and worshiped Him, saying, ‘Truly You are the Son of God.’”
  • Matthew 16:16: “Simon Peter answered and said, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’”
  • Matthew 16:20: “He commanded His disciples that they should tell no one that He was Jesus the Christ.”
  • Matthew 26:63–64: “And the high priest answered and said to Him, ‘I put You under oath by the living God: Tell us if You are the Christ, the Son of God!’ Jesus said to him, ‘It is as you said.’”
  • Matthew 27:43 (the chief priest mocking Jesus on the cross): “ . . . for He said, ‘I am the Son of God.’”
  • Matthew 27:54 (centurion at the cross speaking): “Truly this was the Son of God!”
  • Mark 1:1: “The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.”
  • Mark 3:11: “And the unclean spirits, whenever they saw Him, fell down before Him and cried out, saying, ‘You are the Son of God.’”
  • Mark 5:7 (demon speaking): “And he cried out with a loud voice and said, ‘What have I to do with You, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I implore You by God that You do not torment me.’”
  • Mark 14:61–62: “Again the high priest asked Him, saying to Him, ‘Are You the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?’ Jesus said, ‘I am.’”
  • Mark 15:39 (centurion at the cross speaking): “Truly this Man was the Son of God!”
  • Luke 1:31–32 (angel speaking to Mary): “ . . . and shall call His name Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest.”
  • Luke 1:35 (angel speaking to Mary): “ . . . that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.”
  • Luke 4:41: “And demons also came out of many, crying out and saying, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of God!’”
  • Luke 8:28: “When he saw Jesus, he cried out, fell down before Him, and with a loud voice said, ‘What have I to do with You, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg You, do not torment me!’”
  • Luke 22:70 (Jesus to the Sanhedrin): “Then they all said, ‘Are You then the Son of God?’ So He said to them, ‘You rightly say that I am.’”
  • Luke 23:42 (thief on the cross speaking): “Then he said to Jesus, ‘Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.’”
  • John 1:1–5 (John testifies of Jesus as God): “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it” (niv).
  • John 1:10–14 (John testifies of Jesus as God): “He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth” (niv).
  • John 1:34: “And I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God.”
  • John 1:17–18: “Grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.”
  • John 1:49: “Nathanael answered and said to Him, ‘Rabbi, You are the Son of God!’”
  • John 3:16–18: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
  • John 3:36: “He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”
  • John 4:10, 13 (Jesus at the well speaking to the Samaritan woman): “Jesus answered her, ‘If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.’ . . . Jesus answered, ‘Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life’” (niv).
  • John 4:25–26: “The woman said, ‘I know that Messiah’ (called Christ) ‘is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.’ Then Jesus declared, ‘I who speak to you am he’” (niv).
  • John 4:42 (other Samaritans speaking): “They said to the woman, ‘We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man is really the Savior of the world’” (niv).
  • John 5:16–27 (Jesus speaks of Himself): “So, because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jews persecuted him. Jesus said to them, ‘My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I, too, am working.’ For this reason the Jews tried all the harder to kill him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God. “Jesus gave them this answer: ‘I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, to your amazement he will show him even greater things than these. For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom he is pleased to give it. Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son, that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him. “‘I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life. I tell you the truth, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live. For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son to have life in himself. And he has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man’” (niv).
  • John 5:30: “I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.”
  • John 5:36: “I have testimony weightier than that of John. For the very work that the Father has given me to finish, and which I am doing, testifies that the Father has sent me” (niv).
  • John 5:37–40: “And the Father who sent me has himself testified concerning me. These are the Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life” (niv).
  • John 5:46: “If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me” (niv).
  • John 6:69 (Peter speaking): “Also we have come to believe and know that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
  • John 8:54–58: “Jesus replied, ‘If I glorify myself, my glory means nothing. My Father, whom you claim as your God, is the one who glorifies me. Though you do not know him, I know him. If I said I did not, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and keep his word. Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad.’ “‘You are not yet fifty years old,’ the Jews said to him, ‘and you have seen Abraham!’ “‘I tell you the truth,’” Jesus answered, ‘before Abraham was born, I am!’” (niv).
  • John 9:35–37 (Jesus and the man born blind): “‘Do you believe in the Son of God?’ “He answered and said, ‘Who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?’ “And Jesus said to him, ‘You have both seen Him and it is he who is talking with you.’”
  • John 10:33: “The Jews answered Him, saying, ‘For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God.’”
  • John 10:36, 38: “Do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God?’ . . . Believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.”
  • John 11:4 (Jesus speaking about raising Lazarus from the dead): “ . . . that the Son of God may be glorified through it.”
  • John 11:25–27: “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. Do you believe this?’ “‘Yes, Lord,” she told him, ‘I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who was to come into the world’” (niv).
  • John 17:3, 5 (Jesus praying to the Father): “And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. . . . with the glory which I had with You before the world was.”
  • John 17:24: “ . . . for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.”
  • John 19:7 (Religious leaders speaking): “He ought to die, because He made Himself the Son of God.”
  • John 20:31: “But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.”