A. He claimed to be the I AM of the Old Testament John 8:58: “Before Abraham was, I AM.” John 8:24: “If you do not believe that I AM, you shall die in your sins.”
B. He claimed to be One with God the Father. Declaration by Jesus: “I and My Father are One.” Response of the Jews: Took up stones to stone Him. Why? “You, being a man, make yourself to be God” (John 10:30).
C. Christ claimed to possess divine attributes. 1.He claimed to be Omnipresent 2.He claimed to be Eternal
D. Christ claimed power to perform divine acts. 1.To forgive sins 2.To resurrect those who believe in Him 3.To give eternal life
Skeptic’s Letter Dear Christian, Thanks for your last letter. I want to continue to talk about the issues you have brought up. I respect you and your beliefs, but I cannot understand why you persist in your assertion that Jesus claimed to be God. I have read through most of the gospels, and I do not remember Jesus ever standing up to declare: “I am God!” I am confident that later followers of Jesus exalted him far above what he would have wanted them to. Let’s not put words in Jesus’ mouth. Jesus did not claim to be God; he only said that he was in God. Your friend, Dubious