God said Jesus was God.
God said Jesus was God. Only God can be worshipped. He said all the angels would worship Jesus. (Hebrews 1:6). Luke 3:22 has the Father speaking from heaven, the Holy Spirit resting on Jesus, and Jesus being God's earthly favorite.
We see in John 5:18 that by saying He is Son of God, the Apostle John says He is equal to God.
In the Revelation, chapters 21 and 22, God reveals to John that the Lamb of God ruled with the Father from the throne of God with the Holy Spirit issuing from the throne of God. Three distinct persons, one God, one godly throne.
As far as the Holy Spirit being a person, we must look at John 16:13. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14 He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you.
The Holy Spirit listens, teaches, which are human characteristics regardless of how the Greek is used to imply He is an it. He possesses personable behavior!
The Lamb (Christ) even provides His own eternal lamp to light the heavenly city, spiritual Jerusalem.
Before He came to earth Jesus was the Word, with God and was God. John chapter 1. After He was glorified (John 17:5), Jesus is seen in the book of Revelation as being exalted as the Word (Logos) once again. He only emptied Himself of power in this world, to save the prechosan humans scattered worldwide.
Sandwiched around His earthy dependency, Christ is the Word both before and after His earthly life. This was designed by God. Logos is soon to be the destroyer, dissolving the elements. (John chapter 1, 2 Peter chapter 3, Rev 19:13-16).
In John 1 the Word and the Lamb, John 1:29 are revealed. In Revelation both names identify the glorified God who sits on the throne with the Father as the Spirit flows out to the believers.
The Logos of John 1 is a real person. Oneness lies and says He isn't. But once He was glorified, He is found again as the Logos in Rev 19:13-16. I repeated, He is the destroyer God there who will judge the entire world at the end of time.
All religion that denies the God status of Jesus and the Holy Spirit is false religion. The sad people in those religions like Unitarians, Jehovah's Witnesses and others will die in their sins without understanding Deity died for the sins of the elect.
Jesus warned the Pharisees that they would die in their sins for denying His claim that He was I Am, meaning God. (John 8:24,58).
The Unitarians and JW's make the exact same error as the Pharisees did. Yet Paul said in 1 Tim 3:16 that Jesus was God in the flesh. Hard for the JW's and Unitarians to oppose the truth. Yet they still do.
God gave Jesus the most exalted name. (Philippians 2:9). His is the name that saves the prechosen and saved me. The Lamb is exalted throughout the book of Revelation. That will revert to the equality of God when the heavenly city descends.
Those who deny this truth about Christ, the Lamb, are shameless in their evil deeds. In reality, few people really call upon the Savior because few are chosen to do so. True faith and true rebirth come from above. Fake faith is blind faith that originates in those deceived by their own freewill.
Jesus said He was alpha and omega both in Revelation chapter 21 and in Revelation chapter 22.
In Revelation 21:6 And he said to me, (P)“It is done! (Q)I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. (R)To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. 7 (S)The one who conquers will have this heritage, and (T)I will be his God and (U)he will be my son.
In Revelation 22:12 “Behold, (AA)I am coming soon, (AB)bringing my recompense with me, (AC)to repay each one for what he has done. 13 (AD)I am the Alpha and the Omega, (AE)the first and the last, (AF)the beginning and the end.”
14 Blessed are those who (AG)wash their robes,[c] so that they may have the right to (AH)the tree of life and that (AI)they may enter the city by the gates. 15 (AJ)Outside are (AK)the dogs (AL)and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
He is also the root and offspring of David, which means He is God.
Denial of Christ's Deity ranks with freewill and sacralism/legalism as the biggest causes of spiritual bondage leading to eternal punishment.
Those who believe in freewill have not been given the new heart. Predestination is true.
Those who reject the law of Christ, who are in bondage to the law of Moses, must prove their election. They must escape legalism.
True believers are sealed eternally. But Peter taught that they should prove their election by keeping faith to the end. They should confirm their salvation and are predestined to do so. (2 Peter 2:10)
Flee all cults. Flee all organized religion that says the law of Moses has spiritual power. It has none. (Rom 8:2-3).
Flee the Reformed and Lutheran for their legalism. Flee free will as your natural will has no power. Flee charismatics after judging their bad doctrine.
Flee all Roman Catholicism for so many reasons. They chant about the Lamb but please don't believe in chants. Mary was the mother of Christ as a virgin but was not sinless. Catholics counted her sinless. But she is not God. No believer, including Mary, can be sinless prior to death or prior to Christ's return in the sky to bring us home.
Believers overcome sins, but until we leave this world we all have original sin and are subject to death.
Hurry Lord Jesus. Time may be very short. The elect are saved by the Lamb. The Father and Spirit determined the Lamb has regained His eternal power and so Father, Lamb, and Spirit can act as one with equal power and love to the elect. The Lamb's name is exalted in the New Birth, as He died for the sins of the prechosen ones.