Deity is the only explanation for all that He was and all that He did.
(1) He was pre-existent with the Father. “The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made” (John 1:2, 3, KJV). (Also see John 17:5 and Colossians 1:17.)
(2) He is the Son of God.
oHis enemies admitted: “He...said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God” (John 5:18, KJV).
oPeter confessed: “And we believe and are sure that thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God” (John 6:69, KJV).
oJesus affirmed: “I and my Father are one” (John 10:30, NIV).
(3) He was sinless, as only God can be.
oJesus challenged His enemies: “Which of you convinceth me of sin?” (John 8:46, KJV).
oPeter testified: “...Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example that ye should follow his steps: who did no sin, neither was guile
found in his mouth” (1 Peter 2:21, 22, KJV).
oPaul stated: “For he...made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him”
(2 Corinthians 5:21, KJV).
(4) He forgives sin, as only God can.
oThe Scribes said: “Who can forgive sins but God only?” (Mark 2:7, KJV).
oJesus said: “But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins...” (Matthew 9:6, KJV). (Also see John 8:11.)
oPeter wrote: “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness:
by whose stripes ye were healed” (1 Peter 2:24, KJV).
(5) He performed miraculous works.
oHe healed the sick: Matthew 8:9-13; Luke 4:31-44; 5:12-15; John 4:43 to 5:16; and other references.
oHe fed the hungry: John 6; Mark 8, etc.
oHe raised the dead: Luke 7:11-18; John 11:1-46.