Question: My friend is of a different religion and says that Jesus Christ was a good man, but not God. I have always been taught that Christ was God in human flesh. Can you give me some verses to show him?
Answer: First, if Christ was not God, He would be a sinner, for "all (humanity) have sinned" (Romans 3:23). He would also be a liar, for He claimed to be God in human flesh. In John 10:30 Christ said;
"I and my father are one."
The Jews were going to stone Him and stated why in John 10: 33,
"...For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; because that thou, being a man, MAKEST THYSELF God."
In Zechariah, Chapter 12, it is Jehovah speaking in each verse. The word "LORD," denoted by all capital letters in KJT, is "Jehovah." Now, notice in Verse 10,
"...and they shall look upon me (Jehovah) whom they have pierced."
Revelation 1:7 says it is Christ whom they pierced. Yes, God is Christ in human flesh!
"Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen."
Exodus 3:14 says
"And God said unto Moses, "I AM THAT I AM...say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you."
Jesus Christ said in John 8:24 that he is the "I AM", therefore, God in human flesh.
"I (Christ) said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins (eternity in Hell): if ye believe not that I AM he, ye shall die in your sins."
Jesus Christ is NOT just a man! He is God in human flesh and; therefore, the only perfect man that ever existed. That is why he could pay for the sin of the world on the Cross.
For he (God) hath made him (Christ) to be sin for us, WHO KNEW NO SIN; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. - 2 Corinthians 5:21
My friend, that is what our Salvation depends upon!