THAT He might be a prophet every way complete, it was necessary He should be God, and also that He should be man: For unless He had been God, He could never have perfectly understood the will of God; and unless He had been man, He could not suitably have unfolded it in His own person to men.
John 1:18; Acts 3:22; Deut. 18:15; Heb. 1:1.
That Jesus Christ is God is wonderfully and clearly expressed in the Scriptures. He is called the mighty God, Isa.9:6. That Word was God, John 1:1. Christ, who is God over all, Rom. 9:5. God manifested in the flesh, 1 Tim. 3:16. The same is very God, I John 5:20. He is the first, Rev. 1:8. He gives being to all things, and without Him was nothing made, John 1:3. He forgiveth sins, Matt. 9:6. He is before Abraham, John 8:58. He was and is, and ever will be the same, Heb. 13:8. He is always with His to the end of the world, Matt. 28:20. Which could not be said of Jesus Christ, if He were not God. And to the Son He saith, Thy throne, 0 God, is forever and ever, Heb. 1:8, John 1:18.
Also, Christ is not only perfectly God, but perfect man, made of a woman, Gal. 4:4. Made of the seed of David, Rom. 1:3. Coming out of the loins of David, Acts 2:30. Of Jesse and Judah, Acts 13:23. In that the children were partakers of flesh and blood He Himself likewise took part with them, Heb.2:14. He took not on Him the nature of angels, but the seed of Abraham, verse 16. So that we are bone of His bone, and flesh of His flesh, Eph.5:30. So that He that sanctifieth, and they that are sanctified are all of one, Heb.2:11. See Acts 3:22; Deut.18:15; Heb.1:1.