More on whether Jesus Christ is God.

Lets look at what John said in John 1:1, which some misunderstand.
John 1:1

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

So we see John tells us that the Word was God (the use of the term ‘was’ indicates John was speaking of who the Word was at the beginning). We know God does not change.
Malachi 3:6a

“I the LORD do not change….

The Word was God, and God does not change, the Word is still God. We see the Word became flesh. This is the Son of God known as Jesus Christ.

John 1:14

14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

So, God became man, in the form of Jesus Christ.

We also see that God is at the Father’s side and made God known.
John 1:18

18 No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father’s side, has made him known.

Jesus Himself said He made God known.
John 17:26

I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.

God, who sits at the right hand of the Father, made God known. Jesus, who sits at the right hand of God, made God known. Jesus is God.
Hebrews 1:3

The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.

So, to summarize:
The Word was God. God does not change, therefore the Word is God. The Word became flesh, Jesus Christ. Therefore, God became flesh. God sits at the right hand of the Father. Jesus sits at the right hand of God. Therefore Jesus is God. God made God known. Jesus made God known. Therefore, Jesus is God.

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