Even in some quarters like the Jehovah’s Witnesses, some are yet to accept the Godhood of Jesus; they rather liken Him to an angel. This is one of the delicate questions of the Christian faith that some always argue over, especially when outsiders are involved.
I think the question of whether Jesus is God needs not only the Spirit of Revelation to explain it, but it requires the person who is receiving the explanation to have his/her eyes of understanding enlightened so as to comprehend what is being said.
Now, the answer to this question is simple and straightforward, but on the one hand, not easy to know. Why did I say this? The reason is that before you can know if Jesus is God or not, we need to trace spiritual history (for those that know), analyze the steps Jesus took to attain Godhood, and prove the hierarchies of Sonship within the context of Truth as given by the Father.
You might think, oh yea, you will also need to explain the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit stuff. Yeah, but I’m not here to argue doctrine or shut down others. Just know that Jesus is God. Should you take my word for it? No! Journey into the scriptures yourself and connect the dots. This is why Jesus is God:
(1) The Word (Logos) became human to show men how to conquer sin and death (the lifestyle of a rogue angel). He was in the beginning with God (John 1:1-3).
(2) In His human form, He was stripped of all glory and raised normally like all men in a family and learned obedience (Philippians 2:5-8).
(3) The Father (1 John 5:7) showed Jesus the way of eternal life, which is the very life the Godhead uses, a life that is superior to angelic life (John 5:20; John 17:3).
(4) Jesus, having learned this way/life, became an embodiment of it, and authored it so men can follow likewise (John 10:27-30; Hebrews 12:2).
(5) Through His total obedience to God, without sin, He offered Himself willingly on the cross, to counter the venom & way of life that the first man, Adam, allowed to penetrate the earth (Romans 5:12-17).
(6) He trusted God totally that He would be raised up by Him even in death as a human, and as a result, God came through and exalted this man because He fulfilled all criteria (Philippians 2:9-11).
(7) One of God’s plans is that through His death, He might destroy sin and the father of sin. If it were not needed, God wouldn’t allow His Son to be killed on the cross. It pleased Him because it was for the bigger picture; the greater good and Jesus agreed to it also (Hebrews 2:14; Isaiah 53:10).
(8) Jesus cleansed both the physical realm and spiritual realm of this plague perpetrated by a creature (Galatians 1:4; Hebrews 9:11-12).
(9) Jesus is not an angel because God never called any angel His only Begotten Son because that is a title reserved only for GOD’s express image and brightness (Hebrews 1:5). So, those who say He is the archangel Michael are wrong.
(10) God the Father anointed Jesus and called Him God (Hebrews 1:8). God can never lie, and if Jesus isn’t God, He wouldn’t say it. The Father also decided to speak through Him in these last days (Hebrews 1:1-4).
So, as you can see, Jesus is God, and He will appear the second time. Maranatha!