Muslims always ask where in the Bible does Jesus claim to be God.
If you actually read the Bible, you will see plenty of evidence of who Jesus claimed to be.
For example, do you know who sends prophets?
Of course. God alone.
Yet, in Matthew 23:34, Jesus says: “Therefore I send you prophets and wise men and scribes….”
Jesus has the divine power and authority to send prophets.
Jesus also made this promise. “For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.” (Matthew 18:20)
How can Jesus be everywhere that his followers, throughout the ages, are gathered, all over the world, unless he is omnipresent? Sure, because only God is omnipresent.
What will happen at the second coming of Jesus? (Matthew 24:30-31)
In Jesus own words… “Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.
Christ will return as the eternal ruler of God’s kingdom.
Did you notice who will send the angels? And who the angels belong to? And what will the angels do?
HE, The Son of Man, will send HIS angels and they will gather HIS elect (chosen ones).
Do you ask yourself why people will mourn when they see Him?
Could it be because of the coming judgement and in regret because they never knew who Jesus really was?
Who will be the Ultimate Judge on Judgement day?
Jesus says, “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. (Matthew 25:31-33)
Who sits on the glorious throne? Jesus. ALL THE NATIONS will be gathered before HIM.
And who will give out the rewards on Judgement day and allow entry into heaven?
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. (Matthew 25:34)
Who has the power to send people to hell?
“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. (Matthew 25:41)