We have covered in other articles how Jesus applies the Divine Name to Himself in explicit and unmistakable statements of His deity. We have also covered in another article how Jesus was worshiped time and again in the New Testament, and yet never refused the worship. What's more, Jesus never rebukes or corrects the apostle who directly addresses Him as GOD.
In this article, we will explore another passage in which Jesus yet again sets out some very clear claims to deity and equality with the Almighty God.
Let's take a look at our context: in John 5, Jesus had just healed a man who had been sick for 38 years on the Sabbath, and this had infuriated the religious Jews who claimed He had broken the law against working on the day of rest. A crime which was punishable by death.
And so Jesus begins a dissertation to tell them in no uncertain terms just Who He is. In vv. 19-20, He discusses His dependence up…