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Christ Claimed to be Omnipotent
Not only did Jesus preach His eternal existence, He also declared the great power He possessed. Jesus wanted those in His presence to understand that He had the equal power to the Father. He once stated “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner. For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself does; and He will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel. For as the Father raises the dead and gives life to them, even so the Son gives life to whom He will” (John 5:20-21)
Christ Claimed to be Omniscient
Jesus claimed His own omniscience in the several instances where He prophesied about what was going to take place before it happened. In Matthew 17:25ff Jesus “anticipated” the thoughts of Peter. In Luke 5:22 Jesus told His audience was “on their hearts” before they could say it. In John 21:6 Jesus told His followers that they would catch fish even before they cast their nets into the water. Jesus expressed His omniscient abilities in several places and thus expressed His divinity.