QUESTION: Did Jesus Christ claim to be equal with God?
Philippians 2:5-8 Let this mind be in you, Which was also in Christ Jesus:
Who, being in the form of God,
thought it not robbery
to be EQUAL WITH GOD:
But made himself of no reputation,
and took upon him the form of a servant,
and was made in the likeness of men:
And being found In fashion as a man,
he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
NOTE: Jesus knew and perceived, As omniscient deity, He «knew it all»; but was confined to a body of flesh and bones. A demonstration of Christ’s humanity as well as His deity.
Mark 8:17a And when Jesus knew it, he saith unto them, …
Luke 5:22a But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, …
Luke 9:47a And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, …
Luke 11:17a But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, …
Luke 20:23a But he perceived their craftiness, and said unto them, …
NOTE: He often was limited in energy, thought, and perception by His humanity; but was EQUAL WITH GOD.
John 4:6 Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.
John 11:35 Jesus wept.
ANSWER: Yes, without a doubt. Not only did He claim to be equal with God, He WAS (and is) God manifest in the flesh.