Dr. White reviews the debate between Bart Ehrman and Justin Bass, on his Dividing Line program of Nov. 5, 2015. (see embed at bottom)
Ehrman admitted: “Yes, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, in different ways, thought that Jesus was God”. (a little after the 18:50 mark of the Dividing Line program below.)
Our Muslim friends, did you hear that?
Also, Ehrman says that John 8:58 and John 10:30 are clear references to the Deity of Christ.
Jesus said, “Before Abraham was born, I am” (John 8:58)
The Jews therefore picked up stones to stone Him . . . John 8:59
“I and the Father, we are one.” (John 10:30)
The Jews took up stones again to stone Him. (John 10:31)
Dr. White shows how the context of John 10:27-29 – “My Sheep hear My voice . . .” shows the unity of the Father and the Son to be Savior – just as Yahweh says “I am the only God; I am the only Savior” in the OT. (especially Isaiah 40-66).
Dr. White made a great point to Muslims, that they keep trying to use John 14 and 16 to claim that Muhammad is prophesied about in the Gospel, but that not only does not make any logical sense, since the “comforter”/”counselor”/helper/ paraclete is the Holy Spirit “who will be in you” (John 14:16-17); and it is inconsistent to try and use one part of the Gospel of John in that way, and reject the rest of it.
Ehrman also agrees that John 14:9 and 17:5 teach the Deity of Christ:
“If you have seen Me, you have seen the Father.” John 14:9
“Father, Glorify Me with the glory that I had with You before the world was created.” John 17:5