Compare the difference between the KJV and the NIV or NASB at Titus 2: 13 and 2 Peter 1: 1.
What do you see as the main difference? (The NKJV is the same as the NIV and NASB in these verses.)
1) At Titus 2: 13, the KJV says, "the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ."
How many people are spoken of here? Who is Jesus Christ according to this translation?
The NIV and most other modern translations read, "our great God and Savior Jesus Christ."
Who is Jesus Christ according to this translation?
2) At 2 Peter 1: 1, the KJV reads, "the righteousness of God and our Savior Jesus Christ."
How many people are spoken of here?
Now compare the same verse as translated by most modern translations, as in NIV--
"the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ."
In these instances, the NIV and modern translations translate these verses correctly, showing clearly that Jesus Christ is our God.
The KJV translators did not translate those verses correctly because they didn't understand some rules of Greek grammar that we've learned since 1611.
These are among the two clearest statements in the entire Bible that Jesus Christ is God.
If you compare 2 Peter 1: 1 with 1: 11, you will see the same kind of construction. It calls Jesus "our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." He is both Lord and Savior, the same reason grammatically that verse 1 declares Jesus to be both God and Savior. If verse 11 is translated correctly, then verse 1 is also, because both are identical constructions and hence take the same rules.
The New World Translation by the Jehovah Witnesses (who are Arians) shows that they also recognize that this verse teaches the deity of Christ. In order to avoid teaching this, they have added a definite article which does not belong in the phrase, "the righteousness of our God and [the] Savior Jesus Christ." Thus they make it refer to two persons, the Father and Jesus, whereas the literal Greek [without the definite article] refers to only one person, Jesus, as both God and Savior.
Therefore, simply by studying these two verses closely as translated in most modern translations, the answer is clearly yes, Jesus Christ is God.
What are your thoughts? All responses welcome.