The reason I ask is because I know for a fact that … there are “believers” in the churches who do NOT believe Jesus is God! First, let me make this perfectly clear … In the original Greek, there is no “he” after “I AM” in any of the following verses! John 8:58-59 “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM. Then they took up stones to throw at Him” The Jews understood that He was claiming to be “I AM”, which is God’s name “forever” (see Exodus 3:14-15). John 18:5-8 “Jesus said to them, “I AM” … Now when He said to them, “I AM”, they drew back and fell to the ground … I have told you that I AM.” God’s power, which knocked them to the ground, demonstrated to everyone (even to you) that Jesus was “I AM” (i.e. God), and that He was saying so! John 8:28 “When you lift up (crucify) the Son of Man, then (at the resurrection) you will know that I AM, and that I do nothing of Myself …” Jesus had NO power of His own because He was in a human body (plus other reasons). One verse says God in Him did the works; another says the Holy Spirit did the miracles. John 13:19 “Now I tell you before it (His betrayal) comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe that I AM.” Now, we come to the point of the OP … John 8:24 “Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I AM, you will die in your sins.” IMO, that Jesus is part of the Godhead is somewhat hidden in Scripture, and needs to be revealed spiritually to a person. However, this does NOT apply to those raised with blind faith to believe it.