Proven By His Names
Updated: Nov 3, 2020
Notes compiled by Marty Zide and Steve McAtee
The titles and names that are ascribed to Jesus bear witness to
His being fully God
These are some of His names:
Son of God
Son of Man
Alpha and Omega
JESUS IS CALLED GOD
John 1:1 - In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 20:28 - Thomas answered and said to Him, My Lord and my God!
Rom. 9:3, 5 - For I could wish that I myself were accursed, separated from Messiah for the sake of my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh, . . . whose are the fathers, and from whom is the Messiah according to the flesh, who is over all, God blessed forever. Amen.
Titus 2:13 - Looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Messiah Jesus.
Heb. 1:8 - But of the Son He says, YOUR THRONE, O GOD, IS FOREVER AND EVER, AND THE RIGHTEOUS SCEPTER IS THE SCEPTER OF HIS KINGDOM.
2 Pet. 1:1 - Simon Peter, a bond-servant and apostle of Jesus the Messiah, to those who have received a faith of the same kind as ours, by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus the Messiah.
These verses are one of the most straightforward proofs for the deity of Jesus. Jesus is clearly called God. These Biblical texts are a crystal-clear testimony to the fact that Jesus the Messiah is fully God.
“Lord” clearly identifies Jesus as God in the fullest sense. The word Lord (kyrios) was used in the Greek Septuagint as a translation for the Hebrew, titles of God: Jehovah and Adonai. That is, both were used as the Old Testament name for God. Sometimes, the word was used as a title of respect in addressing masters (Mt. 13:27), public officials (Mt. 27:63), and teachers (John 4:11), and is sometimes translated “Sir.” But when the disciples addressed Jesus as “Lord,” they were recognizing His absolute deity (Mt. 8:25; 14:30).
JESUS IS CALLED LORD
Rom. 10:9 - That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
1 Cor. 8:6 - Yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus the Messiah, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him.
Phil. 2:9-11 - For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus the Messiah is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Rev. 19:16 - And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
SON OF GOD
In ancient Hebrew culture, the phrase “son of” can mean one of two things, either the “offspring of,” or that one is “of the order of.” The first represents being a physical descendant of a father, the latter usage means being in association with an order of persons. Thus, the designation “Son of God” means not that Jesus was ever begotten by God in the sense of bringing the Messiah into being. Rather, it signifies that Jesus is “of the order of” God, or that He is according to the order of deity.
Being the Son of God uniquely emphasizes the submission and obedience of Jesus the Messiah to the will and work of the Father.
JESUS IS CALLED THE SON OF GOD
Luke 1:35 - The angel answered and said to her, The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God.
John 1:49 - Nathanael answered Him, Rabbi, You are the Son of God; You are the King of Israel.
Matt. 26:63-64 - But Jesus kept silent. And the high priest said to Him, I adjure You by the living God, that You tell us whether You are the Messiah, the Son of God. Jesus said to him, You have said it yourself; nevertheless I tell you, hereafter you will see THE SON OF MAN SITTING AT THE RIGHT HAND OF POWER.
The apostle John gave “logos” a distinctly Christian meaning in his writing of Scripture. By designating Jesus as “the Word of God,” he conveyed that Jesus perfectly represents the person and power of God to man. In its fullest sense, the logos means the glory of God revealed to finite man. The only One who is fully divine, Jesus the Messiah, could perfectly reveal God to man.
JESUS IS CALLED THE WORD
John 1:1-3 - In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.
John 1:14 - And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
1 John 1:1-2 - What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life and the life was manifested, and we
have seen and testify and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested to us.
Rev. 19:13 - He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.
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