Who Is the Lord?

This is a subsidiary post of Lord.

Related post:  How Many Lords Are There?

There is no more repeated claim in the New Testament than that the resurrected-from-the-dead Jesus of Nazareth is Lord.  It will be edifying just to notice a few of the many many declarations to this effect.

(An asterisk at the beginning of the citation indicates that Jesus is Lord but without explicit use of the word “Lord.”)

*Matthew 28:18  – “”All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.”

John 13:13  –  “You call Me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am.”

Acts 2:36  –  “God has made Him both Lord and Christ–this Jesus whom you crucified.”

Acts 10:36  –  “preaching peace through Jesus Christ (He is Lord of all)”

*Acts 17:18  –  “‘He seems to be a proclaimer of strange deities,’–because he was preaching Jesus and the resurrection.”  Compare to Romans 10:9 below.

Romans 10:9  –  “if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead”  –  Compare to Acts 17:18 above.
Romans 10:10
Romans 10:11 (quoting Isaiah 28:16)  –  “WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED”
Romans 10:12  –  “for the same Lord is Lord of all
Romans 10:13 (quoting Joel 2:32)  –  “WHOEVER WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED”

1 Corinthians 12:3  –  “Jesus is Lord

1 Corinthians 8:5, 6 – “…and one Lord, Jesus Christ…”

2 Corinthians 4:5  –  “we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord

Philippians 2:9, 10, 11  –  “…Jesus Christ is Lord…”

Colossians 2:6  –  “As you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him.”

James 1:1  –  “James, a bond-servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ”  –  Phrasings like this – “the Lord Jesus Christ,” or some variation thereof such as “Lord Jesus” or “Lord Christ” – are practically ubiquitous in the letters of the New Testament.  They occur well over a hundred times.  No one else is ever assigned this title.

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