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Jesus Called Himself Lord

I was recently confronted by an individual online who has nearly one thousand followers. He made the very popular point that Jesus is love and never said He was Lord. In looking at Scripture I was honestly surprised that many of the verses on Jesus’ Lordship came after His ascension, by other divinely inspired writers. However, for those who are not sure if Jesus actually made His divinity clear before His death, below are some cogent examples. 

1. Did Jesus deny it in John 20:28 in his response to Thomas?

“Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.””

2. What about Matthew 16:15-17…

“He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.”

3. What about Mark 8:29-30

And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Christ.” And he strictly charged them to tell no one about him.

4. What about Luke 9:20…

“Then he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” And Peter answered, “The Christ of God.””

5. And when Jesus equated Himself with God…. Jesus speaking…

John 10:30 I and the Father are one.”

As Biblical Christians we need to seek truth by going to the source and not the opinions of flawed, sinful humans (myself included). Jesus Christ is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He came first as our Savior and will return as the Lord of all, both those who accept Him as such and, sadly, those who don’t.

Jeff Hilles | BCWorldview.org

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