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Is Jesus God? Part 26: "God made Jesus 'Lord'"

By: Shannon Abulnasr © 2017

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The Bible calls many people other than God and Jesus as “Lord”. “Lord” does not equal God.  Kurios in Greek for Lord is a title of one that possesses ownership, a master, or to denote respect or nobility, used as a general title given to many people.

Acts 2:36 "Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah."

Does God need to make someone God? If Jesus was God, he didn’t need to be made into one, because this denotes polytheism if a God is creating another God. Messiah merely means ‘anointed’ meaning - given the seal of approval from God, it does not mean he is God.

Acts 25:26 (Roman Emperor) "Yet I have nothing definite about him to write to my lord. Therefore I have brought him before you all and especially before you, King Agrippa, so that after the investigation has taken place, I may have something to write.” (NASB)

Mark 13:35 (Heads of households) “Watch ye therefor, (for you know not when the lord of the house cometh: at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning,)” (Douay-Rheims Bible)

Other Bible versions use lord also such as the Jubilee Bible, ASV, ERV, WEB, and Young’s Literal Translation versions.

Mark 16:19   “After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God.”

Does God sit beside himself? Isn’t the whole claim of Jesus being God in human form exist because it is said that God can’t be seen and had to make himself seen to mankind…so wouldn’t he ‘just be God’ while in heaven and not two separate entities?

Matthew 6:24 (God and Money) “'None is able to serve two lords, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will hold to the one, and despise the other; ye are not able to serve God and Mammon.” (Young’s Literal Translation Bible)

Matthew 10:24 (Slave owners/masters) “The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.” (KJV)

Other Bible versions use lord for master, such as the Aramaic Bible, Jubilee Bible, the AKJV, ASV, Douay-Rheims, Darby, ERV, WEB, Webster’s, and Young’s Literal Translation.

Matthew 20:8 (Property owners) “So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.” (KJV)

Other Bible versions use lord for property owners, such as the Jubilee, AKJV, ASV, Douay-Rheims, Darby, ERV, Webster’s, WEB, and Young’s Literal Translations.

Matthew 21:30 (a son calls his father Lord) “And he came to the second and said likewise. And he answered and said, I will go, Lord, and went not.” (Jubilee Bible 2000)

Other Bible versions use lord, such as the Aramaic Bible.

Matthew 25:19 , (slave owners/masters) “After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.” (KJV)

Other Bible versions use lord, such as the Aramaic, AKJV, Jubilee, ASV, Douay-Rheims, Darby, ERV, WEB, Webster’s, and Young’s Literal Translations.

Matthew 27:63 (Roman authorities were called Lord) “saying, Lord, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again.” (Jubilee Bible)

Other Bible versions use lord, such as the Aramaic Bible.

1 Peter 3:6 (Husbands) “like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her lord. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear.” (NIV)

Other Bible versions use lord, such as the ESV, Berean Study Bible, Berean Literal Translation, NASB, KJV, Holman Christian Standard Bible, ISV, NET, GOD’S WORD Translation, Aramaic Bible, Jubilee, AKJV, ASV, Douay-Rheims, Darby, ERV, and the WEB Bible.

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