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Does Lord refers to Jesus Christ in the New Testament?

There is sometimes confusion about the meaning of the word “Lord” in the New Testament. According to some people it refers to God Almighty, not Jesus Christ. Muslims refer to verses in the Old Testament in an attempt to claim that “Lord” in the Bible is something else than Jesus Christ.

Jesus is the Creator

There is for example the following reference for Lord as Creator: “This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, when the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.” (Genesis 2:4) But this doesn’t deny that Jesus is “Lord” in this verse. “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” (Revelation 1:8) “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” (Revelation 22:13)

Jesus is the source of divine revelation in the Old Testament

“When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!” And Moses said, “Here I am.” (Exodus 3:4) However Jesus said: “Very truly I tell you," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I am!” (John 8:58). That means that Jesus lived before Abraham, and was in Moses’ time. Therefore Jesus can be “Lord” in Exodus 3:4.


When you read the New Testament you will find out that the word "Lord" is a unique identification for Jesus Christ, the Lord and Savior of mankind: The Greek text mentions kurios, in English translated with 'Lord". Check it out who it is: “… Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen. “Look, he is coming with the clouds,”and “every eye will see him, even those who pierced him”; and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.”So shall it be! Amen.” (Revelation 1:5-8). We have reasons to believe that Jesus Christ is “Lord” in the Bible.


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