In the Bible and other Christian texts, Jesus Christ is known by a variety of names and titles, from the Almighty to the Light of the World. Some titles, such as the Savior, express Christ’s role within the theological framework of Christianity, while others are primarily metaphorical.
- Lord of Glory: “Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.” (1 Corinthians 2:8)
- Messiah: “He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messiah, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.” (John 1:41)
- Mighty One: “Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the breast of kings: and thou shalt know that I the Lord am thy Savior and thy Redeemer, the mighty one of Jacob.” (Isaiah 60:16)
- The Prince of Peace … And his name shall be called … the Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)
- Nazarene: “And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.” (Matthew 2:23)
- Wonderful For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful … (Isaiah 9:6)
- The Bridegroom: In the Old Testament, God was portrayed as the bridegroom of Israel. When the Pharisees asked why Jesus and the disciples didn’t fast, he explained that wedding guests do not fast when the bridegroom is with them (Matthew 9:14). The Book of Revelation calls the Church the Bride of the Lamb (Jesus). Jesus and the Church (us) are like a lover and the loved one.
- Prince of Life: “And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.” (Acts 3:15)
- Redeemer: “For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth.” (Job 19:25)
- Rock: “And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.” (1 Corinthians 10:4)
- Son of David: “The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.” (Matthew 1:1)
- True Vine: “I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.” (John 15:1)
- Rabbi: In the Gospels Jesus was sometimes called rabbi. This term meant “teacher.” It did not imply that the person was a trained teacher but that he was an authority. A rabbi was a male more than 30 years old.
- Son of David: Jesus was hailed as a Son of David to acknowledge that he was the Messiah, who was to come from the family of David, Israel’s greatest king. Jesus’ foster father Joseph, however, was of the tribe of Judah, the house of David. Jesus took his lineage from his father.
We have all sinned and deserve God’s judgment. God, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him.
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