The Names of Jesus are the Names of God

In both [Old and New] Testaments, He is called Immanuel, which means God with us

One apostle says of Him, "This is the true God, and eternal life" (1 John 5:20). Speaking of the Israelites, another apostle says, "Of whom, as concerning the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever" (Romans 9:5).

In both [Old and New] Testaments, He is called Immanuel, which means "God with us" (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23). Speaking of Him, Paul says, "God was manifest in the flesh" (1Timothy 3:16). The evangelical prophet calls Him "The mighty God, The everlasting Father" (Isaiah 9:6). Peter says, "He is Lord of all" (Acts 10:36). Paul says, "He is the Lord of glory" (1Corinthians 2:8).

Both Isaiah and Joel call Him by the [awesome] and incommunicable name, Jehovah (Isaiah 6:5-10, John 12:39-41; Joel 2:32, Acts 2:21; Romans 10:13). The Bible styles our Savior "God", "the true God", "God blessed forever", "Lord of all", "Lord of glory, God with us, Jehovah, Lord of hosts. This language is used by prophets and apostles at periods long separated and on occasions very diverse "” some before His birth, others at His birth, and others after His ascension to glory. God's Word thus teaches that He [Jesus Christ] is divine.

Lord Jesus, Thou God over all, Thou Jehovah of hosts, be Thou our Friend. Bless and help each one of us. Be unto us a horn of salvation.


From a sermon entitled "The Divinity of Christ", from the book "The Rock of Our Salvation, A Treatise Respecting the Nature, Person, Offices, Work, Sufferings, and Glory of Jesus Christ”, by William S. Plumer (1802-1880).