God’s Titles; The Difference Between God and Jesus
As a brief reminder:
“God” and “Father” are “titles”: Titles reflect what something is said to be;
“The God of…” (Found 222 times in KJV); (Ephesians 1:17) That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him”
“The Father of…” (Found 95 times in KJV); (1 Peter 1:3) “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead”
Note: Since there is only one God (Deuteronomy 4:35, 4:39, 6:4; Isaiah 45:5-6, 18, 22; Ephesians 4:6) he is commonly referred to as God (With capital G) or “the Lord God” in the Bible.
To Be One and The Same: The Title Of One Must Also Apply To The Other, Else They Are Not The Same Person
For clarification, when we are speaking about God (or GOD) in this section it is with respect to whom the Bible refers to as “the Father of Jesus”.
Note: It is equally important to understand that the titles listed below, which are given to God, are not interchangeable with any other personage (or individual). In other words, God (the father) is never called the “God the Son”, “Son of God” or the “only begotten Son”. Likewise, Jesus is never found calling himself “God”, “God the Father”, or “the creator” nor has he ever commanded anyone to believe such. (See: Are Jesus and God the same Person?).
- And yes there are other titles mentioned in the Bible that others like to reference as being attached to Jesus Christ, however, their misinterpretation of those passages changes nothing stated above and are easily understood upon further study of the word and review (i.e., Isaiah 9:6 – The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father). In any event, this misinterpretation does not change the fact that Jesus never made any of these claims (i.e., “I am God” or “I am the father of…” or “I created…” Or “I am the creator of heaven and earth, man, etc.. ” or “I am the Almighty“)
Titles That Are Associated Only With “God“
Almighty (God) – 3
The Almighty – 21
= (total of 24 times)
The Father Of (Our Lord Jesus Christ) – 4
The Father Of (Spirits) – 1
The Father Of (Lights) – 1
The Father Of (Glory) – 1
= (total of 7 times)
The Creator – 3
= (total of 3 times)
For The Record:
- Jesus is never addressed by any of the titles listed above.
- Jesus never made any claim that he created anything
- Jesus never instructed anyone to believe or address him by any of these titles.
- (LORD (H3068) = YHWH = Jehovah) Jehovah is NOT a title, it is in fact the Jewish name of God
- In Exodus 6:2-3, God reveals his name to Moses: “I am the LORD; and I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty (“el shaday”), but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.”
- In this verse, both LORD and JEHOVAH translate precisely to the same Hebrew word: YHWH, which is generally pronounced by modern scholars as “Yahweh” — sometimes called by scholars the “tetragrammaton” or “four letters.” The full spelling “Jehovah” was used four times by the King James translators (see Exodus 6:3, Psalms 83:18, Isaiah 12:2 and 26:4), and three times in transliterating Hebrew proper names (see: Genesis 22:14, Exodus 17:15, and Judges 6:24); it thus entered common English usage.
- ( See; The Name of God)
Titles Associated With “Jesus” Only, Never That Of God
Christ – 532
The Son (Of Man) – 89
The Son (Of God) – 46
The Lamb -28
The Right Hand Of God (sitting or standing at) – 8
Begotten Son – 6
The Lamb (Of God) – 2
Was Dead – 2
The First Begotten (Of The Dead) – 1