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"Jesus is Lord" means that "Jesus is God."

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 To affirm that Jesus is Lord means that Jesus is God. There are times when kyrios (Greek for "Lord" or "lord") can refer to people (Acts 16:30; 1 Peter 3:6; Revelation 7:14) or even to a supernal being (Acts 10:4). These examples do not detract at all from the fact that when "Lord" is applied to Jesus it demonstrates He is God. This is based on the following reasons:
1. There are many examples where the "Lord" from the Septuagint (LXX) in reference to YHWH are applied to the Lord Jesus in the New Testament. The following is by no means exhaustive.
a. Matthew
Matthew 16:27 - Jeremiah 17:10 (cf. Psalm 62:12; Proverbs 24:12)
b. Luke
Acts 2:25 - Psalm 16:8 
c. John
John 12:41 - Isaiah 6:1f. 
d. Paul
Romans 10:13 - Joel 2:32 (3:5 LXX)
1 Corinthians 1:31 - Jeremiah 9:23f. 
1 Corinthians 2:16 - Isaiah 40:13 (LXX)
1 Corinthians 8:6 - Deuteronomy 6:4 
1 Corinthians 10:21 - Malachi 1:7, 12 
1 Corinthians 10:22 - Deuteronomy 32:21 (cf. v. 19) 
1 Corinthians 10:26 - Psalm 24:1 
e. The unknown author of Hebrews
Hebrews 1:10 - Psalm 102:25 
f. James
James 5:16 - Proverbs 15:29 
g. Peter
1 Peter 2:3 - Psalm 34:8 
1 Peter 3:12 - Psalm 34:15-16a 
1 Peter 3:15 - Isaiah 8:13 

 What's even more interesting about Isaiah 40:13 (LXX) is that Paul applied the same Lord from this passage to the Lord Jesus in 1 Corinthians 2:16 and to the Father in Romans 11:34. If the Lord Jesus was not God (YHWH) this would be unthinkable for Paul to have done.


2. The Lord, in reference to the Lord Jesus, is said to fully know the hearts of all (John 21:17; Acts 1:24; 1 Corinthians 4:4-5). This demonstrates that He is omniscient (God).



3.The Lord, in reference to the Lord Jesus, is the proper recipient of prayer (Acts 1:24-25; 2:21; 7:59-60; 9:14, 21; 22:16; Romans 10:13; 1 Corinthians 1:2; 2 Corinthians 12:8; Ephesians 5:19; 1 Timothy 1:12; 2 Timothy 4:18; 2 Peter 3:18; etc.). Since God alone ought to be prayed to this demonstrates that the Lord Jesus is God.


4. A few citations concerning various passages are very clear as to what it means when one affirms that "Jesus is Lord."
a. Ceslas Spicq: "Let every tongue proclaim that Jesus Christ is Lord," that is, God. Such is the object of faith profession and worship: "Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved." Henceforth, Christians are "those who call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ," that is, who worship his divine majesty and implore his sovereign protection (Theological Lexicon of the New Testament, kyrios, 2:350). 
b. Murray Harris: 'Jesus is Lord'...What, then, did the earliest Christians understand as the implications of this confession? To judge from the New Testament use of kyrios in reference to Jesus, whenever worshipping Christians repeat this confession of faith, we are doing several things...We are acknowledging the deity of Christ. When Thomas addressed Jesus as 'My Lord and my God' (John 20:28), he was applying to the Nazarene an expression used commonly in the Psalms in reference to Yahweh. Moreover, the combination of 'Lord' and 'God' shows that the title 'Lord' connotes divinity (Slave of Christ: A New Testament Metaphor for Total Devotion to Jesus, page 89).
c. See also the following informative link:

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