There is Only One Lord

The claim is made that Jesus is Lord and there is only one Lord, so thus, it is claimed that Jesus is God Jehovah.

There is indeed only one “Lord Jehovah”, who is also the “one God” of 1 Corinthians 8:6 — the source of “the all” (ta panta).

And, there is only “one Lord” whom the “Lord Jehovah” has anointed and made both Lord and Christ, “through” whom is the “the all” (ta panta).

The Spirit of the Lord Jehovah is on Me, because Jehovah has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the meek. He has sent Me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to captives, and complete opening to the bound ones; – (Isaiah 61:1, Green’s Literal)

“Let all the house of Israel therefore know assuredly that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.” — Acts 2:36, World English.

Yet to us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we to him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and we through him. — 1 Corinthians 8:6, World English.

“All things” is rendered from the Greek phrase transliterated as “ta panta”, which literally means “the all”. The word “things” is supplied by translators. “Panta” is a form of the Greek word often transliterated as “pas”; all forms of this word rarely ever mean absolutely all things that exist, but rather is limited by context and/or common evidence as to what is included or excluded from the “all” that is being referred to.

In these three scriptures, the Lord Jehovah is clearly distinguished from the Lord Jesus. The Lord Jesus is anointed and sent by the Lord Jehovah, thus the Lord Jehovah is not the Lord Jesus whom the Lord Jehovah anointed and sent, making the Jesus to be both the Lord and Christ (Anointed One). The Lord Jehovah is hte source of the all, the Lord Jesus is the instrument that the Lord Jehovah uses through whom is the “the all”. The Lord Jehovah is never “made lord” by anyone, since he is the source of all; the Lord Jesus, however, is “made lord” by one who is greater than he. There is only “one Lord” whom the Lord Jehovah made made lord over the church, and over the world.

Some have claimed the word “Lord” is only used of God Almighty, but this is not true. In Hebrew, the word “Lord” is usually translated from forms of the word transliterated as ADON. In the original Hebrew, there were no written vowels, thus what today we know as transliterated as ADONI and ADONAI appeared exactly the same in the Hebrew. The Masoretes, several centuries after Christ, added a vowel point to ADONI to form the word ADONAI in every scripture that they believed that it applied to the Lord Jehovah. Some of their applications have been disputed by various scholars.

At any rate, Paul says that there are many “lords” (1 Corinthians 8:5), but only one of these “many lords” has been made the Lord over the church and the world. — 1 Corinthians 8:6. Sometimes, however, the Greek word for “lord” (often transliterated as kurios) is rendered by other words, such as “sir”, or with some other form, and thus the English reader may not realize that the the person referred to is being spoken of as “lord”. The online “The KJV New Testament Greek Lexicon” shows that the KJV renders the word “Kurios” as it appears in the “Textus Receptus” Lord 667* times, lord 54 times, master 11 times, sir 6 times, Sir 6 times, miscellaneous 4 times.

* Many of these 667 times are places where copyists have changed God’s Holy Name to a form of KURIOS.

In 1 Peter 3:6, however, we read:

Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are , as long as ye do well , and are not afraid with any amazement.

Abraham was one of the “many lords” that Paul referred to, but he was the “one Lord” through whom are “the all.” (1 Corinthians 8:6) Abraham is not the “one Lord” whom Jehovah anointed and sent, and whom Jehovah made to be the “one Lord” of the church and the world.

For more scriptural proof, see my studies:
1 Corinthians 8:6 – One God, One Lord; Deuteronomy 6:4
Ephesians 4:5 – One Lord
“Lord” in the New Testament
Luke 2:11 – Jesus – “Christ the Lord”
John 17:3 – Did Jesus Really Say That the Father is the Only True God?
Matthew 6:24; Luke 16:13 – Serving Two Masters
Psalm 110:1 – The “Lord” of David
The Holy Name in the New Testament


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