Jesus as "God"?
In the OT idiom, Elohim is an appropriate title for any man
who acts on behalf of God (Psa 82:1,6n). Especially does such an idiom apply to
the unique One who sits on God's throne (cp 1Ch 28:5; 29:23; 2Ch 9:8,
Other passages describing Christ as "God", in the sense of
office, authority, and mission: Isa 9:6,7; Joh 14:7-10; 20:28; 2Co 5:19; 1Ti
But in another sense, as to the reality of his own person,
Christ is one among his fellows and himself has a "God" (v 7; Heb 1:9). The
difference between Christ's nature (which was "not good": Luk 18:19) and his
exalted position (the Name which is above every other name) is explained in Phi
Furthermore, other men are spoken of as "God" (Elohim) in Exo
21:6; 22:8,28; Psa 138:1; and John 10:34 (citing Psa 82:1,6).