Other Names and Claims of Christ

In addition to the descriptions found in "The Identity of Christ" page, the following names and claims of Jesus Christ are found in the Bible (NIV), along with their verse and chapter references. Simply click on one of the name links below to see its description, or read the references in order to the end.

Author and Perfecter of our Faith

"Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." Hebrews 12:2

Bread of Life

"I am the Bread of Life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thristy." John 6:35

Christ of God

" 'But what about you?' Jesus asked. 'Who do you say I am?' Peter answered, 'The Christ of God.' Jesus strictly warned them not to tell this to anyone." Luke 9:20-21

"... Paul went into the synagogue and reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explaining and proving that the Christ had to suffer and rise from the dead. 'This Jesus I am proclaiming to you is the Christ (the Messiah).' he said." Acts 17:2-3


"A voice of one calling: 'In the desert prepare the way for the Lord, make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God.' Isaiah 40:3

"Thomas said to Him, 'My Lord and my God!' Then Jesus told him, 'Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.' " John 20:28-29

"... Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature (in the form of) God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made Himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled himself and became obedient to death- even death on a cross!" Philippians 2:5-8

"... we are in Him who is true- even in His Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life." 1 John 5:20

"We wait for the blessed hope- the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ ... " Titus 2:13

God Praised                                             Go to Top

"Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." Philippians 2:9-11

"Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of Christ, who is God over all, forever praised! Amen." Romans 9:5

"Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen." 1 Timothy 1:17

Great High Priest

"Therefore, since we have a Great High Priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess." Hebrews 4:14

Head of the Church

"And God placed all things under His feet and appointed Him to be Head over everything for the church, which is His body... " Ephesians 1:22-23

Holy One

"You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you. You killed the Author of Life, but God raised Him from the dead. We are witnesses of this. Acts 3:14-15


"You are not yet fifty years old," the Jews said to Him, "and you have seen Abraham!" "I tell you the truth," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I AM!" John 8:57-58

see Jehovah (or Yahweh)

Image of God

"The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God." 2 Corinthians 4:4

"He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation." Colossians 1:15

"Who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person ... ." Hebrews 1:3


"Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel (means God with us)." Isaiah 7:14

"God was manifested in the flesh." I Timothy 3:16


"Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord (Jehovah or Yahweh), is the Rock eternal." Isaiah 26:4

Jehovah (or Yahweh) is the unique, personal name of God, and speaks of Him as the holy, eternal, unchangeable, self-existent One. This is the same name Christ used to identify Himself when He answered, "I AM!" To view many of the Old Testament compound names and meanings of Jehovah, CLICK HERE.

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"God now commands all people everywhere to repent. For He has set a day when He will judge the world with justice by the Man He has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising Him from the dead." Acts 17:30-31

"The Lord Jesus will be revealed from heaven in blazing fire with His powerful angels. He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the majesty of His power." 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9

King of Kings

"On His robe and on His thigh He as this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS." Revelation 19:16

"Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen." 1 Timothy 1:17

"They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings ... ." Revelation 17:14

"The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He will reign for ever and ever." Revelation 11:15

"I charge you to keep this command without spot or blame until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ ... God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords." 1 Timothy 6:13-15

Lamb of God

"The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, 'Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!' " John 1:29

"It was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed ... but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect." 1 Peter 1:18-19

"He Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree. ... Having become a curse for us." I Peter 2:24, Galations 3:13

"For Christ, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed for us." 1 Corinthians 5:7

"... the book of life belonging to the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world." Revelation 13:8

"The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads." Revelation 22:3-4

"Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!" Revelation 5:12

Light of the World                                    Go to Top

"I am the Light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." John 8:12

Lord of All

"This is the message of God ... the good news of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all." Acts 2:36

"Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God had made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ." Acts 10:36

Lord our Righteousness

"The days are coming," declares the Lord, "when I will raise up from David's line a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right ... This is the name by which He will be called: The Lord Our Righteousness." Jeremiah 23:5-6

"... if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense- Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world." 1 John 2:1-2

Messiah- Anointed One

"The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, 'We have found the Messiah' (that is, the Christ or the Anointed One)." John 1:41

"The woman said, 'I know that Messiah (called Christ) is coming. When He comes, He will explain everything to us.' Then Jesus declared, 'I who speak to you am He.' " John 4:25-26

Morning Star

"I, Jesus, have sent My angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star." Revelation 22:16

One and Only God the Son

"No one has ever seen God, but God the only Son, who is at the Father's side, has made Him known." John 1:18

"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son." John 3: 16-18

Resurrection and Life

Jesus said, "I am the Resurrection and the Life. He who believes in Me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in Me will never die." John 11:25

Ruler of Creation

"To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Ruler of God's creation." Revelation 3:14

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"... Jesus Christ, who is the faithful Witness, the Firstborn from the dead, and the Ruler of the kings of the earth." Revelation 1:5


"The angel said to them, 'Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord.' " Luke 2:10-11

"... and angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, 'Joseph son of David, ... Mary will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus (Joshua, means the Lord saves), because He will save His people from their sins.' " Matthew 1:20-21

Son of God

"... And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: 'Out of Egypt I called my Son.' " Hosea 11:1; Matthew 2:15

"... the gospel (good news) He promised beforehand through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures regarding His Son, who as to His human nature was a descendant of David, and who through the Spirit of holiness was declared with power to be the Son of God by His resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 1:2-4

Son of the Most High

"But the angel said to her, 'Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High... His kingdom will never end.' " Luke 1:30-33

Source of Salvation

"... He learned obedience from what He suffered and, once made perfect, He became the Source of eternal salvation for all who obey Him." Hebrews 5:8-9

"... because Jesus lives forever, He has a permanent priesthood. Therefore He is able to save completely (forever) those who come to God through Him, because He always lives to intercede for them." Hebrews 7:24-25

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." Hebrews 13:8

True Vine

"I am the True Vine... you are the branches. If a man remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing." John 15:1, 5

Way, Truth and Life                                 Go to Top

" I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." John 14:6

"I am the Gate (Door); whoever enters through Me will be saved." John 10:9

Word of God

"He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and His name is the Word of God." Revelation 19:13

"That which was from the beginning ... this we proclaim concerning the Word of life."1 John 1:1


"... know this, you and everyone in Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you completely healed ... Salvation is found in no one else, for there is NO OTHER NAME under heaven given to men by which we must be saved." Acts 4:10, 12

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV) . Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984 by the International Bible Society.

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