- AB, Canada
- Apr 2, 2003
In very few cases. In fact, I don't think Nazareth is needed in any case. There is only one Jesus [the] Christ. Many people even know that if someone mentions Jesus in a given context, they are talking about Jesus [the] Christ. There really is no need to say more; his name is Jesus. Christ is a title and Nazareth is the place he was from.That's what I'm saying. When we identify Him by name, we qualify that He isn't just "Jesus" or "Jesus of Nazareth" but "Jesus Christ of Nazareth".
Every element in some cases, is needed to identify the true Messiah.
This is all moot, as per my above response.If we merely say "Jesus", or even "Jesus Christ" (the Antichrist may have the first name Jesus and would therefore try and usurp that title), or "Jesus of Nazareth" (as there may be a Jesus who lived in Nazareth other than our Lord at some point in history), then we may be referring to the wrong Jesus.
It is important to have the right Jesus, wouldn't you say (see 2 Corinthians 11:3-4)?
The scriptures are clear that we have one Lord (Ephesians 4:5) (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost) Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 8:6).
Because the Father is Lord (Matthew 11:25, Luke 10:21, 2 Corinthians 6:17-18), the Son is Lord (1 Corinthians 12:3), and the Holy Spirit is Lord (2 Corinthians 3:17).
And there is one Lord (Ephesians 4:5) Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 8:6).
That with the true Jesus, all the fulness of the Godhead dwelleth within Him bodily (Colossians 2:9).
This is not the case. In Matt 28:19, the most likely name, being that this is a continuation of the Jewish story, is Yahweh. Jesus is the name of only the second person in the Trinity, the Son, who came in the flesh.Even as the singular name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost (Matthew 28:19) is "Jesus Christ" (Acts 2:38).
Technically, Jesus [the] Christ's name is just Jesus. As for calling the other Jesus, Justus, it may or may not have been in order to distinguish him from Jesus. Be careful to not go beyond the text. Col 4:1a simply states, "Jesus, who is called Justus, also sends his greetings." Justus is a Roman name and this was in the letter to the Colossians. That is just likely the name that this person used.They had to refer to him as "Justus" in order to distinguish him from "Jesus Christ of Nazareth"; since they generally called Him by shorter versions of His Name.