By Oscar M. Baker
Col. 1:15. "Who is the Image of the invisible God." Also spoken of as the "express image" which narrows it down even more.
Col. 2:9. "The fulness of the Godhead." Another title for Him. That is what He was. "Fulness" is used in different ways. It can mean being full of, and so Christ in all respects, in all details, was God; but bodily, whereas God (the Father) is Spirit. Now there is a difference.
Col. 1:16. "Creator." You get out of that verse that He is Creator, and the only Creator. He created all things, so there is nobody else creating because there isn't anything beyond "all things". This is talking about the new creation. So then, Christ --- a faithful Creator.
Eph. 5:23a. "Head of the church." Thinking of a living body with a head is not a real adequate example. But a column of figures used to he added up, and that sum was the head --- that's one picture. Compare Ephesians 1:22.
Eph. 5:23b. "He is the Saviour (the Preserver) of the body."
Col. 2:10. "Head of all principality and power." Not only Head of the church which is here on earth but Head of all principalities and powers in the heavenly places. Again that's brought out in Ephesians 1:9 & 10 where you have the things on earth and the things in heaven. These things occur several times and the way to get it sure is to get all the references for it and see how they agree.
I Tim. 6:15. "The blessed and only Potentate." Potentate = powerful ruler, and He is King of kings and Lord of lords.
I Tim. 1:1. "God our Saviour, and...our hope." He's our God, and our Saviour, and our hope. Three times we have "God our Saviour" in Titus, and two times there as "Jesus Christ our Saviour."
Col. 1:13. "His (God's) dear Son." This, and all the preceding, tends to make you think of the old hymn, MoreAbout Jesus Would I Know.
Isa. 9:6. That is one verse we should never' forget! It contains 5 names of Christ. "And His name shall be called
THE MIGHTY GOD,
THE EVERLASTING FATHER,
THE PRINCE OF PEACE."
Oscar M. Baker
(Excerpts from TFT tape 5-11-82. NAMES OF CHRIST IN PAUL'S POST-ACTS EPISTLES.)
This study encouraged us (Jim and Jan McWilliams) to start our own list of Names and Titles of Christ as they occurred in our Bible studies. We have noted around 200 to date. To aid in your search, note Companion Bible Appendix 4, The Divine Names and Titles, and Appendix 98, The Divine Names and Titles in the New Testament. Also note the use of capitals throughout the Companion Bible. A few examples from our list are to be found in Dan. 7:22 ; Zech. 3:8 ; Rms. 11:26 ; James 5:9 ; l Peter 2:8 ; Rev. 21:9 .)