God the Father is also referred to as Lord, the same as Jesus, in the NT

Acts 4 v 26:

The kings of the earth stood up and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord ( Father ), and against his Christ.

Obviously the same Lord is referred to here as in the other texts scattered throughout Acts but in this place it can only mean the Father. For the disciples to call Jesus the same Lord is proof that they also understood him to be God:

v 24 from the same chapter in Acts:

And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is.

25 Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things?

26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.

27 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together, 28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done. 29 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word, 30 By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus. 31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.

Unitarians of all flavours are “kicking against the pricks.”

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3 Responses to God the Father is also referred to as Lord, the same as Jesus, in the NT

  1. θ says:

    Disciples and followers are greater than Jesus as he promised.

    Disciples are ones who grant the Holy Spirit to believers:
    Acts 8
    16 For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.17 Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.

    Paul is called gods, and he doesn’t mind at all about it:
    Acts 28:6
    Howbeit they looked when he should have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly: but after they had looked a great while, and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds, and said that he was a god.

    A man in Christ has power on the clouds.
    2Cor 12:2
    I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth; such an one caught up to the third heaven.

    Disciples obtain status as the world’s saviors.
    Jn 20:23
    Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

    Disciples obtain status as the resurrection or life-giver.
    Acts 9:40
    But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.

    Disciples obtain status as the lords.
    Col 4:1
    Lords, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Lord in heaven.

    Disciples obtain the Omniscience.
    Jesus is no more the only man who knows “all things” after he gives the same Omniscience (knowledge of all things) to his friends.
    Jn 15:15
    Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

    Disciples obtain the Omnipotence.
    Jesus is no more the only man who can do great miracles after he promises to his disciples they can do a “greater” wonder than his after the ascension.
    Jn 14:12
    Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

  2. θ says:

    Addendum.
    The saints shall be named the Father as well, because they shall have the Father’s name on their forehead each other (just as Jesus wears his own name on his thigh).
    Rev 14:1
    And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.
    Rev 19:16
    And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.

  3. Anonymous says:

    There’s a funny fact that if the Father is God, he must be also both the Father of God and the grandfather of Jesus.
    Here is the reason:
    If there’s the Son of God, logically we have the Father of God, don’t we?.
    Hence, on relation to the Trinitarian creed Jesus is God, we can find the Father is father of God.
    On relation to the Trinitarian creed the Father is God, we can get the Father is a grandfather of God.

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