The whole argument about when Jesus was recognized as God has always left me baffled; I stand firmly in the Hurtado camp that says "from the beginning of the church." This is but one more reason.
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Jesus as Lord
“On the whole, Paul used the term Lord for God the Father when he is writing in a context influenced by the Old Testament, and especially in quotations, but he uses it for Jesus the rest of the time. Here also he can take it from Old Testament texts and assume that the reference is to Jesus rather than to God the Father without attempting to justify his interpretation.”—New Testament Theology, page 427, footnote