May 6 2019
One of the objections that “Christian” unitarian heretics raise against the Deity of the Lord Jesus is to claim that the Messiah is never called Adonay (“Lord”), the Hebrew term that is typically reserved for Jehovah God alone. Rather, as in the case of Psalm 110:1, the Messiah is called Adoni (“my Lord”), a word they argue is never used for the true God.
I have already thoroughly refuted this canard of Adoni elsewhere in my articles, the links to which will be provided at the end of my current post. Here I am going to focus on rebutting the assertion that Adonay is never used for the Messiah since I will show where this term is applied to the coming Messianic King.
In the following Psalm, God’s Anointed King is not only called Adonay, but he is also identified as Elohim (“God”)!
“My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer… Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty (Gibbor), with thy glory and thy majesty… Thy throne, O God (Elohim), is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre. Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God (Elohim), thy God (Eloheka), hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows… so shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord (Adonayik); and worship thou him… I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever.” Psalm 45:1, 3, 6-7, 11, 17