Posted by: thaishin | December 16, 2015

Everlasting Father

Question from openline listener:

Does Isaiah 9:6 give the actual names of Jesus? Why is he called everlasting father?

Answer from Dr Michael Rydelnik:

Isaiah 9:6 declares the titles of the coming king, just like the king and queen of England has royalty titles, Jesus has his royal throne names. The best way of understanding the hebrew passage in the phrase ‘Everlasting Father’ here is the meaning: father of time or father of eternity. For example, he is the father of our country means that he is the beginner of our country. So the father of eternity means that Jesus created time because in Colossians says that God the Father made the world through His Son. It does not mean Jesus is God the Father. Hence, the very first things that God created was beginnings. Jesus/God created time and They existed before time.

Isaiah 9:6

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.  -kjv

Colossians 1

16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:   -kjv


The above question was asked on openline on Dec 12, 2015 on openline moody radio.





  1. I believe that our Lord & Savior during a discussion or class I attended many years ago has over 35 names found in the Bible. Very amazing but a true amazing man turned God…the only one EVER in the world.

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