The New Testament and Christ Himself attest to His Kingship

From Pope Pius XI’s encyclical Quas Primas (1925):

This same doctrine of the Kingship of Christ which we have found in the Old Testament is even more clearly taught and confirmed in the New. The Archangel, announcing to the Virgin that she should bear a Son, says that “the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of David his father, and he shall reign in the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.”12

Moreover, Christ himself speaks of his own kingly authority: in his last discourse, speaking of the rewards and punishments that will be the eternal lot of the just and the damned; in his reply to the Roman magistrate, who asked him publicly whether he were a king or not; after his resurrection, when giving to his Apostles the mission of teaching and baptizing all nations, he took the opportunity to call himself king,13 confirming the title publicly,14 and solemnly proclaimed that all power was given him in heaven and on earth.15 These words can only be taken to indicate the greatness of his power, the infinite extent of his kingdom. What wonder, then, that he whom St. John calls the “prince of the kings of the earth”16 appears in the Apostle’s vision of the future as he who “hath on his garment and on his thigh written ‘King of kings and Lord of lords'”!17 It is Christ whom the Father “hath appointed heir of all things”;18 “for he must reign until at the end of the world he hath put all his enemies under the feet of God and the Father.”19

12 Luc. i, 32-33.
13 Matt. xxv, 31-40.
14 Joan. xviii, 37.
15 Matt. xxviii, 18.
16 Apoc. i, 5.
17 Apoc. xix, 16.
18 Heb. i, 2.
19 Cf. I Cor. xv, 25.

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