What's the True Name of God?
04-13-2011, 06:57 PM (This post was last modified: 04-14-2011 09:47 AM by Vic.)
RE: What's the True Name of God?
(04-13-2011 10:04 AM)sari83 Wrote:(04-12-2011 05:47 PM)Rose of Shushan Wrote: Its a bit of a contradiction that you say the "one that was recorded on the Scriptures and then in the next sentence admit there that we don't know since you say it may be possible to get "an idea" .
Sarah, The tetragrammaton is discussed in various articles and I will quote from this one > http://www.seekgod.ca/names.htm
Quote:Part 9 of the series, To Embrace Hebrew Roots, discussed the Tetragrammaton and it's significance not only in Jewish beliefs but also Kabbalism and Freemasonry. Because Hebrew had no vowels, God's Name was written as YHVH, and was called the Tetragrammaton in Greek. The kabbalists taught that this name was too sacred to be spoken, thereby depriving the Jews of the name of the LORD. Many believe that the Tetragrammaton is actually composed of 42 letters, while others claim it is 72 or other numbers. Quoting from Part 9,
You say you want to basically call Almighty God by His name. Let me ask you, would you address a king or queen of a country by their first name? Would you call your father or grandfather by their name? Isn't it customary to use a title to address such, to show due honor--even according to the Scriptures?
1Ti 6:1 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.
1Pe 2:17 Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.
Rom 13:7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.
1Ti 1:17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Adonai, in the Hebrew, Lord God, etc are all ways of addressing this issue, and showing respect for Him. In the Greek of the NT, God comes from the word theos, and Lord from kurios---both are used as titles out of respect...
1) he to whom a person or thing belongs, about which he has power of deciding; master, lord
1a) the possessor and disposer of a thing
1a1) the owner; one who has control of the person, the master
1a2) in the state: the sovereign, prince, chief, the Roman emperor
1b) is a title of honour expressive of respect and reverence, with which servants greet their master
1c) this title is given to: God, the Messiah
It also according to the Scriptures that Jesus, when He taught the disciples to pray that He said, Our FATHER....
Now let me ask you, if addressing God in a way other than Father [and what we see as the myriad of titles of attributes throughout Scripture, and what was done in that instance; and Jesus referred to Him as Father in other passages; why do suppose Jesus did not say to pray starting with, Our Jehovah, or Our YHWH,[surely Jesus knew how to pronounce it] or Our Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh or Our I AM WHO I AM or pray saying Our I AM? Wouldn't that be Scriptural, according to what we know about the Name God Himself has given record of in the Scriptures?
Why did Jesus instead teach the disciples to pray saying, Our Father? Could it be perhaps to convey the relationship we have as believers in Jesus, becoming as Jesus described in
Mat 5:45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he .....
Mat 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Mat 7:11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
Mat 18:2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,
Mat 18:3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Mat 18:4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Mat 18:5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.
Rom 8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
Rom 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
3John 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
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RE: What's the True Name of God? - strefanash - 12-31-2008, 01:33 AM
RE: What's the True Name of God? - strefanash - 12-31-2008, 02:04 PM
RE: What's the True Name of God? - strefanash - 12-31-2008, 10:35 PM
RE: What's the True Name of God? - Vic - 04-13-2011 06:57 PM
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