Thursday, 22 March 2012
WHAT’S IN A NAME
What’s in a NAME
What is in a name and does the spelling of a given name really matter? Well according to God’s (Christ’s) Holy Word, we are told “That in (at) the name of Jesus every knee [a] should (must) bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth…” Philippians 2:10 (AMP) and as is declared in Romans also “For it is written, As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God [acknowledge Him to His honor and to His praise].” Romans 14:11 Thus we can see, at least at a glance, that the Name of the Lord is indeed ABOVE all others. So what about spelling then…
In Hispanic and Spanish cultures the name ‘Jesus’ is, in fact, quite common and is pronounced phonetically ‘hey zeus”, so then should we all drop on bended knee every time we meet someone with the Spanish name Jesus? I think NOT! Spelling is NOT the point here, really. Is it? I mean consider this: Both the Mormons, “Latter Day Saints” (LDS) and the Jehovah's Witnesses (JW's) use the name 'jesus christ'
In the case of the LDS, they claim that jesus christ is the elder and half-brother of Lucifer – GAG - http://www.cumorah.com/language/evidencesandreconciliations.html.
As for the JW's, here's John 1:1 from the JW's "New World Translation"
"In [the] beginning the Word was, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a god." - http://www.watchtower.org/e/bible/joh/chapter_001.htm
Note the "a god" thingy >>> and yes, I intentionally did NOT capitalize either the "J" or the "C" for the both the JW & LDS reference above.
The point is that spelling is really a secondary issue, to knowing who God is. One needs to understand the person / Deity to whom one is praying. If you’ve accepted the ONE true Holy God of Israel, Jesus Christ / Yeshua Hamashiach, into you heart, and for some reason you spell His name 'Yashewie'... I sincerely think He'd be less concerned about that "spelling" than many of us are.
Many Muslims argue, "your god-man's name is really 'Isa'." Well the simple fact here again is that "Isa" is the Arabic rendering for the Hebrew name Yeshu.
It can become very confusing true, because according to Islam's Koran (Qur'an) the name of the son of the Jewish carpenter IS, in fact, "Isa"... and also according the incredibly INKORRECT KORAN, Isa is not god, nor did he die on a cross… and the list goes on... just a man.
< What is the Arabic rendering for the name Yeshua - Google Search http://bit.ly/AD53LA >?
Again, the point is that we NEED to KNOW the Jesus Christ / Yeshua Hamashiach ("Isa" if reading in Arabic) of the ONE true Holy Bible, and not become sidetracked or otherwise distracted by the works and writings of men or demons. You see folks, depending on how we look at any one or a series of any of the various ENGLISH Interpretations *** / Translations *** of God's (Christ's) Holy Word, we can see various and varied implied differences in single passages.
We need to be prepared to 'give an answer'...
"But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect," 1 Peter 3:15, NIV
Do you want to know the one true God, Jesus Christ / Yeshua Hamashiach? Please read on.
“Know Jesus, know peace whereas no Jesus, no peace”
How does one get to “know” Jesus? Simple, invite Him into your heart, as Jesus says: “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” [Revelations 3:20 NIV] How can we be assured that this Jesus stuff means anything, well because the Bible tells us so, as the Apostle Paul wrote:
“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” [Romans 10:9-10 NIV]
And for those of you who say to me, I can’t be bothered reading the Bible, “it’s confusing” or “it’s a waste of my time”, may I draw your attention to what the Bible says about wisdom: “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” [Proverbs 9:10 NIV]
If nothing else, PLEASE read two chapters from the Bible – (don’t own one, sorry NO excuse, if you’re reading this, you can access this: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%203:16&version=NIV) John 3 and John 14!
John 3:16 says: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
And John 14:6 says: “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Well that’s it, that’s Da Bauz’s take on, What’s in a NAME – this 22nd day of March 2012 © 2012, All Rights Reserved. wr (Da Bauz, Christian Zionist “creationist” too)
*** RE: “Interpretations *** / Translations *** of God's (Christ's) Holy Word” Like it or not folks, every single rendering of the Word of God / Holy Bible in the English language is to some extent an interpretation. An interpretation by a human being (albeit a very scholarly and skilled one or set of scholars), and as such there are subtle nuances, variances and differences in many of the “non-essential” transliterations, passage-to-passage, between the numerous English versions available. That said, the KEY message of the Holy Bible, God’s (Christ’s) Holy Word from Genesis through Revelations remains intact and unchanged from the original texts, and is every bit as powerful and relevant to this very day, as when first penned.
Posted by Da Bauz (The Boss) at 06:08