Does God have a Name?

BroRando

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Does God have a Name?​


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For thousands of years, Satan has been bringing dishonor and disdain to God’s Holy Name. Matter of fact, most Bible Translations have deleted, defaced, and removed God’s Name from scripture.

The most important thing to Jesus was honoring his Father by making his Name known. (John 17:6) The Jews engaged in a superstition of not using God’s name, for the fear of taking God’s name in a worthless way. “You must not take up the name of Jehovah your God in a worthless way, for Jehovah will not leave the one unpunished who takes up his name in a worthless way.” (Exodus 20:7) So instead of using the Name that separated them from the nations as God’s chosen people, they withdrew from using God’s Name completely.

“This is what you are to say to the sons of Israel, ‘Jehovah the God of YOUR forefathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob, has sent me to YOU.’ This is my name to time indefinite, and this is the memorial of me to generation after generation.” (Exodus 3:15)

Would you like to learn more about the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ? (1 Peter 1:3) How does (Psalm 83:18) read in your Bible?
 

Ms_ladyblue

Well-known member
When I began to study the Bible years ago I thought using the name Jehovah was a very strange thing, having formally been Catholic but at the same time I really didn’t believe in the Trinity.

In time though, I came to love the name Jehovah. In fact, whenever I was in the ministry and came across a young person whose parents may not have wanted them to talk about religion I’d ask if they knew if God had a name to which they said no, then I would show them Psalm 83:18. It was always amazing to me to watch the expression on their faces as they saw God’s name for the first time. Another time I showed an older lady God’s name…she was so overcome with excitement even I was excited.

Why some ex witnesses today now deny Jehovah is God’s name, why? I’m not sure.
 
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SkinnyAndShort

Well-known member
When I began to study the Bible years ago I thought using the name Jehovah was a very strange thing, having formally been Catholic but at the same time I really considered believe in the Trinity.

In time though, I came to love the name Jehovah. In fact, whenever I was in the ministry and came across a young person whose parents may not have wanted them to talk about religion I’d ask if they knew if God had a name to which they said no, then I would show them Psalm 83:18. It was always amazing to me to watch the expression on their faces as they saw God’s name for the first time. Another time I showed an older lady God’s name…she was so overcome with excitement even I was excited.

Why some ex witnesses today now deny Jehovah is God’s name, why? I’m not sure.
Many of the ex-JW’s have so much anger built up from the organization that they refuse to hold on to any of the things taught by the organization. I see it so much on YouTube these ex-jws and their hatred, many of them went to the belief of the trinity and yes I’ve seen them deny God’s name, can’t wrap my mind around how they just dump their beliefs like that and go following false gods aka trinity.
 

Watchman

Moderator
Staff member
Many of the ex-JW’s have so much anger built up from the organization that they refuse to hold on to any of the things taught by the organization. I see it so much on YouTube these ex-jws and their hatred, many of them went to the belief of the trinity and yes I’ve seen them deny God’s name, can’t wrap my mind around how they just dump their beliefs like that and go following false gods aka trinity.
Shakeouts happen for a reason. Any JW who adopts the trinity or rejects God's name was never in the truth to begin with. No doubt Jehovah is pleased to be shed of them.
 

BroRando

Member
In time though, I came to love the name Jehovah. In fact, whenever I was in the ministry and came across a young person whose parents may not have wanted them to talk about religion I’d ask if they knew if God had a name to which they said no, then I would show them Psalm 83:18. It was always amazing to me to watch the expression on their faces as they saw God’s name for the first time. Another time I showed an older lady God’s name…she was so overcome with excitement even I was excited.
I appreciate your experience in the field in sharing God's Personal Name in (Psalm 83:18) It's with Great Enthusiasm I read your article. As the angels witnessed these matters as you were sharing Jehovah's Glorious Name with others, please take note they gave a good report in heaven about you.

For God is not unrighteous so as to forget your work and the Love You Showed for His Name by ministering and continuing to minister to the holy ones. (Hebrews 6:10)

Please do not stop. Continue to express your Love for Jah's Name in telling others. You can do it!
  • Jehovah loves you very much ❤️
 

Ms_ladyblue

Well-known member
I appreciate your experience in the field in sharing God's Personal Name in (Psalm 83:18) It's with Great Enthusiasm I read your article. As the angels witnessed these matters as you were sharing Jehovah's Glorious Name with others, please take note they gave a good report in heaven about you.

For God is not unrighteous so as to forget your work and the Love You Showed for His Name by ministering and continuing to minister to the holy ones. (Hebrews 6:10)

Please do not stop. Continue to express your Love for Jah's Name in telling others. You can do it!
  • Jehovah loves you very much ❤️
Thank you for that BroRando. You continue to do likewise. I appreciate your bringing this topic up.
 

Nomex

Well-known member
So my question is, is God's name Yahweh or Jehovah?
The truth is the Hebrew pronunciation is lost. The English translation is Jehovah, like so many biblical names, the "J" is an English translation, since there is NO "J" sound in Hebrew! Also, the name of God is likely 3 syllables, so the English version is actually more acculturate in that regard. A more accurate Hebrew translation would be Yahaweh, or Yaheweh...sounds almost American Indian, which would actually make sense since the Jews are actually Orientals!
 

Carl

Well-known member
Some ancient Hebrew scholars believe it was actually Yahuah, and it sounded like: "Yah" is simple to say, "u" sounds like "Oou, look at that," not "who," and "ah" sounds like "ah, that was refreshing." I don't speak ancient Hebrew, so I call God Jehovah since he isn't bound by one pronunciation of his name.
 

Watchman

Moderator
Staff member
Never thought about God's name being 3 syllables not 2. Thank you for the clarification.
So then since most Bible's have omitted God's name & replaces it with titles, which translation is the most accurate??
For a long time, the Bible Students and Jehovah's Witnesses used the Bibles that were available, mostly the King James and the American Standard. JWs recognized the need for better translations to use in the field and that gave rise to the NWT. The NWT clarified things like hell, which popular translations mixed up with sheol, hades, Ghenna and Tartarus. Also, parousia is always rendered as "presence" and not sometimes as "coming," like some translations. My comments today about "peace and security" relate to the NWT, as most translations say "peace and safety." But the official lingo of the UN is always "peace and security." "Peace and safety" does not resonate at all. With the latest 2013 version, it has been further simplified for clarity and ease of translation into other languages. I use the NWT 99% and only consult other translations to check the variants.
 
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