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God’s name – should we use it?

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Fri, Jul 02, 2010

Editor: For many years now, people have been showing gross disrespect for the Almighty God in NOT using his matchless holy name,{{more}} JEHOVAH being the English form of the Divine name.- Exodus 6:3, Psalms 83:18, Isaiah 12:2, Isaiah 26:4 Jesus set the finest example in using his Father’s name. John 17:6, 26 clearly showed that Christ made God’s name, Jehovah, known; of course, using the Hebrew and Greek forms of God’s name. The name JEHOVAH is the MOST important name in the entire universe, since God, Jehovah, is the MOST HIGH in the universe, the Creator. (Psalms 83:18)

How would we like it if our friends and others refuse to use our names; instead, they use expressions like man, woman, boy, or girl to address us? Certainly we would not like that. We appreciate our names as labels identifying who we are as distinct from other individuals. Similarly, how does God feel when his name is not used to address Him, in prayer or otherwise? God appreciates it when his name is used respectfully, rather than replacing his name with impersonal titles such as “God” or “Lord”. * God’s name identifies Him from all the other false gods in existence, and from everyone and everything else. Furthermore, God’s name has a MEANING behind it, far more important than any meaning behind any human name.

So will we follow Jesus’ example and use God’s name, Jehovah; also making that name known to others? (John 17:6, 26) It is up to each one of us to answer that question.

* I don’t mean to suggest that it is wrong to say “God” or “Lord,” at times, just the same way it is not wrong to say “man” or “woman”. However, we should not avoid the use of God’s personal name which God appreciates, just as we do not avoid using a friend’s name, which is far less important than God’s name, Jehovah. Therefore, the name Jehovah should be used far more than “God” or “Lord”.

Best regards,

Simeon

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