This is my name FOREVER!

“EXPOSING CHURCHianity!”

Since: Oct 07

Seattle, WA

#142 Sep 30, 2012
OOOO< The antichrist CNPs again?

My turn!

“EXPOSING CHURCHianity!”

Since: Oct 07

Seattle, WA

#143 Sep 30, 2012
The material creation testifies to God’s existence, but it does not reveal God’s name.(Ps 19:1; Ro 1:20) For an individual to know God’s name signifies more than a mere acquaintance with the word.(2Ch 6:33) It means actually knowing the Person—his purposes, activities, and qualities as revealed in his Word.(Compare 1Ki 8:41-43; 9:3, 7; Ne 9:10.) This is illustrated in the case of Moses, a man whom Jehovah ‘knew by name,’ that is, knew intimately.(Ex 33:12) Moses was privileged to see a manifestation of Jehovah’s glory and also to ‘hear the name of Jehovah declared.’(Ex 34:5) That declaration was not simply the repetition of the name Jehovah but was a statement about God’s attributes and activities.“Jehovah, Jehovah, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abundant in loving-kindness and truth, preserving loving-kindness for thousands, pardoning error and transgression and sin, but by no means will he give exemption from punishment, bringing punishment for the error of fathers upon sons and upon grandsons, upon the third generation and upon the fourth generation.”(Ex 34:6, 7) Similarly, the song of Moses, containing the words “for I shall declare the name of Jehovah,” recounts God’s dealings with Israel and describes his personality.—De 32:3-44.
When Jesus Christ was on earth, he ‘made his Father’s name manifest’ to his disciples.(Joh 17:6, 26) Although having earlier known that name and being familiar with God’s activities as recorded in the Hebrew Scriptures, these disciples came to know Jehovah in a far better and grander way through the One who is “in the bosom position with the Father.”(Joh 1:18) Christ Jesus perfectly represented his Father, doing the works of his Father and speaking, not of his own originality, but the words of his Father.(Joh 10:37, 38; 12:50; 14:10, 11, 24) That is why Jesus could say,“He that has seen me has seen the Father also.”—Joh 14:9.

“EXPOSING CHURCHianity!”

Since: Oct 07

Seattle, WA

#144 Sep 30, 2012
This clearly shows that the only ones truly knowing God’s name are those who are his obedient servants.(Compare 1Jo 4:8; 5:2, 3.) Jehovah’s assurance at Psalm 91:14, therefore, applies to such persons:“I shall protect him because he has come to know my name.” The name itself is no magical charm, but the One designated by that name can provide protection for his devoted people. Thus the name represents God himself. That is why the proverb says:“The name of Jehovah is a strong tower. Into it the righteous runs and is given protection.”(Pr 18:10) This is what persons do who cast their burden on Jehovah.(Ps 55:22) Likewise, to love (Ps 5:11), sing praises to (Ps 7:17), call upon (Ge 12:8), give thanks to (1Ch 16:35), swear by (De 6:13), remember (Ps 119:55), fear (Ps 61:5), search for (Ps 83:16), trust (Ps 33:21), exalt (Ps 34:3), and hope in (Ps 52:9) the name is to do these things with reference to Jehovah himself. To speak abusively of God’s name is to blaspheme God.—Le 24:11, 15, 16.
Jehovah is jealous for his name, tolerating no rivalry or unfaithfulness in matters of worship.(Ex 34:14; Eze 5:13) The Israelites were commanded not even to mention the names of other gods.(Ex 23:13) In view of the fact that the names of false gods appear in the Scriptures, evidently the reference concerns mentioning the names of false gods in a worshipful way.
Israel’s failure as God’s name people to live up to his righteous commands constituted a profanation or defilement of God’s name.(Eze 43:8; Am 2:7) Since the Israelites’ unfaithfulness resulted in God’s punishing them, this also gave opportunity for his name to be spoken of disrespectfully by other nations.(Compare Ps 74:10, 18; Isa 52:5.) Failing to recognize that the chastisement came from Jehovah, these nations wrongly attributed the calamities that befell Israel to the inability of Jehovah to protect his people. To clear his name of such reproach, Jehovah acted for the sake of his name and restored a remnant of Israel to their land.—Eze 36:22-24.
By manifesting himself in special ways, Jehovah caused his name to be remembered. At places where this occurred, altars were erected.—Ex 20:24; compare 2Sa 24:16-18

“EXPOSING CHURCHianity!”

Since: Oct 07

Seattle, WA

#145 Sep 30, 2012
(Je·ho&#8242;vah)[the causative form, the imperfect state, of the Heb. verb ha·wah&#8242; (become); meaning “He Causes to Become”].
The personal name of God.(Isa 42:8; 54:5) Though Scripturally designated by such descriptive titles as “God,”“Sovereign Lord,”“Creator,”“Father,”“the Almighty,” and “the Most High,” his personality and attributes—who and what he is—are fully summed up and expressed only in this personal name.—Ps 83:18.
Correct Pronunciation of the Divine Name.“Jehovah” is the best known English pronunciation of the divine name, although “Yahweh” is favored by most Hebrew scholars. The oldest Hebrew manuscripts present the name in the form of four consonants, commonly called the Tetragrammaton (from Greek te·tra-, meaning “four,” and gram&#8242;ma,“letter”). These four letters (written from right to left) are &#1497;&#1492;&#14 93;&#1492; and may be transliterated into English as YHWH (or, JHVH).
The Hebrew consonants of the name are therefore known. The question is, Which vowels are to be combined with those consonants? Vowel points did not come into use in Hebrew until the second half of the first millennium C.E.(See HEBREW, II [Hebrew Alphabet and Script].) Furthermore, because of a religious superstition that had begun centuries earlier, the vowel pointing found in Hebrew manuscripts does not provide the key for determining which vowels should appear in the divine name.
Superstition hides the name. At some point a superstitious idea arose among the Jews that it was wrong even to pronounce the divine name (represented by the Tetragrammaton). Just what basis was originally assigned for discontinuing the use of the name is not definitely known. Some hold that the name was viewed as being too sacred for imperfect lips to speak. Yet the Hebrew Scriptures themselves give no evidence that any of God’s true servants ever felt any hesitancy about pronouncing his name. Non-Biblical Hebrew documents, such as the so-called Lachish Letters, show the name was used in regular correspondence in Palestine during the latter part of the seventh century B.C.E.
Another view is that the intent was to keep non-Jewish peoples from knowing the name and possibly misusing it. However, Jehovah himself said that he would ‘have his name declared in all the earth’(Ex 9:16; compare 1Ch 16:23, 24; Ps 113:3; Mal 1:11, 14), to be known even by his adversaries.(Isa 64:2) The name was in fact known and used by pagan nations both in pre-Common Era times and in the early centuries of the Common Era.(The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1976, Vol. XII, p. 119) Another claim is that the purpose was to protect the name from use in magical rites. If so, this was poor reasoning, as it is obvious that the more mysterious the name became through disuse the more it would suit the purposes of practicers of magic.

“EXPOSING CHURCHianity!”

Since: Oct 07

Seattle, WA

#146 Sep 30, 2012
When did the superstition take hold? Just as the reason or reasons originally advanced for discontinuing the use of the divine name are uncertain, so, too, there is much uncertainty as to when this superstitious view really took hold. Some claim that it began following the Babylonian exile (607-537 B.C.E.). This theory, however, is based on a supposed reduction in the use of the name by the later writers of the Hebrew Scriptures, a view that does not hold up under examination. Malachi, for example, was evidently one of the last books of the Hebrew Scriptures written (in the latter half of the fifth century B.C.E.), and it gives great prominence to the divine name.
Many reference works have suggested that the name ceased to be used by about 300 B.C.E. Evidence for this date supposedly was found in the absence of the Tetragrammaton (or a transliteration of it) in the Greek Septuagint translation of the Hebrew Scriptures, begun about 280 B.C.E. It is true that the most complete manuscript copies of the Septuagint now known do consistently follow the practice of substituting the Greek words Ky&#8242;ri·os (Lord) or The·os&#8242; (God) for the Tetragrammaton. But these major manuscripts date back only as far as the fourth and fifth centuries C.E. More ancient copies, though in fragmentary form, have been discovered that prove that the earliest copies of the Septuagint did contain the divine name.
One of these is the fragmentary remains of a papyrus roll of a portion of Deuteronomy, listed as P. Fouad Inventory No. 266.(PICTURE, Vol. 1, p. 326) It regularly presents the Tetragrammaton, written in square Hebrew characters, in each case of its appearance in the Hebrew text being translated. This papyrus is dated by scholars as being from the first century B.C.E., and thus it was written four or five centuries earlier than the manuscripts mentioned previously.—See NW appendix, pp. 1562-1564.

“EXPOSING CHURCHianity!”

Since: Oct 07

Seattle, WA

#147 Sep 30, 2012
So, at least in written form, there is no sound evidence of any disappearance or disuse of the divine name in the B.C.E. period. In the first century C.E., there first appears some evidence of a superstitious attitude toward the name. Josephus, a Jewish historian from a priestly family, when recounting God’s revelation to Moses at the site of the burning bush, says:“Then God revealed to him His name, which ere then had not come to men’s ears, and of which I am forbidden to speak.”(Jewish Antiquities, II, 276 [xii, 4]) Josephus’ statement, however, besides being inaccurate as to knowledge of the divine name prior to Moses, is vague and does not clearly reveal just what the general attitude current in the first century was as to pronouncing or using the divine name.
The Jewish Mishnah, a collection of rabbinic teachings and traditions, is somewhat more explicit. Its compilation is credited to a rabbi known as Judah the Prince, who lived in the second and third centuries C.E. Some of the Mishnaic material clearly relates to circumstances prior to the destruction of Jerusalem and its temple in 70 C.E. Of the Mishnah, however, one scholar says:“It is a matter of extreme difficulty to decide what historical value we should attach to any tradition recorded in the Mishnah. The lapse of time which may have served to obscure or distort memories of times so different; the political upheavals, changes, and confusions brought about by two rebellions and two Roman conquests; the standards esteemed by the Pharisean party (whose opinions the Mishnah records) which were not those of the Sadducean party . . .—these are factors which need to be given due weight in estimating the character of the Mishnah’s statements. Moreover there is much in the contents of the Mishnah that moves in an atmosphere of academic discussion pursued for its own sake, with (so it would appear) little pretence at recording historical usage.”(The Mishnah, translated by H. Danby, London, 1954, pp. xiv, xv) Some of the Mishnaic traditions concerning the pronouncing of the divine name are as follows:
In connection with the annual Day of Atonement, Danby’s translation of the Mishnah states:“And when the priests and the people which stood in the Temple Court heard the Expressed Name come forth from the mouth of the High Priest, they used to kneel and bow themselves and fall down on their faces and say,‘Blessed be the name of the glory of his kingdom for ever and ever!’”(Yoma 6:2) Of the daily priestly blessings, Sotah 7:6 says:“In the Temple they pronounced the Name as it was written, but in the provinces by a substituted word.” Sanhedrin 7:5 states that a blasphemer was not guilty ‘unless he pronounced the Name,’ and that in a trial involving a charge of blasphemy a substitute name was used until all the evidence had been heard; then the chief witness was asked privately to ‘say expressly what he had heard,’ presumably employing the divine name. Sanhedrin 10:1, in listing those “that have no share in the world to come,” states:“Abba Saul says: Also he that pronounces the Name with its proper letters.” Yet, despite these negative views, one also finds in the first section of the Mishnah the positive injunction that “a man should salute his fellow with [the use of] the Name [of God],” the example of Boaz (Ru 2:4) then being cited.—Berakhot 9:5.

“EXPOSING CHURCHianity!”

Since: Oct 07

Seattle, WA

#148 Sep 30, 2012
Does anyone here actually READ such large CNPs?

I never do...
dee lightful

Piedmont, SC

#149 Sep 30, 2012
the Mad JW wrote:
OOOO< The antichrist CNPs again?
My turn!
LOL MAD doesn't like scriptures! That figures for Satan didn't either for it shows his lies for all who can read Gods Words alone.
dee lightful

Piedmont, SC

#150 Sep 30, 2012
the Mad JW wrote:
Does anyone here actually READ such large CNPs?
I never do...
Of course you don't and that is why you don't know the truth of scriptures as you only read the CNP of the WT rather than the actual scriptures themselves.

“EXPOSING CHURCHianity!”

Since: Oct 07

Seattle, WA

#152 Sep 30, 2012
Anti-Christs spit on the Name of Jesus' God and Father- and pretend to love HIM.

the Ultimate Delusion
dr of religion

Chicago, IL

#153 Sep 30, 2012
Maravilla wrote:
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.yup! were next door neighbors.. Living in different states..
What state do you live in?
dr of religion

Chicago, IL

#154 Sep 30, 2012
the Mad JW wrote:
Anti-Christs spit on the Name of Jesus' God and Father- and pretend to love HIM.
the Ultimate Delusion
I think you know the wt has replaced christ with their org. Come on kid.

“EXPOSING CHURCHianity!”

Since: Oct 07

Seattle, WA

#155 Oct 6, 2012
Thus- it is EASY to know a REAL Christian; they LOVE the God and Father of...Jesus Christ!

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#156 Oct 6, 2012
dr of religion wrote:
<quoted text>What state do you live in?
The one that the people claim to love..

“EXPOSING CHURCHianity!”

Since: Oct 07

Seattle, WA

#157 Oct 6, 2012
Exactly!
They love not only people- but ALSO love God & Christ.
dr of religion

Chicago, IL

#158 Oct 6, 2012
Maravilla wrote:
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The one that the people claim to love..
OKLAHOMA?

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#159 Oct 6, 2012
dr of religion wrote:
<quoted text> OKLAHOMA?
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. New York. About as far away from the city as one can get without going into Canada.. give or take a few miles.

“EXPOSING CHURCHianity!”

Since: Oct 07

Seattle, WA

#160 Oct 6, 2012
One can love men, but not God...but not the other way around.
dr of religion

Chicago, IL

#161 Oct 6, 2012
Maravilla wrote:
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. New York. About as far away from the city as one can get without going into Canada.. give or take a few miles.
Im about thirty miles from chicago.Ots the gun shooting capitol of the U.S. Every day on the news it seems another few kids get shot just riding their bike or sitting on their porck.Our gang bangers here are very poor shots and the kids die because of it.

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#162 Oct 6, 2012
dr of religion wrote:
<quoted text> Im about thirty miles from chicago.Ots the gun shooting capitol of the U.S. Every day on the news it seems another few kids get shot just riding their bike or sitting on their porck.Our gang bangers here are very poor shots and the kids die because of it.
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. not so bad here.. it's been worse..A lot of despondancy happening out there.. you can feel it air.. Suicides ..generally drug over dose.. And EMo's eeek. short for emotional.. They certainly got that correct.. Kid's ..trying all kinds of weird things all the while on public display..like they living in a movie..

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