I am a Holy Spirit filled believer in Jesus. I am still inspired by Romans 15:13: MAY THE GOD OF HOPE FILL YOU WITH ALL JOY AND PEACE AS YOU TRUST IN HIM, SO THAT YOU MAY OVERFLOW WITH HOPE BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. . God has a plan and He will be faithful to carry it out. Hallelujah !!!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

What should we call Jesus?

Someone on Facebook asked a question and I thought I'd share the answer here:

'Brother Horton. I find myself speaking to Yahwehists who say Western Europeans have changed the name Yeshua and that Jesus isn't a name we should use. What say you?'

And here is my answer:

We must first note that Jesus is an Anglasized form of the Greek Iesous found in the New Testament manuscripts. It is obvious that the Apostle Paul, who knew Hebrew, as the apostle to the Gentiles used Iesous when he preached. Yeshua is a short form of Yahshua (Joshua). Yahweh is the Old Testament name for God. Jesus, as the Son of Go and as God incarnate, has a right to that name tool.

However,since the New Testament does use Iesoous, it lets us know we can use a name that is acceptable to any people in their own language.

Jesus has never rebuked anyone for using the wrong name. He is always ready to respond when we call on him using his name Jesus. Years ago my wife and my mother were with me as I was driving out the old route 66 to to preach in a country church. The night was very dark. Suddenly a pickup truck without lights pulled out of a side road right in front of us. we all shouted JESUS. Suddenly my car was in the other lane headed the other direction. Thank God something deep within in us made us cry out JESUS. We did not have time to think. I praise God that Jesus responded...

1 comment:

  1. and the LXX (Greek translation of the OT)does refer to Joshua in the OT as Iesus. There is nothing wrong w/ using the name of Jesus or Yeshua or Isa (Arabic form) or however the name is translated into one's language. Just like James is the English form of Jacob, John, the English form of Yohannen, etc. All this division over the pronunciation a name is silly in my opinion.