Restoring the Sacred Name
How important is a name. Some think a name is irrelevant. Others think that it is quite important. When we are talking about the Bible and how to obtain eternal life, it is very important to see what God says about names, more importantly his name. In America and other places around the world, the use of the English language has caused people to use the name of Jesus. Using the name has created some of the biggest religious movements in the world including today’s Apostolic movement that teaches that one must repent and be baptized in the name of JESUS in order to obtain eternal life. Is there any truth to that statement? Did King James have the authority to translate the Original name into an English word? For our answer, we must turn to our Primary source, the Bible. There are very important scriptures that show us how important a name is.
Acts 4:12 (King James Version)
12Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Acts 4:12 is clear in showing that (1) there is only 1 name (2) that was GIVEN (3) and is responsible for salvation. So what does all that mean? I thought that God was responsible for salvation? When the scripture said “Neither is there salvation in any other”, it was referring to the person that does the saving. However, the person uses a name to save. This 1 name that was responsible for salvation had to be given, and scripture is clear in showing that the name came from heaven. Even Joseph and Mary, the earthly parents of Christ, did not have the authority to name him. This name was divine in both pronunciation and meaning.
20But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
21And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
Matthew 1:20 shows us that the angel of the Lord was speaking to Joseph and explained to him that his wife Mary was going to conceive a Son. The angel did not just stop there. He told Joseph what to name the Son and gave him the mission of the Son.” For he shall save his people from their sins” Since there is only one person that can save any man from their sins, it makes since that only one name can fit that mission. In Biblical time the exact name of a person fit their mission. When their mission changed, so did their name. As you can see, the word “for” connect the name to the mission:
Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee. Genesis 17:5
And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed. Genesis 32:28
…and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Matthew 1:21
Did the angel tell Joseph to name his Son Jesus?
First, we must understand what translation means. It means to change the sound into another language while retaining the meaning. Remember, on our page (Why Yisra’el and not Israel), we stated that a divine name must retain both its sound and meaning? Do you know that other languages have translations also? What makes the English language so special, for other nations as well can profess that the name that they use for Jesus is correct, especially since their language is Older than the English language. The front of most King James Bible’s, there is a declaration that states that the Bible that we are about to read is “Translated Out of the Original Tongue.” This statement is letting the reader know that while the meaning has been retained, the sounds have been changed into another sound so that a person can understand in their own language. While we are not suggesting that a person must learn an entire Hebrew language, the name (sound) that is responsible for salvation, should have been transliterated.(retaining its original sound in any language). This will cause ALL nations to call on him by his one true name that he has given himself. (Phil.2:9) Before the King James Bible came out, the Geneva Bible was used as the first Bible translated in English. The 1575 edition of the Geneva Bible did not use the name Jesus but Iefus. The letter J did not yet exist and since it did not exist until the 1600’s, there were NO words that used the J sound. The letter J nor the J sound existed in the Hebrew language.
Did you know that it is a sin not to believe in the name of the Son of God? Remember scripture tells us to pray in his name, be baptized in his name, to perform miracles in his name, and last but not least, scripture tells us that God saves through his name. (Psalms 54:1) This was the name that the angle of the Lord gave to Joseph
18He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Understanding the Original Hebrew salvation name which includes its pronunciation and its usage will put you in the body of today’s true church, for ONLY they understand and know his name. (Deut 29:1,29; Ez.39:21)
7So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Yisra’el( Israel); and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Yisra’el (Israel).
This name can be proven from primary sources and can be shown in the Old Testament. This is indeed a mystery because no one knows nor can understand the Son, except these mysteries be revealed to them.(Matthew 11:27). The Apostleship: Seeking the true Prophet