Name of The Church - Version 152

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Re: Name of The Church - Version 152

Post by Roy » 12 Oct 2018, 16:33

The Jehovah's Witnesses take very seriously the idea that omitting the name of deity is both offensive to God and limits of the saving power of the gospel.
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Re: Name of The Church - Version 152

Post by SamBee » 12 Oct 2018, 19:32

dande48 wrote:
09 Oct 2018, 21:07

Lol. Though in fairness Jesus Christ was not called "Jesus" nor "the Christ" while he was alive. I wonder if He's ticked we get his name wrong so often?
Hmm... sort of. Latin and Greek were widely spoken in Jesus' home area, and he would have been referred to as something very similar in them. Jesus had dealings with Romans (they executed him for one!), so likely as not he would have been referred to as Iesus/Iesous in his presence while still alive.
Roy wrote:
12 Oct 2018, 16:33
The Jehovah's Witnesses take very seriously the idea that omitting the name of deity is both offensive to God and limits of the saving power of the gospel.
They go to the other extreme and insert Jehovah in everywhere it does not appear in the original. The textual evidence suggests that in OT times, the supreme being was known by a number of names. YHWH was one, albeit the most important one. Jews won't even say the name YHWH out loud.

(Despite all the criticisms of JWs, Jehovah isn't as far removed from YHWH as some make out. We use a hard J, but in languages such as German, the similarity is more apparent to the original Yod. Waw can be transliterated as V and is also known as Vav. The vowels are debatable, and may never be known for sure.)
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Re: Name of The Church - Version 152

Post by FaithfulSkeptic » 19 Oct 2018, 15:30

SamBee wrote:
08 Oct 2018, 08:34
The RLDS/CoC name change was I believe more understandable.
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Re: Name of The Church - Version 152

Post by SamBee » 19 Oct 2018, 17:02

FaithfulSkeptic wrote:
19 Oct 2018, 15:30
SamBee wrote:
08 Oct 2018, 08:34
The RLDS/CoC name change was I believe more understandable.
Once again, The Community of Christ is way ahead of us!
Different reasons.

The RLDS didn't want to be confused with us!
DASH1730 "An Area Authority...[was] asked...who...would go to the Telestial kingdom. His answer: "murderers, adulterers and a lot of surprised Mormons!"'
1ST PRES 1978 "[LDS] believe...there is truth in many religions and philosophies...good and great religious leaders... have raised the spiritual, moral, and ethical awareness of their people. When we speak of The [LDS] as the only true church...it is...authorized to administer the ordinances...by Jesus Christ... we do not mean... it is the only teacher of truth."

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