Wednesday Night Bible Study 28 December 1966

Wednesday Night Bible Study 28 December 1966

We have a question that was sent in: Asking for the true mane of God.

The name of God is a personal, proper name, which is YAHWEH.. The word God is not a proper name, it is a title that has been bestowed on HIM, such as the title of King, or of Caesar. Now we find that after changes were made in the Scripture then Genesis 1:1 says: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” Until the bible was translated into the Douay Version and the King James version, the true Scripture said: “In the beginning, Yahweh created the heavens and the earth.” So YAHWEH is the name of God and always has been.

It seems that when Jewry was trying to get a grip on the Priesthood in Jerusalem as they worked into that area at the time of the Maccabaen and Hycranus Priesthood they started to influence and change the scriptures to make them conform to the Talmud. Here at Jerusalem the Jewish Rabbi later said: “We must take the name of Yahweh out of the mouths of the people and we will put in the name of the Tetragrammaton, and thus they will not use the word Yahweh, instead they will use the name of Adoni or Elohim. ” Well Adoni means Lord and the word Elohim is another word for God, but is not HIS name. So here at Jerusalem they used the word El and the word Elohim, and then they passed a law at the Temple that said: the people could not use the name of Yahweh anymore, instead they must use the words, Adoni, and Elohim.

After this as time went on the name of Yahweh was taken out of the mouth of His people. Ever since that time the struggle has continued to come up with a name for God.