The names og god
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Posted 5/18/08
The names of God were revelations of His character. The power of the word is to reveal characteristics of reality that cannot otherwise be perceived. The word embodies reality.

I can see the ancients finding the power in these concepts appealing. The I AM is a declaration of noncontingent existence. As we apprehend the I AM we also apprehend our own eternal selves.

LORD is also a very powerful concept. The Earthly authority. The archetype. The limit of ability and capacity are governed by the LORD.

And on and on, we find more aspects of God revealed through His divine names. I wonder how this evolved? I can imagine that creative minds are aware of attributes of reality that seem to be self-evidently great: full of potential for human satisfaction, peace, and preservation.

So by knowing the names of God we know our limitations as humans, both in the lowly sense and in the mighty sense. The names of God are pearls of wisdom for reflecting on our status and purpose in life. They guide us through hardship and direct us to prosperity. They are the "laws of human nature" that we ignore at our peril, for the Righteousness of the LORD demands it!

Psalm 7:17
I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.

Consider how starkly this stands in contrast to the zeitgeist of salvation by our own hands (through technology). The manipulation of our selves to remove suffering rather than overcome it. When we alter this relationship with the world, are we speaking the names of the LORD in deference to His Magesty?

Isaiah 26:10
Though grace is shown to the wicked, they do not learn righteousness; even in a land of uprightness they go on doing evil and regard not the majesty of the LORD.

The names of God are revelations from antiquity about how to put ourselves in right standing with our existence.

This is really what brought me back from the brink of materialist agnosticism. I could discount all proofs for the physical presence and purpose of God, but I could not discount the direct revelation of truth implied by the names of God. The names became the reality of God.

The names ARE the whole of the reality of God. To call upon the Lord, to speak His name, is to bring into our minds the relationship between us and the Almighty.

We keep the name of the LORD sacred, because to pollute or defile that characteristic is to change the nature of our right-standing with life (personal and corporate). If we take the name of the LORD in vain we will be punished because we will naturally be working against the author of life.

It is possible for us now to understand the significance of The Word in creating the Kingdom of Heaven. The power of the Word isn't to define an absolute reality, but to bring us into a proper relation with the reality that we are entirely subject to. We do not find the immutable nature of the LORD by turning Jesus' ministry into theology, but by meditating on the words of the LORD to reveal His holy Name. When we know the LORD by his name, we have the creative material for transformation into a godly being.

The names of YHWH: beitnitzachon.com/Beit-Ha...f-YHWH.htm

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Posted 5/19/08
Not to be rude or anything

but next time

Put the link at the top of the post then your thoughts below it.
there shouldn't be any need to copy and paste whole pages into the thread
The link makes copy and pasting a bit pointless.

I think you should re evaluate your Forum edict.

I would rather read a post that was typed out by the person posting then someone just copy and pasting.


And "God" is a human concept.
It / he / she / they exist only because "some" believe.

If you believe in what those religions say then evolution doesn't exist and Science is a lie.
But if religion is true......

I'll be in the 7th level of hell waiting for the rest of you.
(each level being a commandment i've broken so far....)

Posted 7/29/08 , edited 7/29/08
Dude, apart from your misspelling on the title of the thread..>_> Ugh, I can't ignore it, it bugs me too much....*flees*


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Posted 7/29/08

I-Killerbee-I wrote:

Dude, apart from your misspelling on the title of the thread..>_> Ugh, I can't ignore it, it bugs me too much....*flees*




Someone told me that claiming "OCD" is an excuse for stupidity.
Posted 7/29/08

mikomiko123 wrote:


I-Killerbee-I wrote:

Dude, apart from your misspelling on the title of the thread..>_> Ugh, I can't ignore it, it bugs me too much....*flees*




Someone told me that claiming "OCD" is an excuse for stupidity.


Lol Ouch! Well, I don't really see a way of how to discuss this, as the title of the thread is about the names of God and the OP is like a finished essay with nothing much left to contribute to it, and well, until someone posts something in that thread that would motivate me to discuss about it, I won't really see what I could talk about. >_>

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Posted 7/29/08
I'm not sure what this thread is supposed to be about. There's no form of discussion to be gotten from the opening topic so I'm closing this

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