Recently an interesting question was asked about the name “Jesus” in the comments of one of our stories here. The topic wasn’t really relevant to the story but it is very interesting so I have decided to publish it here.
If you aren’t interested in the subject please feel free to go on to the other stories. I am sure that many of our readers will be interested in this so this post is for all of those folks.
Comment by Dave:
Did you guys know that the name �Jesus� is only about 600 years old, the letter �J� didn�t even exist prior to that. The problem is that �Jesus� lived about 2000 years ago so how could that have been His name? Why do people adopt this false name? Perhaps its a lack of knowledge. Shouldn�t we be calling him by the name that the apostles used? In the book of Peter it says that there is only ONE name through which we must be saved! What authority do we have to distort His name?
Will someone knowledgeable on the subject please respond, I�m totally confused as to why we use this name because IT DOES matter according to Scripture.
Response from “Brother Mark”
Lets enter into discussion about this, maybe you can teach me!
The Bible, if you believe, contains the name of Jesus in so many scriptures. We also know that in heaven, Jesus Christ is called the Word. I�m aware of the name �Yeshua,� which from open source states, �Yeshua is the original Hebrew proper name for Jesus of Nazareth, a Jewish Rabbi (and more) who lived from about 6 B.C.E. to 27 C.E. (A.D.) In other words, Yeshua was the name His mother (Mary) called Him when she called Him for supper.
John 1:1, �In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.�
We (believers) are called to pray, heal the sick, cast out demons, and do the works of God in the name of Jesus Christ.
Paul clearly demonstrates in Acts 16:18, �Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her
Philippians 2:10, �That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth�
Mathew 1:18-25, �Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.�
It is by this name, unlike any other name under heaven, that we have eternal life and all power over the devil.
In Acts 4:12, �Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.�
Who is salvation, my brother Dave? It is the one who was called Jesus of Nazareth. He hung on the cross and gave us, those who believe, the gift of eternal life.
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth� (Philippians 2:9-10 NIV).
God raised Jesus from the dead and �seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet� (Ephesians 1:20-23 NIV).
The Son is the radiance of God�s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs. (Hebrews 1:3-4 NIV)
There is no distortion, my brother, only love and grace in Jesus Christ.
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