Originally posted by WeZet
The bible also teaches us that Jesus is God/the son of God, so why should we doubt the bible?
Don't doubt the bible. Even Satan uses scriptures. But the scriptures cannot be divided. As for the name “Jesus” there is a history behind the
name. The information is quite accessible. Simply put though the name written in Hebrew is more like
or yehoshua. Transliterated into Greek it was Iesou or Iesous. It is known it
was a common name of the time and times since. It is even believed that Barabbas's name was actually yeshua or rather Jesus Barabbas with Barabbas
meaning "son of the father". So why was the name given to the Messiah/Christ, the name above all names, even though many had that same name before,
during, and after that time?
The name from Hebrew became Joshua but the name through Greek then latin became Jesus. That is why Joshua is used in the Old Testament and Jesus is
mostly used in the New Testament. When the New Testament speaks of the Iesous of the Old Testament, though it is spelled in Greek Iesous, they use the
name Joshua instead of Jesus. So Joshua is actually Jesus and Jesus is Joshua. What is important is what differentiates one Joshua, or person with
that name, from the next as well as what differentiates one Jesus from the other one. It appears that people of today don't want to think that the
name of Christ belonged to anyone else.
That is why the Lord said "many will come in my name" and he said to not follow after them. Who are these many Jesus's that claim they are the
Christ? Well if you are a Catholic would you go to a Seventh Day Adventist's house of God and call their Jesus your savior and teachings your own. If
you were a Methodist would you go to the Jehovah Witness's house of God and do the same or if you were a Lutheran would you go to an Assemblies of
God's house of God and receive the holy spirit so you could speak in tongues back at the Lutheran's house of God.
So what about the many that use the name Jesus
Matthew 7:22 Many will tell me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, didn’t we prophesy in your name, in your name cast out demons, and in your name do many
mighty works?’ 7:23 Then I will tell them, ‘I never knew you. Depart from me, you who work iniquity.’
What about those who claim whoever believes in him shall have everlasing life. They seem to leave this and many other things out.
Matthew 7:21 Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he who does the will of my Father who is in
Every denomination teaches a different truth than the other ones and since God is truth a different truth would be a different God. Even if you name
that God Bob or Jesus the teachings remain the same and no name given makes a lie the truth.
2 Corinthians 11:13 For such men are false emissaries, deceitful workers, masquerading as Messiah’s emissaries. 11:14 And no wonder, for even Satan
masquerades as an angel of light. 11:15 It is no great thing therefore if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness, whose end will be
according to their works.
Besides this these are not the houses of God as the Lord said
Acts 7:48 However, the Most High doesn’t dwell in temples made with hands, as the prophet says, 7:49 ‘heaven is my throne, and the earth a
footstool for my feet. What kind of house will you build me?
An idol remains an idol whether you name it Bob or Jesus also.
Deuteronomy 4:15 Lest you corrupt yourselves, and make yourself an engraved image in the form of any figure, the likeness of male or female...
Jonah 2:8 Those who regard lying vanities forsake their own mercy.
So the bible also teaches us that Jesus is the deceiver and God's King has a new name that no one knows but he himself.
Just remember Jesus Barabbas was the one the people wanted released to them.
[edit on 23-6-2010 by The Riley Family]