reply to post by ruthlesstruth
Iesous is the Greek form of Yeshua.
In fact, if you want to get really technical, Yeshua isn't even the real name of Jesus because it is a transliteration from the Hebrew to modern
You really need to study language instead of listening to peoples' attempts at destroying the credibility of Jesus Christ.
You're going to cause people who are more simple to question what they already know about the Lord; that He is, in modern English language, Jesus
Christ, the Lord, the Lord that has saved us.
Now if there had been a question concerning doctrine, that might have been another story. But you're uneducated about language and it shows.
Lucky for the simple and focused, there are those of us who are a little less focused on one thing and are more educated in many ways - this way the
Lord gives a protection for them against nonsense like this.
Would you cause people to doubt their Lord over an incredibly silly transliteration issue?
Iesous does NOT mean Zeus; and Iesous is not Zeus in Latin either. Zeus in Latin was "Iupiter" or "Iove" as we would say, "Jupiter" or
"Jove"(which was used in poetry most often). They did not romanize Zeus; they renamed him.
It would also be good if you research Roman Catholicism and its "pagan" origins; as opposed to true Christianity (which is rarely found in
protestantism anymore because it has been thoroughly re-infected with catholic dogma) which did NOT incorporate anything "pagan" or "ritualistic"
- but rather held to the commandments of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ - which things are good to all those who actually seek the knowledge
and pray for the wisdom.
There is nothing wrong with wanting to find the etymology and the roots for all of our words and also to better understand what has been passed down
and given to us. But do you really think that God is such a God that He would hide His Being from those who are more simple? That sounds completely
counterproductive to what He says when He says, "I will make wise the simple." and He also says that He will, "confound the wise". So those who
think themselves so wise will be confounded and those who are simple will receive from Him the wisdom and the knowledge that is true.
I know this particularly from experience because I was gifted with intelligence of a high caliber - so much so that no one could match my ability to
imagine or figure anything. When I began to seek Him, He totally and utterly put me in my place as a human being. All of the brains in the world
cannot possibly stand up to the amazing wonders He has placed has stumbling blocks on the roads to science and discovery. No; most will stumble and
curse at Him and then come up with their own idea so as to cover-up the fact that they have fallen and scraped their knees and they are too afraid to
continue because they know that running the race their own way will cost them more flesh.
And it was not my intelligence that brought me out of the cycle. It was the humility He granted me by beating me down, which HE DID. And while I
have despised so much of the beating, it has only made me so much more receptive to His wisdom and His love. And now my intelligence can be used to
combat those who think themselves wise and to defend the simple and to prevent people from causing them to faint or fade away from that true thing
that they have held; all because of the silliness of people that cannot help but cause divisiveness and strife among His children.
Jesus Christ is His name. Do NOT take away Christ from the English speaking people in the name of your Pharisaical folly.
But again, as I said before, if you want to trace the pagan ritualism that has infected Christendom, then you need to investigate the Roman Catholic
Church and also its influence on Protestantism.
As for me, I am none of these silly denominations. The children of God are the body of Jesus Christ. We are not only believers in the Lord Jesus
Christ, but we are a family. We need not to have any denomination.
When the people in Antioch started calling the followers of Christ "Christians", that was enough for us.
And also, remember that just because someone claims to be Christian, it DOES NOT MEAN THEY ARE.
So please, for the rest of you in the world, please do not judge the true Christians by the folly of those who only falsely claim the Name of our Lord
in vain and do not blame God Himself for their folly because they do not belong to Him.
As He said, there will be many who say, "Have we not prophesied in your Name and performed many miracles in your Name?" People will say to God, we
loved you and we did for YOU!
And because He knows peoples' hearts and HE IS NOT A FOOL, He will say, "Go away from me. I don't know you."
The simple are secure. They listen to the Lord Jesus Christ and require not another gospel.
Blessed are they!