WHAT IS GOD’S NAME?

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Shelby G. Floyd

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God appeared to Moses in the burning bush and revealed himself to the great prophet. He promised Moses he world be with him when he went before Pharaoh to demand that he let the children of Israel go free from their slavery.

“I AM WHO I AM”

Moses replied to God that the Israelites would want to know God’s name. He asked what he should say. God’s answer was, “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: I AM has sent me to you” (Exodus 3:13-14). “I AM” is God’s name and his name means “The Self Existent One.” God is also known by “God Almighty”—El-Shaddai; “Elohim”—Lord; and “Jehovah.” God also said to Moses, “I am the LORD. I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob as God Almighty, but by my name the LORD I did not make myself known to them.” (Exodus 6:2-3). The name “Lord” in the Hebrew is equal to I AM (Exodus 3:15). Continue reading “WHAT IS GOD’S NAME?”

The Pre-Existent Christ

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Shelby G. Floyd

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“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made” (John 1:1-3 KJV).

The fourth book of the New Testament was written by the apostle John, which the preponderance of internal and external evidence proves beyond a shadow of a doubt. It was written, from the city of Ephesus, near the end of the first century. The book is preeminently designed to produce a settled faith that Jesus is the Christ, the divine Son of God, in order that men might have everlasting life in his name (John 20: 30-31).

Christ, As the Word Has Always Existed

Matthew, Mark and Luke in their account of the gospel of Jesus Christ begin with his birth, and conclude with his death, burial, resurrection and ascension, but John goes before the birth of Christ and shows that Christ has existed forever. In the prologue of this book we read: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made” (John 1:1-3).

In this reading one will notice that the term “Word” is used three times. Therefore, it is necessary that we identify to whom or what this term applies. A word is an articulate sound or series of sounds which symbolizes and communicates an idea. A word then represents willpower, reason, logic, thought, knowledge, understanding and power; but in our text it is not used in its ordinary signification, but is used rather to refer to a person, and that person is Christ who is the very embodiment of all thought, will, reason, logic, knowledge, understanding and power.

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