We hope that this posting will be of help to you, the reader, in your understanding of what will appear here, as this was made known to me in a greater measure by my dear Brother-in-Christ Dave Webster. In all humility and with a teachable spirit, as a Berean, I started checking out “all things” against the Holy Scriptures and as a result thereof the Holy Spirit has taught me from Yahweh’s Word. I now encourage you, to lay aside your preconceived ideas, traditions and customs of men and mostly any religious dogma you may have, and you too be a Berean and search out what is about to be revealed to you.
As can be seen from the title of this post, we will address the question: “What is the Name of the God of all Creation?” and we will come to the conclusion that His Name is Yahweh! We see in the thousands of religions, cults and even the Judeo-Christian faith that the names that are given to “God” are not the true name of the Creator of the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them. In fact, even within the Christian faith the true name of God is not being declared as Yahweh has commanded all of mankind how He should be known.
You have often heard the trite statement that “we”, meaning “all religions”, worship the same “God”! However, that statement is so far from the truth that it is an outright lie. If there was any credence in that statement, then one must ask the intelligent question as to why “this one God” has so many different ways that the various religious beliefs can worship “this one God” and also why does “this one God” allow the various religious beliefs to determine whether he has a son, whether he has not a son or whether we are all his sons. The profundity of these latter determinations by the religious.
Firstly, what we should make clear at the outset is, whilst all religions might say we all worship “the same God”, we need to emphatically state that this is not true, but all religions worship different “Gods”! In fact, to be more precise they worship gods! In the Holy Bible the words “God / god / gods” all have the same title name, for these words are not proper names, but nouns, and the title name is the Hebrew word Elohiym. God as the Creator is known as Elohiym and the idol god(s) are all known by the same title elohiym.
Secondly, we also see in the Old Testament that the Creator also has His name translated into English and designated as LORD (all in capital letters) which is the Hebrew word Yehovah, according to the Strong’s Complete Word Study Concordance as it states under the following Hebrew word entry:
3068 Yehovah, yeh-ho-vah’; from 1961; (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God:- Jehovah, the Lord. Compare 5050 and 3069. A noun meaning God. The word refers to the proper name of the God of Israel, particularly the name by which He revealed Himself to Moses (Ex. 6:2,3). The divine has traditionally not been pronounced, primarily out of respect for its sacredness (cf. Ex. 20:7; Dt. 28:58). Until the Renaissance, it was written without vowels in the Hebrew text of the OT, being rendered as YHWH.
At this point, we request that you turn to the beginning of the Holy Bible – and if you are at Genesis 1:1, we must stress that you turn to the “beginning” of your Bible – the Preface. It is in the preface, if you have one, that you will notice how man has tampered with the Holy Word of Yahweh by removing His Name from the Holy Scriptures. You will note in your preface that appears in many English translations that the Name of Yahweh which appears in the original Hebrew autographs as the tetragrammatons YHWH – which are the Hebrew letters read from right to left (yod-hey-vav-hey) has been substituted with the English word “LORD”. The proper Name of God YHWH has been removed from the Holy Bible as we know it, some 6,823+ times. Neil Snyder says the following:
It’s regrettable that the Name “Yahweh” doesn’t appear even once in the text of the three most popular Bible translations on the market today. The King James Bible, the New American Standard Bible, and the New International Version leave God’s Name out completely, and they substitute the titles “LORD” and “GOD” where the Name “Yahweh” belongs in the Scriptures.
There are two significant problems with this editorial tradition. First, “LORD” and “GOD” are titles—not names, and Yahweh commanded us to declare His Name to the world. He never even hinted that we should declare His titles to the world. Second, the titles “lord” and “god” can be applied appropriately to wood, rock, or metal, and Yahweh Himself refers to anything that has been fashioned into an idol for worship as either a “god” or a “lord.” In other words, these titles don’t distinguish between Yahweh and inanimate objects or false deities. Once more, Yahweh did not tell us to declare His titles to the world. He did command us to tell the world who He is by Name.
In the Old Testament, the Name “Yahweh” should appear where you see the phrase “the LORD” where all the letters in the word “LORD” are capitalized. It should also appear where you see the phrase “the Lord GOD” where all the letters in the word “GOD” are capitalized. Many times Yahweh’s Name is translated as “LORD of hosts” where all the letters in the word “LORD” are capitalized. In Hebrew, this phrase is Yahweh Sabaoth, and it means “Yahweh Master of legions.” It refers to Yahweh as the Supreme Sovereign in the universe—the ruler of everyone and everything including the forces of nature.
According to Charles Ryrie, author of Ryrie Study Bible, Yahweh’s Name appears in Hebrew manuscripts of the Old Testament exactly 6,823 times. (Ryrie, Charles. Ryrie Study Bible Expanded Edition, Moody, 1995, p. 6). That number probably seems large to you, and I hope it raises questions in your mind about why you haven’t heard a lot about God’s Name in church. And we know this, too. The New Testament is loaded with direct quotes and paraphrased passages from the Old Testament and many times those Old Testament verses contain the words “LORD” and “GOD” in capital letters. The Name “Yahweh” belongs there, but it’s not always easy to identify where God’s Name should be in the New Testament because most Bible translations don’t pay enough attention to the case of the letters brought from the Old Testament to the New Testament.
It makes sense to me that somewhere along the way in their studies of the Scriptures most preachers would have picked up on all the commands in the Bible associated with God’s Name and would have pointed them out to their congregations, but it hasn’t happened on a large scale, at least until now. The fact that so few preachers tell their congregations about Yahweh by Name is troubling.
The systematic removal of God’s Name from the Scriptures and from daily use by His people has had serious repercussions. God tied His promises, His covenant, His Law, and salvation to His Name. Moreover, He commanded us to know His Name, to seek His Name, to bless His Name, and to share His Name with everyone. In fact, these are unambiguous commands that come straight from the Bible, but it is evident that most Christians simply read past them without giving it a second thought. It’s as if they think it doesn’t matter, even though Yahweh said it matters—a lot.
There is only one person spirit I can think of who has a fanatical interest in hiding Yahweh’s Name (and the promises associated with it) from the human population. He is none other than Satan himself. The Holy Spirit may have allowed him to do it, but He certainly did not condone it. You need to keep this fact in mind as you read this book. The Holy Spirit may permit Satan to lead us into gross errors, but that does not mean He approves of all our actions. Despite our disobedience where Yahweh’s Name is concerned, He has blessed us as a testament to His own generosity, kindness, patience, and love, but now it is time for us to obey Yahweh.
It is imperative that the One and Only True God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou has sent (John 17:3) is declared correctly and rightfully to the world in order that they know that the True Elohiym being declared in the Great Commission is YHWH (Yahweh) so that there is no confusion. If mention is made of “God” it is so easily misinterpreted as the many gods that the pagan and heathen unbelieving world worship. The same applies to the reference of Lord as there are many lords in world religions, as we read:
1 Corinthians 8:5 For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,)
1 Corinthians 8:6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.
God wants His Name to stand alone, separated from all idol false gods. This has much bearing when it comes to making reference to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in the New Testament. He is Yahshua HaMeshiach which is translated Yahweh’s salvation, God’s anointed One. When the angel Gabriel spoke to Joseph and Mary in the Gospel of Luke, he would have spoken to this Jewish couple in the Hebrew tongue, for that is what their language was, not Greek. To confirm the True Deity of the Saviour of the world that He is Yahweh let’s look at some Scriptures that confirm how Yahweh commands that we should declare His Name (“the LORD” has been substituted with YHWH):
Isa 43:10 Ye are my witnesses, saith YHWH, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.
Isa 43:11 I, even I, am YHWH; and beside me there is no saviour.
Isa 43:12 I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith YHWH, that I am God.
And in Isaiah 33:22 we read:
Isa 33:22 For YHWH is our judge, YHWH is our lawgiver, YHWH is our king; he will save us.
And we also see the fulfilment of the prophecies in Isaiah 40:3 and Malachi 4:5 that is speaking about John the Baptist coming to announce Yahshua Messiah (Jesus Christ) at His first coming, that confirms that Yahshua is YHWH manifest in flesh, as we read:
Isa 40:3 The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of YHWH, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
Mal 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of YHWH: [John the Baptist would go before Yahshua Messiah in the spirit and power of Elijah – cf. Luke 1:17; Matthew 17:12,13]
Mat 3:3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of YHWH, make his paths straight.
The whole Bible confirms the True God that must be declared and He is Yahweh (YHWH). Here are further studies on this issue. Go and make known to the world Who is the True Saviour of the World.
SOLI DEO GLORIA