Showing posts from September, 2015

What Is the Name Above All Names?

The Name of Jesus:  Another Biblical Proof that Jesus Christ was GOD in the Flesh a guest post by Pastor Larry Lombardi
  The Christian Gospel is powered by the Promised Savior and Redeemer who first was mentioned in Genesis chapter 3... and spoken of from that point on by the Jewish prophets -- over 300 highly specific prophecies which would be more than enough to identify the real Savior when He came.

  He was called Jesus, because He would save the people from their sins. But this, at that time, was a very common name! But careful study will reveal that Jesus had many names and titles belonging to Him -- including one name that belongs to no one else.

  Philippians 2:5-11 gives us the context for the Name of Jesus that proves He is God. Verses 9, 10 and 11 are the specific verses involved.

[9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 
10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 
11 and …

A Messenger Who Is Also God?

Anyone who has read and studied the Bible for a sufficient amount of time knows that the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is One God. There are not two gods, or three gods or four gods. There is only One True God.

  But the Old Testament (the Jewish Tanakh) teaches the Complex Unity of Yahweh God, contrary to the claims of its Unitarian critics. We find one more example of this in Jacob's final blessing on Joseph, as recorded by Moses:

Genesis 48

15 Then he blessed Joseph and said:
     The God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked,
     the God who has been my shepherd all my life to this day,

16 the Angel who has redeemed me from all harm—
     may He bless these boys.
     And may they be called by my name
     and the names of my fathers Abraham and Isaac,
     and may they grow to be numerous within the land.

  Note that this passage is found not in the New Testament, but in the Book of Genesis which is part of the Pentateuch, the 5 books written by Moses. And this is Jacob…