God has no name

by Gloria Esther Holder
(Georgetown, Guyana)

Hi Bob

Firstly, God has no definite name. When asked by Moses whom shall I say has sent me. God said to Moses "I will be what I will be." (The Bible has "I am that I am," but this is not the correct translation of the Hebrew text)
Moreover, God said to Moses Thus shall thou say unto the children of Israel, The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me unto you: This is my name forever and this is my memorial unto all generations Exodus 3:15

The word "Elohim" in Genesis 1:1 is unique to Hebraic thinking: it occurs only in Hebrew and in no other ancient Semitic language. The masculine plural ending of Elohim does not mean 'gods' when referring to the God of Israel, but rather to the plurality of attributes in the one God, since the name is mainly used with singular verb forms and with adjectives and pronouns in the singular. The unutterable sacred name YHWH derived from the Hebrew verb "to be" (hayah) expresses the idea of Elohim's uniqueness as an all powerful God.. The phrase eyher asher eyher "I will be what I will be" tells of a God who is able to perform anything and everything, and more than likely God said to Moses Thus shall thou say unto the children of Israel "I will be" has sent me to you. Unlike the other ancient Semites who believed and worshipped different gods, each with a specific attribute, the Jews were told to believe in only One Almighty God that set them apart from other nations.

Let "us" (Father and Son) make man in "our" image. In Hebrews 1:2-3 : (God) has in these last days spoken to us by his Son, whom he has appointed heir of all things, through whom also HE created the worlds. Who being the brightness of his glory and the express image of his person and upholding all things by the word of his power when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high. Nowhere in the Bible does it say the Holy Spirit is the image of God, therefore it was God, who is Spirit, that moved upon the face of waters in Gen.1:2. The Bible tells us For precept must be upon precept, line upon line, here a little, there a little. Isaiah 28:10 (till we come to the full knowledge of the truth).

The Trinity is a blasphemous doctrine first introduced into Christianity in the late 4th century by the church at Rome who then commissioned a priest by the name of Jerome to revised the New Testament to show that Jesus was God.

Isaiah 43:10 "Before me there is no God formed, neither shall there be after me."
Isaiah 44:6 "I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God."
Isaiah 45:21 "There is no God else beside me."
Isaiah 46:9 "There is none else; I am God, and there is none like me."
Deuteronomy 32:39 "See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me."

In God's plan of salvation before the foundation of the world, God brought forth a part of himself. Proverbs 8:22-36 See also Rev. 3:11-12,15.

Reply from Watchman Bob: Gloria, I can see that you have done quite a bit of study and research. However, your interpretations of Scripture and conclusions about Yahuah ("the LORD") are based on false assumptions and are therefore inaccurate. You have fallen into the same Satanic trap that the Pharisees, the Jehovah's Witnesses, the Mormons, and other cults have fallen - denying the deity of Yahushua the Messiah ("Jesus Christ").

"Elohim" (Genesis 1:1 and in many other passages) is masculine plural, as you state, but does not refer to the "attributes of God." It refers to the plural existence and manifestations of His essence - who He is - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. See John 1:1-3, 14 for the New Testament parallel of Genesis 1:1, which makes that reality clear. When you state that "the Trinity is a blasphemous doctrine," I pray that the Lord will show you that you are just repeating the lie of the Devil spoken by the religious leaders of Israel against Yahushua ("Jesus") on several occasions, when they wanted to kill Him (e.g., John 8:58-59).

You are also mistaken when you state, "God has no definite name." You turn right around and contradict yourself when you talk about "the unutterable sacred name (emphasis mine) YHWH" (Exodus 3:15). Over and over the children of Israel were told to proclaim His name, exalt His name, take oaths in His name, and so forth. All Hebrew names have meanings. So to assert that the name represented by YHWH is unutterable falls into Satan's trap of hiding that wonderful name and its meaning from the world. In fact, Solomon wrote poignantly, "What is His name and what is His Son's name? Surely you know." (Proverbs 30:4) YHWH actually appears 6,828 times in the Hebrew text, beginning in Genesis 2:4 where, interesting, it is combined with Elohim and translated in most English Bibles as the "LORD God." Do you realize what that means? It means that in the Tanakh (the Old Testament), the name of the Son is the same as the name of the Father. They are indeed one, in name as well as in essence.

I pray that Yahuah Elohim will reveal who He truly is to you before it is too late and you perish with those who reject the Father and the Son as one.

If you want to discuss these or any other issues further, please contact me through the "Contact Watchman Bob" page of this website.

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Common English translations of Hebrew and Messianic terms used in this commentary:

Yehovah - the LORD or GOD
Yah - I Am (the short form         of Yehovah)
Elohim - God
El - God (the short form of         Elohim)
Adonai - my Lord or Master
Yeshua - Jesus
Followers of Yeshua - 
Messiah - Christ
Assembly of Followers of
     Yeshua - the Church
Antimessiah - Antichrist
BBM - Before the Birth of
     the Messiah (rather than
     BC or BCE)
ABM - After the Birth of the      Messiah (rather than AD
    or CE)

For a complete explanation of Hebrew terms used, go to Important Terms and Concepts.