Wed. Jan 20th, 2021

Titles Of Jesus And Who He Is Jehovah Savior

By: Nathaniel A. Urshan

The book of Isaiah is a book of vision and revelation, a book that enfolds the majesty, the mystery, and the might of God. Through his spiritual vision we are permitted an insight into the birth of Christ, His death, His second coming, and the identity of God himself.

The 43rd, 44th, and 45th chapters of Isaiah establish facts and principles about the person of God that cannot be denied. To these principles we must agree. It is absolutely error to read into the scriptures any ideas and suggestions that are not truly there.

Let us consider Isaiah 43:10, 11. “Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, 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. I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no savior.”

The Israelites of old knew a Savior. The blessed remembrance of deliverance out of Egyptian bondage had been the means of inspiration to Israel for many years. National songs were composed that are still sung today about Jehovah the Savior. Many times through the book of Numbers, in the book of Psalms, and in messages of the major and minor prophets Israel was reminded by Jehovah God of His ability to save. He often asked them, “Did I not bring thee up, out of the land of Egypt?”

Now, Isaiah’s message: “Before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.” This means explicitly that our God sets store by His position of deity and will permit no trespassing on His personal rights to priority and eternality. He emphasized the fact that He was God, He is God, and He will be God. Certainly that indicates strongly that there is no other person called God.

But notice, dear friend, that the Lord God went further in His claims and emphatically announced: “I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no saviour.”

When the Apostle Paul wrote an epistle to Titus concerning the necessity of pastoral government, he closed the second chapter with these words: “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works” (Titus 2:13, 14). Paul’s revelation did not mention a trinity of persons, separate and distinct, for the Apostle had a true revelation of the person and office work of God. He called him. “the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.” That leaves no room for in-betweens, additions, or plurality of persons. That, my friend, dignifies the actual position of deity. It also confirms the statement of Isaiah: “Beside me there is no saviour.” Making scriptural deductions we can safely say that the Jehovah of the Old Testament is the Jesus of the New Testament.

We read in Exodus 3:13-15, “And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? What shall I say unto them? And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt 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, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.

Jesus said, “Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad. Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.” (John 8:56-58). Now, Jesus was no title stealer, nor was He a throne-usurper. The scripture, however, rightly designate Him “Jehovah – Saviour.” The very name “Jesus” implies and is interpreted “Jehovah has become our Saviour.”

Some men would throw stones at Him. Today they throw cunning jabs and points which steal from Him His age-long, eternal honor. It is a cunning rock thrown that tries to make Him a second person when all scripture pledges itself to the unmistakable truth that Jesus was first, is, and will be last and always. He said He was the I AM. This made Him the Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, with the name I AM a fitting memorial unto all generations.

This great message reveals in its entirety the deep and wholesome love of the eternal God. Just think, my friend, He who knew no beginning, is matchless, changeless, and eternal became a babe, born in obscurity, raised a commoner, crucified a thief; all this to be our Jehovah – Saviour. Call Him “Emmanuel, God with us.”

(The above article appeared in an issue of the Pentecostal Herald.)

Who Is Jesus?

Article 2

By: Rev. Frank M. Munsey

(Note these Scriptures; Acts 4:12; John 17:22; Col. 3:17)

JESUS is the Saviour of the world………………………Matt. 1:21

JESUS is the Mighty God…………………………………Isa. 9:6

JESUS is the Alpha And Omega………………………..Rev. 22:13-16

JESUS is the Almighty…………………………………..Rev. 1:8

JESUS is the beloved Son……………………………..Matt. 12:18

JESUS is the HOLY ONE OF GOD……………………………Mark 1:24

JESUS is the Everlasting Father………………………….Isa. 9:6

JESUS is the CREATOR…………………………………John 1:3-10

JESUS is the Kings of Kings………………………..I Tim. 6:14-15

JESUS is the CHRIST of God……………………………..Luke 9:20

JESUS is the Cheif Shepherd…………………………..I Peter 5:4

JESUS is the First and Last………………………….Rev. 1:17-18

JESUS is the Holy Child………………………………..Acts 4:27

JESUS is the First begotten of the dead…………………..Rev. 1:5

JESUS is the GOOD SHEPHERD…………………………….John 10:11

JESUS is the GOD blessed forever…………………………Rom. 9:5

JESUS is the I AM……………………………………..John 8:58

JESUS is LORD……………………………………….I Cor. 12:3

JESUS is my LORD and my GOD……………………………John 20:38

JESUS is the Great High Priest………………………….Jeb. 4:14

JESUS is the Deliverer………………………………..Rom. 11:26

JESUS is our GOD…………………………………….Isa. 40:1-3

JESUS is the JUST ONE………………………………….Acts 4:52

JESUS said I and my FATHER are ONE……………………..John 10:30

JESUS is IMMANUEL…………………………………….Matt. 1:23

JESUS is King of the ages……………………………..Titus 2:13

JESUS is the LAMB of GOD……………………………….John 1:29

JESUS is the Light of the World…………………………John 8:12

JESUS is LORD of ALL………………………………….Acts 10:36

JESUS is the Way, The Truth, The Life……………………John 4:16

JESUS is the Lord of Glory…………………………….I Cor. 2:8

JESUS is LORD of LORDS……………………………….I Tim. 6:15

JESUS is the REDEEMER………………………………….Job 19:25

JESUS is the head of the CHURCH…………………………Eph. 1:22

JESUS is that HOLY SPIRIT of promise…………………John 14:16-18

JESUS is the SPIRIT of Holiness………………………….Rom. 1:4

JESUS is the SPIRIT of Life in JESUS CHRIST……………….Rom. 8:2

JESUS is the DOOR……………………………………John 10:7-9

JESUS by whom are all things, LORD JESUS CHRIST………….I Cor. 8:6

JESUS is the SPIRIT of the SON…………………………..Gal. 4:6

JESUS is the ETERNAL SPIRIT…………………………….Heb. 9:14

JESUS is the fulness of the GODHEAD………………………Col. 2:9

JESUS is the Author of our Salvation……………………..Heb. 5:9

JESUS is the beginning of the Creation of GOD…………….Rev. 3:14

JESUS is the MIGHTY ONE……………………………….Isa. 60:16

JESUS is the bread of Life……………………………..John 6:35

JESUS is the Day Spring………………………………..Luke 1:78

JESUS is the MESSIAS…………………………………..John 1:41

JESUS is the CREATOR……………………………………Eph. 3:9

JESUS is the COMFORTER……………………………..John 14:16-18

SALVATION

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the KINGDOM of GOD. John 3:3

Jesus answered, Verily, verily I say unto thee, Except a man be born of the Water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the KINGDOM of GOD. John 3:5

Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their hearts, and said unto Peter, and the rest of the apostles, men and brethen, what shall we do to be saved?

Then Peter said unto them, REPENT and be baptized every one of you in the name of JESUS CHRIST, for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. Acts 2:37-38.
(The above material was published by Pastor Frank M. Munsey of the Evangelistic Temple.)

THE NAME OF JESUS

Article 3

By: W. C. Parkey

“…Let us exalt His name together.” Psalm 34:3.

Many years ago a brilliant man wrote these words, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” These words have become famous and are often used to bolster the argument that there is nothing in a name. Ordinarily, we would be inclined to agree that a name has very little significance; but there is one place where the name is important, and I cannot agree that any other name would do as well. The name of Jesus. Christ our Lord. is a name that is so important that the very mention of it should bring instant adoration. Would the Christ be the same without His name? Can we forget about His name and just believe on the individual? My answer to the above questions would have to be an emphatic NO. In the eyes of God. the name is as important as the man. Take away the name Jesus, and you have robbed the man of a vital force. The importance of that name can best be determined by the Scriptural attitude toward it father than by our own attitude.

ANGELIC ORIGIN.

When Joseph, the betrothed husband of Mary. was visited by the angel, it was for two important reasons. His visit was to announce the coming birth of the child and to deliver a name. That name was JESUS. The angel Gabriel paid a visit to Mary with the same two messages of the birth and the name. It was ordained by God that His name was not to be left to chance or to the customary genealogical selection. But definite instructions were given. “Thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.” (Matt. 1:21) Even here the name was connected with salvation He was to bring. In obedience to the angelic instruction. when Mary brought forth her son. he was named Jesus.

It is not sufficient evidence of the importance of the name to say that it was heaven sent, for He was not the only one to receive his name from the mouth of angels: John the Baptist too was named by an angel of God. So let us go further in our search for the indispensable quality of the name of Jesus.

DEMONIC SUBJECTION.

If we acknowledge the presence of supernatural demonic presences in the world, as we must, then we are forced to admit that it is beyond the power of humanity to control them. Does it not seem strange then, and yet wonderful, that Jesus’ desciples came back to Jesus reporting that the demons were subject to them? What was it that caused the evil forces of Satan’s underworld to be cowed and cast forth? Was it the physical presences of Christ? Was it the exorcising power of the disciples themselves? The answer is give in the disciples’ own words, “Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.” (Luke 10:17) What was it that caused this? It was the name! They had even found one not of their own company who was casting out devils, not by his own name, but by the name of Jesus! (Mark 9:38) Let the demons-tremble and the powers of Satan quake, for there is a mighty name so powerful that its use caused the devil’s forces to be subject to mere mortals. When Jesus left this world. He left this promise to the believers, “In my name shall they cast out devils.” (Mark 16:17)

If this were all we knew of the name of Jesus, it should be enough to call forth the worship of every man. But this is not all; we have just begun to tell of the attributes of the name.

SOURCE OF THE MIRACULOUS.

Space would not permit the inclusion of the record of all the mighty works that our Lord performed in His earthy ministry, for “the world itself could not contain the books that should he written.” The power of His name in the hearts and mouths of believers is still able to duplicate the mighty works of old Peter, upon being apprehended for the healing of the lame man at the Gate Beautiful, was quick to deny the efficacy of his own power or holiness and gave all credit to the name of Jesus. It was “his name through faith in his name” That wrought the work. The miracle-producing quality of the name is still the same; and whether it is a disease of Bible times or a modern scourge, the result is the same when the principle of the name through faith in the name is applied.

(The original source and/or publisher of the above material is unknown.)

NONE OTHER NAME

Article 4

By: W. C. Parkey

“For there is none other none under heaven given among men, whereby we  must be saved.” –Acts 4:12.

The name of Jesus is inextricably connected with salvation. The gospel  message has been mutilated by the crude attempts of some to sever this vital organ from the body of saving scripture. Some have tried to assert that Jesus was the human name of Christ and carried no divine authority, but the Scripture patently repudiates such an idea when it states that “God hath given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of JESUS every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth.” (Phil. 2:9, 10).Some have tried to use the name “Christ” as the personal name of the Son of God, but the Bible expressly declares his name to be JESUS! (Matt. 1:21; Lk. 1:31). “Christ” Is his title as the anointed one. “Lord marks him as our superior and ruler, and “God” makes him our object of worship, but he carries only one personal name, and that name is the name of JESUS! This is the name that is declared to be above every name; the name that evidently superseded all the names and titles of respect in the Old Testament. JESUS is the name of our Christ, our Lord, and our God!

In view of the foregoing statements, it would seem that all Christendom would unite under the banner of the Name of Jesus. The early disciples caused much commotion by their USE of the name, but there was never a quarrel among them about WHAT name to use. That controversy has been left to the religious-minded of later centuries who have inherited the chaos of an apostate church and an age of darkness when truth was replaced by tradition, and paganism and philosophy corrupted the plain principles of the apostolic age. Especially is the confusion evident in the baptismal formula.

Ignoring the plain biblical fact that every baptism performed in the New Testament Church was performed in the name of Jesus, the majority in the modern ministry, both papist and protestant, baptize their converts by the use of a formula which no early preacher ever used, and by which no early disciple was ever baptized! Though the pioneer apostles and ministers were united in their stand FOR the use of the name of Jesus, the twentieth-century churches, with few exceptions, are united in their stand AGAINST the use of the name of Jesus in baptism.

One “bright” idea was suggested by someone who wished to continue using the traditional formula instead of the biblical one, while still  claiming to believe the Bible. Their specious reasoning is that the Bible does not give a formula for water baptism. They say that the words, “in the name of Jesus” do not mean what they say, Instead they mean “in the authority of Jesus.” Therefore, if you are baptizing in  the name of Christ, it does not matter what you say just as long as you know who gave you the authority. You may have a silent baptismal service with no words said. However, these hypocrites always SAY words, but never the words said by the apostles. They say, “In the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost,” just as they always have. Their reasoning was only an excuse to justify their completely unscriptural practice.

It is true that veiled language is often used by the Bible and that we must compare scriptures to understand their true meaning. But the Holy Spirit, the inspiration of all true prophecy, did not cause ANY evidence to be left to indicate that the true meaning of “in the name of Jesus” is “In the AUTHORITY of Jesus.” Everywhere there is a mention of the word in baptism, the word is “onoma” which is the Greek word for name. Not one time, in any translation is this word translated “authority” or “power.” It is always translated name, for that is what the writer intended to say. Although there are seven other Greek words that mean authority that were used elsewhere by writers of scripture, not once is any of these words used in reference to water baptism. Although there are at least eight words used by New Testament writers that mean power, not one time did any writer use these words to refer to baptism. If God intended that “in the name of” should mean “in the authority of” why did he not refer to it somewhere? The truth of the matter is that the word “authority” is not used because that was not what the writers intended, nor what God intended. We are to have the name of the Lord called upon us in baptism? (See Acts 15:14-17.)

When such facts are presented, unbelievers will question what is the set formula for baptism. The answer is, there is no set formula. The only thing that is SET is that baptism shall be in the name of Jesus. THERE IS NONE OTHER NAME! We may baptize in the name of Jesus Christ or in the of the Lord Jesus Christ, or in the name of the Lord Jesus. Christ is not the saving name. Lord is not the name of salvation, else Jesus would have needed no other. The heaven-sent name, the sin-cleansing name, the devil-defeating name, the soul-saving name, is the name of Jesus. Baptism must include the use of the name of Jesus.

When sufficient scripture is given to warrant the use of the name of
Jesus in baptism, many, instead of acknowledging their error, will
strive for a compromise. “If Matt. 28:19 means the same as Acts 2:38,”
they say, “Why can we not use the words of Matt. 28:19 in baptism?”
There are at least three good reasons why we cannot use the words of
Matt. 28:19 as a baptismal formula.

1. It Would Make The Actions Of The Apostles Contradict The Teachings
Of Jesus!

If Jesus ever intended the use of Matt. 28:19 as a baptismal formula, then the apostles were guilty of flagrant disobedience by substituting another, However, if Jesus intended Acts 2:38 as the formula, then we would not be justified in repeating the words of Matt. 28:19 as a formula since he did not intend it. The real truth of the matter is that Jesus intended for the disciples to baptize in the NAME of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” The disciples, having their understanding opened BY JESUS HIMSELF (Lk. 24:45-47), correctly understood that Jesus did not intend for them to REPEAT the words of Matt. 28:19 by using the name of Jesus, which is the name of the Father (Jn. 5:43; Heb. 1:4). the name of the Son (Matt. 1:21), and the name of the Holy Ghost (II Cor. 3:17; John 14:26).

2. It Makes Two Baptisms When The Bible Says There Is Only One!

We are well aware that the Bible speaks of water baptism and spirit baptism. So does the Scripture speak of “born of the water” and “born of the spirit.” However, one is not born again twice, he is born-again through a two-fold operation. So one is baptized into Christ by a dual operation, the one baptism of water and spirit. There is only one way to be born of the spirit! Jesus said, “The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and wither it goeth: so is EVERY ONE that is born of the Spirit!” (John 3:8). There is a sound that accompanies the spirit baptism. It is the sound of the Spirit speaking out through the speech organs of the new-born in Christ showing its miraculous origin through the fact that the language is not the native tongue of the subject (Acts 2:4). This happens to each one who is born of” the Spirit. So it is with water baptism. Everyone is baptized in water. The formula is the same. It is in the name of Jesus.

3. It Makes The Name Of Jesus Unnecessary.

To omit the name of Jesus makes a Bride without the name of the Bride- groom. It makes a Kinsman-Redeemer who can not prove his kinship for no name is declared. It makes an anonymous individual the authority for declaring sins remitted. Such reasoning makes repentance a silent ceremony where no word of prayer need be said or thought by the candidate. It makes baptism a rite without a formula. It says that the Spirit comes without a vocal witness of His presence. All Three Ideas Are False!

(The original source and/or publisher of the above material is unknown.)
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