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Does the God of the Bible have a Name?

 
 
TomTomBinks
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jun, 2016 10:39 pm
@BroRando,
can't see the forest for the trees

To be so concerned with specifics or details that the larger problem, situation or point is missed. Alternate: can't see the woods for the trees. Often said incorrectly as "can't see the forest THROUGH the trees." (English, circa 1500's)

Dolt.
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Leadfoot
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jun, 2016 09:04 am
@Jay2know,
Quote:
God must have a name, everything else does.
Our need for names is just the need for identity. The necessity for a vocalized sound representing that identity is just because of our crude method of communication and its subsequent language.

There are at least two reasons why God has no need for a name as we understand the term.

1. He no doubt has a vastly superior way of communicating with no need for vocal cords or air being forced through them to make sound.

2. Since his identity is unique, he has no need for a name to differentiate himself from others. He is God, our Father.

Just as your earthly father is unique to you. Most people address him as 'dad', not 'John Smith'.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jun, 2016 11:45 am
@Leadfoot,
http://www.christiananswers.net/dictionary/namesofgod.html
Leadfoot
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jun, 2016 02:59 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Your link would be more accurately called 900 terms for God, not many of those were names as we refer to them.
I've been called lots of things too but they weren't my name.

But #1 on the list is the only one you need.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jun, 2016 03:23 pm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nine_Billion_Names_of_God
TomTomBinks
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jun, 2016 09:28 pm
@izzythepush,
I read this as a kid, awesome story!
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jun, 2016 02:30 am
@TomTomBinks,
I did too, when I was at school. I read lots of other stuff, most of which I can't remember, but this is the sort of thing that sticks in your head.
Leadfoot
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jun, 2016 06:53 am
@izzythepush,
Yep, that one and Asimov's 'The Last Question'.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jun, 2016 08:44 am
@Leadfoot,
Not a huge fan of Asimov. If you like theological sci fi you should give Philip K Dick a go.

http://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/photo.goodreads.com/hostedimages/1380337391i/695050.jpg
Leadfoot
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jun, 2016 09:00 am
@izzythepush,
You turned me on to that one in another thread. It was great!
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jun, 2016 09:07 am
@Leadfoot,
The real religious stuff is The Transmigrations Of Timothy Archer, Valis, and The Divine Invasion.
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Charlie4U
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jun, 2016 01:38 pm
How can you be sure what God's name really is?
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jun, 2016 04:09 pm
@Charlie4U,
If he goes to Cheers, somebody there will know his name.
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Freddie2
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jun, 2016 04:11 pm
@Charlie4U,
Hi Charlie,

I think God's name separates him from everything else. People name their pets don't they? Yet they claim God has no name? It does make perfect sense that he would have a wonderful name. JEHOVAH the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus even prayed this his NAME be hallowed and sanctified. Do your parents have a name?
Charlie4U
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jun, 2016 08:00 pm
@Freddie2,
Thanks. I was looking through this thread and noticed atheists here? As the saying goes, there are no atheists in fox holes.
mark noble
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jun, 2016 08:30 am
@BroRando,
NATURE.
Freddie2
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jun, 2016 06:47 pm
@mark noble,
Stupid is, Stupid does. Life's like a box of chocolates. Hold on! I that I hear Nature calling.
Builder
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jun, 2016 08:16 pm
https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/13439137_1719688021452227_3164162059902934917_n.jpg?oh=927331d6238c6ddb5c69124e0e721b94&oe=580830FB&__gda__=1475761885_5bd7dca89236ef55cbf57ec5f8274db6
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jun, 2016 08:24 pm
@Builder,
I thought it was Dam.
Builder
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jun, 2016 08:28 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Facebook God has many faithful followers.

I reckon he'd know. :-)
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