Why Do People Use Yahweh, Jehovah or YHWH instead of Lord?

Received two emails about the names I choose to use for Jesus and God on my site:

Why is LORD replaced with YHWH? My Bible says But the seventh day is the sabath of the LORD thy God

Why is everybody suddenly calling the LORD YHWH?

The other, less civil, email came from the other camp:

If His Son, Yahusha, came in His Father’s Name, why would you still use “Jesus”?? There is only one Name under heaven by where we are delivered (saved). It is not “Jesus”. “Jesus” only means salvation.

Yahusha means Deliverance of Yahuah or “Salvation” of Yahuah. Yahuah’s Son was not greek, ieasus, or Americanized jesus, He was a Hebrew and His Hebrew Name is Yahusha.

In response to both I wrote a new article here on Yahweh vs. Lord and does God get mad if we say Jesus instead of “Yahushuah?“.

2 thoughts on “Why Do People Use Yahweh, Jehovah or YHWH instead of Lord?”

  1. tim,

    nice article… an interesting book you may enjoy and gain insight from is ‘Come Out of Her My People’ by C.J. Koster.

    We may not know the exact english spelling of YHWH and Yahshua……. but WE DO KNOW what it is NOT: lord, jesus, and Christ/Krishna. The Scriptures can be downloaded without charge on ESWORD – worth looking into.

    Another great site with Forum Message Boards and info is http://www.eliyahu.com (Esword available there too)
    In the Messiah Yahshua, Seapraiser2

  2. Yes, we do know what it’s NOT, but since this is the English language convention and it’s not sin to use it my point is we should not be afraid to use the best words that our English-speaking audience will be familiar with to better reach them. The “hebroid” names are all questionable (hebroid because they really don’t fit any form of true Biblical Hebrew) as you concur, so I say there is no point to use them exclusively as sacred namers advocate when all they do is distract from your message (which for sacred namers that’s not a problem since using the hebroid names IS their main message).

    Thanks for the links…I already went through studying eliyahu.com, Come Out of Her My People back and sites like that back in 2000 when I still believed Yahweh, Yahuah, Yahveh, etc. could be correct and should always be used. After my trip to Israel I learned to look at the actual variations in the Hebrew manuscripts to deduce what the right transliteration is, but by then I also realized if it was this hard for even scholars to figure out, surely it was not as important as sacred namers make it out to be and I dropped it from my writing so people would not get distracted by a side-issue.

    And btw, the command in Revelation 18 to “come out of Babylon” has nothing to do with false religion. It’s a literal commmand to “move forth from the land of Babylon” before she is burned with fire.


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