Thursday, March 08, 2007

Names and titles of God (essential truths of the Christian faith)

Names and titles of God

[1] The Scriptural names for God are Elohim, Jehovah and Adonai. The King James Version distinguishes among these three names:

The word “God” is from the Hebrew word Elohim;

The words “LORD,” “GOD,” “LORD GOD,” “LORD God” are from the Hebrew word Jehovah;

The word “lord” is from the word Adonai.
[2] Each of these words, Elohim, Jehovah and Adonai, describes the character of God and of His actions toward mankind, distinguishing between the saint and the sinner.

Sources: (1) The Great Doctrines of the Bible by Rev. William Evans; (2) Bible Doctrines from Bible Broadcasting Network; (3) Theology from Galyn Wiemers’ Generation Word

Note: Surf to the index of essential truths of the Christian faith (doctrinal devotional)

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