Tetragrammaton

Replacement Terminology Theology #2

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

“For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) but to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him” (1 Corinthians 8:5,6 KJV).

Satan deceptively employs terms that the Bible uses—“God,” “Lord,” “Jesus,” “Christ”—but he does not always apply them to the same individuals the Bible does. What ingenuity!

Usually, our King James Bible (in the Old Testament) expresses the Hebrew Tetragrammaton YHVH/JHVH as “the LORD” (all caps)—not to be confused with “the Lord” (Adonai). However, the King James Bible renders YHVH/JHVH as JEHOVAHseven times—Genesis 22:14, Exodus 6:3, Exodus 17:15, Judges 6:24, Psalm 83:18, Isaiah 12:2, and Isaiah 26:4—for these contexts demand it be rendered JEHOVAH instead of “the LORD.” Furthermore, lest our King James Bible would awkwardly read “the LORD the LORD” in Isaiah 12:2 and Isaiah 26:4 (as modern English “bibles” read), the 1611 translators wisely rendered the Tetragrammaton “the LORD JEHOVAH.”

Interestingly, modern English “bibles”—NIV, NASB, ESV, and even the NKJV, et cetera—completely remove “JEHOVAH” from their texts and substitute it with the ambiguous “the LORD GOD” and/or simply “the LORD” (which is foolish; see above paragraph). Oftentimes, sadly, the gravity of this subtle change is unnoticed.

By removing all references to JEHOVAH,” the special name of the God of the Bible, the modern versions actually confuse the reader. JEHOVAH—as opposed to “the LORD”—distinguishes the true God, the God of the Bible, from the heathen idols. Relying on the King James Bible, Christians have used the term JEHOVAH for hundreds of years. Since modern versions omit it, their readers have no idea JEHOVAH is a scriptural name, or who He even is (their “bible” does not use it)! They only vaguely know Him as “the LORD,” and remember, even the pagans have deities named “lord” (today’s Scripture). Beloved, here is just one reason why you want to keep your King James Bible!

But, there is much, much more deception in “replacement terminology theology….”