Fact 1: His Name is Yahweh
Yahweh is called the Divine Name and the Tetragrammaton, or four-letter word, because it has four letters in Hebrew. Most Jewish people won’t even say Yahweh. Instead, they say HASHEM—a Hebrew word that means “The Name”, or they say Adonai—the Hebrew word for Lord. Yahweh is also called the Ineffable Name, or the unspeakable Name, but Yahweh’s Name is not unspeakable.
Fact 2: Yahweh’s Name has been Edited Out of Most Bible Translations
Yahweh’s Name doesn’t appear one time in the text of the three most popular English Bible translations on the market today. The King James Bible, the New American Standard Bible, and the New International Version substitute the titles “LORD” and “GOD” with all the letters capitalized where the Name “Yahweh” actually belongs.
Jewish religious leaders introduced this tradition in the mid-2nd century B.C., and it has continued since that time. This man-made tradition—which achieved near-universal acceptance in 1611 A.D. when the King James Bible editors failed to include the Name “Yahweh” in their inaugural edition—is wrong and dangerous for two reasons. First, it nullifies Yahweh’s explicit command to tell the world that we have only One Elohim—Yahweh. Second, according to the Bible, Yahweh is the only Name in which we have salvation. That’s a startling fact to most Christians because they have never heard a preacher say it from the pulpit, but it is true nonetheless. Studying this website and the manuscript for His Name is Yahweh will confirm it.
Bible scholar and author Charles Ryrie said the Name “Yahweh” appears exactly 6,823 times in the Old Testament. Since the New Testament is loaded with direct quotes and paraphrased passages from the Old Testament, the Name “Yahweh” should appear all over the New Testament as well. Unfortunately, most Christians have never seen Yahweh’s Name in print, and as I said before, very few of them have heard a preacher declare Yahweh’s Name from the pulpit. Since we were commanded to declare Yahweh’s Name to the world, this is a serious problem.
Fact 3: “LORD” and “GOD” are Titles—Not Names
“LORD” and “GOD” are titles—not names, and Yahweh never even hinted that we should declare His titles to the world. These two titles can be applied appropriately to wood, rock, or metal, and Yahweh Himself refers to anything fashioned into an idol for worship as either a “god” or a “lord.” Since these two titles don’t distinguish between Yahweh and inanimate objects and false deities, it makes no sense to believe they are appropriate substitutes for His Name. In truth, there is no substitute for the Name “Yahweh.”
Fact 4: Yahweh Commanded Us to Tell People Who He is by Name
Yahweh means “I AM”, and “I AM” is one of His Names. In Exodus 3: 13-15, Yahweh told Moses, “I AM WHO I AM; thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” Then He added this command:
“Say to the Israelites, ‘Yahweh, the Elohim of your fathers—the Elohim of Abraham, the Elohim of Isaac, and the Elohim of Jacob—has sent me to you.’ This (Yahweh) is My Name forever, the Name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation.” (NIV)
“Forever” means without end so it’s obvious that Yahweh never intended for us to substitute “LORD” and “GOD” for His Name. Since Yahweh instructed Moses to tell the Children of Israel to remember Him by the Name Yahweh “from generation to generation”, it’s perfectly clear that He wants everyone to know His Name, to call on Him by Name, and to tell people about Him by Name.
Fact 5: Yahweh is Our Only Savior and Jesus is Yahweh
Jeremiah 23: 5-6 tells us plainly that the Messiah’s Name is Yahweh. This fact can’t be refuted by anyone. It’s so crystal clear in Hebrew that only Christians who know very little or nothing about Hebrew would even dare to deny it. Regrettably, most seminary-trained preachers know almost nothing about Hebrew, so it’s common for them to be ignorant about this fact even though it’s the central message in the New Testament and the Old Testament.
In Philippians 2: 9-11, the apostle Paul was referring to the Name “Yahweh” when he said, “Elohim…bestowed on Him (Jesus) the Name which is above every name, so that at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth, and under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of Elohim the Father.”
Yahweh is the Name Elohim bestowed on Jesus; Yahweh is the Name that is above every name; and Yahweh is the Name to which every knee will bow when He returns.
In Philippians 2: 9-11, Paul was paraphrasing Isaiah 45: 21-24. This is what Yahweh told Isaiah:
“And there is no other Elohim besides Me, a righteous Elohim and a Savior; there is none except Me. Turn to Me, and be saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am Elohim, and there is no other. I have sworn by Myself, the Word has gone forth from My mouth in righteousness and will not turn back, that to Me every knee will bow, every tongue will swear allegiance, they will say of Me, ‘Only in Yahweh are righteousness and strength.’ Men will come to Him and all who were angry with Him shall be put to shame.”
In Isaiah 43: 11, Yahweh said, “I, even I, am Yahweh, and there is no savior besides Me.” It’s almost impossible to misinterpret that verse because it’s so simple, so clear, and so direct.
In John 8: 58 Jesus said, “Before Abraham was born, I AM.” To misunderstand what He meant, you have to be ignorant about the fact that Yahweh told Moses that He is I AM.
The Bible repeats these 4 essential facts again and again and again:
1. Yahweh is our only Savior and our only Elohim.
2. Jesus is Yahweh.
3. Yahweh commanded us to declare His Name to the world.
4. Yahweh is the only Name in which we have salvation.
It’s heartbreaking that most Christians don’t know the Name of their Elohim—especially now. We live at a time when people around the world are being told by political and religious leaders that we all worship the same god, but we call him by different names. That’s not true. All of us don’t worship the same god. Satan must be the source of that lie. He has the most to gain from us not knowing Yahweh’s Name and not declaring it to the world, but Satan’s lies can’t change the truth one iota. Satan can deceive us and make it difficult for us to see, but he has no power to alter Yahweh’s Word.
There is only One Elohim; His Name is Yahweh; and the Person most Christians call Jesus is Yahweh. That’s the message of the Scriptures in a nutshell. Yahweh came in Person to redeem, deliver, and save His people, and He is our righteousness.
Fact 6: We Have Salvation in Only One Name—Yahweh
Joel 2: 32 says, “Everyone who calls on the Name of Yahweh will be delivered (or saved).” In Acts 2: 21, Peter quoted Joel 2: 32, and in Romans 10: 13, Paul delivered Joel’s and Peter’s message precisely. In Acts 4: 12, Peter went even further—“And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.”
It doesn’t get any clearer than that. We have salvation in only One Name—Yahweh. That’s what the Bible actually says again and again and again. It’s a disturbing fact that most preachers have failed to deliver this message to their congregations.
Yahweh said He is our only Savior. Jesus said He is Yahweh. Joel, Peter, and Paul said that everyone who calls on the Name of Yahweh will be saved. Peter said there is no other name by which we must be saved. These aren’t ordinary witnesses, and their testimony is so clear and it’s repeated so often in the Bible that you need help to be confused. It’s time for preachers to start proclaiming Yahweh’s Name.