Abba, "Name," in Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible , 4 vols. The following are extracts from Elder Dallin H. Oaks book about the use of the word name in the scriptures when having reference to God.
Chapter 1 Uses of Name. Chapter 2 Name as Identification. Chapter 3 Name as Authority or Priesthood or Power. Chapter 4 Name as Work or Plan. Chapter 5 Name as Essence or Exaltation. In the ancient world, a name represented the essence of the person named. Thus, a prominent Bible dictionary declares: "In biblical thought a name is not a mere label of identification; it is an expression of the essential nature of its bearer.
A man's name reveals his character Hence to know the name of God is to know God as he has revealed himself Interpreter's Dictionary , For this reason, in biblical thought a change of name signifies a change of nature or essence. Thus, when a radical change in a person's character took place so the he became a new man, he was given a new name" Interpreter's Dictionary , Thus, a king receives a new name on his ascending the throne.
In summary, Romans not only stands as the climax of Romans —, but its immediate context also evinces strong liturgical overtones. Luke ; Acts ; ; Romans ; etc. And such were some of you. He is the true God and eternal life. Q top.
And Moses said unto God, Behold, [when] I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What [is] his name? And now, because of the covenant which ye have made ye shall be called the children of Christ, his sons, and his daughters; for behold, this day he hath spiritually begotten you ; for ye say that your hearts are changed through faith on his name ; therefore, ye are born of him and have become his sons and his daughters.
And under this head ye are made free, and there is no other head whereby ye can be made free.
There is no other name given whereby salvation cometh ; therefore, I would that ye should take upon you the name of Christ , all you that have entered into the covenant with God that ye should be obedient unto the end of your lives. And it shall come to pass that whosoever doeth this shall be found at the right hand of God, for he shall know the name by which he is called; for he shall be called by the name of Christ. Luke Allegedly, Matthew clashes with such passages as Acts and Romans see Morgan, ; Wells, Now pay me.
Paul, in appealing to Caesar, was claiming the right of a Roman citizen to have his case judged by Caesar. In order for this to be done Paul had to submit to whatever was necessary in order for his case to be brought before Caesar. He had to submit to the Roman soldiers who conveyed him to Rome. He had to submit to whatever formalities or procedure Caesar demanded of those who came before him.
All of this was involved in his appeal to Caesar , pp. It is not a mere verbal recognition of God, or a verbal petition to Him.
And in His eyes they glimpse the pow'r. That sees the hearts of all men. And He knows His Father's mind. He speaks His Father's words. For He comes in the. Authoritative information about the hymn text In the Name of the Lord, with lyrics and piano resources.
Matthew For a non-Christian receiving salvation, this is no different. This is what the passages in Acts and Romans are teaching; it is up to us to go elsewhere in the New Testament to learn how to call upon the name of the Lord. You can be saved by petitioning God for salvation through prayer. Just call on His name.
Notice the parallel between Acts and But what about Romans ? Notice Romans And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?
And how shall they preach unless they are sent? Paul or Saul—Acts demonstrated his belief in Jesus as he went into the city and waited for further instructions. In Acts 9, we learn that during the next three days, while waiting to meet with Ananias, Paul fasted and prayed vss. Your sins are forgiven.
Matthew , or just by wording a prayer to God e. Brown, T. This movie requires Flash Player 8. Download Flash Player 8. Product Catalog. Bible Class Curriculum. Bible Reader.
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