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Greeting Brother Derrick.
It seem that the JWs  box Who God is in!
By Just ONE name!
Yet! Jehovah is a beautiful name.

However I could never box God into ONE name.
He is WORTHY of so so much more and more than that again.
Here is a list that I have with Gods NAMES.
But then again Derrick! You would be aware of them.
And YOU would also be aware of the beauty that is behind each piece of scripture.

If we are to box Gods names to just ONE name, because the JWs say so!
Would that not make them no better than the Pharisee or the self righteous! Mmm
and if we were to obey them!
We would be keeping man made rulers! Mmm
What do you think Derrick?
I know you will be richly blessed reading the scriptures.

Love in Christ to you bro Derrick
Shalom
Sister S

THE NAMES OF GOD
OLD TESTAMENT NAMES FOR GOD


ELOHIM......Genesis 1:1, Psalm 19:1
meaning "God", a reference to God's power and might.
ADONAI......Malachi 1:6
meaning "Lord", a reference to the Lordship of God.
JEHOVAH--YAHWEH.....Genesis 2:4
a reference to God's divine salvation.
JEHOVAH-MACCADDESHEM.......Exodus 31:13
meaning "The Lord thy sanctifier"
JEHOVAH-ROHI......Psalm 23:1
meaning "The Lord my shepherd"
JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH.......Ezekiel 48:35
meaning "The Lord who is present"
JEHOVAH-RAPHA.........Exodus 15:26
meaning "The Lord our healer"
JEHOVAH-TSIDKENU......Jeremiah 23:6
meaning "The Lord our righteousness"
JEHOVAH-JIREH.........Genesis 22:13-14
meaning "The Lord will provide"
JEHOVAH-NISSI.........Exodus 17:15
meaning "The Lord our banner"
JEHOVAH-SHALOM........Judges 6:24
meaning "The Lord is peace"
JEHOVAH-SABBAOTH......Isaiah 6:1-3
meaning "The Lord of Hosts"
JEHOVAH-GMOLAH........Jeremiah 51:6
meaning "The God of Recompense"
EL-ELYON..............Genesis 14:17-20,Isaiah 14:13-14
meaning "The most high God
EL-ROI................Genesis 16:13
meaning "The strong one who sees"
EL-SHADDAI............Genesis 17:1,Psalm 91:1
meaning "The God of the mountains or God Almighty"
EL-OLAM...............Isaiah 40:28-31
meaning "The everlasting God"

MORE NAMES OF GOD--Father, Son, Holy Spirit

AVENGER..........................1Thess.4:6
ABBA.............................Romans 8:15
ADVOCATE.........................I John 2:1 (kjv)
ALMIGHTY.........................Genesis 17:1
ALL IN ALL.......................Colossians 3:11
ALPHA............................Revelation 22:13
AMEN.............................Revelation 3:14
ANCIENT OF DAYS..................Daniel 7:9
ANOINTED ONE.....................Psalm 2:2
APOSTLE..........................Hebrews 3:1
ARM OF THE LORD..................Isaiah 53:1
AUTHOR OF ETERNAL SALVATION......Hebrews 5:9
AUTHOR OF OUR FAITH..............Hebrews 12:2
AUTHOR OF PEACE..................1 Cor. 14:33

BEGINNING.........................Revelation 21:6
BISHOP OF SOULS...................1 Peter 2:25
BLESSED & HOLY RULER..............1 Timothy 6:15
BRANCH............................Jeremiah 33:15
BREAD OF GOD......................John 6:33
BREAD OF LIFE.....................John 6:35
BREATH OF LIFE....................Genesis 2:7, Revelation 11:11
BRIDEGROOM........................Isaiah 62:5
BRIGHT MORNING STAR...............Revelation 22:16
BUCKLER.........2 Sam.22:31kjv,Psalm 18:2kjv,Psalm 18:30kjv,Proverbs 2:7kjv

CAPTAIN OF SALVATION...............Hebrews 2:10
CARPENTER..........................Mark 6:3
CHIEF SHEPHERD.....................1 Peter 5:4
CHOSEN ONE.........................Isaiah 42:1
CHRIST.............................Matthew 22:42
CHRIST OF GOD......................Luke 9:20
CHRIST THE LORD....................Luke 2:11
CHRIST, SON OF LIVING GOD..........Matthew 16:16
COMFORTER..........................John 14:26(kjv)
COMMANDER..........................Isaiah 55:4
CONSOLATION OF ISRAEL...............Luke 2:25
CONSUMING FIRE......................Deut. 4:24, Heb. 12:29
CORNERSTONE.........................Isaiah 28:16
COUNSELOR...........................Isaiah 9:6
CREATOR.............................1 Peter 4:19
CROWN OF BEAUTY.....................Isaiah 28:5

DAYSPRING..............................Luke 1:78
DELIVERER..............................Romans 11:26
DESIRED OF ALL NATIONS.................Haggai 2:7
DIADEM OF BEAUTY.......................Isaiah 28:5
DOOR...................................John 10:7(kjv)
DWELLING PLACE.........................Psalm 90:1

ELECT ONE..............................Isaiah 42:1
EMMANUEL...............................Matthew 1:23(kjv)
END....................................Revelation 21:6
ETERNAL GOD............................Deut. 33:27
ETERNAL LIFE...........................1 John 5:20
ETERNAL SPIRIT.........................Hebrews 9:14
EVERLASTING FATHER.....................Isaiah 9:6
EVERLASTING GOD.........................Genesis 21:33
EXCELLENT...............................Psalm 148:13(kjv)

FAITHFUL & TRUE........................Revelation 19:11
FAITHFUL WITNESS.......................Revelation 1:5
FATHER.................................Matthew 6:9
FIRSTBORN..............................Rom.8:29,Rev.1:5,Col.1:15
FIRSTFRUITS............................1 Cor.15:20-23
FORTRESS...............................Jeremiah 16:19
FOUNDATION.............................1 Cor. 3:11
FOUNTAIN OF LIVING WATERS..............Jeremiah 2:13
FRIEND.................................Matthew 11:19
FULLERS'SOAP...........................Malachi 3:2(kjv)

GENTLE WHISPER.........................1 Kings 19:12
GIFT OF GOD............................John 4:10
GLORY OF THE LORD......................Isaiah 40:5
GOD....................................Genesis 1:1
GOD ALMIGHTY...........................Genesis 17:1
GOD OF THE WHOLE EARTH.................Isaiah 54:5
GOD OVER ALL...........................Romans 9:5
GOD WHO SEES ME........................Genesis 16:13
GOODNESS...............................Psalm 144:2(kjv)
GOOD SHEPHERD..........................John 10:11
GOVERNOR...............................Psalm 22:28(kjv)
GREAT HIGH PRIEST......................Hebrews 4:14
GREAT SHEPHERD.........................Hebrews 13:20
GUIDE..................................Psalm 48:14

HEAD OF THE BODY.......................Colossians 1:18
HEAD OF THE CHURCH.....................Ephesians 5:23
HEIR OF ALL THINGS.....................Hebrews 1:2
HIDING PLACE...........................Psalm 32:7
HIGHEST................................Luke 1:76
HIGH PRIEST............................Hebrews 3:1
HIGH PRIEST FOREVER....................Hebrews 6:20
HOLY GHOST.............................John 14:26
HOLY ONE...............................Acts 2:27
HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL.....................Isaiah 49:7
HOLY SPIRIT............................John 15:26
HOPE...................................Titus 2:13
HORN OF SALVATION......................Luke 1:69
HUSBAND................................Isaiah 54:5,Jere.31:32,Hosea 2:16

I AM....................................Exodus 3:14, John 8:58
IMAGE OF GOD............................2 Cor. 4:4
IMAGE OF HIS PERSON.....................Hebrews 1:3 (kjv)
IMMANUEL................................Isaiah 7:14
INTERCESSOR.............................Romans 8:26,27,34 Hebrews 7:25

JAH..................................Psalm 68:4(kjv)
JEALOUS..............................Exodus 34:14(kjv)
JEHOVAH..............................Psalm 83:18(kjv)
JESUS................................Matthew 1:21
JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD................Romans 6:23
JUDGE................................Isaiah 33:22, Acts 10:42
JUST ONE.............................Acts 22:14

KEEPER...............................Psalm 121:5
KING.................................Zechariah 9:9
KING ETERNAL.........................1 Timothy 1:17
KING OF GLORY........................Psalm 24:10
KING OF JEWS.........................Matthew 27:11
KING OF KINGS........................1 Timothy 6:15
KING OF SAINTS.......................Revelation 15:3

LAMB OF GOD...........................John 1:29
LAST ADAM.............................1 Cor. 15:45
LAWGIVER..............................Isaiah 33:22
LEADER................................Isaiah 55:4
LIFE..................................John 14:6
LIGHT OF THE WORLD....................John 8:12
LIKE AN EAGLE.........................Deut. 32:11
LILY OF THE VALLEYS...................Song 2:1
LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH............Revelation 5:5
LIVING GOD.............................Daniel 6:20
LIVING STONE..........................1 Peter 2:4
LIVING WATER..........................John 4:10
LORD..................................John 13:13
LORD GOD ALMIGHTY.....................Revelation 15:3
LORD GOD OF HOSTS.....................Jeremiah 15:16
LORD JESUS CHRIST.....................1 Cor. 15:57
LORD OF ALL...........................Acts 10:36
LORD OF GLORY ........................1 Cor. 2:8
LORD OF HARVEST.......................Matthew 9:38
LORD OF HOSTS.........................Haggai 1:5
LORD OF LORDS.........................1 Tim. 6:15
LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS..............Jeremiah 23:6
LOVE.................................1 John 4:8
LOVINGKINDNESS.......................Psalm 144:2

MAKER..................................Job 35:10, Psalm 95:6
MAJESTY ON HIGH........................Hebrews 1:3
MAN OF SORROWS.........................Isaiah 53:3
MASTER..................................Luke 5:5
MEDIATOR................................1 Timothy 2:5
MERCIFUL GOD............................Jeremiah 3:12
MESSENGER OF THE COVENANT................Malachi 3:1
MESSIAH................................. John 4:25
MIGHTY GOD...............................Isaiah 9:6
MIGHTY ONE...............................Isaiah 60:16
MOST UPRIGHT.............................Isaiah 26:7

NAZARENE.................................Matthew 2:23

OFFSPRING OF DAVID.......................Revelation 22:16
OMEGA....................................Revelation 22:13
ONLY BEGOTTEN SON........................John 1:18(kjv)
OUR PASSOVER LAMB........................1 Cor. 5:7
OUR PEACE................................Ephesians 2:14

PHYSICIAN................................Luke 4:23
PORTION..................................Psalm 73:26,Psalm 119:57
POTENTATE................................1 Timothy 6:15
POTTER...................................Isaiah 64:8
POWER OF GOD.............................1 Cor. 1:24
PRINCE OF LIFE...........................Acts 3:15
PRINCE OF PEACE..........................Isaiah 9:6
PROPHET..................................Acts 3:22
PROPHET OF THE HIGHEST...................Luke 1:76
PROPITIATION.............................1John 2:2, 1John 4:10
PURIFIER.................................Malachi 3:3

QUICKENING SPIRIT........................1 Corinthians 15:45(kjv)

RABBONI (TEACHER)........................John 20:16
RADIANCE OF GOD'S GLORY..................Heb.1:3
REDEEMER.................................Job 19:25
REFINER'S FIRE...........................Malachi 3:2
REFUGE...................................Jeremiah 16:19
RESURRECTION.............................John 11:25
REWARDER.................................Hebrews 11:6
RIGHTEOUS ONE............................1 John 2:1
ROCK.....................................1 Cor.10:4
ROOT OF DAVID............................Rev. 22:16
ROSE OF SHARON...........................Song 2:1
RULER OF GOD'S CREATION..................Rev. 3:14
RULER OVER KINGS OF EARTH................Rev 1:5
RULER OVER ISRAEL........................Micah 5:2

SAVIOR...................................Luke 2:11
SCEPTRE..................................Numbers 24:17
SEED.....................................Genesis 3:15
SERVANT..................................Isaiah 42:1
SHADE....................................Psalm 121:5
SHEPHERD OF OUR SOULS....................1Peter 2:25
SHIELD...................................Genesis 15:1
SHILOH...................................Genesis 49:10
SONG.....................................Exodus 15:2, Isaiah 12:2
SON OF DAVID.............................Matthew 1:1
SON OF GOD...............................Matthew 27:54
SON OF MAN...............................Matthew 8:20
SON OF THE MOST HIGH.....................Luke 1:32
SOURCE...................................Hebrews 5:9
SPIRIT...................................John 4:24
SPIRIT OF ADOPTION.......................Romans 8:15
SPIRIT OF GOD............................Genesis 1:2
SPIRIT OF TRUTH..........................John 14:17,15:26,16:13
STAR OUT OF JACOB........................Numbers 24:17
STRENGTH.................................Jeremiah 16:19
STONE....................................1 Peter 2:8
STONE OF ISRAEL..........................Genesis 49:24
STRONGHOLD...............................Nahum 1:7
STRONG TOWER.............................Proverbs 18:10
SUN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.....................Malachi 4:2

TEACHER...................................John 13:13
TEMPLE....................................Revelation 21:22
THE ONE...................................Psalm 144:2,10
TRUE LIGHT................................John 1:9
TRUE WITNESS..............................Revelation 3:14
TRUTH.....................................John 14:6

VINE......................................John 15:5

WALL OF FIRE...............................Zechariah 2:5
WAY........................................John 14:6
WISDOM OF GOD..............................1 Cor. 1:24
WITNESS....................................Isaiah 55:4
WONDERFUL..................................Isaiah 9:6
WORD.......................................John 1:1
WORD OF GOD................................Revelation 19:13

YAH........................................Isaiah 12:2(kjv),Psalm 68:4(nkjv)


MAY YOU ALL SEE JUST HOW BIG THE NAME OF GOD GOES!

I AM WHO I AM!!

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WOW!  What an extensive list that was.  It certainly goes to show that we will never fully comprehend the depth of the riches of the knowledge of our God.  It awes me to think of His greatness, and even more, that He would love us in the way that He does.

And again, the point I have been making concerning some of the JWs here and their "use" of God's name....When they lie and slander, twist and distort, and basically, make morons of themselves....they are doing the very things Jehovah detests, and are not honoring His name.  They can go around SAYING it all day long, but their actions dishonor Him, AND His name.

Matthew 15:8-9-  "This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.

But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men."

What you witness here, is what happens when defending a religion is more important than fearing and obeying God Almighty.

I think you also made a very valid point, when you made the comparison between JWs and the Pharisees of Jesus' day.  The Pharisees thought they WERE the ones who knew God.  They thought that they should be looked to for truth.  But in reality, they were full of pride.  I think your point was really brought to light, by this comment from a JW expert just a few days ago....

"What? Mr. Derrick Holland knows Jehovah more than Jehovah's Witnesses? Really??"

The implication, of course, is that SURELY Jehovah's Witnesses know God more than anyone who is not in their group.  To a JW, this is a laughable notion.  But the fact is, Satan has blinded them, and for the most part, KEPT them from knowing Jehovah in a personal way.  For one thing, the WT teaches the lie that Jesus is not the Mediator for the majority of Jehovah's Witnesses.  I hate to tell them, but without a Mediator, they have no forgiveness of sins, no right to be called the children of God, and no relationship with Him.  So, by giving them a NAME that they "know God", but denying them the very means that the Bible lays out for truly KNOWING Him....they miss out on the greatest thing in life.

But thank you so much for writing.  My heart's desire is that every JW will come to do more than just "take in knowledge" of God, but will actually "KNOW" Him, through the only Mediator for mankind, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Thanks for writing, Sister S, and God bless.


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I was raised in the religion known as Jehovah`s Witnesses for 13 years. Since becoming a born-again Christian, I have researched extensively this religion, especially their doctrines and their history. I can answer questions about their doctrines from the perspective of Biblical Christianity. To be clear: Jehovahs Witnesses is the religion of my upbringing, though I myself was never baptized into the religion, nor have I ever been considered as a Jehovahs Witness.

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29 years of Biblical research into the fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith, and how they differ from the teachings of the Watchtower.

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I would advise each questioner to this forum, to carefully READ the profiles of the various volunteers. There are several such as myself, who are not practicing JWs, but will provide you with an accurate and honest answer, regarding JW teaching. If we don't know the answer, we will try to research and get it for you. There are also some excellent practicing JWs here, who also endeavor to give you a factual and honest answer, based on their point of view. I believe by getting both points of view, the questioner can weigh the evidence for themselves, and make an informed decision. Unfortunately, there are also 3 here who claim to be JWs, but do NOT give honest, or well-researched answers. They will tell you only what they want you to believe, and they often hide facts about the history of their religion, as well as print untruths about other people's beliefs. This is done in an attempt to deceive the unsuspecting reader. It can be easily seen who these 3 are, simply by reading the public posts and "answers" which they write. Their posts will normally be filled with personal attacks, and if you question them about some teaching or aspect of the Watchtower that makes them uncomfortable, they will often reject your question, question your motives for asking it, tell you that you have been reading "apostate" sites, or turn the conversation into an attack on another expert. These ones are better avoided, as there is nothing to be gained by way of positive discussion, as they are not interested in intelligent conversation, or honest dialogue. If after reading the forum, you still have any questions as to who they are, just ask me, and I will be happy to tell you. And I can also provide documentation of their willful dishonesty. One thing is for certain...in a forum where people from both sides claim to be "Christians", there should never be any willful lying. Such ones only create a distraction in the forum, and provide nothing of any real value.

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High School, some college. Studies of God's Word, the Bible, and how it compares to JW theology. I have found my own personal study and experiences to be far more valuable than any formal education or training. The Bible message is clear...Salvation is ONLY through and by the shed blood of Jesus Christ, and no religious organization has a thing to do with it. While attendance at a Bible-preaching, Bible-believing church is a must for spiritual growth and fellowship, no church can grant salvation to its members. Nor is joining a particular group a prerequisite for being saved.

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