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What's in a Name - Human Labelling Does Not Provide Substitute Name in Attempting to Identify Almighty Eternal Sovereign

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Oct 27, 2022 at 13:09

There is only one source that can identify the Name of Him that rules in Heaven: mere mortals are not that source.
Referring to Moses meeting with the Eternal at the burning bush is one of the few places humanity can come close to Who the Almighty is and attempting to rename that entity hundreds of years later, like it is attempted in the Muslim theology, seems to miss the point: the Name was established long before humanity was willing to even recogize such external supernatural providence in the affairs of mankind. To Moses, the Name was revealed as merely "I am." Even the religious rulers at the advent of the Messiah knew what that meant.
Even this was understood hundreds of years before the Quran attempted its replacement ideologies.
There is an ultimate identity yet to be revealed, so titles are the only labels being revealed as to whom mankind is to revere and worship, such as 'Savior' (Yeshua), and 'Elohim'; the actual Name is still a mystery:
Baruch HaShem Adonai. It can only be revealed when full obedience to the commandment to love is fulfilled.
Do we see that in the world today; ever?

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