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The first question in your mind may be "What does the name of God have to do with the end of time?"

  1. The world is filled with the unholy use of the name "Jesus". That name is applied to all types of false teachings and false worship. Prophecy tells us even worse is coming. Satan himself will take on the name of "Jesus".

  2. The Fourth Angel's Message is to be a full revelation of all of God's truths. This issue is a contributing part of the ongoing spiritual growth of the 144,000 into all truth. There is no such thing as an unimportant or unnecessary truth.

  3. This issue is also an illustration of the two extremes Satan uses in his deceptions.

Satan's primary method of deception is to hide, bury, and discredit the truth. When that attack is unsuccessful, Satan will take the opposite approach in his deceptions.

The opposite approach is to take a truth and emphasize it to a disproportionate amount and adding peripheral non-issues. This will also hide, bury, and discredit the truth. Satan does not care whether you go into the ditch on the left hand or right hand side of the road. Only a straight middle course will follow the example of the Messiah.

In this book, the term Tetragram or Tetragrammaton is used to refer to the four letters of the Sacred Name of God. Tetragram is simply a Greek word, which means "a word of four letters". Tetragrammaton specifically refers to the four letters of the Sacred Name in Hebrew script. The term Sacred Name is used primarily to indicate the equivalent spelling in Latin script and secondarily the pronunciation.

The Latin script is appropriate for English and any other language based on the Latin script, which includes most languages in Europe, North America, and South America. I may occasionally refer to the Sacred Name as English, but it is not English. It is essentially a universal word, the personal name of God.

The four letters of the Tetragrammaton have a direct correspondence to the four letters in IAUA. Remember, Hebrew letters follow a right to left order and Latin letters follow a left to right order. Each Latin letter accurately represents the pronunciation of each Hebrew letter of the Tetragrammaton. This correspondence is so important, it is prominently displayed in the logo for this ministry, which is shown on the cover of this book.

Some claim the term "Tetragrammaton" is an occult term applied to the four letters of the Sacred Name. It is claimed this comes from the Qabala, which is called a blasphemous Jewish book of witchcraft and mysticism. These people claim, no Christian or Jew of the biblical faith should be using that word.

Nowhere is there the slightest hint from any respectable unbiased source or researcher to support such a claim. It is acknowledged everywhere as an English adaptation of Greek words. Where is the mysticism or witchcraft in a formal descriptive term? The devil cannot hijack the English/Greek language and turns words into evil. Those who claim the devil has such power must be devil worshippers or something else unfathomable.

There are many similar cases where extreme viewpoints lead many people to declare various names or titles pagan and inappropriate. This needs to be examined carefully from the witness and evidence of the Bible. Do not allow yourself to be caught up and deceived by inflammatory rhetoric, which sounds pleasing and on the surface seems logical but is ultimately misleading.

Ineffable Name Apostasy

Almost all Bible translations have a universal failing to reveal the Sacred Holy Name. Only the original Hebrew contains the Sacred Holy Name. The Jews preserved this in the Torah and the other sacred writings.

The last use of the Sacred Name in the Bible is found in Malachi, which was written about 500 BC. Shortly after this, in the fourth century BC, the Jews began to reserve the use of the name of God for the priesthood. It is interesting the lack of prophets from God began about the same time.

About this time, the doctrine of the "Ineffable (not to be uttered) Name" became the rule. Following traditions and superstition, the name was considered too sacred to speak. The Jews obfuscate (obscure or hide) the name by changing the pronunciation and using a different word when reading scripture.

The tradition probably began from an extreme interpretation of the Third of the Ten Commandments.

7 Thou shalt not take the name of IAUA thy God in vain; for IAUA will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
Exodus 20:7

The tradition is reinforced by an extreme interpretation of this statute.

13 And IAUA spake unto Moses, saying,
14 Bring forth him that hath cursed without the camp; and let all that heard him lay their hands upon his head, and let all the congregation stone him.
15 And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, Whosoever curseth his God shall bear his sin.
16 And he that blasphemeth the name of IAUA, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the stranger, as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemeth the Name, shall be put to death.
Leviticus 24:13-16

There is a big difference between the profane, vain use of the Sacred Name and its reverent use. Those who delight in rules, extreme interpretations, and control, create traditions contrary to the word of God.

13 Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.
Mark 7:13

This tradition was continued and led to substituting the name of IAUA with a title, "the LORD", in the non-Hebrew Bible. I have restored the Tetragrammaton with the Latin transliteration "IAUA" in the verses quoted in this book. This book goes into depth explaining how I determined this transliteration and provides the evidence supporting its validity.

Most Christians are completely ignorant of the fact God has given His personal name for us to call on Him. The use of the name of God predates the Jewish nation and the Flood.

26 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of IAUA.
Genesis 4:26

Jewish tradition has now gone to ridiculous extremes. It is no longer acceptable to write accurately a word that refers to the L-rd our G-d. They claim this shows reverence for the name of God. I believe it only shows a foolish, superficial, and mock respect for the name of God.

Sacred Name Controversy

In modern times, there is a controversy over every aspect of the Sacred Name you can imagine. The common myth is we do not know the pronunciation of the Sacred Name. A supporting myth is Hebrew writing does not contain vowels so we cannot know the pronunciation.

Some individuals and groups go to an extreme and insist that they have the correct Sacred Name and you have to use their name. They will sometimes insist you cannot know God or be saved, if you do not use their name. I do not believe this idea.

Warning! Please understand my zeal, eagerness, and enthusiasm in presenting this subject. I believe it is valuable to know and use IAUA as the Sacred Name of God. However, I do not criticize and I do not believe God condemns anyone for what they understand or practice. I am presenting ideas for you to consider.

Others say there is a mystical importance to the Sacred Name. They say it gives special power or recognition to the person who uses the Sacred Name. I do not agree with this idea either.

Other individuals and groups say it does not matter. They see the arguments over pronunciations and spellings and throw their hands up in the air and say, "Forget about it!" They say we do not need to know or use His name. I don’t agree with this either.

Individuals, who taught the use of Elohim as a substitute for the word "God", first introduced me to the serious issue of the name of God. Researching this teaching quickly led to those who proposed the use of Yahweh as required for the name of God. I was initially caught up in the fanaticism of these ideas. After ongoing study, the Holy Spirit led me to a more moderate position, closely following the teachings of the Bible. I was led to research deeply into the issue of the Sacred Name. I was surprised by what I learned, guided by the Holy Spirit.

It is important to be zealous and clarify the fanaticism of one extreme, without gong to the laxity of the other extreme. God has revealed His personal name to His children. Intimacy comes with the understanding and use of a personal name. That name has been hidden and disguised by Satan, the Master of Evil.

Additional Online Research Material

An example presentation of the scriptural and other references of those who believe in the importance and meaning of the Sacred Holy Name:

An example presentation of those who disagree with its importance and meaning:

After prayerful examination of scripture and examining both sides of the issue, I was led to a middle ground. This is my understanding of the issues. The name of God and the Messiah is important but not a test point of doctrine. Splitting hairs over titles and declaring them pagan is not scriptural or factual.

Biblical Witnesses

The Bible is the absolute foundation for determining the value and purpose of the Sacred Name of God. The Bible, by itself, cannot provide information about pronunciation or spelling in the English language and the Latin alphabet. The Bible is clear on the Hebrew spelling. Determining pronunciation and appropriate English use is supported by examining the witness of historical records and scholars who are familiar with the issues involved.

The identification and examination of Biblical practice and the most credible witnesses is the purpose of this book. The importance of two or three credible witnesses is an established Biblical principle found in the Torah and repeated in the New Testament.

6 At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is worthy of death be put to death; but at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death.
Deuteronomy 17:6

This principle applies in capital offense cases and in the establishment of guilt for any sin.

15 One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.
Deuteronomy 19:15

The Saviour applied this principle to any disputed matter and made it the heart of His principles for conflict resolution.

16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
Matthew 18:16

The apostle Paul invoked this principle in his dealings with the contentious Corinthians.

1 This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.
II Corinthians 13:1

God provides two witnesses in the Bible to teach us truth and lead us to truth. His law is His first witness and the second is His prophets.

20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
Isaiah 8:20

Paul takes note of these two witnesses.

21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
Romans 3:21

God provides these same two witnesses at the end of time to testify to the truth and lead us to truth.

3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
Revelation 11:3

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