Originally posted by divegeester
Is anyone here a member of or subscribe to this denomination/teaching? In particular RJHinds?
It seems to be a split from the Seventh Day Adventists, with a central consuming purpose of understanding the written name of God/Jesus.
The writer of this article states that original Hebrew manuscripts and
carvings write the name of God as "hwhy" instead of "YHWH" implying
that something is wrong with the way the English represents the Hebrew.
He neglects to point out that the original Hebrew was written from right
to left like the Japanese language.
I have never heard anyone teach that unless one uses the Hebrew name and
only the Hebrew name for God, he or she will be eternally damned. It is
clear to me the name God gave to Moses was shortened by God to Yah. And
this is pronunced like the German "yes" (ya). This is demonstrated by
the praise to the Lord "halleluYah" or "hallelujah" where the "j" is
pronounced like the soft "y" or "i" and not like the hard "j" as in John.
The long form "YHWH" is still up for debate because of the possibility of
a vowel sound between the "H" and "W" and some believe the "W" sounds like
the English "V". This is a more descriptive form of the name anyway. I
think it may be something like my name being "Ronald" but I am called
"Ron" and I am not offended by this because I also call myself "Ron".
It is certain that Jesus is not the name given to Him by His parents.
It is derived from the Greek representation of His name, which is also
the Greek representation of the Old Testament man we call Joshua. So
I have come to the conclusion that His name should be pronounced like we
would pronounce "Yahshua". Both Joshua and Jesus are defined in Bible
dictionaries as meaning "the Lord saves", "God saves", "the Salvation
of the Lord" or something like this. Yah is the name of God or the Lord.
It is true that the groups in the Sacred Name movement are something like
the Jehovah's Witnesses in wanting to use the correct name for God. And
they make certain errors, but this appears to be the case in every one
of the Christian denominations that I have ever come in contact with.
It is clear that "Jehovah" is not the correct pronounciation of the name
of God and should be more like "Yahweh, Yahveh, Yahoweh, or Yahoveh".
But we can be sure "Yah" is correct for the short form.
I am not a part of any of these Sacred Name denominations because they
also have truth mixed with error.