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Why We MUST Say Jesus

A brief power-point Bible Study presentation showing Bible reasons why it is imperative that the Name of Jesus be invoked during water baptism.

Pastor Tim D. Cormier

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Comments on: "Why we MUST say The Name…." (8)

  1. The Name where the Scriptures talk about which has to be proclaimed is the Name of God, which is Jehovah.

    As at the baptism of Jesus God declares is Jesus his son and not the Creator God..

    • Interesting comment.

      Notice the words of Peter in Acts 4:10-12….
      10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.
      11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.
      12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

      Also notice the words of Paul in Philippians 2:5-11….
      5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
      6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
      7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
      8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
      9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a [literally “THE”] name which is above every name:
      10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
      11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

      Based on these and many other scriptures, as well, it is unequivocally clear to me that JESUS is THE NAME!

      Please note that JESUS is a compound name, derived from YHWH (Yahweh or Jehovah) and SAVIOR, and it means “YHWH has become my SAVIOR”!

      Please prayerfully consider the slide-show presentation and these scriptures.

      Blessings!

      Pastor Tim Cormier

      • Jesus is the man by whom we are saved, no doubt. Thanks that his Father accepted Jesus his offer we are cleansed to be able to enter the Kingdom of God. On earth it is Jesus his name which may be above all the human names, but it stays God His Name which has to be honoured al the way. It is not that Jeshua his name is a compound name, like the ot he Joshua and other prophets, that he would be God, who is the Great Saviour.

      • 10ecrev said:

        According to the Scripture, Jesus Christ is the Great God and our Savior!

        Titus 2:11-14
        11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
        12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
        13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
        14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

        The fulness of Deity dwells in Jesus Christ!

        Colossians 2:8-10
        8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
        9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
        10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:

        Jesus Christ is VERY GOD and VERY MAN, i.e., the SON of GOD and the SON of MAN. He was both fully MAN and fully GOD.

        Jesus himself declared,

        “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.”

        (John 14:1)

        Thanks for commenting!

        Pastor Tim Cormier

  2. Dear Pastor Tim, you are overlooking the “and” in verse 13: ” Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” and the saying that in Christ we can recognise the Hand of God, seeing in Jesus the brightness of God’s glory and the express image of His person, upholding all things by the word of His power. Jesus, when he had by himself purged our sins, he sat down not on God His throne but at the right hand of the Majesty on high, (Hebrews 1:3)

    About Colossians 2:8-10:8 Be careful that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit based on human tradition, (#Mr 7:3) based on the elemental forces of the world, and not based on Christ. (#1Ti 6:20) 9 For in Him the entire fullness (#Php 2:6; Col 1:19) of God’s nature [Or the deity] dwells bodily, [Or nature lives in a human body] 10 and you have been filled by Him, who is the head (#1Co 11:3; Eph 1:22; 4:15; 5:23) over every ruler and authority. :
    Jesus had the spirit of God without measure (#Jo 3:34). He had the same mind and purpose of God (John 10:30). He recognized, though, that His Father was greater than He (John 10:29;14:28). It is clear then, although Jesus was a specially empowered human being, He was not God.
    Angels, prophets and Christ have been vehicles by which God has expressed his logos. Christ is the complete manifestation of the logos—“in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.” (Col. 2:9).

    2:9-10The word ‘fullness’ Verse :9 and ‘complete’ v10 are related. So in the sense of being a manifestation of God all we need is to be like Jesus. As he manifested God so should we and that is all that is required of us. It would not make us to become Christ nor did such a manifestation made Christ into the divine God Creator.

    Jesus had naturally elements from God in him, because he was a direct creation from god into the womb of Mary. Like any child he also got elements from his Father and as such got a divine character. But like any child of which others say “he is his father” or “he is his mother” that child is not exactly the same person as the father or the mother, but only a resemblance.

    In Jesus where the elements of God present, but it did not make him to be God himself.

    • 10ecrev said:

      Dear friend,

      Once again, thank you for taking the time to comment.

      Please be assured that I am not ‘overlooking the “and” in verse 13’; au contraire, it is glaringly obvious that you are the one who has done just that! Notice v13 contains not one but two occurrences of the word “and”.

      ”Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;”

      “And” is a translation of the Gr. KAI, and is being used in the epexegetical sense in this verse. It would be better translated as “EVEN”.

      Or, in other words:
      ”Looking for that blessed hope, even the glorious appearing of the great God even our Saviour Jesus Christ;”

      You cannot credibly insist that the 2nd occurrence of KAI has a different meaning in this verse than the first occurrence of KAI!

      Your interpretation of the 2nd KAI is that God and Jesus are two separate, distinct entities. Based on this meaning, the “blessed hope” and the “glorious appearing” must also be two separate, distinct events–which is just as absurd as the claim that Jesus is not God!

      Make no mistake about it: not only did Jesus, himself, claim to be God (in the flesh), his followers also acknowledged this fact!

      Here are just a few examples of this in scripture.

      In John 10:30, Jesus said: “I and my Father are one.”

      In John 14:1, Jesus said: “You believe in God, believe also in me.”

      In John 14:9, Jesus said: “he that hath seen me hath seen the Father”.

      In John 20:28, Jesus’ disciple, Thomas, said in direct address to Jesus: “My Lord and my God.”

      In Acts 9:5, Saul (later called Paul) asked: “Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus.”

      In Acts 10:36, Peter preaching to the Gentiles in the household of Cornelius, affirmed the deity of Christ: “Jesus Christ–he is Lord of all”.

      In 1 Timothy 3:16, Paul, speaking of Jesus, said: “God was manifest in the flesh.”

      In 2 Timothy 4:1, Paul clearly affirms the absolute deity of Christ:
      “I charge thee therefore before God, and [epexegetical KAI, “even”] the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;”
      [It is clear that “God” and “Jesus” are referring to only ONE entity by the subsequent use of the singular “HIS”–“his appearing” and “his kingdom”!]

      In James 2:1, James, the half-brother of Jesus, affirmed the deity of Christ: “our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory.”

      In order to understand the ONENESS of God (both Old and New Testaments teach unequivocally that GOD IS ONE! See Deut. 6:4, Rom. 3:30 and James 2:19), one must realize that Jesus was both FULLY GOD and FULLY MAN. As such, he had a DUAL NATURE. In Christ, DEITY and HUMANITY were fused into one body. GOD (the LOGOS) was made FLESH and tabernacled among us (John 1:1, 14).

      Blessings,

      Pastor Tim Cormier

  3. We all have to become like Christ and have to put on his clothes, but that will not make us to become Christ. In the same manner Jesus “had the garments on of God” and had several beautiful attributes of his father like children on this world can have the same attributes and also same tittles as their father, but this would not make them their father in person.

    In the letters of John we also can hear the sarcasm of the apostle John when he reprimands the ecclesia. He perhaps also rebukes them because certain Gnostic teachings and ideas of the book of Enoch entered some minds of ecclesia members.

    This ecclesia John is writing to had strayed far from “the faith, which was once delivered unto the saints”. They had undermined the glory of the Lord Jesus by claiming that he had not “come in the flesh”. This insidious doctrine had its origins in Greek philosophy and would lead, in due course to the heresy of Gnosticism.

    It seems that the Greek mind had difficulty in comprehending how someone who was human could live a perfect life and become “the author of eternal salvation” (Hebrews 5:9). They believed that material things, such as the “flesh”, were essentially bad while immaterial things, such as “spirit”, were intrinsically good. The idea had already begun to take root in Corinth where some argued that it was acceptable for the body to indulge in immorality because it was intrinsically bad and could do no further harm, while their minds or spiritual natures were unaffected by such evils (1 Corinthians 6:12-18).
    It was then only a short step to claim that the sinless Christ could not have shared our nature: it only seemed that he did and so the heresy of Docetism (from the Greek dokein, ‘to seem’) was launched. This paved the way for the doctrine of the trinity in which it would be claimed that Christ was God in human disguise.

    A few moments reflection will reveal how insidious this doctrine was. It robs the Lord of his humanity; the wrestling and ultimate victory over sin becomes a charade; it denies the reality of his suffering and death; it makes a mockery of his consequential exaltation by the Father, and it means that he was never “touched with the feeling of our infirmities”.
    No wonder, then, that John says that this deception is antichrist. It totally undermines the Truth.

    Those people who do not accept that Jesus is a man of flesh and blood about whom the Father said “This is my son” give the impression that the Father was a Spirit who told lies. Because God can not be seen, felt or touched or people would die, He had said. But many could hear, see, feel and even tempt Christ, while God can not be tempted. They also give the impression Jesus was not so honest with his words either, because Jesus did then do if he was talking or praying to his Father and when he said the “Father is greater than me” it would be strange if he himself was also that Father. Christ saying he could do nothing with the Father, when he would be God, would also be strange because God can do everything, but does not tell lies and does not twist the truth, but would you not say that he and the Father twisted their words then?

    What would you say when a child would say ‘I have not done it’ and would say ‘it was my other me who had done it”? Was there an other “me” for Christ then?

    From the writings of the Old Testament we clearly can see that the Nazarene born out of the virgin Mary was the promised Messiah. Why would God have waited such a long time when He would have been the One who came down to earth? why would He have the people suffer such a long time? And what did He prove to the world and to the adversaries of God when He would take on the form of a man? What would be the use of such a charade? Why did God wanted to bring such a “circus act” late in the history of humankind?

    Is God not a God of Love, righteousness and sincerity? Had it any use to wait such a long time to do if He died, though God can not die, and do if He could step out of death? When Jesus is a man who really died and stepped out from the dead we have an example of what can happen to us. But when Jesus is God His resurrection is no resurrection at all, because He was not death. It takes away all the reasons to believe in something what can happen to us when we die. It undermines the faith in the resurrection of man.

    If Jesus is also God he can not be the mediator and sit at the right hand of God, because He is God and would be sitting himself on the throne of God. Though we believe Jesus is now made higher than the angels, though he was lower than them before, whilst God is the Most High and has ever been the Most Almighty. And we do believe Jesus is now the mediator between God and men and our High-priest.

    Jesus was a Jew who believed in Only One God, and so we should also. As Christians we also should be followers of Jesus and accept his words and teachings. He also told us not to worship him but to worship his Only One Father in heaven.

    Jesus his name is made higher than all the other names, and we can see a resemblance of quotes from Isaiah, showing that Jeshua or Joshua = “God Saves” the higher name is, because it is God who Saves. Yahweh or Jehovah who is the Redeemer, the Rock to build on. Jesus has become the rock to build up his body, the unit of the Church of God, where all those united in Christ shall once be taken up from death like Christ was. But they shall be judged by Christ Jesus, because he has received the right to do so from His Father, to whom he later shall hand over the Kingdom. (He can not hand it over to himself again? can he?)

    Please take following verses in consideration:

    John 5:19; 8:40-45; 14:28; 1Corinthian 11:3; 15:28; John 20:17; Hebrew 2:9,1417; Galatians 4:4; Luke 1:30-35; 3:21-23; Acts 10:38

    • 10ecrev said:

      Dear friend,

      Thank you for taking the time comment.

      You asked at the close of your comment (speaking of Jesus and the Kingdom): “He can not hand it over to himself again? can he?”.

      The quick answer is, indeed, he can and he will!

      Please consider Paul’s words to the Ephesians in the fifth chapter as a case in point:

      25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
      26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
      27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

      In order to understand the ONENESS of God (both Old and New Testaments teach unequivocally that GOD IS ONE! See Deut. 6:4, Rom. 3:30 and James 2:19), one must realize that Jesus was both FULLY GOD and FULLY MAN. As such, he had a DUAL NATURE. In Christ, DEITY and HUMANITY were fused into one body. GOD (the LOGOS) was made FLESH and tabernacled among us (John 1:1, 14).

      The OT Prophet, Isaiah, predicted the coming of Messiah in chapter 9:

      6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

      It is clear from this passage that “the SON” would, indeed, be the INCARNATION of the MIGHTY GOD and the EVERLASTING FATHER! Not a separate, distinct being, but a physical, visible manifestation of the INVISIBLE, ETERNAL SPIRIT!

      In Col. 1:15, Jesus is declared to be “the image of the invisible God.”

      In 2 Cor. 4:4, Christ is declared to be “the image of God.”

      In Heb. 1:3, the SON (Jesus Christ) is declared to be “the express image of his [i.e., God’s] person” [or, in other words, the exact representation of God’s substance].

      In Matthew 16:18, Jesus himself declared that upon the ROCK of the Revelation of His true identity as MESSIAH, the very SON or BODY of GOD, “I will build MY CHURCH.”

      Interestingly, the inspired writers of the NT repeatedly referred to the CHURCH as being GOD’s CHURCH!

      Acts 20:28 “the church of God.”
      1 Corinthians 1:2 “the church of God.”
      1 Corinthians 10:32 “the church of God.”
      1 Corinthians 11:16 “the churches of God.”

      Indeed, the CHURCH (ecclesia) is God’s because Jesus is GOD!

      Blessings,

      Pastor Tim Cormier

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