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If His name was Yeshua/Yehoshua, why do we call Him Jesus?


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Data Julian Grear

Can someone explain cuz I'm confused

January 24 2014 Report

Mini Tracey Moran

I love the name Jesus, but have also come to love the name Yeshua. It gives much more depth of understanding to scriptures like:
Isa 12:3 "Therefore with joy you will draw water From the wells of salvation." The word salvation here, is Yeshua. He alone is our Rock and our salvation! Then the verse goes on to say..."And in that day you will say:“Praise the LORD, call upon His name; Declare His deeds among the peoples, Make mention that His name is exalted. Sing to the LORD, For He has done excellent things; This is known in all the earth. Cry out and shout, O inhabitant of Zion, For great is the Holy One of Israel in your midst!”

Thank you Father for your wonderful Salvation!

January 24 2014 Report

Mypic Bobby Daniel

There is no blasphemy in a name. Many claim to know the name of God. I'm fairly certain they don't or if they did, could in no way pronounce it or be able to have the capacity to say it, as it is not humanly or mentally possible. Who cares - Jesus, Yoshua... Whatever, refer to him as the Lamb, Savior, and Shepard of all mankind, and you won't go wrong in anyway. Quit searching for ways that might reject salvation and focus on the facts of Salvation. The Lamb, the Savior, and the Shepard of the Flock (Mankind).

January 24 2014 Report

Data mojisola ojuolape

Why all this controversy, call him by the name He appear to you. For instant to me His name is Savior. Because He has taken all my sin away. Hallelujah.

January 24 2014 Report

Mypic Bobby Daniel

Lamb, Savior, and Shepard! Enough with the names. You don't need names in Heaven!

January 24 2014 Report

Image Awo-Dede Okaiteh

On several occasions, even in the same country with closely related tribes, most words have different pronunciations, but the same meaning. However when you try mentioning someone's name in another accent, you stand to be corrected. Cos, I believe any word could be changed but a change in name is not much appreciated. Regardless, when I call on the name of Jesus, I get my results; so I guess Yeshua doesn't mind.

January 24 2014 Report

Mini Charles Brown

The larger question for me has always been, why isn't His name Emmanuel? "You shall call His name Emmanuel, which means 'God is with us'". Seems like Mary and Joseph would have named Him Emmanuel. Have never understood this. It was a direct and unambiguous command for God.

January 24 2014 Report

Mini Larry Truelove

I would suggest that the part about Emanuel was not a command but a prophecy. And while we don't read of biblical writers calling Him Emanuel, we modern Christians refer to Him in that name--millions of us do and fulfill prophecy every Christmas.

January 24 2014 Report

Stringio Eliakim Zacarias

Hey, Charles Brown. It was an interesting question... I did ignore it, since I could not explain, but someone more have this doubt. The name on the earth is not really important, it is just a tag, but the question is equally interesting. Maybe you can create a new question in the Tell me if you will create this topic ;)

January 24 2014 Report

Oc Alex Gillan

The accusation that English speaking people should not use the name of Jesus, has it's root in cultic deception.
As has been clearly pointed out, English speaking people speak English and talk to The Lord in their native tongue (except when speaking by an unknown tongue). God is no respecter of persons, and most certainly no respecter of languages.
The view that we must only speak to God or refer to God or Jesus in the Hebrew tongue is a dangerous deception. Such teaching is from the enemies of the cross of Christ, and must be refuted.

January 31 2014 Report

Mini Mac Obi

In the same New Testament we have words like 'Hosanna' and 'Halleluyah'; thus it will be great to also have Yeshua considering Acts 4:12. Thanks!

November 12 2014 Report

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