‘We Lost the Name of God’ – Christians & Jews


Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ ,

While authoring this article, I came across an odd admission from the famous Christian exegete, Adam Clarke. In his commentary on 2 Corinthians 12, he states:

The Jews thought that the Divine name, the Tetragrammaton Yehovah, should not be uttered, and that it is absolutely unlawful to pronounce it; indeed they say that the true pronunciation is utterly lost, and cannot be recovered without an express revelation. Not one of them, to the present day, ever attempts to utter it; and, when they meet with it in their reading, always supply its place with Adonai, Lord. It is probable that the apostle refers to some communication concerning the Divine nature and the Divine economy, of which he was only to make a general use in his preaching and writing. No doubt that what he learned at this time formed the basis of all his doctrines.

Cicero terms God illud inexprimible, that inexpressible Being. And Hermes calls him: The ineffable, the unspeakable, and that which is to be pronounced in silence. We cannot have views too exalted of the majesty of God; and the less frequently we pronounce his name, the more reverence shall we feel for his nature. It is said of Mr. Boyle that he never pronounced the name of God without either taking off his hat or making a bow. Leaving out profane swearers, blasphemers, and such like open-faced servants of Satan, it is distressing to hear many well intentioned people making unscripturally free with this sacred name.

So kids, what lesson shall we learn today?

  • Jews lost the name of God.
  • God never gave His chosen people His name after they lost it.
  • The name can only be discovered through revelation (which is now impossible as Jews consider all revelation to have stopped).
  • How can Christians call God’s name, if they got the divinity of YHWH from Jews? So whose name are they actually calling upon?
  • Christians believe God is an inexpressible being, although they believe He is a man.
  • God is ineffable, although they consider Him to be a man and can describe that man pretty well, as well as they constantly call him by his name (which is by definition, too sacred/ holy to be spoken):
    1. Too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words: “ineffable beauty”.
    2. Too sacred to be uttered.
  • Christians should use God’s name less frequently, so as to revere His nature. That means screaming Jesus at us infidels isn’t the right thing to be doing, folks!

I read many absurd things, but then again, I do read the Bible everyday so I should be accustomed to these strange (gharib) things by now, but for some reason these occurrences of abject ineptitude by the faithful of “Jesus“, never seem to get old. Someone really has to sit me down and explain how you can lose God’s name which He revealed to an entire nation of people.

wa Allaahu Alam.
and God knows best.

5 comments

  • Good Job bro Ijaz. Muslims like you are shown Truth to Christians.

  • because the true Hebrews went out after the gods round about them, forsaking their god – yes they forgot the name of God as was prophesied – One of the reasons the Savior came was to reveal the name to his people again; but over the years after his death they turned away from him again accepting every pagan version rather then His true name – for His name brings remembrance to the Laws which they do not want to obey – hence they are willing to forget in order to forget. They really don’t want to know his name a name they have blasphemed down through the ages, so that they no longer bare His name upon them – for the name Israel is not the name of the Hebrew people – that name God also has taken away so that his name would no more be blasphemed by a rebellious nation he named after his own name – so it is written – so it was prophesied by His holy prophets of old.
    His name it is not out here folk, weep and repent.

  • Christians always say that the name of Father is YHWH and thus render it as Yahweh. But who tells them its Yahweh; even the Jews themselves have lost the pronunciation.

    To make things worst, never can we found the pronunciation of YHWH in New Testament .

  • Assalaamu Alaykom, brothers & sisters. May Allaah bless you all for your efforts. Ameen.
    I also want to share an advice on the way. Do yo not think that this picture of an imagined statue of Prophet Jesus Alayhisalaam doing a facepalm is inappropriate? What is was Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam?
    Please excuse me if I sound bothersome. Jazaakum Allaah Khaiyr 🙂

  • Oops, an annoying typo.
    I meant ….
    *What if it was Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu alayhi Wa Sallam?

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