AFF - connecting dots - Acts 14 pagan Jupiter is yahweh

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connecting dots - Acts 14 pagan Jupiter is yahweh
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Philippians 2:9-11 (AV)
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him,
and given him a name which is above every name:
That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

Psalm 83:18
That men may know that thou,
whose name alone is JEHOVAH,
art the most high over all the earth.


Yet in the 1800s an idea arose that the real name requires us to reject the Hebrew Bible, as it is written, change the vowels and reduce the syllables and come up with "yahweh". Ironically, this came about largely by Gesenius connecting the God of Israel with the pagan Jupiter.

In fact, Jupiter is Jove-pater (father Jove) and Jove in Latin is pronounced ..

"yahweh"

Thus Jupiter is father yahweh. Oops. Those invoking and seeking "yahweh" are actually looking for Jove (Jupiter.) So Jupiter has tricked Christians into honoring him in reading, song, worship and prayer. The folks who have been tricked may think they are speaking some modern restoration revelation of the Tetragram, the name of God in the Hebrew Bible. When actually they are calling on a devil! Oops.

A Karaite gentleman named Nehemia Gordon even put this problem in stark yet powerful words:

"Have you been praying to Jupiter"?

"The greatest trick Jupiter ever pulled was convincing the world he isn't worshipped."


Brothers and sisters, this problem is pernicious, fundamental and runs deep. Top apostolic writers have fallen for this delusion.

And one group with an apostolic heritage is actually deeply involved in "Yahweh-worship". Where the prayer rooms ring "ohhh yahweh", crying out to a devil. This is one critical issue of our day.

And the truth of the pure word of God, including the supremacy of the name of Jesus and proper usage of Jehovah and LORD for the Tetragram, should be considered. Sophistry that has passed for Biblical scholarship should be fully rejected.

Acts 14:12
And they called Barnabas, Jupiter;
and Paul, Mercurius,
because he was the chief speaker.

Acts 14:13
Then the priest of Jupiter,
which was before their city,
brought oxen and garlands unto the gates,
and would have done sacrifice with the people.

Acts 19:35
And when the townclerk had appeased the people, he said,
Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth not how
that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the great goddess Diana,
and of the image which fell down from Jupiter?


All verses from the Authorized Version.
Thank you for your consideration!
Feedback and counterpoint and iron sharpeneth sharing welcome.

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FYI:
The latter quote above from Nehemia is given as an offshoot of the similar pronouncement about the devil in the movie The Usual Suspects, 1995.

"The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist."

Which itself is similar to The Screwtape Letters and the quote goes back to the French poet Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867).

"La plus belle des ruses du diable est de vous persuader qu'il n'existe pas."

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Yours in Jesus name,
Steven
 
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