Welcome to 'I AM the Name' - an introduction to the Doctrine of Incarnation, or why is Jesus God!
"It's important to be able to articulate the Doctrine of the Trinity if you believe in it" Nabeel Qureshi (1983 – 2017)
The Bible was originally written in three language - Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. The Hebrew name for our God is 'Yehovah', and the Hebrew name for Jesus is 'Yeshua', and these will be the names used on this website.
This website is in four simple sections:
The Bible is split into two - Old Testament & New Testament (excluding the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha), but it is the same God that never changes!
It is important to appreciate that Jesus was a Jew, and that He did not come to abolish the law of Moses or the writings of the prophets.
A stronger appreciation of Old Testament Judaism and New Testament Hebrew and Greek scriptures are required to help understand how today we can conclude that Jesus is God -
Jesus was not a false messiah, not a failed messiah, not a Joseph messiah, or an angelic being, or a god with a small 'g'!
Jesus is God - Yeshua is Yehovah
For each 'title' there is a brief introductory statement, followed by Bible verses that endorse the statement.
The first ten titles are attributed to God in the Old Testament, and to Jesus in the New Testament.
The penultimate title 'The Lamb' is given to Jesus only, without His sacrifice there is no salvation for anyone.
The final title 'The Teacher' is to emphasize that Jesus was a 'Didaskalos' a very important Jew, a very important teacher with authority in the temple - not a 'Tekton' a carpenter or a stonemason.
A brief introduction is required to show the road the scriptures took, from being a spoken word (transmitted), to writings in Hebrew/Aramaic/Greek, to being translated into English.
The Nicaea Creed - The early theological statement our forefathers made to define the commonality amongst Christians.
In Hebrew the word 'Emunah' has a similar spelling to the word 'Amen' but over the years the meaning has diminished. Here you will get an introduction to the Emunah with a hope that it will impact your prayer life and make it effective.