Whom do you follow? Plato said, 'God is so great he doesn't need a name' Jesus said, 'I have made your name known.'?

Titles such as Lord, Almighty, and even God, are not personal names.

At best they are common names.

Whereas God tells us:

(Exodus 3:15) “15 Then God said once more to Moses: “This is what you are to say to the Israelites, ‘Jehovah the God of your forefathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever,. . .”

17 Answers

  • L J
    Lv 4
    1 year ago
    Favourite answer

    I use God’s name: YHWH (Jehovah, in English), following Jesus’ steps, who said: ‘Righteous Father, ...I HAVE MADE YOUR NAME KNOWN to them AND WILL MAKE IT KNOWN in order that the love with which you loved me may be in them and I in union with them.”​—John 17:25, 26.

    “Who can deny that Jesus has acted in harmony with his prayer? As Head of the congregation, he continues to help us make known his Father’s name and purpose. May we keep on submitting to his headship by zealously obeying his command to preach and make disciples. (Matt. 28:19, 20; Acts 10:42) May we also work hard at preserving our precious unity. By doing these things, we will be acting in harmony with Jesus’ prayer, to the glory of Jehovah’s name and to our eternal happiness.’”

    Source(s): JW.ORG
  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Sorry, Teem, wrong again.

    Exodus 3:15, NIV: "God also said to Moses, 'Say to the Israelites, 'The LORD, the God of your fathers--the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob--has sent me to you. ' 'This is my name forever, the name you shall call me from generation to generation."

    Nobody ever used the word jehovah, including Jesus.

    It's a fake and you know it.

  • 1 year ago

    It seems that someone is confused. They are mixing Greek Mythology with Theology.

  • Brian
    Lv 5
    1 year ago

    Jesus' words of course. Much of what Trinitarians believe come from sources like Plato.

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  • 1 year ago

    Plato said a lot of things! What surprises me is that teem seems to be putting his sayings on the same level as those of Jesus. 

    For instance, Plato also said: 

    “Have you ever sensed that our soul is immortal and never dies?”  

    “I have good hope that there is something after death.” 

    “The soul of man is immortal and imperishable.” 

    “Homosexuality, is regarded as shameful by barbarians and by those who live under despotic governments just as philosophy is regarded as shameful by them, because it is apparently not in the interest of such rulers to have great ideas engendered in their subjects, or powerful friendships or passionate love, all of which homosexuality is particularly apt to produce.” 

    Would you have any trouble as a JW believing in any of those statements teem? 

    However, there is one of his sayings that you would have no problem with as it is taught in your publications: 

    “The rulers of the state are the only persons who ought to have the privilege of lying, either at home or abroad; they may be allowed to lie for the good of the state.”


    Now under the heading “Use Theocratic War Strategy” JW.org. 

    We find the following quote;  

    “At all times they must be very careful not to divulge any information to the enemy that he could use to hamper the preaching work.” 

    That of course would include lying.

    It seems you do have something in common with Plato after all teem. 


    Brian the JW in his comments accuses me of being deceitful because I haven't explained what his organization teach about "Theocratic war strategy"

    Find an explanation here and make up your own minds'


  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 year ago

    So let's take Plato's word over Jesus's.

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Plato never said that, moron.

  • Alan H
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Jesus suggested ‘Father’

  • 1 year ago

    A person's name identifies them.

    Jesus Christ reveals God to those who follow Him.

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Elmer Fudd has a name. There is no reason “god” can’t have one. 

  • EddieJ
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    You think the name is important -- but you are NOT pronouncing it correctly.

    You say it's OK for it to be pronounced differently in different languages, but it proves that you do NOT know the name.

    Why are Dononah's Witnesses so fixated on the name?  Well, it's because they put the name of Dononah in the name of their religion.

    God actually hates that you use the wrong name.  But, I realize that you are not capable of accepting the truth.

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