Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas, All!

Monday, December 22, 2014

The Name of Jesus

When reading the Bible we must remember that our current KJV Bible is 16th century English. Often there are words used that we don't quite understand, or that we don't really know the meaning of. Let's take "Our Lord Jesus Christ" for example.

Lord is the 16th century English word for "Boss, owner"

Jesus is the Greek version of the name "Yeshua" (Joshua) which means "to rescue", "to deliver." (Jesus' disciples would not have called Him [Gee-suss] as we pronounce it. They would have used the word "Yeshua" (Hebrew has nor J sound. Our equivalent is "Joshua.") 

Christ Is the Greek version of the word "Messiah" which means "Anointed One."

So, "Our Lord Jesus Christ" in 21st Century English is:

Our Boss and Deliverer the Anointed One.

So next time you are reading your Bible, replace "Our Lord Jesus Christ" with "Our Boss and Deliverer, the Anointed One" and see if it changes your understanding of Scripture.