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No Other Name

We call ourselves by all sorts of names
We call ourselves Christians - which is a name
We call ourselves after our demoninations - which are other names
We may say "We follow this man's teachings" - yet another name
We may say "I belong to this organisation" - holding to a name
We say "I'm a Christian I go to this church"
"I'm a Chistian I worship there."
"I'm a Pentecostal, Presbetarian or Lutheran
Catholic, Methodist or non-denominational"
"I follow this prophet, I follow this pastor,
I follow this apostle, I follow this bishop with a megaministry"
Why do we hold on to these names?
Why do we surname ourselves after another?
Why we say "I am so and so the Pentecostal or other"
Does not that say 'I have married myself to this organisation'
'I am married to this church or to this man or his teachings'
'This is my surname!'

Which name gave you your salvation
Which name is our Mediator
To which Name do all the knees bow in heaven and earth
There is no other Name in heaven and in earth
He is our life, He is our joy, He is our substance
I am His - I will hold no other name
No other name but our Lord Jesus Christ
I am betrothed to Him

24 February 2008

References:
2Ch 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Isa 43:1 But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.....Isa 43:7 Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
1Ti 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; who gave himself a ransom for all, this to be a testimony at the proper time.

Isa 45:4 For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me.
Isa 65:1 I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto anation that was not called by my name.
Jas 2:7 Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called? (strongs - surnamed)

denomination- definition
1398, "a naming," from L. denominationem (nom. denominatio) "a calling by anything other than the proper name, metonymy," from denominare "to name," from de- "completely" + nominare "to name." Monetary sense is 1660; meaning "religious sect" is 1716.
 

Php 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
Act 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my strength
and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14 ©2008 Stephen Share

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