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What is God's name?

Short answer: God is the Father of all humans (Eph 4:6) and He sent a part of Himself to earth, living in a human body, as the man Jesus Christ (John 1:1, John 1:14), this made Him more easily accessable and more easily understood for humans. He sacrificed Himself on the cross to save you. He then raised Himself from the dead, and ascended back to His proper place on the throne, but not wanting to leave us alone, He sent the third part of Himself, His Spirit, the Holy Spirit, to be with us at all times (John 14:26, Acts 2:2,4). Therefore we most commonly refer to God as Father, Jesus, and Holy Spirit (Matt. 6:9, Matt. 1:21, 1 Jn 4:13, Matt 28:19).

More complete answer: In one of the most poignant accounts of a man meeting face-to-face with God, we see Moses asking God what His name is (Ex 3:13), and God says to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: 'I AM has sent me to you.'" This word which is translated 'I am' is a Hebrew word which gets transliterated (changing letters into corresponding characters of another alphabet) into English this way: YHWH. Since the Hebrew of that era did not have written vowels as we know them in English, we add English vowels for pronunciation, to arrive at this translation: Yahweh. For reasons that are easy to sympathize with, much has been made of this one word in the Bible, unfortunately, this has resulted in some cults and false teachers making more out of it than was intended by God. There is an air of mystery about God's response to His name, and it's generally understood among Bible scholars that God intended for His response, not to be evasive, but intentionally mysterious for good reason: The totality of God's existence is so vast and so far beyond the understanding of humans, that it would naturally be hard to fully define His persona in human words. In fact, there's a similar conversation in the Bible between a man named Manoah and an angel. When asked his name, the angel responds: "Why do you ask my name? It is beyond understanding." (Judges 13:18). So, the angel makes it clear that even if he told the man what his heavenly name is, the man could not comprehend it...and, this is only the name of an angel! What God does want for us to get out of His answer is this: I AM the one who exist, has always existed and will always exist (Rev 1:8, Is 41:4), I AM everything that you will ever need or want (Acts 17:28, Phil 4:19), I AM ever present and unchanging (Ps 139, Mal 3:6, Heb 13:8).

Thankfully, God is not limited to one name or one word to represent who He is. In the course of his relationship with mankind, down through the ages, He has used many human words (thousands) as descriptive names to describe Himself and reveal the intricacies of His personality. Here are a few: Creator, Everlasting, Alpha and Omega, The Beginning and The End, All Consuming Fire, Judge, Jealous, Lord of Host, King of Nations, Almighty, Fountain, Great shepherd, High Priest, Lamb, Holy One, The Way, Teacher, Wisdom, Overseer, Messiah, Mighty Counselor, Advocate, The Truth, Comforter, Healer, The Rock, Lion of Judah, Deliverer, Redeemer, Bridegroom, Prince of Peace, The Life...

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