Monday, April 16, 2012

I Was Aghast!



Here are 8 phrases. I made up 7 of them. I think that they ALL sound PAGAN. What do you think? I was upset, frightened, and aghast to learn that ONE of them was used by Christians as a way to address God.

1) Luminous Dancing Fountain of Easter
2) High Fruitful Mother of Easter
3) Towering Laughing Bridge of Easter
4) Shining Leaping Spout of Easter
5) Soaring Fertile Music of Easter
6) Shimmering Incandescent Mount of Easter
7) Brilliant Rich Fruit of Easter
8) Glistening Cavorting River-source of Easter

It was easy to come up with so many false names for God. I think all 8 are wrong to use in worship. As I said above I invented 7 of them, but one is from the Abingdon Worship Annual and many churches prayed to God on Sunday using the phrase as His Name. Can you guess or do you know which one it was?

Here is a list of the REAL names of God:

Adonai-Jehovah -- The Lord our Sovereign
El-Elyon -- The Lord Most High
El-Olam -- The Everlasting God
El-Shaddai -- The God Who is Sufficient for the Needs of His People
Jehovah-Elohim -- The Eternal Creator
Jehovah-Jireh -- The Lord our Provider
Jehovah-Nissi -- The Lord our Banner
Jehovah-Ropheka -- The Lord our Healer
Jehovah-Shalom -- The Lord our Peace
Jehovah-Tsidkenu -- The Lord our Righteousness
Jehovah-Mekaddishkem -- The Lord our Sanctifier
Jehovah-Sabaoth -- The Lord of Hosts
Jehovah-Shammah -- The Lord is Present
Jehovah-Rohi -- The Lord our Shepherd
Jehovah-Hoseenu -- The Lord our Maker
Jehovah-Eloheenu -- The Lord our God