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4 hours ago, Micah Ong said:

If that's the case then it contradicts Acts 4:11,12 "This Jesus is the stone which was despised and rejected by you, the builders, but which became the [e]chief Cornerstone. 12 And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among people by which we must be saved [for God has provided the world no alternative for salvation].”

Bible harmony bro.

   Yes the Bible is in harmony I agree. For example the name "Jesus" is not the name given that is above every other name since many people have been given that name over thousands of years. Also the fact is Jesus was "GIVEN" a name shows that he was not given God's name since God has always had a name and also that Jesus cannot be God since no one can GIVE God anything since he has everything already. Therefore since Jesus was GIVEN something shows that before that time he did not have it. Thats a no-brainer.

   What was the high name that was given to him? The prophet Isaiah helps us to answer. Speaking of Jesus, he says: “The princely rule will come to be upon his shoulder. And HIS NAME will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6, 7) This scripture shows that the “name” represents the high power, position or authority—in all the aspects mentioned by Isaiah—given to Jesus so that he can fulfill Jehovah’s will. In the Bible names actually meant something such as those qualities mentioned. Jesus Christ is higher in authority than all others here on earth as that 'AUTHORITY" was "given" him. : “All AUTHORITY has been GIVEN me in heaven and on the earth.” (Matthew 28:18) Mankind’s only hope for the future lies in the high position entrusted to Jesus, which is why the prophecy of Isaiah is applied to him. “In his name nations will hope.”—Matthew 12:21. {An example is when someone says "stop in the NAME of the law" it is the authority represented by the name}.

   As for the name "Jehovah" being in Romans that is also a no-brainer since this Scripture is a quotation from Joel 2:32 which contains YHWH. Jehovah GAVE Jesus for our salvation just as he GAVE others before him for the salvation of people as well. 

   Men raised up by Jehovah to deliver {Saviors}  his people prior to the period of Israel’s human kings were known as judges. (Jg 2:16) Moses, as mediator of the Law covenant and God-appointed leader, judged Israel for 40 years. But the period of Judges, as usually viewed, began with Othniel, sometime after the death of Joshua, and extended until Samuel the prophet. Samuel is not usually counted among the Judges. So the period of the Judges extended about 300 years.—Jg 2:16; Ac 13:20.
The judges were selected and appointed by Jehovah from various tribes of Israel. Between Joshua and Samuel, 12 judges (not including Deborah) are named, as follows:
Judge       Tribe          Judge       Tribe
Othniel     Judah          Jair        Manasseh
Ehud        Benjamin       Jephthah    Manasseh
Shamgar      (?)           Ibzan       Zebulun (?)
Barak       Naphtali (?)   Elon        Zebulun
Gideon      Manasseh       Abdon       Ephraim
Tola        Issachar       Samson      Dan

    In all these cases Jehovah used someone to SAVE others just as he used Moses to save the Israelites from Egypt. Thus these human representatives of God can be said to save but it was Jehovah who "through" them actually saved them. God "GAVE" his Son to SAVE us. Jn 3:16. He now is the ONLY one to save us, no longer any other ones such as in the past for ALL authority has been GIVEN to him.


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3 minutes ago, bruceq said:

This scripture shows that the “name” represents the high power, position or authority—in all the aspects mentioned by Isaiah—given to Jesus so that he can fulfill Jehovah’s will.

I completely agree. In fact we've used the illustration before about a police officer saying: "Stop, in the NAME of the Law" (meaning by the AUTHORITY of the law).

(Acts 4:7) . . .“By what power or in whose name did you do this?”

But this could mean, then, that when Jesus made his Father's name known, or prayed to let his Father's name be sanctified, that he was making his Father's AUTHORITY known, and sanctified (set apart for honor; made holy) his Father's AUTHORITY. The claim that Jesus meant that he was pronouncing a name based on "YHWH" loses its force.

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