J.K. McKee of Messianic Apologetics discusses the great problems and divisions that tend to erupt over matters involving the names of the Father and the Son.
How many of you have been in a Messianic religious setting as of late where you have heard someone use the words God, or Lord, or even Jesus Christ—and then someone gets up and publicly chastises the person? How many of you have been told that if you do not use Hebraic names and terms for the Father and the Son that your prayers will neither be heard nor answered?
In encountering various materials and teachings that carry labels like “Messianic” or “Hebrew Roots,” have you seen the proper name of God, YHWH/YHVH, used quite affluently? Has it even been implied that various scribes and religious authorities have purposefully hidden the Divine Name? What is Sacred Name Onlyism?
In Biblical Studies, one of the most intriguing discussions that can take place involves the pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton or Divine Name YHWH/YHVH. How should today’s Messianic people approach this frequently divisive issue?