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"Name of God, Yahweh (하나님의 이름 야훼)."

'But Moses protested, “If I go to the people of Israel and tell them, ‘The God of your ancestors has sent me to you,’ they will ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what should I tell them?” God replied to Moses, “ I Am Who I Am . Say this to the people of Israel: I Am has sent me to you.” God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel: Yahweh, the God of your ancestors—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you. This is my eternal name, my name to remember for all generations.' Exodus 3:13-15

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Yahweh, synonymous with Jehovah in Korean, is God's most representative name in the Old Testament, used approximately 6,700 times.

Before the Exodus, God was known as 'El' or 'Elohim' to Abraham's descendants. God revealed Himself as "I am who I am" to Moses in the burning bush, introducing the name Yahweh.

Exodus 3:13-15 highlights God's self-identification to Moses as "I am who I am," instructing Moses to convey His eternal name to the Israelites.

The phrase "I am who I am" signifies God as the eternal, self-existent being, emphasizing the significance of the name Yahweh in understanding God's nature.

Yahweh, derived from 'Ehyeh' in Hebrew and lacking vowels, was reverently combined with vowels from 'Adonai' to form 'Jehovah' in English and Korean.

The Bible consistently explores the identity of God, His people, and His kingdom, with the revelation of God becoming clearer through Jesus Christ.

Yahweh is the foundational name for God in the Old Testament, holding profound significance for Jewish tradition.

The Old Testament's depiction of God as awe-inspiring and just is often misunderstood; it's our sin, not God, that makes Him seem fearsome.

I appreciate Yahweh for His justice and holiness, valuing His integrity and consistent nature.

Human justice reflects God's character, illustrating that righteous anger towards injustice, balanced by love, prevents it from becoming violence.

Yahweh's justice is beautifully based on love, showcasing His complex character.

Jesus Christ resolves misunderstandings about the Old Testament's God, revealing Him as the supreme God of justice and love throughout history.

Jesus faced death by stoning for blasphemy, as per Levitical law, underscoring the seriousness of misusing God's name.

Jesus' "I am" statements in John's Gospel connect Him to Yahweh, affirming His divine identity and mission. These statements include: "I am the bread of life," "I am the light of the world," "I am the gate for the sheep," "I am the good shepherd," "I am the resurrection and the life," "I am the way and the truth and the life," and "I am the true vine."

The Bible does not support a split view of God as justice (Old Testament) and love (New Testament); it presents a unified view of God's nature.

The cross is the pinnacle of God's justice and love, addressing sin and offering salvation through Jesus, God's perfect demonstration of love.

Jesus is not just a New Testament figure but is Yahweh Himself, embodying grace, truth, and the fulfillment of God's promises.

Jesus' ministry and sacrifice reveal Him as the fulfillment of God's justice and love, not merely a benevolent figure but the essence of divine worship.

Jesus' silent suffering and death on the cross fulfill God's plan of redemption, showcasing His kingship and sacrificial love.

God, as revealed through Jesus, is both majestic and intimately loving, deserving of our heartfelt praise and worship.

Urban Pilgrims is a Korean church located in Los Angeles California.

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