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God said

Exodus 3:14-15

14 And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ ” 15 Moreover God said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: ‘The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever, and this is My memorial to all generations.’

As WalterandDebbie posted the following bible link

Matthew 22:32
32 “I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’ ? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.”

I am who I am is the God over all creation and the God of all people.
Jews and gentiles.

He is not just God but he is also the Father, ABBA Father

Romans 8:15
15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”

I am who I am is our Father.

Why not call him that?
 
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Amen to all that!
I know what you're speaking of.
I had a conversation with just such a person.
What I brought up was the Didache which specifically states how to do baptism.
It was written between 50 and 120 AD, probably closer to about 60-90.
But, alas, they deny everything. He told me it was not an inspired document.
I asked if the document he sent me to on the net was inspired?????

Here's Chapter 3 of the Didache. BTW, I know some of the ECF and I like Ignatius a lot --- he knew John the Apostle. (the Didache might be separated differently)

1. Concerning baptism, baptise thus: Having first rehearsed all these things, "baptise, in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost," in running water;
2. But if thou hast no running water, baptise in other water, and if thou canst not in cold, then in warm.
3. But if thou hast neither, pour water three times on the head "in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost."
4. And before the baptism let the baptiser and him who is to be baptised fast, and any others who are able. And thou shalt bid him who is to be baptised to fast one or two days before.

Source: http://thedidache.com/
wondering,

The Didache is an interesting document in that it has no stated author and a copy of it was found in a monastery in Constantinople in 1873. That copy is housed in a museum in Moscow.

Like the Christian writings of any document other than the Bible, it is not 'inspired'. However, it gives some insight into the teachings of the early church, being dated by most scholars to the first century or into early second century. The document found in Constantinople dates to about AD 1056 (source).

The Didache, Ignatius of Antioch and Tertullian confirm the Trinitarian baptismal formula well before AD 300.

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God doesnt need a name because why would someone of his status even be named, but I guess a name is needed for man to know who God is. How can his name be God, there are many gods, even if he is the one true living God, because there are other gods its giving him a name that is associated with other gods. And Lord, there are many Lords.

I don't think he even has a name. Just the I am who I am. He is who he is Most High Father.
 
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Why do we call Jesus "Jesus" When his english name is Joshua?. If we speak english then his name is Joshua. Just like the other Joshuas in the bible. There is multiple Jesus in the bible but they only give one Joshua the translation change, Yeshua, Joshua, Iesus, Jesus.
 
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God said

Exodus 3:14-15

14 And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ ” 15 Moreover God said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: ‘The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever, and this is My memorial to all generations.’

As WalterandDebbie posted the following bible link

Matthew 22:32
32 “I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’ ? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.”

I am who I am is the God over all creation and the God of all people.
Jews and gentiles.

He is not just God but he is also the Father, ABBA Father

Romans 8:15
15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”

I am who I am is our Father.

Why not call him that?
John 17:3

http://biblehub.com/john/17-3.htm
 
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I never knew that.

Does that mean it relates to the trinity?
Wrg,

Good to see you posting!

Could it be a pointer to the Trinity OR gods creating the universe?

For verification of Elohim as plural in Gen 1:1, see: Genesis 1:1 refers to God as a plural Being (Chuck Missler).

There are a couple other verses in Gen 1 & 3 that also use Elohim, the plural of El / Eloah, for God. See: Why does God refer to Himself in the plural in Genesis 1:26 and 3:22? (Got Questions). The language of Gen 1:26 (ESV) is, 'Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness"'.

Since Elohim is plural, shouldn't the translation be, 'In the beginning, gods created the heavens and the earth'? See: Does Elohim in Gen. 1:1 mean God or gods? | Bible.org

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is it wrong to call him god of israel or something else he needs be called
What does the Scripture also call him? See 1 Kings 8:23 (NIV): 'Lord, the God of Israel, there is no God like you in heaven above or on earth below—you who keep your covenant of love with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way'.
 
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Wrg,

Good to see you posting!

Could it be a pointer to the Trinity OR gods creating the universe?

For verification of Elohim as plural in Gen 1:1, see: Genesis 1:1 refers to God as a plural Being (Chuck Missler).

There are a couple other verses in Gen 1 & 3 that also use Elohim, the plural of El / Eloah, for God. See: Why does God refer to Himself in the plural in Genesis 1:26 and 3:22? (Got Questions). The language of Gen 1:26 (ESV) is, 'Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness"'.

Since Elohim is plural, shouldn't the translation be, 'In the beginning, gods created the heavens and the earth'? See: Does Elohim in Gen. 1:1 mean God or gods? | Bible.org

Oz
Good to see you Oz.

I know the verse "let us make man in our own image"
To be honest I never related it to plurality and the name Elohim.

Not sure what you mean though " shouldn't the translation be gods"
 
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Not sure what you mean though " shouldn't the translation be gods"
Wrg,

If the singular is God/god, then the plural is Gods/gods. This is an argument sometimes put up by antagonists that it is dishonest to translate Gen 1:1 as 'In the beginning, God' when it means, 'In the beginning gods'.

I found this to be an acceptable explanation:

The reason this plural noun is translated into other languages as a singular noun is because it's being used with a singular verb.

This would be comparable to saying "Ants is here to stay" instead of "Ants are here to stay". It turns this plural word ("ants") into a proper noun.

Example with singular verb
In Genesis 1:1 (referenced in the question), we see a great example of the plural elohim being used with a singular verb:



In this text, elohim is being matched with the singular verb bra. This indicates elohim is the proper noun and it's translated as "God".

However, when Elohim is used with a plural verb, it's translated as plural "gods". See this example from 1 Sam 28:13:



Here, elohim is used with olim, which is also plural. This is, therefore, translated as "gods" (or sometimes "spirits").

King James Translation (emphasis added): 'And the king said unto her, Be not afraid: for what sawest thou? And the woman said unto Saul, I saw gods ascending out of the earth' (source).​

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