Even the Catholic New American Bible says that YAHWEH is the name of God. Catholic biblical scholars even witness to us that YAHWEH is His name!
God is calling Moses to go down to Egypt to deliver the children of Israel. Moses says, But when they ask me what is God’s name, what do I tell them? And God tells him, quoting from Exodus 3: 14, “‘I am who am.’ Then He added, ‘This is what you shall tell the Israelites: I AM sent me to you.'”
The footnote in this Catholic bible for this verse reads: “I am who am: apparently this utterance is the source of the word Yahweh, the proper personal name of the God of Israel.” There it is. These fifty Catholic scholars who translated this version of the Bible know what God’s personal name is, and yet, the masses remain unenlightened.
And why do the vast majority of professing Christians remain in the dark about this crucial knowledge–knowledge so important that Moses made it a sticking point to make sure he knew the name of this God who was sending him? It is because they do not “dig deep and lay their house upon the rock.” The knowledge necessary to be a future son or daughter of God is out there. Even the Catholics in their bible state it in plain English.
No Excuse for Not Knowing God as “Yahweh”
And many professing Christians will be left out in the cold when Christ asks them on judgement day, ‘You say you know God. So what is my Father’s name? You mean you don’t even know His name? Why didn’t you seek out knowledge that was there for you?’ And they will mutter, ‘But my pastor never preached about God’s name.’ Then Christ will no doubt just shake His head and point them to their place of shame out of His presence. That will be a sad day.
But there is no need for that. We all who aspire to follow Christ must do what He said to do. “Seek and ye shall find. Knock and the door shall be opened. Ask and it shall be given.” We have no excuse, and He will accept none on that day.
Keep seeking His truth. Keep on knocking, knocking on His door. If you don’t have an urgency, ask Him specifically, and He will give it to you. He loves us. But keep asking, for He will delay His answer to you to test you to see if you are for real, for He “tries the reins and hearts.” But don’t give up. Cry out for the living water, for His Spirit. But His Spirit will only come down into a dry and thirsty heart, a heart who knows its need for Him. For He is only sent to the spiritually hungry and destitute, to the broken-hearted, to the humble. Kenneth Wayne Hancock