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Quick queston about capitalization in the NT

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Quick queston about capitalization in the NT

Postby Rindu » Fri Dec 23, 2005 11:53 pm

I'm reading the Greek NT, <i>iakopou</i> to be exact, and I just realised something: the word <i>theos</i> is not capitalized. Yet, in English translations, the word "God" is always capitalized. Could anyone shed some light on this?
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Postby Bert » Sat Dec 24, 2005 3:32 am

This is because Greek does not capitalize titles. ku/rios is not capitalized either.
Xristo/s is capitalized when it is considered a name, but not if it is considered a title.
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Postby Rindu » Sat Dec 24, 2005 3:56 am

ah, see, my thinking has always been that the name of the christian god is God. I guess I'm wrong about that.
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Postby Bert » Sat Dec 24, 2005 12:08 pm

I think for us it has become a name. Just like Lord, Father etc.
(Compare Caeser which started out as a name but became a title.)
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Re: Quick queston about capitalization in the NT

Postby joja » Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:56 pm

Re: God's Name

" Father, Son, and Holy Ghost is not a name.
It's a title that goes to the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Matthew said, "Father, Son, Holy Ghost." Now, if you 'all go get
the Emphatic Diaglott of the Greek interpretation
(original Greek interpretation from the Vatican.
It happens to be that I have one; it's out of print now, I think),
or any Greek translation,
the right translation to Acts 2:38...
Peter said, "Repent every one of you and be baptized
in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ." The King James version just said,
"in the name of Jesus Christ."; but in the Emphatic Diaglott it says,
"In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ."
Now, when you Oneness brethren just baptize in the name of Jesus,
there's just many Jesuses; but there's only... He was born Christ,
the Son of God. That's His name, that's what He is.
"Christ" means "the anointed one." Messiah, Christ.
Now, "Jesus," eight days later He was given the name Jesus,
when He was circumcised. And He is our Lord. So He is our Lord Jesus Christ.
That's what He is.
Now, so that you'll see that Peter had the revelation I'm trying to tell you,
now look at these, these boxes on this side--Father, Son, Holy Ghost.
That's what Matthew said. Ten days later Peter said, "Lord Jesus Christ."
Now, see if these three titles isn't three names,
or the one name of the three titles.

...They're titles, like minister, reverend, doctor, whatevermore,
father, son, and human, wife--titles.
Said, "Don't make any difference."
Then put your title on your check and not your name,
and see where it goes. Say, "I sign this check: in the name of the housewife."
Well, that'd make just as much sense as it would to disbelieve
God's Word when the revelation's laying right there before you.

... for the first three hundred years this side, every one was baptized
in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, until the Nicaea Council at Nicaea, Rome,
where the Roman Catholic church was organized, then they substituted
the titles of "Father, Son, Holy Ghost."

Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are just titles. They are not names.
That is why we baptize in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ,
for that is a name, not a title. It is the name of those titles,
just like you take a new born baby who is a son and name him.
Baby is what it is, son is the title, then you name him, John Henry Brown.

You just don't baptize in 'Jesus Name'. There are thousands of Jesuses
in the world and have been even before Jesus, our Saviour.
But there is only one of them born the Christ, "Lord Jesus Christ". " - William M. Branham
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