“What’s in a name?” – the famous quote from Shakespeare asks.
’Tis but thy name that is mine enemy:
What’s Montague? It is not hand nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part.
What’s in a name?
That which we call a rose,
By any other name would smell as sweet.
– Source: William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet (“popular reference to William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, in which Juliet seems to argue that it does not matter that Romeo is from her family’s rival house of Montague, that is, that he is named “Montague”.) – Wikipedia
Juliet argues here that the name does not matter: she would love Romeo (of the rival Montague family) no matter what his name was. No matter his name — she would love him the same. 1
With Jesus Christ, however, the name does matter. There are multiple counterfeits claiming to be “Jesus”. Many contend to be the real Jesus. But the only real Son of God, Jesus, is “the Godman” Jesus of the New Testament.
The Apostle John made the point that we must “believe in the name of the Son of God [which represents all that Jesus Christ is and does]”. If your Jesus does not represent “all that Jesus Christ is and does“, then you follow a counterfeit, an “antichrist”.
These things I have written
to you who believe
in the name of
the Son of God
all that Jesus Christ is and does],
so that you will know
[with settled and absolute knowledge]
that you [already] have eternal life.
– 1 John 5:13 Amplified version
“O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?” (By William Shakespeare; PoetryFoundation.org)
For Juliet’s family, the name Montague meant her enemy. But for Juliet, he was her love.
“Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.”
She did not mean that any man could be her Romeo. Her love was only for this Romeo.
And just so, not just any “Jesus” could be the Messiah. Any other “Jesus” cannot be our Savior. Only that historical Jesus of Nazareth — is our Savior. A “Jesus” who is not the Jesus of the New Testament, of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and Paul… is not the Savior who saves us for all eternity.
“I give them eternal life”
– Jesus of Nazareth
Jesus answered him, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, unless a person is born again [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, sanctified], he cannot [ever] see and experience the kingdom of God.” 2
Excerpt: “Even though Scripture clearly teaches to the contrary – NAR leaders teach that Jesus was not God during His time on earth. They base their belief on the one Philippians passage, Philippians 2:5-11 NASB, just 3 verses (v6-8). They teach this even though Jesus Himself said He was God, and it is the main point of the Bible…? That is amazingly ridiculous.”
- Speech: “O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?”
By William Shakespeare (from Romeo and Juliet, spoken by Juliet)
O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?
Deny thy father and refuse thy name.
Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love
And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.
‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy:
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
What’s Montague? It is nor hand nor foot
Nor arm nor face nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O be some other name.
What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call’d,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,
And for that name, which is no part of thee,
Take all myself.
- Read: John 3:14-21.
- The Bethel type prophet.
Although the next newer revelation “by God” could change things, at present this is the new Johnson Gospel:
- The Bethel type prophet can prophecy erroneous stuff (and, not to worry, because you will not ever deserve OT censorship which in that day meant you’d be “stoned to death” for lying, saying God inspired this, but then you were wrong).
- He or she can be saying what is of their own imaginations, instead of being from the inspiration of God – because you’ll eventually get it right.
- That is the standard for prophets and for “a word of faith or encouragement”. You must be confident and just speak forth what comes into your mind.
- Never mind Paul’s warning in 2 Corinthians 10:5: “We are destroying sophisticated arguments and every exalted and proud thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought and purpose captive to the obedience of Christ….”
- Don’t worry about being used of evil spirits by your wild gyrations and opening wide your mind. (See: Counterfeit spirit of god)
- You are filled by the Holy Spirit, so just let it out, and say it
– Source: The Bethel Johnson’s unbiblical teachings.