Names of Christ
Jesus, Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Holy One, I AM, The Truth, The Way, The Light, The Door...
Everybody has a great name, great people, little people, rich and poor, educated or not. The most important Person in the universe is our Lord Jesus Christ, and He has the greatest names of all. The Bible tells us many of these names, and we will consider some of them in this Book.
Parents of a newborn face a difficult task: What name shall they give to their little baby? They search through books of names, speaking the names out loud to hear how they sound. They research the meanings of the names and learn the historical importance they may have. It becomes even more difficult when the parents discover many names that seem like good candidates.
Imagine, for a moment, a set of parents who narrow down the list to, let’s say, 300 or so, of their favorite names. Rather than selecting one or two of them, the parents declare: “Let’s use them all!” Clearly, this would create problems for both the child and the parents (especially each time they were required to fill out forms on the child’s behalf!)
We turn, now, to a Person who is the owner of more than 300 names. These names were not meant to be strung together all at once. No, they have been revealed like special treasures, one at a time, throughout the pages of Scripture and throughout the centuries of time. Each name is a diamond in itself and worthy of quiet and careful consideration. Each name flashes before us a certain aspect of this Person’s character and accomplishments. Each name leads the person pondering it to high and holy ground where only one response will do: Worship.
This book is a treasure trove that contains only forty of these glorious names belonging to the one and only Lord Jesus Christ. In this classic book by Dr. Harlow, the author provides a brief overview of these names, their meanings and their historical or prophetic importance. In this newly revised edition, we have also included excerpts by other Bible teachers that will help you “mediate on His Name” (Mal. 3:16).
Robert E. Harlow,a long-time commended worker, went to be with the Lord on March 10, 2003, five days short of his 95th birthday. He was co-founder of Emmaus Bible College, now located in Dubuque, Iowa, and founder, along with his wife, Gertrud, of Everyday Publications, Inc., in Port Colborne, ON. Dr. Harlow wrote more than fifty books, including Come and Dine: New Testament Readings for Every Day (1976). His,Can We Know God? (1958) was the first of a series of books he wrote in simple, "Everyday", English. It has sold some 500,000 copies in more than a dozen languages. A native of Toronto, he was also a missionary in the Belgian Congo.